Overview

ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW

APPLYING TO PS1 Pluralistic School

To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 5 years old by December 1. If you are interested in submitting an application for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact our Admissions Office at 310-394-1313 ext. 107.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to apply for a sibling is Friday, September 27; for a new applicant it is Friday, December 13, 2019. We give priority to applications received by the deadline which means we are able to guarantee the scheduling of the Parent Interview and Child Visit appointments (required appointments in order to be considered for admission).

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 admissions@psone.org for more information. Teacher evaluation forms (and transcripts) are required.

CLICK HERE to begin the application.

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

FOR A HELPFUL GUIDE THROUGH PS1'S ADMISSION PROCESS, CLICK HERE

SCHOOL TOUR

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.

PARENT INTERVIEW

(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.

CHILD VISIT

(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.

FINANCIAL AID

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.

WAITPOOL

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.