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APPLYING TO PS1 Pluralistic School

The best way to learn about PS1 is to start by filling out the Inquiry Form.  By filling out the form, you will receive our admissions packet and be in our system to receive communications and updates about the admissions process.

The application for the 2025-2026 school year will become available in June 2024. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@psone.org or (310) 394-1313 ext. 107 ASAP if you are interested in applying for the 2024-2025 school year. To be eligible to enroll for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, your child must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2024.

A non-refundable application fee of $150 must be submitted with your application. An application fee waiver is available if you intend to apply for tuition assistance. Please contact Evelyn Cazún at admissions@psone.org for more information. Teacher evaluation forms (and transcripts) are required.




Both parents (when applicable) are required to tour the school before their Parent Interview. An application does not have to be submitted before taking a tour. Tours are for parents only and give you a chance to ask questions and experience our program in-depth. Space is limited and reservations are required. We highly recommend you attend a tour as soon as you are able.  CLICK HERE to fill out an Inquiry/Tour form and be notified when Fall tour dates are available.


(September - February)

Once an application has been submitted and both parents (when applicable) have toured, the Admissions Office is able to schedule the Parent Interview. Both parents are required to attend the Parent Interview. The Parent Interview lasts for approximately 45 minutes and is an opportunity for parents to discuss their family’s educational expectations and goals.


(November - February)

The Child Visit is a time for your child to try PS1 on and to interact with their age group. This visit will provide us with an opportunity to observe and get to know your child in our setting and a chance for your child to experience PS1 with a group of same-age children. Specific Child Visit guidelines are shared with an applicant family ahead of the Child Visit appointment to ensure a great visit.


Evaluation Forms (and transcripts for children applying for grades 1st-6th) are to be completed by your child’s current school. Evaluations are confidential and, therefore, need to be submitted directly to PS1 electronically, by your child's current school.

CLICK HERE for more information and the forms to submit.


Socioeconomic diversity is important in building an inclusive community at PS1. Tuition Assistance is provided to Twenty-nine percent of the student for the 2023-2024 school year. Application forms must be completed by the assigned deadlines. To learn more about the program and receive application materials, simply click the checkbox in the admissions application. CLICK HERE for more information.


The application process begins in the fall of the year prior to enrolling and must be completed by early February of the enrollment year. Notification of application status or decision letters are sent in March for fall enrollment in the same year. After our first round of admissions is complete in March, late applications are processed on a space-available basis.

Once enrollment is offered, we require a non-refundable tuition deposit and a signed enrollment contract,  to reserve a space for your child.


Because we cannot make an offer of enrollment to every applicant, we maintain an active waitpool. To be in the waitpool, a family must have completed all application requirements and received a waitpool decision from the Admissions Committee. Applications in the waitpool are non-prioritized, and are considered based on our need to balance class groupings. The waitpool does not, however, roll over to the next year. To be considered for the following school year’s enrollment, a family must reapply.