Mission & Philosophy

The John Thomas Dye School, an independent school, provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community. The school encourages its students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development; and it prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the John Thomas Dye School, it is our belief that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. Diversity is a component of academic excellence and enriches the educational experience by exposing us to a broad spectrum of ideas and perspectives. We welcome and benefit from the viewpoints of people who differ in age, culture, ethnicity, family structure, language, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
 
At JTD, we are committed to building an inclusive community that understands and values the diverse world in which we live. We provide a caring, respectful, and welcoming environment in which to work, play, and learn. We actively seek to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds. We continuously strive for growth through professional development and ongoing curriculum review. We promote an appreciation for all people, and we strive to create responsible, global citizens.

Statement of Philosophy

We, of the John Thomas Dye School, believe the education of a child is the responsibility of the parents, the child, and the faculty of the School. Each of these three influences is an integral part of a successful educational experience for the child.

This basic philosophy has enabled the school to develop an atmosphere that stresses the right of each individual to be different and unique while developing confidence, mutual respect, and a degree of cooperation, allowing the student to strive for higher academic achievement, to develop an understanding of the right of others, and to grow in self-esteem.
 
Our goal is to have each student grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically, thus enabling each to be a creative, productive, and responsible contributor to society, more specifically, to foster in each child a genuine self-esteem built upon the acquisition of the ability to use appropriate cognitive and social skills commensurate with the child's maximum potential for achievement. In order to achieve our purpose, we stress the following goals:

Cognitive/Artistic

  • Ability to express oneself clearly in reading, writing, and speaking
  • Basic understanding of mathematical concepts
  • Demonstration of ability to perform basic arithmetic functions
  • Rudimentary understanding of basic laws which govern the physical universe
  • Development of basic aesthetic sensibilities
  • Sense of appreciation for his/her own ability
  • Sense of physical well-being
  • Development of essential and extended technological concepts 

Social/Emotional

  • Development of one's character
  • Ability to work within a group
  • Self-discipline and self-control necessary to accept rules of a group
  • Sense of concern and genuine respect for others and their property
  • Flexibility, passion, excitement, and enthusiasm for learning
  • Caring, Common Sense, Consideration, Cooperation, and Courtesy



The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.