New Community Jewish High School

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de Toledo High School
Location
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
Information
Type Private school
Motto "Building community, one mind at a time"
Established 2002
Principal Ellen Howard
Head of school Dr. Bruce Powell[1]
Faculty 70
Grades 9-12
Number of students about 400[1]
Color(s) Maroon, Gold
Athletics Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Wrestling, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, Swimming
Mascot Jaguars
Website

de Toledo High School, formerly New Community Jewish High School and informally known as "New Jew",[2] is a private Jewish high school in the West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, in the western San Fernando Valley, California. One of the largest Jewish day schools in the United States,[3][4] the school adopted its new name [5] as of July 1, 2015.[1]

Curriculum[edit]

The 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.

Programs[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] The school reopened there, after remodeling was completed, to begin the 2013-2014 academic year.[6]

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.[5]

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