Why Growing Garden Academy

In 2001, we founded the  Academy of the Arts with the vision of building a school that is centered on the needs of children and their families. We wanted a place where children can grow and discover in a naturally comfortable environment giving them the confidence and mastery to succeed in the 21st Century. We wanted to create a school environment that is a home away from home, a community where families support each other, grow together, and celebrate together.


Since its inception, the  Academy of the Arts has become the premier preschool in the South Bay with a current enrollment of over 170 children. Inspired by Reggio Emilia and other progressive early-childhood education philosophies that were very much aligned with our own, we built our dream school. Our most important attribute is the personal connection to every child and their family. The Academy of the Arts children are our children and their families part of our family.


Building on the amazing growth that the  Academy of the Arts experienced, we are opening the Academy of the Arts. The Academy is built on the same progressive educational philosophies and personal care for each child and their family that we foster in the preschool. We have brought together some of the best minds and experts in pedagogy from across the country to build a school that we can guarantee will offer the best possible education, values and development for your child and your family.


We would love to take you on a tour and respond to any questions you may have. Please call us at 310.214.4999 today or fill out the request information form.