New Community Jewish High School

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New Community Jewish High School
"New Jew"
West Hills, Los Angeles, California
United States
Coordinates 34°11′35″N 118°37′12″W / 34.193°N 118.620°W / 34.193; -118.620Coordinates: 34°11′35″N 118°37′12″W / 34.193°N 118.620°W / 34.193; -118.620
Type Private school
Motto "Building community, one mind at a time"
Established 2002
Principal Ellen Howard
Head of school Dr. Bruce Powell
Faculty 70
Grades 9-12
Number of students 404
Color(s) Maroon, Gold
Athletics Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Wrestling, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, Swimming
Mascot Jaguars

New Community Jewish High School (informally known as "New Jew")[1] is a private Jewish high school in the West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, in the western San Fernando Valley, California.


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.[1] The school reopened there, after remodeling was completed, to begin the 2013-2014 academic year.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Rachel Heller, "New Jew to relocate to larger, permanent West Hills campus", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, January 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Torok, Ryan (7 August 2013). "New Jew to reopen at former West Hills campus". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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