There is a large varity of choices in the Venice, Mar Vista, Playa area, including emersion programs offering Spanish, German, Japanese, and other languages, Waldorf, Constructivism, and traditional teaching. Schools include private, charter, magnet, religious, public and others. Go to Greatschools.net to compare schools and neighborhood demographics. They also show parent comments and ratings to help gain a insider's perspective of the schools.
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