Our admissions office is excited to meet you! Student-led tours and interviews with a member of our Admissions Committee are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the school year. To begin the process of scheduling a visit, please click here to fill out an Inquiry Form, listing any specific questions you may have in the "Additional Remarks" section.
Following submission of an Inquiry Form, please follow the directions sent in your confirmation e-mail to schedule your tour and parent interview.
Kindergarten applications are accepted at any time after a family takes a tour of our campus and has a conversation with our Admissions Team, but they must be submitted to Carlthorp School by November 1, 2023.
To receive an application for grades other than Kindergarten, prospective parents must fill out our Inquiry Form and then have a tour of campus and an interview with a member of our Admissions Team. Typically, for Grades 1-6, these interviews happen after the Kindergarten admissions process concludes on November 1 each year.
Carlthorp School accepts grade level applications on a rolling basis. Families who have submitted completed applications by January 15, 2024 will have the greatest opportunity to be considered for any available spaces in the class on our March decision date. Applicants are invited to campus and are reviewed as spaces arise, and those students may be offered admission or be asked to join the Wait Pool.
For those students in the Wait Pool who wish to be considered for admission when an opening occurs, families need to keep their files up-to-date by expressing their ongoing interest, and by sharing current progress reports and assessment scores as they become available.
In early February each year, our re-enrollment contracts are due, alerting us to any grade level spaces that may have become available. However, occasionally spaces open up well into the summer. Please know that we do not meet or assess Grade 1-6 applicants until we know if we are likely to have an opening in the appropriate grade.
For the 2023-2024 school year, Carlthorp School will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, and conclude on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
Additional Carlthorp School holidays include: Thanksgiving week, two weeks at Christmas, Presidents’ week, and the first week of April. We are also closed for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, and most National Holidays.
Carlthorp School is committed to having a socio-economically diverse community, and Financial Aid is available to students based on verifiable and qualified need. Following the submission of an application for admission, families should contact our Business Office directly to get their questions answered regarding our Financial Aid policies and procedures.
Application fee waivers are also available for families applying for Financial Aid and can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office at (310) 451-1332.
No. Many kinds of students from different blends of families thrive at Carlthorp School. We seek to enroll students who are joyful learners who come from families who value our Code of Conduct and who support our mission and culture.
We are a warm and diverse community of eager students and committed parents. Our 2023-2024 Kindergarten class comes from 13 different zip codes and 25 different sending schools.
We are extremely proud of our matriculation rates into the finest secondary schools in the City! Our students most often matriculate to the following schools (in alphabetical order):
Brentwood School Campbell Hall Episcopal School Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences Geffen Academy at UCLA Harvard-Westlake School Lincoln Middle School Marlborough School Milken Community School Mirman School New Roads School Oaks Christian School Paul Revere Middle School St. Matthew's Parish School The Archer School for Girls Viewpoint School Wildwood School Windward School