Archer was founded in 1995 in a small rented space in Pacific Palisades, serving 32 students in 6th and 7th grade. Today, Archer enrolls girls in 6th-12th grade in our beautiful school on Sunset Boulevard in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Archer students have established themselves as leaders in many different areas. Archer girls take to the field and court, with nearly 50% of the student body participating in competitive athletics each term. Likewise, Archer students train and perform in award-winning arts programs including photography, painting and drawing, ceramics, sculpture, dance, theater, choir, and orchestra.
These activities are integral to the School’s experiential, liberal arts curriculum, but due to the limitations of our campus, participation in these programs presents significant challenges. Archer spends a great deal of resources renting off-site venues for practices, games, and performances. In addition, transportation to outside facilities requires the girls to be on buses, sometime for hours, adding to traffic congestion and reducing their instructional time. As noted by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and as indicated in Archer’s Strategic Plan, providing on-campus facilities for arts and athletics is fundamental to Archer’s mission and its future.