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PS1 - Pluralistic School One

At PS1, we recognize that every child is unique, so we built a school that nurtures individual talents and learning styles. That's how children become the best versions of themselves, in a school where fitting in is about being yourself.

"It's not how smart a child is; it's how a child is smart."
Joel Pelcyger, Head of School

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What's Going on at PS1

Upcoming events

  • Dec
    School Tour
  • Dec
    Memoir Club
  • Dec
    Admissions Application Deadline
  • Dec
    Alumni Parent Coffee (Santa Monica)
  • Dec
    School Tour

Recent Highlights

PS1 Oak Tree

The central, iconic symbol of our school is a Coast Live Oak Tree that has been growing in what is now our Field of Dreams for more than 100 years. Read more Features Joel Pelcyger

Watch Joel's 12 interviews, covering topics such as Understanding a Pluralistic Education.

Watch Joel Pelcyger Interviewed on Network Television

Joel Pelcyger, PS1's Founder and Head of School, speaks about the importance of a pluralistic education.

Sustainable Quality Award

PS1 cares about the environment. So much so that we won the 2011 Grand Prize Sustainable Quality Award. Discover why we were chosen to win such an amazing award. Read more