Reasons To Be Proud
This issue highlights our Distance Learning Community Program and features stories and memories from PS1 during the 1980s.
Are you interested in exploring our campus? Click to view our new interactive campus map!
Graduation for the Class of 2020 was memorable indeed! Since we couldn't gather together as a community, we developed creative ways to honor our grads.
At PS1, two lead teachers in every classroom are central to our mission. This model of collaboration occurs at every level of the school. CLICK HERE to learn how we foster this model whether through in-person or through our Distance Learning Community Program.
Ask any PS1 alum, and they will tell you that the annual all-school camping trip is their favorite tradition. This year, the school honored that tradition with a virtual family camping trip!
Click to watch our "We Miss You" video. Sending love to our entire PS1 community, near and far.
Our partner, Santa Monica Youth Orchestra, was recently featured in the Santa Monica Daily Press for their quick transition to online learning.
The Spring 2020 Issue of Periscope is HERE! Click to read about the school-wide theme of Perspectives. And make sure to view the special section on the 1970s to learn about how PS1 got its start.
Grandparents of PS1 students and alumni were invited to a special garden and architecture tour at the Getty Center. This very unique opportunity was hosted by the Getty Center's Grounds Supervisor of 30+ years (and PS1 special friend) Michael DeHart.
Students in both Middles Cluster classes learned about Chumash daily life by investigating their natural environment, customs, traditions, and resources.
Kobi Yamada, author of What Do You Do With an Idea, video-chatted with PS1 students about his book, his inspiration for writing it, and what it takes to be a published author. Students were excited to ask him so many questions about the book and his writing process, including, "Why does the egg on the cover wear a crown?" and, "How did you think of the topic for the book?"
Collaborative group work at PS1 is a core tenet of our philosophy around how we teach and learn. Learn the how's, why's, and benefits of this aspect of our academic program, Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Veteran teacher Billy traveled overseas during winter break to volunteer at the Center of HOPE Daycare in the Philipppines and serve the local community.
PS1 students prepare an annual Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors at Step Up On Second, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide "compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health issues, and persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness, to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community."