Campbell Hall School

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Campbell Hall
Campbell Hall School seal.jpg
4533 Laurel Canyon Boulevard


United States
Coordinates34°09′10″N 118°23′50″W / 34.15283°N 118.39730°W / 34.15283; -118.39730Coordinates: 34°09′10″N 118°23′50″W / 34.15283°N 118.39730°W / 34.15283; -118.39730
TypePrivate, Day school
MottoNe Obliviscaris
(Forget Not)
Religious affiliation(s)Episcopal
CEEB code052133
Average class size16[1]
Student to teacher ratio7:1[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue and Gold[2]          
Athletics conferenceCIF Southern Section
Gold Coast League (California)
RivalViewpoint School

Campbell Hall School is an independent, coeducational, K-12 Episcopal day school located in the Studio City neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.[1][4] Founded in 1944 by the Reverend Alexander Campbell, the school has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students from kindergarten through high school. It has programs in athletics, music, drama, dance and all other major academic areas. The school features a developed Performing Arts Program. Students in kindergarten through grade twelve participate in dance, voice, instrumental and drama programs. Orchestra and a World Music Program are available for grades 7-12. The Cunningham String Quartet performs an entirely classical repertoire at school functions and recently[when?] played at the National Association of Episcopal Schools Conference opening service.


The school opened in 1944 as a kindergarten to sixth grade school at the St. David's Parish Sunday School building at 4343 Radford Avenue in Studio City. It moved to its current site in the 1945-46 school year.[5] It gradually expanded to include junior high school, a girls high school, and the acceptance of boys for all levels in the mid-1980s.[6] The Fourth R, a film made in the late 1940s explains the founding of the school based on a need for religion in the daily education of the school's students. The chapel program continues this tradition. Since its founding, Campbell Hall School has had three headmasters: the Rev. Alexander Campbell, the founder; the Rev. Canon Thomas G. Clarke, who served in this position for 32 years and the current[when?] headmaster, the Rev. Julian Bull.[citation needed]


Tuition for the 2014-2015 school year is $33,295 (Elementary School; K-6, $38,490 (grades 7-11), and $39,090 as a Senior (grade 12).[7] Additional fees include a $2,500 fee for admission processing assessed only once in each family's career at Campbell Hall. Over $3,000,000 of Campbell Hall's $26,000,000 budget is dedicated to financial aid, although much of this is used to attract diversity and sports playing students. 25% of the enrolled students receive grants averaging 50% of the cost of tuition. The remaining money for financial aid comes from the schools's endowment.

Senior seminars[edit]

Campbell Hall School offers a set of Senior Seminars to graduating students. These classes range from a nostalgic view of the glory days of sports, to more topical issues that examine current controversies in America and others that attempt to examine what constitutes "evil". Each class is discussion based.


Campbell Hall participates in a range of sports at all grade levels. Campbell Hall includes a boys varsity basketball team that won the State of California Division IV Championship in 2005, 2007, and 2008, led by the National Gatorade Player of the Year, Jrue Holiday.

During the 2006-2007 season, the Campbell Hall varsity team was ranked as high as #3 in the nation, according to, and won the 06-07 Division IV California State Champions. Under head coach Juan Velazquez, the Varsity baseball team won back to back CIF Southern Section Division VI championships in 2005 and 2006. Teams in both boys and girls have won California Interscholastic Federation championships in tennis, baseball, and basketball. On Saturday, March 24, 2011[when?], Campbell Hall defeated Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman in the Division IV State Finals, 70-34. This is the Vikings' second state championship in three years. After winning their last championship, Campbell Hall has moved into California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division III.

The football team started playing eight man football in 1986 after the high school became co-ed. In the late 2010s, the football team has gained prominence as a premier 11-man program in California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section. 2016 marked their best season in the decade at 7-3.

Girls Tennis Team "Triple Crown"[edit]

The girls tennis team achieved four titles in a seven-year span, including a CIF Division III in 2004, Division II in 2007, and Division I in 2009 and 2010. The girls varsity team, coached by Steve Kuechel, lead its Division I victory with nationally ranked players Sabrina Santamaria, Sarah Lee, Valerie Thong, Zoe Katz, Daniella Williams, and freshman Alexis Pereira.[when?] Ranked at #2 in the league in 2009 and #1 in 2010, the team dominated throughout the finals and won with a 10-8 victory over Dana Hills both years. In addition to the CIF team champion title, the Viking family managed to berth four consecutive CIF Doubles Individuals titles with pairs Sabrina Santamaria & Sarah Lee (2008) Valerie Thong & Zoe Katz (2009, 2010, 2011).[citation needed]

Track and field and cross country are also offered. The Boys Cross Country team has qualified for CIF for three of the last four years.[citation needed] For the first time in Campbell Hall history, a girls cross country team qualified for CIF. Even though the campus does not have a track, Campbell Hall has a CIF California State Meet Championship to its credit.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Campbell Hall School - Studio City, California/CA - Private School Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  2. ^ "Campbell Hall High School Constitution" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
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  4. ^ "Campbell Hall School» About CH » Contact Us".
  5. ^ "Campbell Hall » About Us » History » 1944 to 1949". Archived from the original on 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-10-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Campbell Hall » Admissions » Tuition & Financial Aid
  8. ^ "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  9. ^ Dany Margoles (November 20, 2009). "Right Out of the Gate". Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  10. ^ Helfand, Zach (September 1, 2015). "Freshmen Prince Ali, Aaron Holiday bring needed jolt to UCLA backcourt". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 10, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Mary-Kate & Ashley Graduation Video 2004". February 2, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2013.

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