Founded: 1939 as an independent co-educational day school for grades K-6.
Mission Statement: Carlthorp School provides a strong academic foundation in a diverse and nurturing school community that emphasizes respectful values, responsible work habits, and excellence in order to prepare our children to achieve their highest potential in education and life.
Enrollment: 280 students in K-6
Grade Size: Each grade level has two classrooms with an average of 20 students each.
Student to Teaching Faculty Ratio: Approximately 6 to 1
- One to one laptops/ipads, on demand through mobile carts, in grades K-3
- One to one laptop program for students in grades 3-6
- SMART Board technology in all classrooms
- Reading – Grades K-4
- Math – Grades 3-6
- Physical Education – Grades K-6
- Music and Art – Grades K-6
- Spanish – Grades K-6
- Technology – Grades K-6
After School: Grades K-6
Clubs: Average of 28-30 after school clubs varying by trimester
Chorus and Orchestra: Grades 1-6
Drama and Musical Theatre: Grades 1-6
Debate Team: Grades 5-6
Kid Unity: Grades 3-6
- Co-ed Football – grades 5 & 6
- Girls Basketball – grades 4, 5 & 6
- Boys Basketball – grades 4, 5 & 6
- Girls Volleyball – grades 4, 5 & 6
- Boys Volleyball – grades 4, 5 & 6
- Co-ed Soccer – grades 5 & 6
- Annual Track Meet
Financial Aid and Tuition Remission: Over $500,000 in financial aid and tuition remission is awarded every school year.
Parent Participation: Approximately 96% of families volunteer at the school, and 99.5% donated to the 2016-2017 Annual Fund.
Diversity: Honoring diversity in all its forms is central to our school community from admissions to matriculation. Carlthorp School has an active Diversity Committee made up of current school families, teachers, and administrators.
Matriculation: Historically, 97% of students have matriculated into the secondary school of their first choice. These most often include the following (in alphabetical order): Archer School for Girls, Brentwood School, Campbell Hall School, Crossroads School, Harvard-Westlake School, Lincoln Middle School, Marlborough School, Oaks Christian School, Paul Revere Middle School, St. Matthews Parish School, Milken Community School, The Mirman School, Viewpoint School, Wildwood School, Windward School.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
California Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Independent Schools
National Blue Ribbon School