Student Perspectives

Does your school have a STEM Program?

Yes. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program is a two-year course of study for students interested in the world of high-tech engineering. Sci-Tech courses are taken in addition to core science courses. Students work in teams and gain the ability to access and analyze information across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

If my child does not have a solid Jewish background, will he/she be at a disadvantage?

No. The de Toledo High School student body is a blend of students from diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences. Jewish Studies courses are taught with consideration of individual student ability levels.

Does de Toledo High School provide college counseling?

Yes. dTHS provides highly individualized counseling throughout the entire college application process that reflects each student’s interests, personality, and academic goals. Our college counseling department helps each student find his or her unique path. Whether this path leads to a campus within the University of California or California State University systems, an Ivy League university, a small liberal arts college, an art or technical institute, a college in Israel, a two-year community college, or the military, each student is supported and advised throughout his or her journey.

Do you have a Performing Arts program?

Yes. Students participate in annual musical theatre and drama productions, visual

and performing arts festivals, instrumental ensemble and jazz band performances throughout the community, choir performances, the annual JamFest competition for selected local high schools, community exhibitions for high school student artists, and dance competitions.

My child has a passion for science. Are there science education enrichment opportunities?

Yes. Students participate in our Science Academy, an after-school enrichment program exploring the full spectrum of biological and physical sciences. Students pursue their passion for science, engage in hands-on learning experiences, and meet with scientists who expose students to some of the latest scientific findings in their respective fields. Science Academy offerings may include robotics, marine biology, microbiology, forensic science, rocket science, computer science, and food science in addition to a colloquium featuring prominent guest MD and PhD speakers.

Is Hebrew a required course?

Hebrew or Yiddish is required for three years (consecutively from the year of enrollment). Our Hebrew and Yiddish courses satisfy the language requirement for all colleges and universities. Students do not need to speak Hebrew or Yiddish prior to enrollment. We have a program designed for students learning Hebrew or Yiddish for the first time as well as classes for students whose language skills range from beginning to advanced.

Are there learning opportunities beyond the classroom?

Yes. Our educational process is approached not only from the formal avenue of classroom instruction, but also from the experiential and emotional path. Students explore the world around them in a variety of local and national locations. Grade level trips highlight each academic year— the 9th grade “get to know you” retreat, three Israel exchange program options with Tel Aviv high schools featuring travel/study for 10th graders, a Civil Rights tour of the American South for 11th graders, and a 12th grade trip to several national parks.

What is tuition? What additional costs should be anticipated?

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $34,500. There are supplemental fees for items including, but not limited to, grade trips, the All-School Shabbaton retreat, Parent Organization dues, yearbook, and safety and emergency preparedness needs. The 12th grade fee includes graduation costs. These fees do not include bus transportation, textbooks that families purchase directly from the supplier, athletic uniforms, school dances or other social gatherings, and certain specialized field trips that may occur during the course of the year. Current supplemental fees range from $1,600 for grade 9 to $3,000 for grade 12. Tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 school year will be available in December 2015.

Is Tuition Assistance available?

Yes. The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a tuition assistance program to our families. This program enables many students to attend de Toledo High School who might not otherwise be able to do so.

Do you require the ISEE exam prior to admissions?

No. We review each applicant’s standardized testing from his or her current/prior school(s) as part of the admissions process. We are able to gather sufficient information from those tests without requiring applicants to undergo additional testing.

What modes of transportation and campus parking are available?

Families are encouraged to drive in carpools or to use our bus and shuttle transportation options, which are offered at an additional cost. Students in 11th and 12th grades are permitted to park on campus.

Do you require a school uniform?

We do not have a school uniform; we do have a dress code. Proper attire sets a tone for serious learning. Clothing that is immodest or detracts from the learning environment is not permitted. Details may be found in the Parent/Student Handbook