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Community Highlights Meet Joel Pelcyger of PS1 Pluralistic School - Voyage LA Magazine LA City Guide - November 16, 2021
CLICK HERE to read our latest media feature on the online publication VoyageLA, whose mission is to "build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our city interesting." In doing so, VoyageLA wants "the stories we share to help give our big city a little bit of that small town community charm, where people know each other and their stories at a deeper, more personal level."

PS1 Featured in the Santa Monica Daily Press - October 21, 2021
PS1 has a new spotlight in the Santa Monica Daily Press! The article features the school's 50th anniversary and its steadfast commitment to Pluralism in education. CLICK HERE to read the article.

PS1 Featured on Macaroni Kid - October 8, 2021

Alumnus Farid Adibi credits his early education at PS1 Pluralistic School for his academic and professional ambitions, his leadership skills, and the formation of his media company “Left-Middle-Right,” which offers multiple perspectives on contemporary issues. Now a junior at George Washington University, Farid reflects on his time at PS1...

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

PS1 Featured in The Argonaut

PS1 Pluralistic School's 50 year anniversary is celebrated in the August issue of The Argonaut and Playa Vista Direct. Read about the long-standing mission and philosophy that has helped PS1 achieve this incredible milestone!


Watch! Green Classroom's Circle Time

Click to view the Green Classroom's live event, available live at 9:00am on Friday March 13th, or anytime after the event ends.

Watch! Reflections from our Graduates: 7 years of a PS1 Pluralistic School Experience

Click to view our newest video, highlighting the Class of 2018 as they completed their 7-year journey at PS1, culminating with so many profound and exciting leadership opportunities as 6th-grade students. Watch as they reflect on how their PS1 education has shaped who they are as people and as learners, and share in their hopes for the future.

Multi-Age Classrooms and the Cluster System - Explained!

Click to watch our video, highlighting our multi-age classrooms and the Cluster system at PS1. See an example of how identical twins moved through the Clusters during their seven-year journey.

Watch our Head of School's State of the School Speech (Sept. 25, 2018)

Click above to watch our Head of School’s State of the School speech, where he references the newest video highlighting the Class of 2018 (click above!), discusses the impact of the 2018 Parent Survey, reflects on our 5 Commitments, and shares the benefits of a PS1 education through the lens of the Portrait of a PS1 Graduate.

Watch Joel Pelcyger Interviewed on Network Television

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

The Studio at PS1: An Introduction to our STEAM Program

Want to learn more about the creative and innovative projects happening at The Studio? CLICK to watch our video, created by PS1 parents, detailing students' project-based learning enhanced by our STEAM program.

The Living Art Room at PS1 - An Introduction to our ART Program

Want to learn more about the Living Art Room at PS1? CLICK to watch our new video, created by PS1 parents, detailing students' inspiring art projects, and hear from our Art Specialist, Lina, about the value of arts education at PS1.

Our Community: Our Philosophy

Watch and listen to learn more about how we designed our school around the core principle of pluralism...

Our Community: Our Alumni

Watch and listen as a PS1 alumnus shares the impact of his pluralistic elementary school experience...

Our Community: Our Parents

Watch and listen as a PS1 parent shares the value of being part of our inclusive community...

Our Community: Our Teachers

Click the video to learn about our expert faculty, and what inspires them each and every day.


PS1 Chorus and Instrumental Music Performance
Students enrolled in the PS1 Chorus and in our Instrumental Music program (part of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra) perform for the school community in the Spring of 2017.

PS1 Celebrates Our Grandparents

Grandparents make up an important part of PS1 Pluralistic School’s extended and multi-generational family. Click to learn more about our Grandparent programs.

Youngers Cluster Circle Time: Music and Performance

Enjoy watching this Youngers Cluster Circle Time - written and performed by our fabulous Kindergarten and 1st grade equivalent students, focusing on their study of community awareness, identity, and friendship.

Olders Cluster Circle Time: Pluralism and the Brain

Music and singing! Dance, skits, rap, and video! Enjoy the many ways the Olders Cluster showcases what they have learned about Growth Mindset and the brain: how it continues to grow and create new pathways as we learn, try new things, practice, make mistakes, and persist in our learning.

For more information on elementary education visit Features Joel Pelcyger

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