Play Mountain Place

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6063 Hargis St

Los Angeles, CA 90034

(323) 870-4381

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 63

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for Play Mountain Place

Daughter is 3 and has been there 2m. I was not sure of the play based nature, wanting a little more academic rigor. Having looked into the philosophy and thought about what I want for my child I have come to love the idea. I want my daughter to love learning and be capable of organizing learning for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/13

Both of my kids attended PMP, one through 2nd grade and my other child through the entire nursery program. PMP is definitely not for everyone. Many people think it's insane. But here's what matters most to me: Both my kids came out of PMP with an incredibly strong knowledge of self. They are articulate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/13

So do you remember the idea that parenting didn't come with a 'how to' book of instruction? Well here's the hands-on, experiential version. It is complete with direct feedback available and optional coaching. I cannot say enough of how this school has helped me grow, both as a parent & as an adult. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

I sent my daughter to Play Mountain Place for both the Nursery & Elementary School, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. She had all the freedom she needed to learn at her own pace and in her own way. She did lead her to read, write, do math, learn about other cultures, people, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/14/12

Overall, I think PMP is great, and would be an excellent preschool/kinder option for many, many families, even non-crunchy types who might not initially consider it because of the funky hippie vibe. School visits here can be confusing (Who really knows what "humanistic" means?) but what fundamentally ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/14/12

Play Mountain Place is a preschool through 5th grade alternative school with a philosophy greatly influenced by the humanistic psychology of Carl Rogers. It has been around for over 60 years. It seems that parents will either love this school or disagree with it. Our family immediately fell in love and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/20/12

I cannot recommend PMP highly enough. We are completing our 8th and final year and I am going to miss being connected with it on a daily basis profoundly. Being at PMP has supported our entire family s growth. I am saddened to see a few negative reviews here. In trying to understand why those would ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/06/12

My son has been a student at PMP since he was 3, and I'm confident that he will graduate having learned many things that will serve him well for the rest of his life. At the age of 10 he knows how to identify and express his feelings, how to say when something isn't working for him, how to negotiate, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/22/12

Our son is in his 8th year at Play Mountain, starting at age 3 He loves it. If there is a philosophy, it is to let kids be kids, let them have a childhood, keep parental agendas out of the way. While occasionally this leads to problems, on the whole it is a much saner way to raise a child than to burden ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/22/12

I love this place. The approach of child-centered organic learning through empowering the students practiced at PMP since the 50's is not for everyone. You must be very sure that this approach is in line with your family's values, & is right for your child, & the admin helps with that decision. As prospective ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/22/12

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Los Angeles schools — Play Mountain Place is located at 6063 Hargis St, Los Angeles CA 90034. 6063 Hargis St is in the 90034 ZIP code in Los Angeles, CA Play Mountain Place is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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