Application Process

This page will provide you with step-by-step instructions for completing the application process to The Wesley School for your child(ren). Please pay special attention to the different requirements for the each of the grade levels. Some forms, such as recommendation forms, are specific to the grade your child might be applying to. If you have any questions along the way, do not hesitate to contact us either via email at admissions@wesleyschool.org or by phone at (818) 508-4717.

The deadline for Fall 2018 applications is January 19, 2018.

Step 1: Complete an online application

To begin the application process, please click here. Complete the Online Application, which, once submitted, will go directly to our database.

Pay the $125 application fee via credit card through the online application. If the fee is an extreme hardship, please call the admissions office at (818) 508-4717.

Step 2: Download the following forms by clicking on the links

For All applicants:

Photo Submission Form
This form should be completed and mailed directly to the school with the photos requested.

For Kindergarten applicants:

Teacher Evaluation Form
This form should be given to your child’s current teacher.

For 1st Grade applicants:

Teacher Evaluation Form
This form should be given to your child’s current teacher.

Administrator Recommendation Form
This form should be given to your child’s current school office for the Principal or Head of School to complete.

Transcript Request Form
This form must be signed by you first and then given to your child’s current school to be forwarded to us, along with your child's official school records.

For 2nd through 5th Grade applicants:

Teacher Recommendation Form (not for 1st grade applicants - see above)
Please print two copies of this form and give one to your child’s current teacher and one to your child’s teacher from last year.

Administrator Recommendation Form
This form should be given to your child’s current school office for the Principal or Head of School to complete.

Transcript Request Form
This form must be signed by you first and then given to your child’s current school to be forwarded to us, along with your child's official school records.

For 6th through 8th Grade applicants:

Common English Recommendation Form
Please print this form and give to your child's current English teacher.

Common Math Recommendation Form
Please print this form and give to your child's current math teacher.

Common Administrator Recommendation Form
This form should be given to your child's current school office for the Principal or Head of School to complete.

Common Transcript Request Form
This form must be signed by you first and then given to your child's current school to be forwarded to us, along with your child's official school records.

Middle School Questionnaire
Please print this form and have your child complete it in his/her own handwriting.

Step 3: Student School Visits and Student and Parent Interviews

Parents of kindergarten applicants will be contacted by the admissions office to schedule a small group visit of three to four students per group. These will take place between November 1 and January 31. A second, large group visit will take place in mid-February when students will come in groups of 14 to 16 students. The admissions office will contact you at the end of January to confirm this second visit. All parents will also meet with the Director of Admissions to complete their parent interview.

Parents of applicants to 1st through 5th grades will be contacted by the admissions office in January to schedule a partial-day visit for their child. We do our best to coordinate the applicant visit and parent interviews on the same day.

Parents of middle school applicants will be contacted in December or January to schedule an applicant interview with one of our middle school teachers and a parent interview with the Middle School Head. These interviews are coordinated at the same time, and the visit includes a school tour for the applicant, given by a current middle school student.

Step 4: Assessments and Testing

  • Kindergarten – See above under Step 3.
  • 1st through 4th grade – During the visit day (explained above), applicants will spend one-on-one time with one of our teachers to complete an assessment in math, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing.
  • 5th through 8th grade – Applicants to 5th-8th grade take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). This test is designed to assess a students’ academic achievement and is produced by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB).
  • In order for The Wesley School to receive your child’s test scores, be sure to use Wesley’s school code, 054283.
  • To register for the ISEE, click here.
  • The Wesley School offers the ISEE on campus on Saturday, January 27, 2018 and Saturday, February 24, 2018.

It is the goal of all of us here at Wesley to help make the application process as user-friendly and as non-stressful as possible. Our objective is to give you an opportunity to get to know our school so that you may feel comfortable in your decision, come the end of March. To that end, we encourage you to come to additional events at the School at any time and to interact with us as frequently as your schedule allows and as much as you like. We’re here to help!

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