Important Dates:

Families Applying for Kindergarten 2022

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  • Application Deadlines

    August 9, 2021
    SIBLING admissions application deadline

    Week of August 23, 2021 - sibling family conversations with Lynn Wagmeister

    November 1, 2021
    NEW FAMILY admissions application deadline

    January 10, 2022
    OUT-OF-STATE admissions application deadline (pending space availability on our evaluation days)

  • Tours, Interviews, and Assessments

    Spring 2021
    We are currently inviting families to sign up for a 40-50 minute virtual interview with a member of our Admissions Team. These individual family meetings are an opportunity to answer your initial questions about our community and to learn more about our admissions process, as it now stands. Following this conversation, families will receive access to our online Kindergarten 2022 application. To schedule your virtual interview, please fill out an Inquiry Form and respond to the confirmation email. Based on LA County health guidelines, we are not offering campus tours at this time, but we are excited to do so as soon as possible. Those who virtually interview in the spring will receive priority notification of our tour opportunities as we become aware of them.


    Fall 2021
    Carlthorp School's admissions process will remain in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and we are updating our process regularly. It is our hope to resume offering Tuesday and Thursday campus tours/interviews to prospective families as soon as we are permitted to do so by the LA County Department of Public Health. Those who virtually interview in the spring will receive priority notification of our tour opportunities as we become aware of them.


    December 11, 2021
    SIBLING Student Readiness Assessments

    January 8, January 22, and February 5, 2022
    As of now, we plan to hold NEW FAMILY Student Readiness Assessments on the above days. Specific assessment details will be shared as they become available.


    January 26, 27, and February 1, 2, and 3, 2022
    As of now, we plan to invite families to our fun and interactive Prospective Parent Coffees on the above days. These may take place virtually or on campus. In December 2021, parents will receive an invitation to select their preferred session.

  • Notification Dates

    March 11, 2022 
    Kindergarten admissions decisions will be published at 5:00 p.m. on the online Parent Portal 

    March 18, 2022 
    Parent admissions responses due

    Spring-Summer, 2022:
    Families who apply following our March admissions decision date will be added to our K-22 wait pool, to be considered if openings arise throughout the Summer. After the first day of school in September, applications will be rolled over for consideration the following year. Carlthorp School does not offer mid-year admissions. 

Families Applying for Grades 1–6 2022

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  • Application Deadlines

    Grade-level applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, following a parent tour and interview. Families who have submitted completed applications by January 15 will have the greatest opportunity to be considered on our March admit date for the following September. Families that apply later in the cycle will be considered for openings that arise throughout the Spring and Summer.


  • Tours, Interviews, and Assessments

    After November 4, 2021
    Parents interested in placing their child(ren) in Grades 1-6 for September 2022 may join our grade level process starting November 4, 2021. Please fill out an inquiry form and email us to schedule a virtual interview.

    Prospective students will be invited to undergo an admissions assessment once student openings are determined, typically beginning in February of each year.

    Students to be assessed are selected from an applicant pool and a wait-pool. Carlthorp School strives to select students who are the best “match” for the class and for the space that has become available. We do not keep a ranked list.

  • Notification Dates

    March 11, 2022 
    Admissions decisions will be published at on the online Parent Portal for the first round of openings

    March 18, 2022
    Parent admissions responses due

    Spring-Summer, 2022:
    Families with late applications will be added to our Grade Level wait pools, to be considered if openings arise throughout the Summer. After the first day of school in September, applications will be rolled over for consideration the following year. Carlthorp School does not offer mid-year admissions.