New Community Jewish High School
|New Community Jewish High School
|West Hills, Los Angeles, California
|Motto||"Building community, one mind at a time"|
|Head of school||Dr. Bruce Powell|
|Number of students||404|
|Athletics||Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Wrestling, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, Swimming|
New Community Jewish High School (informally known as "New Jew") is a private Jewish high school in the West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, in the western San Fernando Valley, California. The school has announced that it will adopt the name de Toledo High School as of July 1, 2015.
The New Community Jewish High School offers a college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12. It has 145 academic courses including: 58 electives; 5 world languages; and 14 Advanced Placement courses in Math, Science, English, History, and Languages.
The school has a global Jewish education program, exchange programs with high schools in Tel Aviv, and experiential education programs.
Numerous social action and interest clubs offer extracurricular programs for students. There are 22 competitive athletic teams.
The school was founded in 2002 with 40 students, and was originally located at the West Hills campus of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. It outgrew the available space within two years, and relocated its campus to shared spaces at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, a Conservative synagogue in West Hills.
The school outgrew that location also (then with 400 students), and in January 2011 it purchased the entire former Jewish Federation campus where it had begun. The school reopened there, after remodeling was completed, to begin the 2013-2014 academic year.
In October 2014, after receiving a "transformative gift" from Philip and Alyce de Toledo of Sherman Oaks, the school's trustees decided to rename the school in their honor, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
- Rachel Heller, "New Jew to relocate to larger, permanent West Hills campus", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, January 27, 2011.
- Ryan Torok, "New Jew name changes to de Toledo High School", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, November 5, 2014.
- Torok, Ryan (7 August 2013). "New Jew to reopen at former West Hills campus". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
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