Signature Programs

Experiential Education

Through our experiential education programs, students encounter the world in a variety of locations, near and far. These experiences support classroom learning, while providing unique opportunities that enhance students’ education as a whole.
The following signature programs immerse de Toledo students in intensive experiences that extend education beyond the classroom and into students’ lives.

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Renée Levine-Blonder
Coordinator of 11th & 12th Grade Class Trips
Coordinator of Service Learning

Lisa Clumeck Graef
Shabbaton Director
Coordinator of 9th and 10th Grade Class Trips


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  • Ninth Grade

    The 9th Grade de Toledo experience is a three-day camp-style retreat that occurs the week before formal classes begin. This retreat features ice-breakers, team building activities, and time for bonding. Students also have an opportunity to get to know upper-class students as senior peer mentors lead the retreat and help 9th grade students with the transition to de Toledo High School life.
  • Tenth Grade

    The 10th Grade retreat is based on the themes of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and pikuah nefesh (saving a life). In the rustic camp setting of AJU’s Brandeis-Bardin Campus, students receive hands-on instruction on triage and first aid. The students play the roles of rescuers and victims in a thrilling realistic disaster scenario during which they bond as a grade and make lifetime memories. Students also participate in a health and life skills program, learning to navigate life as an informed and confident young person with a positive self-identity and a sense of responsibility to one’s self and each other.
  • Eleventh Grade

    The 11th Grade participates in a Civil Rights Journey through the American South, exploring both the American and Jewish response to the move towards equality and a culturally competent society. Highlights include inspiring engagement with influential Civil Rights leaders, and visits to landmarks in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Memphis. The students learn and experience how drive, focus, and the will to profoundly change our society was made possible.
  • Twelfth Grade

    The 12th grade embarks upon an adventure through Zion and Bryce National Parks. Students hike, engage in programs created and presented by naturalists, and participate in a dialogue with a Mormon community, exposing our students to one of the different cultures and communities that exist in our country. This experience provides a variety of ways for students to celebrate one last time before they graduate.

Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.