Top 10 Reasons to Attend Ivy Academia

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Ivy Academia
Two Ivy Academia elementary students sit at desks in a classroom and smile at camera.

What makes a good friend? How do students get support should they need it? Strong academics are important, but what about enrichments? These are valuable questions when it comes to choosing a school for your family. Luckily, great answers are found at Ivy Academia, a tuition-free school in Woodland Hills, California. Here are top ten reasons families choose Ivy Academia:

Two Ivy Academia elementary students sit at desks in a classroom and smile at camera.

1. Our Students

At Ivy Academia, our students come first. Our students are central to our mission, and to our success. We love our students and it shows: our small school environment enables everyone to be recognized by name.

2. Our Teachers

Our accredited teachers are the reason for our achievements. We make sure they are supported and we provide positive teaching tools to share with our students so they can be their very best. In fact, after graduating, alumni have returned and become staff members and many of our staff choose to send their children here. We couldn’t be prouder. 

3. Our Community

Our school community includes families, caregivers, and community members. We involve our community in numerous ways because connections matter at Ivy Academia. We care for our community by giving back: hosting a pet supply drive for a local animal rescue organization, collecting canned foods for a local food pantry, and donating stuffed bears for Operation Gratitude's Battalion Buddies.

4. Our Entrepreneurial Mindset

Unique to Ivy Academia is our Ivy Community entrepreneurial program, teaching skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. Our entrepreneurial program provides an outside connection to our national landscape. We teach financial literacy, global awareness, leadership skills and cultural nuances. Students learn teamwork, critical thinking and explore standards-based academics through project-based learning and a recognition of multicultural voices.

5. Our Heritage

Ivy Academia has been in the community for 18 years as a tuition-free public school. Our mission is to teach students in a rigorous academic setting that incorporates 21st Century entrepreneurial skills for success in college, career, and beyond.

Our charter school status means we are nimble and can pivot easily when needed. We don’t have a lot of red tape and bureaucracy to muddle through.

6. Our Commitment to Character

Character building is a big deal at our close-knit school. We partner with a program called “Character Strong”, building social emotional learning (SEL) tools so students learn how to share their best selves. We host monthly assemblies promoting our character trait of the month and our students receive awards recognizing positive modeling.

7. Our Enrichments

We have sports and clubs (Makerspace for a little coding creativity? Or how about running off some energy with a game of flag football?) and on-site after school care. Ivy Academia also integrates our enrichments into our curriculum and provide hands-on, real life experiences, like our Entrepreneurial Convention and planter boxes for grade-level gardens (see #9).

8. Our Parents are Our Partners

Parents and caregivers are welcomed and encouraged to engage with our community. There are many ways to volunteer and make our school hum, inside the classroom or out. We also hold seasonal programs, family engagement events, and our “Ivy Idol” talent show. 

9. Our Woodland Hills Campus

We found our forever home in 2020 on our lovely campus in Woodland Hills. Classes can meet under shady trees and our new blacktop and decomposed granite track gets those little legs pumping comfortably. 

10. Our Support for All Learners

Everyone is supported at our close-knit school. We offer academic assistance for all our grades and all of our learners. For an extra boost, tutoring is available, for free, before or after school. We believe in the underlying character of each one of our students, and we are committed to giving them the tools they need to succeed, both today, inside the classroom, and tomorrow, as they take their next steps as leaders in the world.

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About Ivy Academia

Ivy Academia is a tuition-free public charter elementary & middle school serving transitional kindergarten through eighth graders in Woodland Hills, California. At Ivy Academia, we empower our students to realize their fullest potential through meaningful and innovative educational opportunities. We use a cross-curricular approach, focusing on an entrepreneurial mindset. We believe in a high-quality, customized education, setting high expectations and offering robust academic support. Our small, TK-8 program partners with families and the surrounding community in preparing students to become dynamic leaders in the 21st century. Join our growing school, enroll today!