questions & answers
What is The Hollywood Schoolhouse Admissions Policy?
Preschool – We believe that a child’s success in an Early Childhood program depends on a home-school connection. Therefore, entrance into the preschool is based on the family interview, and we do not meet or assess children until after they have been accepted. In accepting children, we strive for a balance of boys and girls in our classes, as well as socio-economic, and cultural diversity. We look for varying family structures, geographic and racial diversity. Although priority is accorded to faculty and staff children, as well as siblings of current students, enrollment is never guaranteed.
Kindergarten – Entrance into Kindergarten is based on a family interview, observation of the child in his/her preschool setting, and recommendations from the applicant’s preschool teachers. Hollywood Schoolhouse welcomes all types of learners. Families will be given information about the Kindergarten application process in September, the year before their child would enter Kindergarten. All children must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year they will be entering Kindergarten. There are no exceptions.
First through Sixth Grade – Admission is based on testing and assessment, as well as a family interview, and a Hollywood Schoolhouse visit by the child.
Sibling Policy -- Siblings will be given special attention during the admissions process, with the above criteria in mind. We give priority consideration to siblings of current students, but enrollment is not guaranteed.
Hollywood Schoolhouse does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, financial resources or disability. A family’s ability to pay in no way affects the admissions process.
When can I visit the school?
Parents are encouraged to call the school (323)-465-1320 to schedule a tour. We have many tours from September through January. All tours are Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Is there an application deadline?
We accept ECE applications year-round. Kindergarten - 6th Grade applications are due December 16, 2016 [by noon].
Do you have Financial Aid available?
Yes. Need-based financial aid is available. Find all information under the 'affording hollywood schoolhouse' tab.
What is the Admissions Timeline?
September – December:
Tours are given, and applications are accepted.
All applicants who meet the priority deadline are guaranteed an interview.
Preschool Letters of Intent to Enroll are emailed out.
Letters of notification for K-6th are emailed out on March 18, 2017