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The Canyon Cooperative School

1820 North Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 464-7507


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Reggio-Emilia

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Canyon School Philosophy:
Canyon School is a social and emotional growth center where our children flourish through age-appropriate experiences and mature through the empowerment of making their own choices. As parents we choose to participate in a co-op because we believe Pre-school to be an important part of the development of our children's character. Everything we believe to be true for our kids is true for us as parents.

A Typical Day

pon arrival at the school, children have creative Play Time for 45 minutes at the various art and activity stations set up indoors and outdoors. Afterwards a schedule of activities begins, including Circle Time, Arts and Crafts, Educational Projects, and Music and Dance classes. A healthy snack is served at the end of each Morning Session, prepared by parents. Morning Session students have the option of staying through the Afternoon Sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until 3pm for an additional $11 per day.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school