Charles H. Kim Elementary School in Los Angeles was dedicated on October 19, 2006, and opened under the leadership of Principal Dr. Sandra W. Kim. Kerry Kehrley was appointed Principal in 2010. During his tenure, the school was designated a School for Advanced Studies in 2011, and a California Distinguished School in 2012. Jonathan Paek was appointed Principal in 2015. Due to its high performance standards, the school is highly sought after by discerning parents. Kindergarten through fifth grade is served. Special programs include Korean Bilingual, Spanish/English Dual Language, and Gifted classes.
Charles H. Kim Elementary is a national model of environmentally healthy, friendly and efficient design. It was constructed to showcase green and high performance standards established by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), a green building rating system created specifically for California K-12 schools.
Charles H. Kim’s highly dedicated group of parent volunteers has worked tirelessly to assist teachers and provide material support. Their efforts have laid the groundwork for the creation of the Charles H. Kim Education Fund.