The vision that drives Playa Vista Elementary School as a hub of innovation, research and professional development is delivering a challenging and nurturing environment for the youngest learners. All children residing in Playa Vista have the opportunity to attend Playa Vista Elementary School.

Playa Vista Elementary School shows what can happen when educators, planners, green builders and a dedicated community come together to create a state-of-the-art model for teaching and learning. Through a partnership with Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the LA Unified School District (LAUSD) and the local community, this K-5 demonstration school is quickly becoming a breeding ground for effective teaching strategies, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For enrollment or other information, please call the PVES Administrative Office at 424.228.1800.

The new Katherine Johnson STEM Academy (grades 6 – 8) on the campus of Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets is open for the 2017-18 school year. This pathway provides a continuation of the STEM instructional program from PVES. Enrollment preference is given to students currently enrolled at PVES. You can get the details and necessary forms on the school website.

The Playa Vista Daily Shuttle makes going to Playa Vista Elementary School even easier now. Shuttles start at 7am and make a special stop at 7:24am and 7:54am in front of the school playground on Bluff Creek Drive (near Ballona Discovery Park).
Local public schools serving Playa Vista are set by the LAUSD. School assignments are subject to change by the district at any time and residents are encouraged to check with and refer questions to LAUSD at The community developer doesn’t control school assignments. Current public schools serving Playa Vista include:

Playa Vista Elementary School >
New Middle School Pathway >
Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets >
Venice Senior High School >

Nearby higher education choices include LMU and Otis School of Design. There are also charter and private school options to fit your needs that you are welcome to research.