Transitional Kindergarten – 5th Grade (TK-5)

Coeur d’Alene Avenue School is a TK through grade 5 school in Venice, California.  It is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Winner of LAEP’s Excellence Award in 2000 and 2001, the Music Center’s Bravo Award in 2007, and the distinction of California Distinguished School by the State of California’s Department of Education in 2008 and 2012,

Coeur d’Alene Avenue School prides itself on meeting the needs of all students, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. Approximately 55% of our students are European American, 15% are Latin American, 11% are African American, and 19% are of other ethnic backgrounds. Over ten languages are represented in our English learner population. Meeting the needs of such a diverse student body is a challenge we embrace.

Our vision is to prepare successful, compassionate, critical thinkers who are productive members of society. We believe in fostering a cooperative learning environment in which the school, family, and business communities work together. We are committed to working together in collaborative teams; initiating individual programs and strategies to provide learning time for students; monitoring each student’s progress; and providing parents with resources, strategies, and information to help children succeed academically.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

We are proud to have had a vibrant class of up to 24 students for four years, two classes of 22 four years ago, a class of 27 students three years ago, two classes, one full class of TK and a TK/K, two years ago, and a full class of 24 students this past school year. This school year, our eighth with the program, we will have one transitional kindergarten (TK) class of no more than 26 students.

Our teachers and teacher’s assistants create the kind of hands-on, experiential program that develops and nurtures their students and prepares them for kindergarten and beyond.

Preference is given to families who live in area with children who turn 5 from September 2 to December 2. Students with birthdays before September 2 whose families wish them to have an “extra” year can request a TK spot, space permitting. Any family in this case, though, whose child is granted a spot in TK must agree to the second of year of our traditional kindergarten program, as the TK program is preparatory for kindergarten, not first grade.

TK is considered an extra year of kindergarten, the materials and curriculum used are similar to our traditional kindergart