APPLYING TO PS1 Pluralistic School
To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 5 years old by December 1.
We have passed the priority date of December 13, 2019, to apply for the 2020-2021 school year that assures enough time to process applications fully. We may still be able to process your application if you wish to apply now. Please contact our Admissions Office at (310) 394-1313 ext. 107. We’re here to help!
A non-refundable application fee of $125 must be submitted with your application. An application fee reduction is available if you intend to apply for Financial Aid. Please contact Evelyn Cazún at (310) 394-1313 ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Teacher evaluation forms (and transcripts) are required.
CLICK HERE to begin the application.
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Thursday Mornings: 8:45-10:45 a.m. (September - June)
Both parents (when applicable, even when living in separate households) 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 sign-up for an upcoming tour.
(October - February)
Once an application has been submitted and both parents have toured, the Admissions Office is able to schedule two appointments: one being the Parent Interview, the other the Child Visit. Both parents (when applicable, even when living in separate households locally) are required to attend the Parent Interview. Parents meet with the Director of Admissions for approximately 45 minutes to discuss their family’s educational expectations and goals.
(November - February)
Once an application has been submitted and parents have toured, the Admissions Office is able to schedule the appointments, one being the Child Visit (the other is the Parent Interview). This is a time for your child to try PS1 on and to interact with their age group. They will get to participate in the daily life of the school. The Child Visit lasts an hour for 4-6 year olds and a half or full day for applicants ages 7 and above. Parents will get more exposure to the daily life if PS1. 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
Evaluation Forms (and transcripts for children applying for grades 1st-5th) are to be completed by your child’s current school. Evaluations are confidential and, therefore, need to be submitted directly to PS1 either electronically, by fax or U.S. Mail 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. Twenty-one percent of our families receive Financial Aid. Our Financial Aid Committee meets in early March to allocate all the available funding for the year. Financial Aid forms must be completed by the assigned deadlines. To notify us you are interested in receiving the Financial Aid application materials, simply click the checkbox in the admissions application. CLICK HERE for more information on the Financial Aid Program.
NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION STATUS
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, a signed enrollment contract, and a completed set of enrollment forms 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.