Located on the corner of 6th and Commonwealth, Pilgrim School was established in 1958 and has been educating students in a close-knit community from toddlers to college-bound seniors ever since. In addition, Pilgrim has Mayflower House, a dormitory for high school students (both domestic and international). Visitors notice the beauty of the historic campus, but also the poise and friendliness of the students, and the genuine sense of community and warmth. An integral part of the school’s identity is that the Pilgrim community is made up of a vibrant range of families and students who mirror the ethnic, family profile, and socioeconomic mix that defines Los Angeles.
Class sizes are small, and the talented Pilgrim faculty is trained in differentiated instruction. All Pilgrim students, from the littlest in Early Education under our new Director, Dr. Sheryl Cohen, through Elementary School, Middle School, and High School are enrolled in an inclusive arts program. The academic curriculum is traditionally college-preparatory, and team sports begin in Grade 4. Every student who wants to play can join, and every student who wants to be part of theater, dance, music, newspaper, and other activities is welcomed, making Pilgrim students especially well rounded, and the Visiting Artists and Writers Program brings creativity from the community onto the campus. Small class sizes ensure that every student receives the individual attention she or he requires, including invaluable personal guidance through the complex college admissions process. Yearly, 100% of Pilgrim seniors are admitted to top colleges, universities, and art schools across the country and around the world.
A blend of the creative, the traditional, and the cutting edge makes a Pilgrim education unique, and Pilgrim is committed to the growth and development of each student as an individual. This fall, Pilgrim students have the new Fab Lab to inspire them! In this new innovation space, students will pursue hands-on learning in STEM studies. In addition to traditional secondary Math and Science offerings, students will be able to take elective courses in Computer Science and Engineering Design and Modeling.
Pilgrim School is located at 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. in Los Angeles. For more information, call (213) 355-5204 or visit pilgrim-school.org. Pilgrim School is a division of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.