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School Description

Young Oak Kim Academy is a middle school within the Los Angeles Unified School District. With a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), students will enhance their skills and knowledge in these areas leading to greater opportunities in college and career pathways.


The school opened on September 9, 2009 with an enrollment capacity of 810 students in grades 6th through 8th. We are located on a multi-use site that includes an apartment building, retail space, and eating establishments. The school is easily accessed by subway on the Metro Purple or Red lines Wilshire/Vermont station. 


Professional development is offered for teachers and workshops for parents and community members to help gain a greater understanding of our instructional strategies and goals.


Young Oak Kim Academy is a school where all students are empowered to set positive examples, actively engage in STEAM learning, and contribute as productive community members in a diverse global environment. 


Young Oak Kim Academy prepares all middle school students to become lifelong learners and academically successful for all high-school and career and college-prep A-G courses. We stimulate interest in the humanities, science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All teachers are highly-qualified and dedicated to providing a strong foundation in subject areas aligned with California State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards; thus, students engage in project-based learning, hands-on activities, cooperative learning, and educational field trips. Student-centered learning classes utilize differentiated instruction and numeracy & literacy–development strategies; furthermore, we personalize individual student support through our robust Advisory program. All school stakeholders model trust, respect, responsibility, and civic duty to ensure a safe learning environment. Our committed school support staff, parent volunteers, and partnerships with community-based organizations illuminate the educational pathways to ensure students discover their passion and grow into well-rounded digital citizens.