Admissions Process

Middle School Process

1. Attend a Middle School Open House

The Open House is a required component of our admissions process, for parents as well as for prospective students. It’s a terrific opportunity to see The Willows in action –- you’ll visit our state-of-the-art facilities and meet with our Head of School to learn about the school’s program and philosophy. You’ll also hear directly from teachers about the curriculum. While parents tour the school, students participate in a “mini-day” at The Willows, attending four short classes that give them the feel for the school and its philosophy.

The open houses are on Saturday mornings from 9:00-12pm. We have open houses on October 7th, 2017 and December 2nd, 2017. Reservations are required. Please complete our inquiry form to indicate your preferred date to attend an open house. After we receive the form, we will contact you to confirm the reservation. The open houses are for parents and students.

2. Complete an Online Application

Please complete our online application. The application deadline for 6th-8th is  January 5th, 2018. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help you through the admissions process!

3. Schedule Interviews for Parents and Student

Parents and children schedule their interviews for the same day. Parents meet with Kim Feldman, Director of Enrollment Management, to discuss their children, share information, and ask questions they may have about the school. At the same time, their child meets with Erica Warren, our Associate Director of Admissions, for a one-on-one interview and an informal assessment.

4. Other Requirements

In addition to the application, we require the following materials (all found under supporting application forms):

  • Teacher Recommendation forms - must be sent directly to The Willows by the teacher completing the recommendation.
  • Student Information Release form
  • Middle School Student Questionnaire 
  • Administrative Recommendation form - must be sent directly to The Willows by the administrator completing the recommendation. 
  • Standardized tests - we ask that all students applying to the middle school complete the ISEE (Independent Secondary School Entrance Exam) by  February 23rd of the application year. You can learn more about the test and register at the Educational Records Bureau website www.iseetest.org. The Willows code for the ISEE is 054235.
  • All forms are due no later than January 31st, 2018
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.
The Willows  |  A DK-8 independent school serving greater Los Angeles.
8509 HIGUERA STREET
CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232
PHONE 310 815 0411 FAX 310 815 0425