Quick Facts and Accreditation

  • K – 12 progressive, college-preparatory independent school in Santa Monica, California.
  • Co-educational, non-denominational
  • Small class size; no more than 20 students per class
  • Advanced Honors curriculum and program of Independent Study offered; no AP classes; students are not ranked
  • Currently serves approximately 520 students:
    • ~80 at the Lower School
    • ~140 at the Middle School
    • ~300 at the Upper School
  • Diverse community:
    • Our student community consists of 40% people of color
    • Our faculty consists of 34% people of color
  • Vibrant and varied Athletics Program
  • 59 full-time faculty; 31 part-time and seasonal faculty
  • Generous, need-based financial aid: 30-40% of budget allocated to financial assistance each year; over 40% of our families receive some level of financial assistance each year
  • Active and successful college placement program; 100% of graduates seeking college/university admission gain acceptance
  • Established in 1995 as a model for education in an ethnically, racially, culturally, and socio-economically diverse community
New Roads School is a fully accredited K-12 independent school, holding memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Educational Records Bureau, the College Board, the Association for Curriculum Development, the National Coalition of Educational Activists, the National Partnership for Educational Access and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

New Roads has earned a special commendation award for achieving Green Business Certification from Sustainable Works and the City of Santa Monica.

The New Roads Advantage

In a school that mirrors the socio-economic, cultural, and racial diversity of Los Angeles, New Roads students are challenged daily to question their own worldview, assumptions, perspectives, and righteousness. We are inspired by the promise that our students represent for the future of democracy.