Visitors immediately notice the beauty of the historic Pilgrim School campus located at the corner of 6th Street and Commonwealth Avenue near Wilshire Center, 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.
Pilgrim School is a division of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and was established in 1958. It 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).
All Pilgrim students, from the littlest in Preschool under our new Director, Dr. Sheryl Cohen, through Elementary School, Middle School, and High School are enrolled in an inclusive arts program. Class sizes are small, and the talented Pilgrim faculty is trained in differentiated instruction.
The 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.
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 percent 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.
Pilgrim is a one-to-one laptop school, and continues to explore new technology in the classroom, including iPads for all students K-12.
Pilgrim is an Honor Code school and this reflects the core values and ethics that are addressed in non-denominational Chapel time.
For more information, call (213) 355-5204 or visit pilgrim-school.org.