Focused on the Whole Child
An International Baccalaureate World School

An International Baccalaureate World School

Short Avenue Elementary School is a small, TK-5th grade, public school located in the Del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles. We pride ourselves on being a diverse, community-based school with a strong focus on student agency and international mindedness. Dedicated to the whole child, the thoughtful curriculum includes an inquiry driven model that views students as partners in learning, with their interests and curiosities at the forefront of our decision making.

Short Ave. just received the distinguished honor of being authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School. We are one of only three public IB elementary schools in LAUSD, and proud to be joining the worldwide community of IB schools. The vision of IB is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who have the integrity to become successful, disciplined, and responsible citizens of the world.

Stop by the school and you will see delightful, happy children blossoming from a dedicated and caring staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators, bolstered by passionate and committed parents and volunteers.

Short Avenue Elementary School

2021 2022 - A Year in Video

TK & Kinder Tour

Check out our wonderful TK and Kinder classes with this video tour


Great school. Great teachers, staff and principal. Awesome programs. Tight-knit community. Fabulous fundraisers.

My son is finishing his second year at Short. I can't say enough good things about this school. The teachers are the cream of the crop. My son is learning, he's happy, he's challenged, and he's loved.

An added bonus is that I have met so many wonderful families through Short. We now have friends all over the neighborhood and feel a real sense of community.

We are so happy that we sent our son to Short and feel lucky to have access to such a nurturing, academically robust school.

We love this school. TK and Kinder so far with my twins and it's awesome. Can't wait for next year!

Alex Gomez
Betsey Drennan
Lee F.