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 2021 admission:

Grades 9-12: Notification letters will be sent on Friday, March 5, 2021
Email notifications can be sent at 5PM on Friday, March 5, 2021
Replies will be due on Monday, March 15, 2021, by 12:00PM
Grades K-8:  Notification letters will be sent on Friday, March 12, 2021
Email notifications can be sent starting at 5PM on Friday, March 12, 2021
Replies will be due on Monday, March 22, 2021, by 12:00PM

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.


Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
Adat Ari El Day School
Alice and Nahum Lainer School
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
Children’s Community School
The Country School
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Curtis School
de Toledo High School
  Echo Horizon School
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
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 School
The Oaks School
Oakwood School
Pilgrim School
Pressman Academy
PS1 Pluralistic School
Rolling Hills Preparatory School
  Seven Arrows Elementary School
Sierra Canyon School
St. James’ Episcopal School
St. Matthew’s Parish School
Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School
Turning Point School
Valley Beth Shalom Day School
Viewpoint School
Village School
Vistamar School
The Wesley School
Westerly School
Westland School
Westmark School
Westside Neighborhood School
Westside Waldorf School
Wildwood School
The Willows Community School
Windward School
Wise School