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Our curriculum gives students a solid foundation of skills and content in all academic areas while fostering the use of critical thinking and reasoning, integrated information literacy, collaboration, self-direction and invention in a rigorous, relevant and engaging environment. 

But an education at Lainer School is so much more than just a high-quality curriculum. Explore the unique programs that enhance the learning experience and help your child achieve more than they imagined possible.


The Power of Two Languages

From early childhood through 8th Grade, your child learns in both English and Hebrew every day.
 
Through immersive dual language instruction in Hebrew and English, our students reap the proven cognitive and social benefits of learning in more than one language, engaging authentically with Jewish texts and traditions on a daily basis.
 
As extensive research has shown, students who learn a second language (or third or fourth…) can approach all their subjects—from math to science to art and beyond—from different perspectives, giving them significant intellectual and personal advantages.  
 
While she grows increasingly proficient in Hebrew, she tackles academic and cultural challenges with compassion and ingenuity. She makes meaning of our ancient texts, forms a personal connection to prayer, and delves into the themes of holidays and modern Jewish history.
 
He prepares for his bar mitzvah, our capstone 8th Grade trip to Israel, and a lifetime of experiences and encounters he has only begun to imagine.



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Learning a second language at an early age empowers children to function in different contexts and to problem-solve in two languages. Analyzing a Biblical text in Hebrew reinforces critical reading skills taught in their English classes. 
-Lainer School administrator

Transformative Travels

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Cultivating your child’s innate curiosity, we offer inspiring encounters in nearby neighborhoods and across the globe.

In our own city of Los Angeles, students meet internationally renowned artists, scientists, and politicians at museums and institutions. Your child also travels to Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu, and to Sacramento and Washington, D.C., deepening his definitions of self, community, and nation.

In 7th Grade, your child participates in an exchange program with a local Muslim school, fostering profound mutual discoveries.

In 8th Grade, your child’s Lainer School education culminates in a life-changing, two-week journey to Israel. Experiencing our core value, ahavat yisrael, love of Israel, he engages with Israel’s land, people, language, and history, building community and gaining independence at the same time.

Your child returns filled with cherished memories, strengthened friendships, and new ideas that guide and challenge him all his life. Later in the fall, when he embarks on his first day of high school, he does so with a confident sense of self and humble awareness of his place in the larger narrative of the Jewish people.




J-STEAM EDUCATION

Judaica, Science, Engineering, Arts, and Math


You might call our J-STEAM program “tinkering with a purpose.” From age two through graduation, your child dives into hands-on, interdisciplinary investigations that place her discoveries in the larger context of history, values, and culture, laying a foundation for success in our ever-evolving world.

Our Innovation Lab is a hub of design thinking, experimentation and creativity, where your child collaborates and takes risks with her classmates—wondering, inventing, and engaging with our curriculum in exciting new ways.

Our coding and robotics program prepares her for the constantly developing, increasingly tech-driven environment. Students build creative confidence and, even in Kindergarten, understand that they are problem solvers and programmers, inventors, and engineers.

We invite you to visit and see our young innovators in action.
“From building robots to learning how to program, classes at Lainer School are fun, hands-on experiences where we get to exercise our creativity and develop critical thinking skills.”

–Lainer School alum

Student Support Services

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We're glad you're here! Lainer School is proud to offer learning support, gifted education, and psychological support services.  

Through our learning specialists, we provide support for students throughout the grade levels in both general and Judaic studies so that every student experiences academic progress and success. Services may be provided individually, in small groups, and/or in the classroom. Schedules and groupings are made based on the strengths and needs of each individual student, creating the most optimal learning environment for all.

Our team endeavors to build understanding of learning differences for students, faculty, and parents.  We also help to facilitate communication and collaboration between these individuals, as well as with outside providers.

Through our school psychologist, counselor, and school nurse, we ensure that all students’ emotional, behavioral, social, and health needs are met.  It is through this integration of services and providers that we can care for the whole child.

Lainer School's Student Services Department has allowed students with a broad range of abilities to receive a Jewish education and has prepared them for high school and university educations upon graduation.  Our program has become a model which is shared with other private and Jewish day schools in the community.

If you would like to discuss any of the offerings of the Student Services Department, please contact:
MaryLynne Gyster, Director of Student Services & Literacy at (310) 481-3238
Lainer School is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center

10400 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90024
310 475 6401

A Sinai Temple School

formerly called Sinai Akiba Academy