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Our History

Equitas Academy Beginnings

Equitas Academy was founded in 2009 by Malka Borrego, who was a Building Excellent Schools fellow in 2007. It began with a powerful idea: to provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. That idea continues to provide the mission and vision for Equitas Academy and guides our work everyday.

Our History

2009: Equitas Academy was founded and served 120 students in grades K and 1.

2010: Equitas Academy served 150 students in grades K-2.

2011: Equitas Academy served 275 students in grades K-3.

2012: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades K-4 and moved to our beautiful facility located at 1700 W. Pico Blvd.

2013: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades K-4 at our Elementary School and opened a Middle School, which served 100 students in grade 5.

2014: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades K-4 at our Elementary school and 220 students in grades 5 and 6 at our Middle School.

2015: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades TK-4 at our first Elementary school (Equitas Academy), 300 students in grades 5-7 at our Middle School (Equitas Academy #2), and 100 students in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten at our brand new Elementary School (Equitas Academy #3).

2016: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades TK-4 at our first Elementary school (Equitas Academy), over 400 students in grades 5-8 at our Middle School (Equitas Academy #2), and over 200 students in TK-1st at our second Elementary School (Equitas Academy #3).

2017: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades TK-4 at our first Elementary school (Equitas Academy), over 400 students in grades 5-8 at our Middle school (Equitas Academy #2), and over 200 students in TK-2nd at our second Elementary school (Equitas Academy #3). We opened our second Middle school (Equitas Academy #4) serving grade 5. 

2018: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades TK-4 at our first Elementary school (Equitas Academy), over 400 students in grades 5-8 at our Middle school (Equitas Academy #2), and over 300 students in TK-3rd at our second Elementary school (Equitas Academy #3) after moving to their permanent building, and over 150 students from grades 5-6 at our second Middle school (Equitas Academy #4).

2019: Equitas Academy served 450 students in grades TK-4 at our first Elementary school (Equitas Academy), over 400 students in grades 5-8 at our Middle school (Equitas Academy #2), and over 400 students in TK-4th at our second Elementary school (Equitas Academy #3), and over 150 students from grades 6-7 at our second Middle school (Equitas Academy #4). We opened our third Elementary school (Equitas Academy #5) with over 100 students in TK and Kinder. 

2020: Equitas Academy will serve over 450 students in grades TK-4 at our first Elementary school (Equitas Academy), over 400 students in grades 5-8 at our Middle school (Equitas Academy #2), over 500 students in TK-4th at our second Elementary school (Equitas Academy #3), over 300 students from grades 5-8 at our second Middle school (Equitas Academy #4), over 150 students at from TK-1 at our third Elementary school (Equitas Academy #5). We will be opening our fourth Elementary school (Equitas Academy #6) with students in grades TK-Kinder. 

Our Growth Plan

Equitas Academy is in the midst of an ambitious growth plan to significantly increase the number of students and alumni we serve. By 2020, our goal is to operate at least 5 schools and support over 2,000 students and alumni as they continue on their journey to graduate from college. Our ambitious growth is aimed to ensure that more students in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles receive the high quality education they deserve.