A boarding school comes to downtown LA

aup-entrance.jpgAmerican University Preparatory School, which is taking applications from high school students around the world, will open in the fall in the former Laemmle movie theaters and adjacent converted office building at 3rd and Figueroa streets. Foreign students are part of the plan: the website overview comes in six languages other than English. The flackage gushes: "Our students are immersed in the city, living together in a brand new, high tech environment where they not only learn from top-notch faculty, but among themselves...Our location is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles that has evolved into a true 'city center' for the arts, culture, business, government, professional sports, theater, and entrepreneurship."

Madeleine Brand visited for "Press Play" on KCRW.

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