The Crenshaw School is made up of a Lower School (Prek4-5th), a Middle School (6th-8th) and a High School (9th-12th). We encourage you to learn more about the academic core of our mission by exploring this site's pages for each division - Lower, Middle and Upper.
Crenshaw is committed to helping the students do more than acquire basic facts and skills. Crenshaw provides a child-centered environment which is properly focused on every child as a learner. Our goal is to give students the means by which they can think, understand and apply their knowledge in intellectual and practical problem-solving. We recognize the value of utilizing multiple approaches to learning; therefore, our teaching methods vary from traditional to innovative. As students come to understand and adapt to their own learning styles, they develop the capabilities to become lifelong learners.
At Crenshaw, teachers begin by expecting more from students. With a low faculty/student ratio, they are able to personalize instruction to foster the learning necessary to meet rigorous expectations.
Crenshaw curriculum aims to:
- foster intellectual growth through creative and critical thinking
- promote, value, and respect a diversity of cultures and perspectives
- identify a variety of learning styles and incorporate a variety of teaching styles
- provide students with research and technological tools for the twenty-first century
- assist students with college counseling once they enter the Upper School