It’s fall in Los Angeles, which means it’s already time to think about next year’s school tours and application deadlines. With so many virtual and in-person options, it’s not too late to get a better view of the schools you’re interested in for your child. Here’s a roundup of some upcoming tour dates and times. 

 

Public/Charter/Magnet Schools


 

CHIME Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School
19722 Collier Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 346-5100
Contact: Candace Sullivan, Admissions and Lottery Coordinator

Tours

  • Virtual Tour: CHIME hosts a recorded virtual tour for prospective students and parents to view here
     
  • Online Tours: Hosted online tours are given by Candace Sullivan, Admissions and Lottery Coordinator, to give an overview of the school and answer parent questions.
     
    • Dates: November 8th and 15th, December 6th and 13th, 2021 (Check back for more in January 2022)
       
    • Times: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
       
    • Reserve on CHIME’s SignUp Genius
       
  • This year, CHIME is offering a limited amount of in-person tours. These campus tours will be given as their schedule allows on a one-on-one basis with a tour lasting no longer than 20 minutes. The tours will not enter classrooms, and visitors will need to observe all health and safety protocols before and during the tour. To request a personal tour, email Candace Sullivan

Application Process

  • Admissions: Go to CHIME’s admissions website for information and a link to their SchoolMint application.
     
  • Application deadlines: For the upcoming school year, CHIME’s lottery application period runs from October 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. to February 8, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
     
  • Lottery Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
     
  • Notification Dates: Families are typically notified within a week or two following the lottery if they were selected for admittance to the school. 

     

WISH Charter Schools
WISH Community School TK-5
6550 West 80th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 642-9474

WISH Community School 6-8
7400 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 410-9940

WISH Academy High School 9-12
7400 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 743-6990

WISH Online Tours: WISH hosts a dedicated tour website to explain each of their schools in detail, which includes online tours, resources, and downloadable content. 

In-Person Tour Dates: In-person informational tours can be attended by signing up through SchoolMint. If you attend an on-campus tour, you must be vaccinated and you will be required to show your official vaccine card or a California Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record on your phone.

In-Person Tour Dates:

  • December 2021
     
    • Elementary school: 12/1 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
    • Middle school: 12/2 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
    • High school: 12/2 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 
       
  • January 2022
     
    • Elementary school: 1/5 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    • Middle school: 1/6 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    • High school: 1/6 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
       
  •  February 2022
     
    • Elementary school: 2/2 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
    • Middle school: 2/3 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
    • High school: 2/3 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
       
  • March 2022
     
    • Elementary school: 3/2 English and Spanish 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 

Admissions: Start the application process on SchoolMint.
Application Deadline: March 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. 
Late Applications: For those families who do not turn in an application by the deadline, they may request to be put on WISH’s secondary waitlist. Late applications are put at the bottom of the primary waitlist and are recorded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lottery Date: March 11, 2022 
Lottery Notification: WISH will notify the applicant within two weeks of acceptance. 
Enrollment Deadline for New Students: March 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.


 

Private Schools

 

 

Bridges Academy
3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd. 
Studio City, CA 91604
Director of Admissions: Doug Lenzini
(818) 506-1091

In-Person Tours: 

  • Phoenix Program (4th through 6th grades)
     
    • Date: January 24, 2022
    • Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
       
  • Middle School
     
    • Date: January 18, 2022
    • Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
       
  • High School
     
    • Date: January 20, 2022
    • Time: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
       
  • All-Division Tour
     
    • Date: ​November 9th, 2021
    • Time: 9:00–10:00 a.m. 
    • Date: January 27, 2022
    • Time: 9:00–10:00 a.m. 

RSVP: Contact the Director of Admissions, ​Doug Lenzini, at (818) 506-1091 
Admissions: Admissions are on a rolling basis after an application packet has been filled out and the Director of Admissions determines eligibility. The child will then be invited to interview, followed by a visit day.

 

Echo Horizon    
3430 McManus Ave
Culver City, CA 90232    
Director of Admissions & Community Engagement: RaShaan Davis
(310) 838-2442

Admissions Website: Echo Horizon’s Admissions Page
Tour Dates: 

  • Virtual Meet and Greet 
     
  • An in-person, COVID-safe tour is offered privately and can be arranged with Head of School, Peggy Procter, and Director of Admissions, RaShaan Davis, in their outdoor classroom. 
     
  • A Day in the Life of a Student (virtual)
     
  • Portrait of a Graduate (virtual discussion with graduates)
     

Application Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021
Additional Important Dates:

  • Evaluation forms and records due: Friday, January 14, 2022
     
  • FAST tuition assistance application deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
     
  • Admissions playdate (in-person)
     
    • “At this event students will participate in engaging activities with our specialist teachers, while parents tackle a hands-on challenge with the Leadership Team.”
    • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
    • Time: 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    • RSVP for this event here
       
  • Acceptance notification date: Friday, March 11, 2022
     
  • Enrollment agreement response due: Friday, March 18, 2022

 

Frostig School West
West LA Campus
16221 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(626) 791-1255

Frostig School West has resumed in-person tours. The first step in admissions is taking a guided tour of the campus with Executive Director Dean Conklin, who will walk parents through a typical school day and share information about their curriculum and programs.

RSVP: To schedule a tour, email Lorena Bunting or call (626)791-1255.
Application Deadline: The school has a rolling enrollment policy.   
Admissions: Apply here.

 

New Roads Spectrum Program
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact: Elisa Schultz, Spectrum Program Director (310) 828-5582 ext. 211
Clare McCammon, Spectrum Program Coordinator (310) 828-5582 ext. 603
Spectrum Program Office (310) 828-5582 ext. 234

Tours (all virtual)

  • Open House (for parents and students)
     
    • Date: November 14, 2021
    • Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
       
  • Meet the Division
     
    • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
      • Date: November 3, 2021
      • Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
         
    • Upper School (Grades 9-12)
      • Date: November 17, 2021
      • Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
         
  • Meet The Faculty
     
    • Date: December 1, 2021
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
       
  • Meet The Parents
     
    • Date: November 10, 2021
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.
       
  • Meet The Students
     
    • Date: November 30, 2021
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

RSVP for any of the above events: Register here 
Application Deadline: December 10, 2021 
Admissions:

  • The Spectrum Program director calls the admissions process “deeply personalized.” The first step is to attend admissions evenings, where they go over the program. Admissions are from September to December, but the Spectrum Program also has rolling admissions. 
     
  • Next, the student meets with the admissions department of the Spectrum Program to see if it is an appropriate fit. They will also observe your child at their current school. 

     

NPS Schools

 

The Help Group Schools

Admissions are on a rolling basis based on eligibility for all Help Group schools. All tours are currently being conducted online. To reserve a spot for a virtual tour, email the Admissions Office or call 877-943-5747.

 

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