Smaller Learning Communities (SLC)


Thinking of coming to Reed next year?


Note: Tour Dates and sign-up forms will be posted to this page after the October 17th Orientation. Parents attending the Orientation may sign up for tours that evening; they receive priority for tour sign-up dates.



Greetings Prospective Parents!


Once a year we schedule an Orientation for Prospective Parents to help families understand the different learning opportunities available here at Reed. We have six unique learning communities on our campus, each designed to fit the different needs and interests of all kinds of students. Ensuring a good match that places your child in the appropriate learning environment is our primary goal.

After an introduction from Reed administrative staff, three break-out sessions will be held, enabling you to find out more from the SLC teachers themselves. The 2019-2020 SLC placement materials, IHP applications, and SLC Tour sign-up forms will be distributed at this event. We encourage parents to bring their 5th grade student. Attendees will be given priority for SLC tour dates.

We hope you will find the different SLC presentations informative, and help you with your middle school selection process. Please remember, our primary concern is your individual child. We know the importance of matching the academic and social opportunities of our Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) with the needs and abilities of your child.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Naomi Kaidin, SLC Coordinator


Debbie Vodhanel, SLC Assistant

818-487-7600 x306


Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Tours November 2018 – January 2019

Tour Dates and sign-up forms will be posted after the October 17th Orientation for Prospective Parents.

SLC Tours are held in the morning on Wednesdays, beginning promptly 9:15 AM in front of the school auditorium. Each tour group visits classrooms in one SLC only, ending 10:30 AM after a Q & A session in the auditorium. You will be asked to select only one SLC to tour for each date. You may come back and tour as many SLCs as you would like. We encourage parents to bring their 5th grade students with them on the tour.


Parents: Every year we update our Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Brochure with the most recent school statistics, so that it will be most useful to you in comparing middle school programs. Our new brochure will be posted here after October 17, 2018.