What Kind of School is Seven Arrows?
Seven Arrows is an independent, small-by-design K-6 school serving approximately 140 students from the Pacific Palisades and surrounding areas. We are a school community committed to brain research, child development, and the latest and best pedagogical practices. Our school community maintains that meaningful education is ever-evolving and responsive. We incorporate progressive, traditional and research-based pedagogies to deliver a meaningful and positive educational experience for each child. In fact, each student at Seven Arrows has a personalized learning plan that charts their areas of growth and moves at their individual pace. Seven Arrows is an accredited member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
When Will I Learn If My Child is Admitted?
As part of the greater Los Angeles consortium of independent schools, Seven Arrows abides by the rules and dates set by the consortium each year. Admissions decisions are usually mailed the second Friday in March. For fall 2020 admission, decisions will be released at 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2020.
What Happens After an Inquiry is Submitted?
Once you have submitted your inquiry form, you will be assigned login credentials that will give you access to an Admission Portal. From there, you may sign up for a campus tour and complete the application and supplementary components. You will also schedule your Parent Conversation from within the portal. A checklist with due dates is provided to help guide you through the process.
In January and February, the Admissions Office will contact you to either inform you of the date your child will be observed at their preschool (kindergarten applicants) or to set up a time for your child to visit Seven Arrows (grade 1-6 applicants).
Does Seven Arrows Require an Entrance Examination?
No entrance examination is required in the admissions process. However, if you are applying for entry into grades 1-6 and your child has undergone standardized testing at his or her previous school (i.e. STAR testing in a public school or CTP4 or ISEE testing in an independent school), we do request a copy of those test results. As part of the admissions process, non-kindergarten applicants undergo an interactive one-on-one academic evaluation on the day of their visit to Seven Arrows. We do our best to ensure that this snapshot assessment is as low-anxiety and comfortable as possible for our applicants.
Does Seven Arrows Accept Applications for Children Not Entering Kindergarten?
Yes. Applications are accepted for all grades, 1 through 6. Admission into these grades is based on attrition and a variety of factors, including which applicant would bring the best balance to the classroom dynamic. Although the official application deadline is the same for these applicants, applications are accepted on a rolling basis and spaces are offered as they become available.
At What Age Can My Child Apply to Seven Arrows?
Children entering kindergarten should be five years old by September 1 of the year of entry.