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Woodland Hills Private School - Collins St. Campus is a private elementary school. The principal of Woodland Hills Private School - Collins St. Campus is Robin Gee, whose e-mail is whps.robin@gmail.com. 150 students attend Woodland Hills Private School - Collins St. Campus The ratio of students to teachers at Woodland Hills Private School - Collins St. Campus is 7:1. Pinecrest Schools - Woodland Hills is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son graduated this past June after attending for 2.5 years. WHPS provided a wonderful foundation for him during his most formative years. It was a good combination of developmental and academic and learning was very play based. The kids went to the forest each week for outdoor lessons and spent a lot of time playing on the huge playground (something so many schools lack). My son left WHPS knowing how to read do basic math ride a two wheel bike swing from the monkey bars. What I was most impressed with and what was most important to me was that he left WHPS with a desire to learn and a love of school. By the end of his time there every teacher knew his name. It was a very nurturing campus with a lot of parent involvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! The teachers are so loving to the kids and parents. My daughter is so excited to g every day. I'm going to be so sad when we graduate.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love WHPS Collins campus. My son has thrived since starting here a year ago. The teachers and admin are so warm and inviting plus they all know every child that goes there. He is excited to wake up and go to school every morning and never wants to leave when it's time to go home. I have served on the Parents Association Board to be involved and there is a lot of work that goes into raising money for the "extra" events put on by PAG but well worth it. I myself have met so many wonderful moms/dads that I will remain friends with even after my son graduates WHPS. I couldn't be happier with our decision to send our son to WHPS!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm mystified by the negative reviews unless they're referring to the Oxnard campus. A couple reviews mention someone named "Anne" but there hasn't been any such person at the COLLINS campus as long as our son has been there (three years). Our son is now 5 and will be entering Kindergarten this fall; he reads spells and does math like someone going into 2nd grade. They do a few art projects each week and have weekly music PE and Spanish classes. There are 10 classrooms with about 20 teachers who are all very caring; I'm always surprised that most of the teachers in a school this big know my son's name. The Parent's Assoc. provides monthly shows/events (dance music cultural snow etc) for the kids with very little in the way of "mandatory" fundraising. Classrooms are modern-looking and surround two giant playground areas which have great equipment. There is a garden area a pool that is used during the summer camp program etc. We moved about 15 minutes west and are now looking for a school for our 2-year old. We've seen five of the top schools in this area yet are still leaning toward WHPS despite the longer drive (and at slightly lower tuition by the way)!

  • (2 years ago)

    I would like to comment on the negative and unknowledgeable post from Dec 12 2011. To be clear all the fundraising events for this school are for Parent Association Group (PAG) sponsored activities that are unrelated and on top of actual academic curriculum. These fundraisers are to sponsor the tons of "fun" events for the kids that are on top of the educational enrichment that the children receive directly in the classroom. All are optional fundraisers as well usually not asking for much $. A great example of an event paid for by fundraisers is Snow Day (what other school has this?) where part of the campus is filled with snow and the kids get to sled. As far as overall tuition cost it is a bargain for what you get and is in line with or less expensive than other good private schools in the area. My children have gone here for years and like other parents who noted the same below - I drop them off early due to my work schedule and pick up late - and when I come to get them they are still not ready to leave. They LOVE school and going into kindergarten my child was well above the average and was doing 1st grade work from the onset. I'd recommend WHPS at all costs

  • (2 years ago)

    The school itself is nice but they are FAR too concerned with making money. Besides being expensive they charge "late fees" if you pick your kids of up late. They have fund raisers constantly ... as if they're somehow a poor struggling school. I'd like to see a lot more focus on educational development and a lot less on fund-raising. I gave them three stars because it's a nice school at the moment but they're headed in the wrong direction fast. Increasing tuition and fund-raising is a good way to make money but isn't tied directly to educational development. This sort of "bottom-line" approach is great when you're in retail but when you're in the business of education it's distasteful.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am an x- parent and my son graduated from Woodland Hills Pvt School(Collins) in 2011 after being there for 3 years. We had a wonderful experience and the school was my sons second home. The teachers he had all three years helped him blossom in all areas. Due to my working hours he stayed there for extended care and when i would go to pick him up he was still not ready to come home. As a parent that just showed me how comfortable my child was in his environment. I would recommend this school to anybody in a heartbeat.

  • (2 years ago)

    We left the school. The only question remains is why do people who hate children as much as WHPS teachers do get this type of job. My kids were in different schools for the past 8 years I thought that I've seen it all in these years but un-professionalism lack of passion and complete ignorance of WHPS teachers was a total shock. Academically school is ok probably better than average but overall atmosphere and teachers' attitude just ruins everything.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing school amazing teachers! My children attended 3 years of preschool here and we loved it. We found the teachers to be extremely caring and I always felt like my kids were well cared for there. I don't recall any 40 degree days (really in SoCal??) while we were there but on chilly days my children were always bundled up in their jackets for outside time on top of their winter clothes. The school does emphasis kids learning independence such as putting jackets on themselves. In fact the teacher we had taught the kids a clever trick to putting on their jacket themselves by laying it on the floor and slipping it over their head. Of course if a child was not capable of doing it themselves the teacher was always happy to help them. I loved the layout of the classrooms around the playground. It made it seem like more of a school than a daycare like some of the other preschools I've heard of. The school is very academic and thanks to the great teachers there my kids were both reading at age 4 . I loved the structure and academic philosophy but If you have a child with a behavior problem or has a hard time following directions this is probably not the place for them.

  • (3 years ago)

    I did not have a good experience with my daughter there. The teacher she had is no longer there but I had the same issue with lack of care. They did not put jackets on in 40 degree weather if you forgot a spoon forget it. I agree with that 100 percent. I was on bedrest and unable to come in I called the principal to ask her about the issues we had and she told the teacher using my name and from then on my daughter was treated poorly and was left out of activities. I couldn't believe someone would be petty towards a 3 year old. Needless to say we didn't go back.

  • (3 years ago)

    They don't encourage your child but will pull you aside and suggest you do it for them. The teachers just sit around and do nothing. I am so upset I wish I could get my money back.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in one of the 4 year old classrooms. She's been coming since 3 so this is her second year. I have nothing but praise for the school. My kid loves it. She had a great experience for her first year of school life and as they have a barnyard there with goats bunnies pigs cows ducks chickens donkeys ponies etc. - she just wanted to wake up and go to school every morning. My kid receives lots of care the teachers are always looking out for their kids and my daughter has a very special bond with her teachers. If I ever forget to put a spoon in her lunchbox then they always have one to give her whenever its cold outside they make sure that she has her jacket. The school exceeded my expectations and I'm really happy with the teachers. I wish there were more after school activities than those they currently have but I know that's something they're always working on. I give this school a great recommendation and a great first place for your children to begin their school lives.

  • (3 years ago)

    This would be a decent school for a non-working parent who needs half a day of preschool for a few days a week. I would not recommend this as a full day preschool though. The school has story time songs animals letters art etc but absolutely no 'care'. Which works fine for a child who spends in the classroom 3 - 4 hours but is very frustrating for kids who are at school for 6 - 7 hours a day. My son is in a 3-4 year old class. I unsuccessfully begged teachers multiple times to remind him to put on a jackets when going outside in 40 degree windy weather. The day I forgot to leave the lunch ticket for my child classroom teachers didn't bother to check if he had his own lunch. When I forgot to put a spoon into his lunchbox he had to lick his yogurt from a cup and so on... From my experience the only sure way to solve any type of problem at this school would be to contact the school owner/director directly. School administration is not in the office before 9AM and very rarely after 5 30PM which doesn't work well with working parents hours.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter went to the Collin campus for 2 years. We loved the school. The teachers and staff were wonderful. The parents are very involved and really make you feel like part of a large family. Her jr. K teacher last year was one of the best teacher I've seen. She was very in tuned with all the kids and cared very much for them. My daughter is now in kindergarten. She is more than prepared for it. We really miss the school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our twins went to the preschool at the Collins campus for 3 years and had a great time. When we first checked out preschools this one felt right immediately. We liked that they had the option to just start with 2 mornings a week (and then gradually increase over the next few years) but also had full-day options. Wonderful caring teachers made this a great experience for our kids most of them have been there for a long time. The environment feels very safe the rooms are well equipped playgrounds separated into different areas/ times for the different age groups. Administration was great to deal with Miss Shosh would patiently listen and answer any questions. PAG is very involved and puts on great events. We have decided to carry on for Kindergarten (K-5th grade is available at the other campus on Oxnard). I would definitely recommend this preschool.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been at WHPS Collins for 3 years. It has exceeded our expectations from the beginning. The curriculum there is so well rounded and it is such a loving nurturing atmosphere that I believe she is a better person for being there. The teachers and directors are so attentive and proactive to every issue. I will be sooo sad for us to leave but I think we may be back for camp next summer. Teachers like Miss Jacqui and Miss Christine have made my daughter excited to go to school each day.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is attending pre-school at WHPS At first I was so excited about the school.I thought the children interacting with the animals thee at the school was wonderful but my excitement was short-lived .I put him in summer camp last summer & then pre-school this fall because I had moved to far away from his last school.The coldness of the staff & most of the pre-school teachers has been appalling the only staff member that has been kind is the school's secretary Sharon.I am a very friendly person & have loved being involved in my daughters schools throughout her years(in college now) & since we've been at WHPS only 2 parents have even spoken to me.There has been hardly any parent involvement in my son's classroom.I don't see the teacher's being caring i've heard trashy gossip about children & parents.No need to say we will not be returning nor do I recommend it.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a working parent finding the right school was very difficult we looked at many. When we visited this school we knew it was the right place and we couldnt have been happier. From the 2 year old teachers who potty trained our son (Miss Angela ) to the 3 year old teachers who taught them all about dinosaurs letters numbers and the days of the week (Miss Shelly) to the 4 year olds who taught them how to actually read. (Miss Pam) we couldnt have been happier and felt very secure with our son there. They have computers in the classrooms go on a mulititude of field trips bring in guest speakers and so much more. Go and see this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our children attended this school and we were extremely pleased. Miss Shelley and Miss Dora were the best. They gave our children love guidance nurturing and a strong accademic foundation for kindergarten. Our children ask to go back and visit their teachers. The school has a strong parent group and many extra curricular activities as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child had the best time in Room 3 with Miss Chris and Miss Kelsey. My child learned faster with her teachers than I would have ever expected. All of the parents and the children enjoyed them. The atmosphere in the classroom was positive and nurturing but the administration was something to be forgotten. I got the impression that the administration only cared about the money yet the teachers cared about the total child.

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