Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Do you require the ISEE exam prior to admission?

    No. We review each applicant’s standardized testing from his or her current/prior school(s) as part of the admission process. We gather sufficient information from those tests without requiring applicants to undergo additional testing.
  • 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 abilities.
  • Is Hebrew a required course?

    Hebrew is required for three years consecutively from the year of enrollment. Our Hebrew courses satisfy the language requirement for all colleges and universities. Students do not need to speak Hebrew prior to enrollment. We have a program designed for students learning Hebrew 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 in a variety of local settings and national locations. Grade level trips highlight each academic year— the 9th grade “get to know you” retreat, three Israel exchange 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. dTHS offers a reciprocal Uruguayan exchange program with a Jewish high school in Montevideo and a spirulina initiative program in Africa where dTHS students will help their peers to develop their own sustainable food source.
  • My child has a passion for science. Are there science education enrichment opportunities?

    Yes. Students participate in our after-school Science Academy, an enrichment program that explores the full spectrum of biological and physical sciences. Students engage in hands-on learning experiences and meet with scientists who expose students to the latest scientific findings in their respective fields. Science Academy offerings for 2018-19 include Breaking Brain, Climate Science 101, Engineering Competitions, Forensic Science, Psychology in Current Events, and Robotics, in addition to a Colloquium featuring prominent guest MD and PhD speakers. We also offer the Medical Science Academy which is a multi-disciplinary program which incorporates college preparatory academics and prepares students to successfully transition to colleges and universities.
  • Do you have a Performing Arts program?

    Yes. Students participate in annual musical theatre and dramatic productions, visual and performing arts festivals, and instrumental ensemble and jazz band performances. Students also perform in choral concerts, the annual JamFest competition for selected local high schools, community exhibitions for high school student artists, and dance competitions.
  • Does de Toledo High School provide college counseling?

    Yes. dTHS provides individualized counseling throughout the entire college application process, taking into account the student’s interests, personality, and academic goals, and helping 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 the journey.
  • What is the tuition? What additional costs should be anticipated?

    Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $39,000. 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 $1,850 for grade 9 to $3,245 for grade 12. Tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in December 2019.
  • 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. 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.
  • Is Tuition Assistance available?

    Yes. The Board of Directors 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.
  • Does your school have a STEAM Program?

    Yes. Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) program is a two-year course of study for students interested in high-tech engineering. Students take introductory courses in engineering disciplines such as aerospace, mechanical, electrical, civil, and computer science.  The program emphasizes hands-on collaborative teamwork and problem solving, as well as design and research.

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.