COVID-19 Pandemic Admissions Process

Lower School Process

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our campus is closed with Distance Learning in operation, but the Admissions Office is open remotely!

We look forward to meeting you and your family and would like to reach out to you personally to answer any questions you may have at this time. Please complete our online inquiry form, and we will arrange a meeting with a member of our Admissions Department.
Due to the current restrictions that are in place, we will not be hosting any Spring 2020 tours.

1. Personal Tour

A personal tour for each applicant family will be hosted by a member of our Admissions department. Tours will be by appointment only after the online application form is completed. Once an application has been submitted, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your visit. Tours will be approximately one hour and held during the week on school days. 

Additionally, our Head of School will host small group virtual meetings for applicant families.

Virtual meetings and visiting our school are beneficial components of our admissions process. A personal tour is a terrific opportunity to see The Willows in action –- you’ll visit our state-of-the-art facilities, observe classes in session, and hear directly from admissions about our philosophy and curriculum. Tours will be by appointment only.

Should the current situation change, we will be hosting more on-campus events for our prospective families.

2. Complete an Online Application

Due to the current situation, we have reduced our application fee from $150 to $100. We are requesting that families complete the application before a tour is scheduled. Our online application will be available on July 15, 2020. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year for DK-5th is December 18, 2020. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help you through the admissions process!

Cody Gutches
Admissions Coordinator

3. Schedule an Interview

After submitting an application and attending a tour, prospective parents meet with Kim Feldman, the Director of Enrollment Management, or another senior member of the faculty or administration. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their children, share information, and ask questions they may have about the school. Please do not bring your child to this appointment.

4. Student Visits

Information regardng student visits and assessments is to be determined and will be posted when finalized.

5. Other Requirements

In addition to the application, we require the following materials:
  • For Developmental Kindergarten and Kindergarten: Preschool Evaluation Form filled out by the preschool. This form is sent directly from The Willows to the preschool.
  • For grades 1–5: Student Evaluation Form filled out by the applicant's current teacher and sent directly to The Willows. This form can be found online under supporting application materials and forms.
The Willows Community School subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity with respect to employment, participation in available programs, and access to schools and student services. All individuals without regard to race, color, religion, natural origin, age, sex or disability are provided equal employment opportunities and access to programs administered under the auspices of The Willows Community School.

About Us

The Willows School is a DK-8 independent school serving greater Los Angeles.

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8509 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (310) 815-0411
Fax: (310)815-0425
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