John Thomas Dye School

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The John Thomas Dye School, nicknamed JTD, is an independent private coeducational nonsectarian elementary day school located in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, California, serving students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The school was founded in 1929 as the Brentwood Town and Country School by Cathryn Roberts Dye and her husband John Thomas Dye II with its first classes held in the Dyes' living room, and their son John Thomas Dye III its first student. The first permanent facility was built in 1949 and named the Bel Air Town and Country School, on the site still occupied by the school today. The school building was designed by noted Santa Monica architect John Byers.[1] In 1959, the School was renamed The John Thomas Dye School in honor of John Thomas Dye III, who, while serving as a fighter pilot, was killed by enemy action in World War II.[2]

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  1. ^ The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica Archived June 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ All About JTD Archived February 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Richardson, John H. (September 22, 2008). "The Secret History of Paul Thomas Anderson". Esquire. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
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  6. ^ a b Edmund Morris (2000). Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. Modern Library. p. 318.
  7. ^ Participant Biography: Melissa Rivers for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
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Coordinates: 34°05′15″N 118°27′48″W / 34.087530°N 118.463360°W / 34.087530; -118.463360