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. 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.

Step 1: Click HERE to submit your child's application for the 2021-22 school year.

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

For All applicants:

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

For Kindergarten applicants:

Teacher Evaluation Form
Please give (or email) to your child's current teacher for completion between December 1 and January 31.

For 1st Grade applicants:

Teacher Evaluation Form
Please give (or email) to your child's current teacher for completion between December 1 and January 31.

Administrator Recommendation Form
Please give (or email) to your child’s current school office for the Principal or Head of School to complete. Not required for students applying from public schools.

Transcript Request Form
Please fill out, sign as parent/guardian, and then give (or scan/email) 
to your child’s current school to be forwarded to us, along with your child's official school records.

For 2nd through 6th Grade applicants:

Teacher Recommendation Form
Please print (or email) two copies of this form and give one to your child’s current teacher and one to your child’s teacher from last year for completion between December 1 and January 31.

Administrator Recommendation Form
Please give (or email) to your child’s current school for the Principal or Head of School to complete. Not required for students applying from public schools.

Transcript Request Form
Please fill out, sign as parent/guardian, and then give (or scan/email) to your child’s current school to be forwarded to us, along with your child's official school records.

For 7th through 8th Grade applicants:

English Recommendation Form
Please give (or email) to your child's current English teacher.

Math Recommendation Form
Please give (or email) to your child's current Math teacher.

Administrator Recommendation Form
Please give (or email) to your child's current school for the Principal or Head of School to complete. Not required for students applying from public schools.

Transcript Request Form
Please fill out, sign as parent/guardian, and then give (or scan/email) to your child's current school to be forwarded to us, along with your child's official school records.

Middle School Questionnaire
In addition to the list just above, please have your child complete this questionnaire in his/her own handwriting before mailing (scan/emailing) to us.

Step 3: Student School Visits and Student and Parent Interviews

During a typical school year, parents of kindergarten applicants will be contacted by the admissions office to schedule a group visit of ten 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 to schedule partial-day visits for the children. We do our best to coordinate the applicant visits and parent interviews on the same day.

Parents of middle school applicants will be contacted 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.

Please note that as the trajectory of the pandemic unfolds, we will adjust our process based on health and safety guidelines and protocols.

Step 4: Assessments and Testing

Due to health and safety concerns, additional information about the kind of assessments, group visits, and testing required for Kindergarten-4th grade applicants is forthcoming. In addition, we will not be requiring the ISEE test for those 5th-8th grade applicants applying for the 2021-22 school year.

It is our goal to make the application process as user-friendly and as non-stressful as possible. We hope to provide you numerous opportunities to get to know our school so that you may feel comfortable in your decision come March.