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John Adams Middle School
2425 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
John Adams Middle School (JAMS) is one of three middle schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. TheMore school is located on a 16-acre campus just south of Santa Monica College. JAMS features a diverse student body and offers an equally eclectic educational experience. The school encourages students to reach their potential not just academically, but also socially, physically and emotionally. As part of its effort to promote good character, JAMS emphasizes respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
John Muir Elementary School
2526 6th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

John Muir Elementary School promotes academic excellence, diversity, and visual and performing arts within a safeMore and supportive environment. The school achieved an 803 API score in 2009. Its pathway schools are John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School.

Programs held during school include child care, recreation, enrichment, Sports Together (CREST), P.S. Arts (both music and visual arts), summer adventure and summer reading. After-school programs include Dream Strings and Dream Winds (instrumental-music tutoring), Elemental Strings Orchestra and Family Gardens.

18 Minute Laundry #1
2521 17th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
This self serve laundromat is located across the street from John Adams middle school in Santa Monica. It offers plentyMore of washers and dryers, sells detergent, has vending machines and drop-off service from 8am - 4pm daily.
Will Rogers Elementary School
2401 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Will Rogers Elementary is a SmART and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus school locatedMore on 14th St., a block and a half north of Ocean Park Blvd.

The school's motto is "we never met a kid we didn't like." Half the student body at Will Rogers Elementary is Latino.

Its "pathway schools" are John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School. Two of the last three Santa Monica High School Valedictorians are alumni of Will Rogers.

All classrooms at Will Rogers are equipped with Macintosh computers; its fourth-grade classrooms use SMARTBoards. The school library has more than 12,000 volumes.

School programs include Gardening Angels (plant-science curriculum); Gifted and Talented Education (GATE); the Instrumental and Vocal Music Program (in which all fourth- and fifth-grade students participate); Reading Counts (a computer-based reading-incentive program); Students and Teachers at Rogers in Nurturing Groups for Success (STRINGS); and Vocal Music.

Will Rogers' after-school programs include After Class Enrichment (classes include art, cooking, computer science, dance, drama, magic, music and Spanish); Child Care, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports Together (CREST); Cub Scouts; Girl Scouts; Playground Access (offered by CREST); Summer Adventure; the Summer Enrichment Program; and Summer Reading.

The school also has artists, poets and scientists in residence; an Astronomy Night; excursions to Mission San Juan Capistrano (fourth grade), the Malibu Mountains (fifth grade) and a local planetarium; a Read-a-Thon; a Science Expo; STEM Career Day; and a STEM Trip. 

In its 2009 City Talent Search, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth placed Will Rogers on its list of Top 10 schools in California. 

Edison Language Academy
2425 Kansas Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Edison Language Academy is a bilingual magnet school that is one of only 10 dual-immersion K - 12 programs in the UnitedMore States. Like other public schools, Edison abides by California curriculum standards, but it is distinct in that children learn to speak, read and write in English and Spanish simultaneously. Parents do not have to be proficient in Spanish in order to enroll their children in the school. From 2006 through 2008, the California Department of Education endowed Edison with the Title One Academic Achievement Award. The honor is given to schools that  exceed academic growth targets for students of all groups in a substantial way. The Academy also provides an immersion track in conjunction with two other Santa Monica schools: John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School. Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms are equipped with SMARTboards, and the computer lab features that technology as well. In addition to the main computer lab, Edison has two mobile computer labs. Extracurricular programs include Ballet Folklorico; Child Care, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports Together (CREST); Choral Music Program; Gardening Angels; Gifted and Talented Education (GATE); Homework Buddies; Instrumental Music Program; Movie Night; Playground Access; Sports; Summer Adventure; Summer Enrichment Program; Summer Reading; Theater Arts Program; and the Young Storytellers Program. Edison also offers English as a Second Language courses for adults. Its El Nido Counseling Center employs a full-time counselor (funded by the City of Santa Monica) and additional interns who provide free services to families and children. Its Edison Language Academy Video was narrated by actor Sidney Poitier.
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