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Middle School Admissions


PS1 Pluralistic School alumni often become leaders in their middle school settings. They articulate what they think and feel, show a strong sense of self and compassion for others, and know themselves as learners. One alumna said, “I am where I am today because PS1 gave me the tools to believe in myself, speak up for myself, speak out against injustice, embrace my individuality, look at problems from multiple angles and understand other perspectives.” The high placement ratio of our graduates into independent secondary schools and their success at the private or public school of their choice stems directly from the well-rounded and rich elementary education which PS1 provides. Below is a list of the wide range of middle schools our students have attended in recent years.

PS1 Class of 2024 was admitted to the following independent middle schools: Archer, Berkeley Hall, Brentwood, Buckley, Crossroads, Geffen, Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough, Milken, New Roads, Oakwood, Santa Monica Preparatory, St. Matthews, Viewpoint, Wildwood & Windward.

Middle school matriculation for the last 10 years (Classes of 2015-2024):

Archer School: 16
Arete Prep Academy: 1
Berkeley Hall: 1
Brentwood School: 20
Buckley School: 3
Campbell Hall: 1
Chadwick School: 2
Crossroads School: 24
Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS): 1
Geffen Academy: 9
Harvard-Westlake School: 15
Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School: 1
John Adams Middle School: 9
Lincoln Middle School: 9
Lindero Canyon Middle School: 2
Malibu Middle School: 1
Manzanita School: 2
Mark Twain Middle School: 1
Marlborough School: 9
Milken Community School: 2
New Roads School: 16
Oaks Christian School: 1
Park Century School: 1
Paul Revere Middle School: 13
Polytechnic School: 1
Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH): 2
St. Matthew's Parish School: 1
St. Raphael Catholic School: 1
Westchester Lutheran School: 1
Westside Neighborhood School: 1
Westmark School: 1
Wildwood School: 22
The Willows School: 1
Windward School: 60
Moved to Another U.S. City: 4

The list below indicates colleges and universities that many of our alumni have attended in recent years:

American University, Bard College, Barnard College, Boston University, Brown University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Colgate University, Columbia University, Colorado College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Davidson College, Duke University, Elon University, Emerson College, Eugene Lang College at The New School, George Washington University, Indiana University, Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins, Lewis and Clark College, Loyola Marymount University, Middlebury College, New York University, Notre Dame, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Pitzer College, Rice University, Spelman College, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of Arizona, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Delaware, University of Michigan, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of Southern California, University of St. Andrews, University of Washington, University of Vermont, Whitman College, William & Mary, Vassar, Yale