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Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 217-9500
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Education: Denker Avenue School
Academic excellence and community education are high priorities in Gardena. In addition to nine public and five private Elementary schools, the City has eight Preschools, one City-Operated Family Child Care program and three Japanese language schools. The elementary schools offer a tri-lingual Magnet in Japanese-Spanish-English and a bi-lingual Korean-English program. Peary Middle School has a Math-Science Magnet, and Gardena High School is the home of Southern California International Business Academy and a Foreign Language Magnet in French-Spanish-Japanese. Gardena is also very proud of the highly respected private Junipero Serra High School, the Sellery School for Special Education, and the George Kiriyama Community school, an adult school which offers over 200 community-based classes.

Local Public Schools
  School Address City and Zipcode Phone
arrow 135th Street ES 801 W. 135th St. Gardena, 90247 (310) 324-4454
arrow 153rd Street ES 1605 W. 153rd St. Gardena, 90247 (310) 323-1029
arrow 156th Street ES 2100 W. 156th St. Gardena, 90249 (310) 324-6639
arrow 186th Street ES 1581 W. 186th St. Gardena, 90248 (310) 324-1153
arrow Amestoy ES 1048 W. 149th St. Gardena, 90247 (310) 327-5592
arrow Chapman ES 1947 Marine Ave. Gardena, 90249 (310) 324-2275
arrow Denker Avenue ES 1620 W. 162nd St. Gardena, 90247 (310) 327-9420
arrow Gardena Elementary 647 W. Gardena Blvd. Gardena, 90247 (310) 324-6967
arrow Purche Avenue ES 13210 Purche Ave Gardena, 90249 (310) 323-3184
arrow Peary MS 1415 W. Gardena Blvd. Gardena, 90247 (310) 225-4200
arrow Gardena HS 1301 W. 182nd St. Gardena, 90248 (310) 354-5000
arrow George Kiriyama CAS 18120 S. Normandie Ave. Gardena, 90248 (310) 354-4900
arrow Sellery Special Ed 15805 S. Budlong Ave. Gardena, 90247 (310) 327-1202

Click here to access the Los Angeles Unified School District website.

  School Address City and Zipcode Phone
arrow Gardena Valley Christian ES 1473 W. 182nd St. Gardena, 90248 (310) 327-4987
arrow Junipero Serra HS 14830 S. Van Ness Avenue Gardena, 90249 (310) 324-6675
arrow Maria Regina ES 13510 S. Van Ness Ave. Gardena, 90249 (310) 327-9133
arrow Pacific Lutheran HS 2818 Manhattan Beach Blvd Gardena, 90249 (310) 530-1231
arrow Saint Anthony of Padua ES 1003 W. 163rd Street Gardena, 90247 (310) 329-7170

Local Accredited Colleges/Universities

  School Address City and Zipcode Phone
arrow El Camino College 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, 90247 (886) 352-2646
arrow CSU Dominguez Hills 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, 90747 (310) 243-3696
arrow Everest College 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. #275 Gardena, 90247 (310) 527-7105
arrow University of Phoenix,
Gardena Learning Center
1515 W. 190th Street Gardena, 90248 (800) 888-1968

After School Activities
The City of Gardena Recreation and Human Services Department provides an After-School program for Gardena children, grades 1 thru 5th.

Homework assistance is provided free of charge from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. A fee of $15 is requested of students wishing to participate in a variety of acitivies including games, art, cooking, sports, tournaments and outings conducted from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bell Park - 14708 S. Halldale Avenue
Rowley Park - 13220 S. Van Ness Avenue
Freeman Park - 2100 W. 154th Place
South Park - 1200 W 170th Street
Thornburg Park - 2320 W. 149th Street
Nakaoka Community Center - 1670 W. 162nd Street

Pre-registation is required. Applications are available at the Recreation Department office at:

Nakaoka Community Center
1670 W. 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 217-9537

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