We are scholars.

Educational Philosophy 

Learning at Milken Community Schools happens everywhere and with intention—it happens in classrooms, on trips, at programs, at home, online and offline, and during activities. Learning at Milken is grounded in Jewish ideas, values, traditions and practices. Learning at Milken encompasses social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual realms. Learning at Milken is personal and communal—it is both the realization of who we are and whose we are. Learning at Milken grows from an educational philosophy that applies to our entire community of learners—our students, our faculty, our parents, our alumni, and our leaders. This educational philosophy is articulated in the 10 belief statements below: 

1. We believe in intellectual excellence grounded in ethical responsibility. 

2. We believe that critical thinking and problem-solving, innovation and iteration develop humility and self-efficacy. 

3. We believe integration of Jewish texts, ideas, and values leads to deep 
understanding of self and the world. 

4. We believe that learning is enhanced through exploring and appreciating diversity. 

5. We believe that learning is relational and communal. 

6. We believe in meaningful learning with multiple entry points, multiple means of demonstrating knowledge, and multiple definitions of success. 

7. We believe that knowledge, ability, mindset, and motivation are fluid and grow over time. 

8. We believe in emotionally-responsive, developmentally-appropriate instructional choices, decisions and practices. 

9. We believe that learning comes from setting ambitious goals that are learner-centered. 

10. We believe that lifelong learning leads to joy and curiosity leads to scholarship. 

"Milken offers its students opportunities in so many areas. If you are looking for a strong robotics team, a place to express yourself in the theater, an opportunity to work in news and sports broadcasting, or a place to be Jewish, you will find your place at Milken. One of the great things about Milken is that you can decide to have just a taste of something, or to explore it in depth. Mastering a second or third language, an architectural design, a page of Talmud, and a higher math level, are all things you can do at Milken. "
-Nomi W., Milken parent

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School Information

Saperstein Middle School Campus
    15900 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.903.4800 

Upper School Campus 
    15800 Zeldins’ Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.440.3500  
    Fax 310.471.5139

Milken School is a college prep private day school in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values. This Jewish Day School serves students in grades 7-12.

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