top of page

Student Life at Hancock Park

Welcome to Hancock Park, where education is about more than just books and grades - it's about creating a lifelong passion for learning. As a prospective parent, you're likely considering many different options for your child's education. So why choose us?

Let us introduce you to our school, and why so many parents have entrusted us

to help raise their children to become citizens of the world. 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Hancock Park School, we believe in the importance of cultural diversity and are proud to welcome both local and international students from all over the world. Embracing this rich tapestry of backgrounds and perspectives, we foster an inclusive and vibrant learning environment that nurtures global awareness and understanding. Together, we celebrate our unique identities while cultivating compassionate, well-rounded citizens who contribute positively to our interconnected world.


Academic Excellence

At Hancock Park Elementary, we strive to provide children with a value-based elementary school learning experience. We believe that students should be taught the fundamental skills and concepts necessary to become successful in a global economy. Our team of dedicated teachers and administrators are committed to providing students with a well-rounded education that will help them succeed in the future. We not only focus on academics but also the social and emotional development of each student. With our unique approach, your child will have the skills they need to thrive in a fast-paced world.


Cognitively Guided Math Instruction

A dynamic educational approach that contextualizes mathematics by encouraging critical thinking, leveraging student's intuitive understanding, and promoting a deeper grasp of mathematical concepts.


CGI is not a lesson, it's a framework. Its central theme is that children come to school with mathematical knowledge.


Writers Workshop

The Writers Workshop moves away from rigid, formulaic instruction, instead embracing a student-centered environment that fosters creativity and agency. Students learn traditional skills and concepts in the writing process, learning to grow as creative writers across all genres.

Writers Workshop teaches Voice, Ideas, Presentation, Conventions, and Organization.  More importantly, students dedicate most of their time writing, editing, sharing, and peer-reviewing original work as teachers provide ongoing feedback to help student grow and flourish as writers.


Social Emotional Learning

Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy offers practical and digestible insights into trauma-informed education, emphasizing holistic wellness for both students and educators. It underlines the risks of ignoring trauma, presents the benefits of trauma-responsive learning environments, and provides a comprehensive framework for adopting healing-centered pedagogy, ultimately transforming adversity into opportunities for growth and wisdom.


At Hancock Park School, we offer an extensive range of extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests and talents. These programs inspire students to develop new skills, foster camaraderie, and cultivate a well-rounded educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. From artistic pursuits to intellectual challenges, our extracurricular offerings provide opportunities for personal growth, collaboration, and the exploration of passions outside of traditional academics.


Lights, Camera, Learn

Our student video production program offers students the chance to develop their filmmaking skills in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.


Inner-City Arts

Our partnership with Inner-City Arts brings an exciting array of arts education opportunities to our students. Through this collaboration, our students have access to a wide range of classes and programs in visual arts, music, dance, and more.



At Hancock Park School, our thriving gardening program encourages students to connect with nature, develop environmental awareness, and cultivate a sense of responsibility through hands-on learning experiences.



Our dynamic drama program fosters creativity and self-expression, empowering students to build confidence and explore their artistic talents through theatrical performances.



Thanks to our recent grant, Hancock Park School is excited to establish a new chess program, providing students with an engaging platform to develop strategic thinking and collaborative skills through the timeless game of chess.



Thanks to our recent grant, Hancock Park School is excited to establish a new chess program, providing students with an engaging platform to develop strategic thinking and collaborative skills through the timeless game of chess.


Instrumental Music

Thanks to our recent grant, Hancock Park School is excited to establish a new chess program, providing students with an engaging platform to develop strategic thinking and collaborative skills through the timeless game of chess.



"I like Hancock Park Elementary School because we get to make new friends everyday.  We play games like chess and capture the flag.  We make fossils and we get to learn more and more everyday."

-Samuel, 2nd grade

"I started as an educator at Hancock Park more than 20 years ago, and immediately fell in love with the diverse and supportive community. As I developed as an educator, my own children attended our school, and I was afforded the opportunity to see the excellence of arts and academics from both angles. I really can’t imagine working at any other school."

-Laura Palacios, 3rd grade teacher


"At Hancock Park Elementary, I love how all of the students, teachers, and coaches are all so kind.  I also love how teachers here make learning fun for students.  They always hype us up into doing fun things!  That goes for the for coaches too. 


I love how they keep us safe and talk to us like parents.  I love Hancock Park. 


My favorite thing about Hancock Park is how everyone works so hard to keep the school safe, and for us students to get good supplies and things. 

I am very thankful for all those who keep us comfy in this school.  Hancock Park has affected me into changing into a better person.  I have learned to be kind and respectful.  REKS rules!"

-Yoyo, 4th grader

Parents & Guardians

Parents and guardians play a major part in student life at Hancock Park Elementary School. Your involvement, be it through volunteering or participating in school activities, enriches our learning environment and directly contributes to the success of our students. We invite you to join our community and play a vital role in shaping the bright futures of our children.

Screenshot 2024-05-05 at 10.56.21 PM.png
bottom of page