Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy


Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy

South Los Angeles/Watts

Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy

Ranked as one of the best high schools in America, Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy prepares scholars for college-readiness through an innovative, equitable, and rigorous education.

High School Graduation
1 %
College Acceptance
1 %
Staff to Scholar
1: 1

Our strong community of educators and families empower our scholars to be accepted into and persist through college. It takes all of us.

School size
600 scholars in grades 9-12.

  • We are College-Ready! We offer a rigorous course load with school clubs that help scholars have a well rounded experience as they embark on the journey to get to and through college.
  • At Neuwirth, we have partnered with ARC to provide free, comprehensive after-school programming for all scholars.
  • ARC is proud to offer a wide range of programs for K-12 youth, college-aged students, and even working professionals. In all of our programs, we emphasize experiential learning, life skills acquisition, and team building as well as engagement with the natural world and community.
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Candice Dagnino


Principal Profile

Candice Dagnino is the Principal at Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy. She began her career in education teaching Spanish and Math in grades K-12. She later moved to Brazil as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant where she coached and helped mentor English teachers.

At Alliance Neuwirth, Candice joined an incredible team of teachers and staff who model the same drive and commitment to our scholars and families. Together, they ensure that scholars graduate from college so that they may live their best life – a life full of choice and expanded opportunities. She knows that their success relies on the promise to provide high-quality, meaningful learning experiences that will prepare them for college and beyond.

Education :

  • M.Ed., School Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • M.A., Secondary Education and Teaching, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, MD
  • B.A., Political Science and Government, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Accepting Applications for the 2024-25 School Year

Grades 6-12

Our schools are open and free to all students! No entrance exam. No tuition. Enroll your child in one of the best schools in the country.