Academics

A Milken Education

At Milken Community Schools, we provide students access to unparalleled faculty and amenities to develop their interests and pursue their goals. Through our rigorous academic curriculum and supported by our community and staff, our students learn to think critically, take positive action and contribute to the welfare of our global community.

Learning at Milken happens everywhere – in classrooms, on trips, during programs and beyond. Grounded in Jewish values, traditions and practices, a Milken education encompasses the social, emotional and spiritual realms. We develop students through the pursuit of deeply held core values including:
  • Striving for academic excellence Talmud Torah 
  • Building joyful, welcoming community Kehillah 
  • Treating others with dignity and kindness Kavod HaBriyot 
  • Taking responsibility for self and for others Areivut 
  • Connecting to Israel and the Jewish people Ahavat Yisrael 
  • Reflecting and repairing with integrity - Teshuvah 
  • Pausing to nurture the soul - Shavat Vayinafash
At Milken, we believe in excellence with purpose. Learning here is challenging and helps develop humility and confidence, grit and self-efficacy. We set ambitious goals that are centered on each individual learner and that offer multiple paths to success. Our philosophy is built around the idea that joy leads to life-long learning; curiosity leads to scholarship; and integration leads to deep understanding of ourselves and the wider world.

We work to promote a passion for learning at all levels of the academic experience. Whether through leading-edge instruction at Milken’s Architecture + Design Institute, hands-on experimentation in the region’s only MIT-inspired Fab Lab or transformative lessons in positive psychology, our graduates are uniquely prepared for life beyond Milken in the wider world.
 

Nomi W., Milken parent

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.

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Milken is a vibrant academic home for diverse students from across Los Angeles. What they find here is an environment that emphasizes critical thinking, prioritizes personal development and fosters a sense of cohesive community. We invite you to get to know us better.