We are more than a school.
As a grade 7 - 12 independent college-preparatory institution, Milken Community Schools is a place of rigorous academic preparation and intellectual inquiry: a place of profound and transformative experiences, with learning, spiritual practice, and ethical practice at the foundation of those experiences. 

Milken's core programs drive a demanding and fulfilling academic curriculum. Our specialized institutes and centers, ranging from architecture and design to science and technology and advanced Jewish studies, in concert with advanced placement courses and a full array of performing arts, visual arts, and language electives provide our students with the finest private, independent school experiences infused with the best of Jewish education.

Students at Milken learn that their education is not only an avenue to achieve their personal goals but also a place to develop a strong sense of responsibility for family, community, country, and the world. Our school strives to model not the world as it is, but the world as it should be.

We invite you to use this website as a starting point for your exploration of the breadth of opportunities at Milken and a glimpse into our extraordinary community. 

Gary Weisserman
Head of School


Milken at a Glance

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • History

    • 1981: Middle school was founded, located in a handful of dormitory rooms on the American Jewish University campus (formerly the University of Judaism).
    • 1990: Based on the success of the middle school, the upper school was founded.
    • 1998: Upper school moves into permanent facility on Mulholland.
    • 2009: Saperstein Middle School Campus opens adjacent to upper school.
  • Statistics

    • Enrollment: 750 students in grades 7-12
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
    • Average Grade Size:
      • Middle School - 100 students per grade
      • Upper School - 135 students per grade
    • Average Class Size: 17-20 students
    • Milken Faculty: Our faculty is drawn from various religious and cultural backgrounds. Approximately 70% hold advanced degrees.
  • Advanced Placements

    • Number of AP courses: 20
    • Number of students taking AP classes: 200
    • Number of AP exams taken: 429
    • AP Course Offerings: Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, *English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing, United States History, United States Government & Politics, and World History.
    *This exam is taken by all students enrolled in Honors American Studies: English
  • Accreditations

    • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
    • Builders of Jewish Education (BJE)
    Proud partner of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles.


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
A grade 7 - 12 college preparatory institution located in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values.