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Thank you for your interest in applying to Viewpoint!
 
If you would like to learn more about the possibility of applying late, after our annual December 15 deadline, we encourage you to contact us.  Please call us at 818-591-6560, or drop us a line at admission@viewpoint.org.  We’ll get back to you promptly.
 
We give full consideration to applications from qualified students for any grade, with our key entry points (where we add additional seats) at Kindergarten, Middle School (both Sixth and Seventh Grades), and Upper School (Ninth Grade). Each grade is subject to space availability.
 
We work carefully to shape a student body that represents a broad range of interests, abilities, and backgrounds, one whose families are aligned with our School’s mission and values.

Important dates for families applying for admission for the 2021-22 school year: 

Application deadline: December 15, 2020
Financial Aid application deadline: January 15, 2021
Teacher Evaluations and Transcripts due: January 15, 2021
Grades 9-12 Decision Notification Date: March 5, 2021
Grades K-8 Decision Notification Date: March 12, 2021

Applying to Kindergarten

List of 6 items.

  • Step One: Submit an Application

    There are three ways you can submit an application:
    1. Via Viewpoint's own application, accessed from the red "Apply Online" link that you see on the left of this webpage.
    2. Via the common instrument provided by The Enrollment Management Association called the Standard Application Online (SAO). The SAO is accepted by Viewpoint and all other member schools. There is no difference between using the SAO or Viewpoint's own application. Click the SAO icon to the left.
    3. Via a paper application. The Application Forms sections on the right side of the page contain .pdf forms of all required application documents.
  • Step Two: Schedule a Family Meeting

    The Office of Admission will contact you after receipt of your application to schedule your Family Meeting. We ask that both parents and the child attend the Family Meeting. It is likely these appointments will be conducted via Zoom for the upcoming admission cycle. 
  • Step Three: Kindergarten Screening

    All applicants to Kindergarten get to spend a little bit of time with us in a special screening that helps us get a sense of their developmental maturity and readiness for our full-day Kindergarten program.

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents for our prospective families, it is likely that we will be modifying this requirement and using alternative means to capture this information. Updates to our process for applicants to the 21-22 school year will appear here. 
  • Step Four: Submit Required Forms

    Parents should complete the top portion of the Preschool Director’s Evaluation, the Preschool Teacher’s Evaluation and the Consent for Release of Student Information form and give them to the child’s current school after December 1. If your child attends more than one preschool, please arrange to have evaluations completed by each school. The educators completing these forms should return them with academic records directly to Viewpoint School no later than January 15, 2021.

    These forms can be scanned and emailed to admission@viewpoint.org or mailed to:
    Viewpoint School
    ATTN: Office of Admission
    23620 Mulholland Highway
    Calabasas, CA 91302
     
    These documents can be found on the right side of this page.
     
  • Step Five: Financial Aid Application

    For families applying for financial aid, more information can be found on our Financial Aid webpage.
  • Kindergarten Admission FAQs

    Click here for a list of Kindergarten Admission frequently asked questions.

Applying to Grades 1-5

List of 9 items.

  • Step One: Submit an Application

    There are three ways you can submit an application:
    1. Via Viewpoint's own application, accessed from the red "Apply Online" link  you see on the left of this webpage.
    2. Via the common instrument provided by The Enrollment Management Association called the Standard Application Online (SAO). The SAO is accepted by Viewpoint and all other member schools. There is no difference between using the SAO or Viewpoint's own application. Click the SAO icon to the left.
    3. Via a paper application. The Application Forms sections on the right side of the page contain .pdf forms of all required application documents.
  • Step Two: Submit a Student Application (Grade 5)

    Students applying to Grades 5-12 are required to submit a Student Application Supplement. This Student Application Supplement must be submitted before the Family Meeting.

    The Student Application Supplement can be found in the Application Forms section on the right side of this page.
  • Step Three: Schedule a Family Meeting

    The Office of Admission will contact you after receipt of your application to schedule your Family Meeting. We ask that both parents and the child attend the Family Meeting. It is likely these appointments will be conducted via Zoom for the upcoming admission cycle. 
  • Step Four: Testing (Grades 1-4)

    Typically, all applicants to Grades One through Four spend a little bit of time with us in a special testing session that helps us get a sense of their academic fit for our elementary program. 

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents for our prospective families, it is likely that we will be modifying this requirement and using alternative means to capture this information. Updates to our process for applicants to the 21-22 school year will appear here.
  • Step Four: Test Optional Information (Grade 5)


    This information applies to all candidates to Grades 5 except for those who require F-1 student visas. For international students requiring an F-1 visa, see the information in the section below.

    Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and the significant and varied challenges it presents for our prospective families, Viewpoint has modified our admission process for the 21-22 year to adopt a test optional policy regarding the ISEE or SSAT. We want to ensure that our process remains equitable during this time of stress for families, as well as uncertainty over potentially limited access to standardized assessment sittings. 

    This is in keeping with recent shifts in higher education, as college admission offices across the country are in the process of reexamining the use of standardized testing. The policy change allows our applicants to decide for themselves whether or not taking an at-home version of either the ISEE or SSAT would provide an accurate reflection of their academic ability and potential.

    For now, this change, which reflects the exigencies of the time, applies to students applying to the 21-22 school year only.
     
    For more information about the ISEE and SSAT, click the links below.  
     
    www.iseetest.org. (Viewpoint’s school code is 050423).  
    www.ssat.org (Viewpoint’s school code is 7940).
     
    We consider scores from either exam equally. Additionally, students may sit for these tests more than once if they like. They can also sit for both if they wish. 
  • Step Four: Standardized Testing for International Applicants Requiring F-1 Visas (Grade 5)

    International Applicants to Grades 5-12 Requiring F-1 Visas: SSAT or ISEE
    International students requiring F-1 Visas are required to take either the ISEE or SSAT. 

    For more information about testing options and locations for the ISEE and SSAT, click the links below.  
     
    www.iseetest.org. (Viewpoint’s school code is 050423).  
    www.ssat.org (Viewpoint’s school code is 7940).
     
    We consider scores from either exam equally. Additionally, students may sit for these tests more than once if they like. They can also sit for both if they wish. 
  • Step Five: Submit Transcripts and Required Forms

    Parents should complete the top portion of the Administrator’s Evaluation, the Teacher’s Evaluation and the Consent for Release of Student Information form and give them to the child’s current school after December 1. The educators completing these forms should return them with academic records directly to Viewpoint School no later than January 15, 2021. These forms can be scanned and emailed to admission@viewpoint.org or mailed to:
     
    Viewpoint School
    ATTN: Office of Admission
    23620 Mulholland Highway
    Calabasas, CA 91302
     
    These documents can be found on the right side of this page.
  • Step Six: Financial Aid Application

    For families applying for financial aid, more information can be found on our Financial Aid webpage.
  • Grades 1-5 Admission FAQs

    Click here for Grades 1-5 Admission frequently asked questions.

Applying to Grades 6-12

List of 9 items.

  • Step One: Submit a Parent Application

    There are three ways you can submit an application:
    1. Via Viewpoint's own application, accessed from the red "Apply Online" link that you see on the left of this webpage.
    2. Via the common instrument provided by The Enrollment Management Association called the Standard Application Online (SAO). The SAO is accepted by Viewpoint and all other member schools. There is no difference between using the SAO or Viewpoint's own application. Click the SAO icon to the left.
    3. Via a paper application. The Application Forms sections on the right side of the page contain .pdf forms of all required application documents.
  • Step Two: Submit a Student Application

    Students applying to Grades 5-12 are required to submit a Student Application Supplement. This Student Application Supplement must be submitted before the Family Meeting.

    The Student Application Supplement can be found in the Application Forms section on the right side of this page.
  • Step Three: Schedule a Family Meeting

    The Office of Admission will contact you after receipt of your application to schedule your Family Meeting. We ask that both parents and the child attend the Family Meeting. It is likely these appointments will be conducted via Zoom for the upcoming admission cycle. 
  • Step Four: Test Optional Information (Grades 6-9)

    This information applies to all candidates to Grades 5-9 except for those who require F-1 student visas. For international students requiring an F-1 visa, see the information in the section below.

    Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and the significant and varied challenges it presents for our prospective families, Viewpoint has modified our admission process for the 21-22 year to adopt a test optional policy regarding the ISEE or SSAT. We want to ensure that our process remains equitable during this time of stress for families, as well as uncertainty over potentially limited access to standardized assessment sittings. 

    This is in keeping with recent shifts in higher education, as college admission offices across the country are in the process of reexamining the use of standardized testing. The policy change allows our applicants to decide for themselves whether or not taking an at-home version of either the ISEE or SSAT would provide an accurate reflection of their academic ability and potential.

    For now, this change, which reflects the exigencies of the time, applies to students applying to the 21-22 school year only.
     
    For more information about the ISEE and SSAT, click the links below.  
     
    www.iseetest.org. (Viewpoint’s school code is 050423).  
    www.ssat.org (Viewpoint’s school code is 7940).
  • Step Four: Standardized Testing (Grades 10-12 and International Applicants to Grades 6-12 Requiring F-1 Visas)

    Applicants to Grades 10-12: PSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, or ISEE
    In the case of transfer student applicants (those applying to 10th, 11th, or 12th grades), Viewpoint encourages students to submit recent standardized test scores, if available. Viewpoint accepts the PSAT, PACT, SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT.

    International Applicants to Grades 5-12 Requiring F-1 Visas: SSAT or ISEE
    International students requiring F-1 Visas are required to take either the ISEE or SSAT. 

    For more information about testing options and locations for the ISEE and SSAT, click the links below.  
     
    www.iseetest.org. (Viewpoint’s school code is 050423).  
    www.ssat.org (Viewpoint’s school code is 7940).
     
    We consider scores from either exam equally. Additionally, students may sit for these tests more than once if they like. They can also sit for both if they wish. 
  • Step Five: Take the Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) Online at Home


    Why?  Because character matters to us.
    We know that your child is much more than just test scores and grades in an application folder. Those are important, but they tell us only part of who your child is. The Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) helps us to know your child better from multiple angles beyond grades and scores.
     
    You may be considering Viewpoint because you are seeking an education that prizes and develops not only academic excellence, but also character, values and social-emotional growth. To that end, the Snapshot provides an opportunity for us to explore the ways in which Viewpoint’s community might enrich and benefit from your child’s intellectual curiosity, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, resilience, open mindedness, and social awareness.
     
    The Snapshot can provide our Admission Committee with a clearer picture of your child’s personality and character. It complements traditional cognitive assessments and can illuminate your child’s unique attributes to a greater degree, helping us know your child better. On the Character Skills Snapshot, there are no “wrong answers.”
     
    How much does it cost?
    The fee to take the Character Skills Snapshot is $35. 

    Families applying for Financial Aid will receive a fee waiver code via email. If you have questions about the fee waiver, please contact Patrick LaBo at patrick.labo@viewpoint.org
     
    What’s involved in taking it?
    Your child takes the Snapshot at home, online, at any time that’s convenient for them.  It’s about 20 minutes long. The Snapshot is accessed via a link provided to the parents upon registering.
     
    How can I learn more? 
    Click here for answers to commonly asked questions about the CSS.

    How do I register my child to take the CSS? 
    Create an account to register for the CSS here. For detailed instructions on how to register for the CSS, click here

    How do we send the Snapshot report to Viewpoint? 
    Within two weeks of your child taking the Snapshot, parents will receive notice that their child’s report has been posted.  Parents must then release the report to Viewpoint.

    You cannot choose Viewpoint as a recipient prior to your receiving the report. For detailed instructions on how to send the report, click here
     
  • Step Six: Submit Transcripts and Required Forms

    Parents should complete the top portion of the Administrator’s Evaluation, the English Teacher’s Evaluation, the Mathematics Teacher’s Evaluation, and the Consent for Release of Student Information form and give them to the child’s current school after December 1. The educators completing these forms should return them with academic records directly to Viewpoint School no later than January 15, 2021. These forms can be scanned and emailed to admission@viewpoint.org or mailed to:
     
    Viewpoint School
    ATTN: Office of Admission
    23620 Mulholland Highway
    Calabasas, CA 91302
     
    These documents can be found on the right side of this page.
  • Step Seven: Financial Aid Application

    For families applying for financial aid, more information can be found on our Financial Aid webpage. 
  • Grades 6-12 Admission FAQs

    Click here for Grades 6-12 Admission frequently asked questions.

International Applicants Requiring F-1 Visas

Viewpoint School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. A small number of international students study at Viewpoint, and we are able to issue I-20s for international students.

International families interesting in applying should keep the following points in mind:
  • Viewpoint is a day school with no boarding facilities, and we do not undertake to place international students in homestay programs.
  • Viewpoint does not offer ESL courses. Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate excellent verbal and written English.
  • We strongly prefer that students from abroad — if they are not living with their own family — reside with relatives or friends in the area who have a vested interest in their well-being.
  • In the admission process, we prefer in-person meetings with the applicant and parents. When this is not possible, we are able to conduct Skype or Zoom interviews.
  • Additional updates regarding the 2021-22 application process for international applicants will be posted here soon. 
Viewpoint School is committed to enrolling a diverse student body. The School admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission and tuition assistance policies, and athletic, or other school-administered programs.
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