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Silver Lake Studio School – a new pilot middle school

In the Fall of 2013, there are plans to launch an arts focused pilot middle school in the Silver Lake area.

The school’s website explains that “the Silver Lake Studio Middle School is neither a charter school, nor a private school, but something new: a public pilot school that has been given the freedom to innovate schedules, curricula, instruction, and partnerships within the second largest school district in United States. A team of committed, experienced and passionate Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers who know school can be academically rich, socially developmental, and engage with the real world. Supported by both LAUSD and Future Is Now Schools, led by pioneer Green Dot Founder Steve Barr. The goal is to create a small, safe learning environment that truly serves the students and the families of Silver Lake and the surrounding communities through innovative practices, rigorous academics and commitment to the arts. This is just the beginning.”

A few years ago, there were few good middle schools to choose from in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz areas. Thomas Starr King, the only middle school for the area, was not an option for many families because it had a bad reputation. Over the years King has taken big strides to improve academically, plant delightful gardens, and divide the school into three magnet schools to provide smaller learning communities. Currently there is a Gifted Arts and Technology Magnet, an Environmental Magnet and a new one starting in the Fall 2013 with a focus on cinematic arts. The addition of the Silver Lake Studio Middle School will provide families with another top school to send their middle schoolers, making Silver Lake an even more desirable place to live.

To learn more about the Silver Lake Middle School, please visit their Facebook page

LAUSD Pilot middle school



3 Responses to “ Silver Lake Studio School – a new pilot middle school ”

  1. Kelly Nassiri says:

    We are still accepting applications.

  2. Angelyna Boyd says:


    I went to FB and the page has been removed. How can i find out more about the school? Are they still accepting applications?

    Thank you.

    Angelyna boyd

  3. kk says:

    thanks for the info!! I will check this out.

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