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Reasons To Be Proud

The 2023-24 School Year Begins!

PS1 kicked off its 52nd year with joy and anticipation. New Head of School, Susannah Wolf, welcomed students and families to the new school year under a cascade of celebratory bubbles. The day before, all Youngers and new students visited campus for Make New Friends Day to meet their teachers and classmates.

Celebrating the Class of 2023!

PS1 celebrated the Class of 2023 under the Oak Tree with each student delivering a speech to family, friends, and the wider community. Each student was also honored with Moving Up Day words written by their classmates. It was a wonderful reflection of their time at PS1 and a joyful celebration of their accomplishments.

Read More about Celebrating the Class of 2023!
Olders Perform Shakespeare Under The Oak Tree

Students in both Olders classes (grades 5&6) performed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream under the Oak Tree this week. To prepare, students were immersed in the life and times of Shakespeare. Upon being given their parts, students rehearsed entire acts and specific scenes as they grew into their roles. The culmination was two brilliant productions of the play on our campus. 


Camping Trip Creates Lasting Memories!

The All-School Camping Trip is a highlight of the year and longstanding PS1 tradition. This year, we were able to camp overnight once again and we welcomed the team from WOLF (Wilderness Outdoor Leadership Foundation) to partner with us. Students participated in hikes and outdoor science throughout each day, ate meals together, camped in tents, and celebrated with joyous songs and skits around the evening campfire.

Olders Students Produce Environmental Awareness Infomercials

Students in Olders (grades 5&6) worked in pairs to create their own infomercials dedicated to environmental awareness. Students produced their videos using iMovie, and even composed their own feature music on Garage Band. Students proudly shared their projects with the entire PS1 community at their recent Circle Time. Click here to view one example!

Yellow Sunflower Valley - A Neighborhood Study in the Yellow Class

Kindergarten and First Grade Students in the Yellow Class constructed an entire town called Yellow Sunflower Valley, complete with a mini PS1, airport, grocery store, hotel, zoo, restaurants, and more 🌆

Blue Class Visits Moonwater Farms

Students in the Blue Class visited Moonwater Farms, where they immersed themselves in a tour of the farm, a hands-on soil workshop, seed planting, as well as some sampling freshly grown mulberries and flowers! 🌱

Egg Drop Challenge in the Red Class

Egg Drop Challenge in the Red Class! Students designed a contraption using materials of their choice to protect an egg from a high fall… check our Instagram to watch the video and see if they succeeded! https://www.instagram.com/ps1_pluralisticschool/

PS1 Teachers Work Alongside Associate Director From UCLA Mathematics Project

We were thrilled to have a recent visit from Janene Ward, Associate Director of Elementary Education from UCLA Mathematics Project. Janene was on campus for two days, working with students & providing on-site professional development for teachers in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI).

Middles Reimagine the Santa Monica Pier

In their Imaginative Inquiry project, Middles students took on the role of Coastal Commission Employees to examine and reimagine the Santa Monica Pier to restore balance between natural and human systems.

PS1 Celebrates Grandparents & Special Friends Day

We were honored to welcome so many grandparents and special friends to campus on February 10th. We celebrated with a special Community Circle Time in their honor, delicious food, photo booths, classroom visits, and lots and lots of fun! Thank you to all of our visitors from near and far who spent their day with us.

Winter 2023 Periscope is Live!

CLICK HERE to read the latest edition of our digital magazine, highlighting our school-wide theme of Sharing Our Planet.

See classrooms and curriculum in action, reminisce about traditions and celebrations from this fall, and hear what our incredible alumni are up to!