LASH Letter

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 K-8:              

Notification letters will be sent on Friday, March 17, 2017
Email notifications can be sent at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017
Replies will be due on Monday, March 27, 2017
Grades 9-12:            

Notification letters will be sent on Friday, March 10, 2017
Email notifications can be sent at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017
Replies will be due on Tuesday, March 21, 2017


  • Once notification letters 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 letters have been sent. 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 New Roads Elementary School
Adat Ari El Day School The Oaks School
Berkeley Hall School Oakwood School
Beth Hillel Day School Pilgrim School
Brawerman Elementary School PS1 Pluralistic School
Brentwood School Pressman Academy
The Buckley School Seven Arrows Elementary School
Calvary Christian School Sierra Canyon School
Campbell Hall School Sinai Akiba Academy
Carlthorp School St. James’ Episcopal School
The Center for Early Education St. Matthew’s Parish School
Chadwick School Temple Emanuel Academy Day School
Chatsworth Hills Academy Temple Israel of Hollywood
Children’s Community School Turning Point School
The Country School Valley Beth Shalom Day School
Crossroads School  Viewpoint School
Curtis School Village School
Echo Horizon School The Wesley School
Hollywood Schoolhouse Westerly School
Ilan Ramon Day School Westland School
John Thomas Dye School Westside Neighborhood School
Kadima Hebrew Academy Westside Waldorf School
Laurence School Wildwood School
Los Encinos School The Willows Community School
Mirman School Windward School
  Wise School