We strongly recommend that you begin the admissions process by attending one of our Open House events. These are specifically planned and laid out to give you, the visitor, a great look into The Wesley School.
Our Lower School Open House events start with Community so that you may have the opportunity to see what that is all about. Community is followed by a student-guided tour of the campus, including classroom visits. The morning culminates with a variety of presentations and a question-and-answer period.
There will be three opportunities to attend a Lower School Open House: October 17, 2018, November 28, 2018, and May 8, 2019 (for those families interested in the 2019-2020 school year). Each visit begins at 8:45am and ends around 11:15am.
The Application Process
Please visit the Application Process page on the drop down menu on our Admissions link. This page will provide step by step instructions and an online application to complete. Contact the School's admissions office at 818-508-4717 if you have any questions.
Kindergarten: After the application and fee for a prospective kindergartener have been received, parents will be contacted by the admissions office to schedule the first group visit for your child(ren). The first visit will last about 45 minutes long, and includes both a child/parent activity, as well as separate activities for each. These groups include ten applicants, and are usually scheduled from November through January. Children will also be invited back for a second visit, where they will participate in a larger group setting. This visit will take place in mid-February. We feel very strongly that it can be challenging for children to come to a new environment and have that one visit give us a true reflection of who they are. We feel fortunate that we have the ability to have children come for two visits, as often they are much more comfortable the second time around, and we have the opportunity to get to know them better.
1st through 5th Grades: Students applying to 1st-5th grade will be contacted by the Admissions Office as their application is received to schedule a partial visit day for their child. They will meet with the teacher of the grade that they are in currently, and 1st-4th grade applicants will complete assessments in math, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing.
5th Grade: All students applying for 5th grade and above must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). We will be administering the ISEE at The Wesley School on three different dates.
ISEE Testing Dates
The ISEE will be administered at The Wesley School on Saturday, November 3, 2018, Saturday, January 26, 2019 and Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00am-12:30pm. For ISEE registration, go to www.iseetest.org. The Wesley School's code is 054283.
Parents of all applicants will be called for an interview with an admissions officer.