Dear Applicant Families,

As independent schools, we are varied in our educational philosophies and programs but united in our commitment to ethical practices in our admission offices. The Heads of the undersigned Los Angeles schools have agreed to the following principles of good practice for K – 12 admissions:

In order to minimize timing dilemmas for applicant families, we have agreed to these common notification and reply dates for fall 2017 admission:

Grades 9-12: Notification letters will be sent on Friday, March 10, 2017
Email notifications can be sent starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017
Replies will be due on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grades K-8:  Notification letters will be sent on Friday, March 17, 2017
Email notifications can be sent starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017
Replies will be due on Monday, March 27, 2017

Once notifications have been sent, schools will not initiate visits, whether for individuals or groups (e.g., through open houses).

We are mindful of the disruption to students’ education in their current schools that additional visits to prospective schools can cause, so we do not encourage such visits. However, schools that receive requests for newly admitted students and/or parents may grant those requests at their discretion.

No applicant or applicant family will be contacted by any representative of the school –once admissions notification begins. Of course, admitted students and their parents are welcome to contact schools to have questions answered.

We share an interest in making the independent school application experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. And we are joined in our conviction that the independent school world can offer unique and rich educational opportunities for young people.

Sincerely,

Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
Adat Ari El Day
The Archer School for Girls
Berkeley Hall School
Beth Hillel Day School
Brawerman Elementary School
Brentwood School
Bridges Academy
The Buckley School
Calvary Christian School
Campbell Hall
Carlthorp School
The Center for Early Education
Chadwick School
Chatsworth Hills Academy
Children’s Community School
The Country School
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Curtis School
de Toledo High School
Echo Horizon School
Harvard Westlake School
Hollywood Schoolhouse
Ilan Ramon Day School
John Thomas Dye School
Kadima Day School
Laurence School
Los Encinos School
Marlborough School
Marymount High School
Milken Community Schools
Mirman School
New Roads Elementary School
The Oaks School
Oakwood School
Pilgrim School
PS1 Pluralistic School
Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy Rolling Hills Prep School
Seven Arrows Elementary School
Sierra Canyon School
Sinai Akiba Academy
St. James’ Episcopal School
St. Matthew’s Parish School
Temple Israel of Hollywood
Turning Point School
Valley Beth Shalom Day School
Viewpoint School
Village School
The Wesley School
Vistamar School
Westerly School
Westland School
Westmark School
Westside Neighborhood School
Westside Waldorf School
Wildwood School
The Willows Community School
Windward School
Wise School