The Oaks School is located in the heart of Hollywood, on the grounds of the Hollywood United Methodist Church.
Designed by architect Thomas P. Barber, HUMC has enjoyed status as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument since 1981 and has been home to The Oaks since 1987. The building is noted for its English Gothic architecture and, because of its striking architectural details, is sometimes used as a filming location.
Oaks classrooms feature high ceilings and architectural details including stained glass windows, and the large parking lot, a rarity in Hollywood, allows our families to walk their children to class each day.
Physical education classes are held in a full gymnasium and a spacious outdoor area, the Big Yard, which allows for playing a wide variety of games and sports. A hillside green space above the Big Yard has been lovingly landscaped with native California flora, nature paths, and group seating areas. This serves as an outdoor classroom as well as a quiet corner of our campus in which to rest, think, eat lunch, and explore.
Although we are not affiliated with the church, we enjoy a collegial relationship with the church community. The school supports a wide variety of religious beliefs and spiritual values that exist in our school community.
Illustration by 3rd grade students Sadie, Mia, and Augie.