Academics

Curriculum

As a rigorous college preparatory school, Milken develops independent learners who take responsibility for their academic work and pride in their own success. The Upper School curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive liberal arts education integrated with the highest ideals of Judaism, fostering a sense of intellectual curiosity and spiritual growth.

At Milken, we believe in meaningful learning with multiple entry points, multiple means of demonstrating knowledge and multiple definitions of success. Our Upper School students pursue a challenging and varied course of study based on their abilities and developing interests. Typically, students carry no fewer than six academic subjects during each semester in grades 9 through 11 and no fewer than five in grade 12. All required academic classes meet five times over a two-week period.

Whether in the classroom or on the quad, Upper School students learn and grow in an emotionally-responsive, developmentally-appropriate environment – one grounded in rigorous scholarship, ethical action and commitment to dynamic community.
 

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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.