News

2024

  • de Toledo Alumni Lead Advocacy on College Campuses

    With Jewish university students facing intimidation, harassment, and discrimination... it's more important than ever to prepare our teens to confront antisemitism and become their own best life advocates.
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  • Nathan E. (‘25) wins CIF Southern Section Division 4 Pole Vault Championship

    On May 11 at the CIF Southern Section Championships Nathan was crowned champion in the Division 4 Pole Vault. Nathan brought home the second CIFSS Championship in de Toledo High School history. 
     
     
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  • dTHS Seniors Celebrate College Acceptances

    One of the great things about having our seniors back on campus this week is being able to celebrate all their impressive college acceptances for Fall 2024!
     
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  • dTHS Student-Athlete Wins Silver Medal!

    All of us in the de Toledo High School community extend heartiest congratulations to our highly accomplished student-athlete Claire G. ('27), after she took home a Silver Medal in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2024 Rhythmic Pan American Championships and Tournament in Guatemala City.

    Way to go, Claire. You've made us so proud!!!!
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  • 25 dTHS Seniors Volunteer at Local Food Bank

    Getting out into the community to make a tangible difference in people's lives is a hallmark of de Toledo's educational approach.
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  • de Toledo Students Take Home PSA Film Awards!

    Unbelievably excited to announce that this past weekend two de Toledo student films – “It Won’t Be Me” (written and directed by Gracen M.M., ’25) and “The New Car” (written and directed by Eden L., ’26) – won State Level Finals Awards at the 8th Annual SAFE (Streets Are for Everyone) PSA Film Competition sponsored by Honda!
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  • dTHS Alum Featured in Dallas Express

    Thrilled to share that de Toledo alumnus Nathan S. ('19), a current student at the University of Texas at Austin, today had an op-ed published in the Dallas Express newspaper.
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  • dTHS Dancers Excel at Nation's Largest Competition

    So excited to share that this past weekend in Anaheim, de Toledo’s Competitive Dance Team took part in the Showstopper Dance Championships (the largest dance competition in the country) and absolutely rocked!!!
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  • dTHS Senior Keller S. ('24) Spotlighted in Local Press

    Congrats go out to current de Toledo senior, Keller S. ('24), for having been featured in The Acorn newspaper after signing his letter of intent to play baseball at Shorter University in Georgia.
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  • Three dTHS Students Chosen as Community "Upstanders"

    Earlier this week, three de Toledo students - Shira F. ('26), Clay D. ('25), and Aaron M. ('25) - were honored as "Facing History & Ourselves Upstanders" for their work in student leadership and community service.
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  • Celebrating Israel's 76th Independence Day at dTHS

    Transitioning from Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) to Yom Ha’aztmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), we’ve experienced a wave of emotions on the de Toledo campus. 
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  • A Budding Lawyer's Journey at dTHS

    We’re thrilled to share that current de Toledo sophomore Mia B. (’26) has been accepted to the prestigious UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute.
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  • The "Life-Changing" dTHS Shabbaton Experience

    We are back from the epic four-day dTHS Shabbaton hosted at the stunning AJU Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley.
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  • Three dTHS Seniors Sign Athletic Letters of Commitment

    All of us in the de Toledo community are thrilled to share that we've now held our annual College Signing Day ceremony on campus for the three seniors – James Heller (baseball, University of Dayton), Keller Slotnick (baseball, Shorter University), and Sydney Greene (diving, US Merchant Marine Academy) – who have signed letters of intent to bring their athletic talents to the collegiate level in Fall 2024.
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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.
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  • dTHS Senior Gains Admission to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

    A huge round of applause goes to de Toledo senior, Sydney G. ('24), on being offered admission to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY) – including signing a letter of intent to join the Academy’s Diving Team!
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  • dTHS Alumna Speaks Out at California State Capitol

    We are tremendously proud of dTHS alumna Brooke R. ('23), a current student at UC Berkeley, for knowing the value of standing up and speaking out!
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  • Historic Weekend for dTHS Robotics

    We're so thrilled to share that the Jaguar Robotics team had a historic showing at our regional competition this past weekend. 
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  • de Toledo’s Academic Excellence Stands Alone (Part 1)

    “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
    ― Socrates
     
    At de Toledo, academic excellence is woven into the school’s ethos. Every student who walks through our school’s doors has a passion to curate, a skill set to hone, and an academic journey to map out. Our job is to steward our students along their path with thoughtfulness, compassion, and generosity. Through personalized attention and individual support, we empower each student to expand their minds and achieve excellence.
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  • The dTHS Civil Rights Journey to the South

    Amazing stories are coming in from members of de Toledo’s 11th Grade Class, which has just concluded its five-day Civil Rights Journey through the South. 
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  • dTHS Students Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

    Üdvözöljük Magyarországon!  This somewhat exotic phrase – Hungarian for “Welcome to Hungary!” – has been greeting de Toledo’s 12th graders over the past 24 hours or so as they begin their Budapest Exchange Program (BEP) adventure, one of the highlights of the dTHS Global Jewish Education experience!
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  • Honoring Those Who Fight Against Hate

    All of us in the de Toledo community are thrilled to share that current senior, Sophia S. (’24), has been awarded the prestigious Ellie Lainer Youth Leadership in Holocaust Education Award!
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  • de Toledo Hosts Israeli Teens Affected by Terrorism

    This past week, we experienced an incredibly moving and heartfelt day here at de Toledo High School, as Congressman Brad Sherman (D-32), Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and other dignitaries joined us on campus to welcome the twelve inspirational Israeli teenagers we have been hosting at our school and in our community.
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  • Introducing Prospective Students to "Master Class Day" at dTHS

    For the first time ever, de Toledo High School held yesterday on campus a unique Master Class Day for prospective new students (in the 6th grade and above).

     
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  • New Op-Ed by dTHS Head of School Mark Shpall

    We are very proud to share that the Jewish Journal newspaper has today published an op-ed by de Toledo’s Head of School, Mark Shpall.
     
     
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  • Embracing Identity: The Importance of a Jewish High School Education

    In a world that constantly challenges the values and identities of young individuals, an ethically- based, Jewish educational foundation has never been more important.  For teenagers, navigating the complexities of adolescence while staying connected to their Jewish heritage, culture, and religion is a unique challenge. de Toledo High School embraces this challenge.
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  • Rave Reviews for Mean Girls: The Musical at dTHS!

    The six-run performance of Mean Girls: The Musical at dTHS was simply spectacular! 

     
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  • Uruguayan and Hungarian Students Enliven dTHS Community

    This past week on the dTHS campus has been especially inspiring, as we’ve been hosting both our Hungarian Budapest Exchange Program (BEP) students from the Lauder Javne School and our Uruguay Exchange Program (UrEP) from Escuela Integral in Montevideo simultaneously.
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  • dTHS Medical Science Academy Students Take Cardiovascular System Studies to the Next Level

    One of the most unique programs at de Toledo High School is our Medical Science Academy, a three-year specialized course of study encompassing college preparatory academics, lab work, surgery internships, and international medical missions for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine or nursing.
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  • dTHS Dance Team Takes Homes 25 Awards and Scholarships

    Huge congratulations to the de Toledo Varsity Dance Team for taking home 25+ special awards and scholarships this past weekend at the Soul de Soul Showcase and Convention.
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  • Emmy Award-Winning Sound Editor Visits dTHS

    As part of learning opportunities in the Ryan Koeppel Vision and Sound Production Suite, guest teacher Tim Kimmel visited Richard Stark's Media Arts and Video Production classes today!
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  • Hillel Rabbi Engages dTHS Students on Being Jewish at College

    As part of de Toledo’s annual Arieh Diamond Memorial Speaker Series, we were thrilled to host on campus today Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Executive Director of Hillel at UC Berkeley.
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  • The Unique Drishat Shalom Experience at dTHS

    One of the most unique student experiences at de Toledo is Drishat Shalom.  A four-year commitment and graduation requirement, this core aspect of the school’s Jewish Studies curriculum calls on students in 9th-11th grades to study, research, and analyze traditional Jewish texts before developing final portfolios and giving public Drishat Shalom (“words of peace”) presentations in 12th grade.
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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.