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Campus Master Plan

21st Century Campus

Since its inception, The Archer School for Girls has embarked on a distinctive path: To provide the City of Los Angeles with a contemporary girls' school designed according to the most current research on how girls learn best - a girls school for the 21st century.
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.


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The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.