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de Toledo’s Academic Excellence Stands Alone (Part 2)

In today's competitive academic landscape, high school is the foundation upon which students build their futures. With the demands, pressures, and expectations of college life, our role as high school educators has never been more crucial. At the heart of our mission lies the preparation of students for the rigors of college and beyond. With a multi-faceted approach of rigorous coursework combined with hands-on, experiential learning and study programs abroad, de Toledo students consistently fill America’s most prestigious universities.

From the halls of de Toledo to College Prestige
de Toledo graduates are currently enrolled at more than 140 universities throughout the United States. Our college counselors work intimately with every student who walks through our doors. With dedicated staff bringing 45 years of experience within university admissions and independent high schools, de Toledo graduates regularly attend their first-choice colleges, including Yale, Columbia, Northwestern, NYU, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Michigan, WashU, Brandeis, Tufts, and Duke.

The de Toledo College Counseling team is super supportive!  Even starting in 9th grade they’re always there to guide you every step of the way. - Jacob C. (’26)

Supplementing academics, de Toledo encourages personal growth and development, providing our students with ample opportunities for extracurricular involvement, leadership roles, and community service. These opportunities enrich our students’ lives while bolstering their college applications to demonstrate a well-rounded skill set and commitment to social responsibility.

Academic Rigor
Recognizing the diverse aspirations and academic strengths of our students, de Toledo offers a broad range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors classes, and enrichment programs to foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills.
de Toledo’s Medical Science Academy is a great stepping stone for students interested in becoming a doctor. It really immerses you into the medical field! - Lielle T. (’26)
From STEM classes like AP Computer Science and AP Statistics to liberal arts like AP Psychology and AP Studio Art, de Toledo offers a range of rigorous college-prep courses to challenge students.
The esteemed teachers at de Toledo empower and inspire students to tackle and master the most challenging academic subjects, take part in a dynamic process of spirited debate and discussion, and learn the value of dialogue to delve deeply into arguments and stimulate intellectual growth.

AP Calculus at de Toledo was unlike any other math class I’ve ever taken.  It was challenging, for sure, but just thought-provoking in a way I could have never imagined.  - Amit S. (’24)

The Global Classroom
To expand students’ minds and broaden perspectives, international learning opportunities are vital. de Toledo’s Global Jewish Education program is a groundbreaking and unparalleled program for high school students. With partnerships in countries including Israel, Hungary, Turkey, and Uruguay, Uganda, and Mexico, students can interact with, and learn from, peers from all over the world. Through these exchange programs, students have the chance to step outside their comfort zones, immerse themselves in new cultures, and forge lifelong friendships with peers from around the globe. These experiences equip our students with invaluable skills and a global mindset, qualities highly sought after by competitive universities.

"My time in Israel with de Toledo’s SIEP program was one of the best experiences of my life. I’m never going to forget the first time I went to the Western Wall in Jerusalem; it sparked a connection to being Jewish and to Israel I know I’ll have for the rest of my life." – Lexi G. (’24)

As students embark on their journey toward higher education, the support and guidance they receive during their high school years play a pivotal role in shaping their trajectories. de Toledo’s unwavering commitment to college preparation through comprehensive curricula, exchange programs, and dedicated faculty exemplifies our dedication to nurturing the next generation of leaders.

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.