Private Middle School in Los Angeles, CA – Why Choose Chatsworth Hills Academy’s Middle School?
Chatsworth Hills Academy stands out as a school of choice because it is an International Baccalaureate World School. CHA is the only school in the Valley with this authorization. The International Baccalaureate Program is recognized worldwide as being the best student preparation for success at high school, college, and in the world of work in the 21st century. This program enhances our already outstanding college prep program in one of Chatsworth’s finest locations.
Chatsworth Hills Academy’s core curriculum and extra-curriculum programs strive to create curious, active learners who excel scholastically and develop healthy and moral characters. All students in the Middle School participate in the IB program appropriate for their grade level. The program emphasizes inquiry learning and the development of higher level critical thinking skills. Students study eight subjects including a second language, and there is a heavy emphasis in all classes on developing an international mindset in preparation for the evolving global society.
Students’ hidden talents and individual strengths blossom through high quality performing and visual arts programs and a physical education and sports program that encourages student participation in basketball, volleyball and soccer.
Developing the Whole Child
The Middle School offers an active advisory program in which students learn many of the essential soft skills that they need to be successful socially and in their future careers. The school’s Tribes program helps to create the nurturing environment that the school is so proud of and believes is essential to promote learning. The Tribes program helps students to develop a sense of belonging and involvement in their school. The Middle School’s very active Student Council provides students with the opportunity to take leadership roles. This school organization provides middle schoolers with the opportunity to organize and put on game nights, movie nights, school dances, spirit week, and a talent show, and assists with the holiday parade, the fall festival haunted house, and buddy days in which older students help younger students with their projects.
Clubs, Trips and Electives
The Middle School offers the Model United Nations, the Mock Trial program, archery, filmmaking, robotics, drama, and yearbook. It sends students annually in grade 6 to Yosemite, grade 7 to Catalina Island and grade 8 to Washington DC/Gettysburg. Students compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the National Geographic Geography Bee annually.
The Community Project
Chatsworth Hills Academy believes that developing a sense that every individual can make a difference is important and we achieve this through our Community Service Project. The project gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through action. As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in sustained in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community.
Facts and Figures
In the most recent year:
- 44 percent of our students in Middle School qualified for the Johns Hopkins Talent Search
- 68 percent of our students in Middle School earned academic honors
Our students have been accepted to the following high schools: Army/Navy Academy, Bishop Alemany, Brentwood School, The Buckley School, Campbell Hall, The Cate School, Crespi Carmelite, De Toledo, Flintridge, Harvard-Westlake, High Tech High, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Louisville, Marymount, Milken Community, Notre Dame, Oaks Christian, Oakwood, Santa Susana Magnet, Sierra Canyon, Viewpoint, and Village Christian.
Learning and Evaluating
At Chatsworth Hills Academy we recognize that students can learn in a variety of ways and at different rates. For CHA it does not matter how you learn, but that you do learn. The school carefully makes sure that tasks are differentiated and that students receive assessments that guide them toward improvement rather than simply generating a grade. Only when students have completed the learning task are they assessed for a grade. Students who fail to do well on their assessment are always allowed to have a second chance to show that they have now mastered the material.
At The Completion of Middle School, CHA Students Can…
- Communicate their thoughts well
- Advocate for themselves
- Think critically, analyze, and take responsible action
- Act with integrity and honesty
- Ask questions
- Learn independently and collaborate
- Be resilient in the face of a challenge and change
- Engage with issues and ideas with local and global significance
- Critically appreciate their own culture as well as the values and traditions of others
Tour Chatsworth Hills Academy
Have more questions about our private Middle School, Elementary School, or Preschool programs? We’re happy to answer them – but we encourage you to come see for yourself. Feel free to call us at (818) 998-4037 or reach out to us at our contact page with any questions or to schedule a tour so you can see what CHA is all about. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping your child flourish!