Discover WNS

WNS believes community is the foundation for nurturing innovative and creative thinking. Every day, we create meaningful opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to collaborate and learn from each other. Our shared future benefits from their informed compassion.

Our Philosophy

The school’s program is built on four pillars: Academic Excellence; Character; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Community. Faculty members model what they teach: respect and responsibility, love of teaching and joy of learning, sense of humor, open communication, and teamwork. Students are encouraged to be creative, independent, and self-disciplined. We believe in the importance of fostering resilience in our students and value perseverance, effort, and learning from our mistakes. WNS students understand the importance of community while respecting individual differences. Our goal is to instill in our students a love of learning, cultural sensitivity, and a deep understanding of our world both in and outside the classroom.

WNS’s mission is to create a community of lifelong learners that nurtures students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential and inspires them to contribute to the world with confidence, creativity, curiosity, conscience and compassion.

What makes WNS different

The WNS Advantage

WNS embraces a positive, child-centered approach to education that strives to fully develop the potential of each student intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our high academic and ethical standards encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and their behavior. Propelled by curiosity, WNS students are learners, doers, and makers. We provide students with a platform to become entrepreneurs by nurturing their intrinsic ability to innovate. Our program is designed to engage students in a project-based, active-learning curriculum that challenges all students to grow. We provide an environment steeped in a growth mindset where each child is able to experience success, embrace mistakes as a part of the journey, is confident in taking intellectual risks, and where individuals feel valued in their differences and value the differences in others.

We strive to be a community of lifelong learners, where academic excellence, creativity, sense of humor, independence, self-discipline, and high moral standards are valued.

By The Numbers

WNS at a Glance

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520

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

Grades Preschool-8

3

BUILDINGS

We are an amazing urban campus-complex with three buildings on the corners of Beethoven Street and Coral Tree Place.

2M

FINANCIAL AID DOLLARS

WNS is committed to making our education accessible to as many families as possible.

50%

IDENTIFY AS STUDENTS OF COLOR

WNS offers families one of the most diverse private school communities in Los Angeles.

6:1

LOWEST STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO

6:1 in the Early Childhood Center
8:1 in Kindergarten
12:1 in 1st-8th

16

SPORTS TEAMS

4th – 8th grade students have the option to participate in after-school athletics.

50+

ZIP CODES REPRESENTED

Morning bus transportation servicing the South Bay, West LA, Venice, Pacific Palisades, View Park, and more.

20

ELECTIVES

Our core curriculum includes music and visual and performing arts. Middle school students have built-in elective periods each trimester.

6

ACCREDITATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Independent Schools, California Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, SoCal People of Color in Independent Schools, Common Sense Media, Independent School Alliance

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