The Humanities Academy is renowned for many reasons! We are Walter Reed’s original Smaller Learning Community, and our teachers work as a cohesive unit in order to ensure your student’s growth and success. We believe there is a creative core inside each student, and that this creativity can help him or her flourish in all subjects. If your child is curious, self-motivated, and thinks outside the box, Humanities would be a great fit.
We, as team teachers, foster both kindness and a growth mindset by explicitly teaching these critical topics. Our academic curriculum is infused with art, science, culture, and original expression. Cross grade, cross curriculum projects include: engineering projects, historical fiction projects, math journal writing, science labs and experiments (such as pig heart dissection!), scale drawings, creative writing, social/emotional learning, Battle of the Books, and the Medieval Faire. Additionally, at our “Reed’s Got Talent” event, Humanities students get real life experience while working all aspects of a live show. Our Humanities students, alone, are responsible for the planning and execution of this large scale, annual production.
Furthermore, we work diligently to secure numerous speakers and presentations for our students such as The Independent Shakespeare Company, Remo Drum Circles, The LA Poet’s Society, The Ethical Choices Program, and Jet Propulsion Laboratories. The Humanities Academy goes on several field trips including (but not limited to) The Getty, LACMA, Skirball, The LA Arboretum, and The Science Center. In addition, the sixth graders attend a three-day Pali Institute overnight camp.
Humanities is an academy that is overflowing with ideas, energy, grit, creativity and a love for learning. We believe Education is an ART!
Information regarding the enrollment/permit process can be found on the Smaller Learning Communities webpage.
Friends of Reed Humanities Academy (FOHA) – website of the parent group dedicated to supporting the Humanities Academy
Naomi Kaidin, SLC Coordinator
phone: 818-487-7614; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Vodhanel, SLC Assistant
phone: 818-487-7600 ex. 306; email email@example.com