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Viewpoint School welcomes applications from qualified students for any grade. We maintain key entry points at Kindergarten, Middle School (both Sixth and Seventh Grades), and Upper School (Ninth Grade). Applications for all other grades are given full consideration and are subject to space availability.

In the wake of the recent fires and their impact on so many in our community, Viewpoint is happy to provide an extension on our December 17 admission application deadline to those who might need it. Please drop us a line at admission@viewpoint.org for assistance. 

December 17*: Application deadline for all grades *Let us know if we can help you by providing an extension.
January 15: Financial Aid Application deadline
February 1: Evaluations and school records due
March 8: Grades 9-12 admission decisions released
March 15: Grades K-8 admission decisions released
March 19: Reply deadline for families admitted to Grades 9-12
March 25:Reply deadline for families admitted to Grades K- 8
 
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call 818-591-6560.

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 visit with us in the Office of Admission for their Family Meeting.
  • 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.

    Kindergarten developmental readiness screenings typically take place on a Saturday in January or early February for one and a half hours. Families will be assigned to a screening date that will take place after we've had the chance to meet with an applicant family through the Family Meeting.

    We may also screen children in the Admission Office during school days, depending upon the time of year and the scheduling.
  • 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 January 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 February 1, 2019.

    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 7 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: 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 visit with us in the Office of Admission for their Family Meeting.
  • Step Three: Testing (Grades 1-4)

    All applicants to Grades One through Four get to 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. The testing day is held annually on campus in February, after we've had the chance to meet with an applicant family for their family meeting.
  • Step Three: Testing (Grade 5)

    Applicants to Grades Five through Twelve sit for a standardized entrance examination.  Viewpoint is proud to offer applicants the opportunity to decide whether they would like to submit scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or from the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Viewpoint requires scores from either exam by February 1, 2019.
     
    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. The tests can be taken anywhere, but as a convenience, we offer both exams on our campus. You can find those dates by clicking here. 
  • Step Four: 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 January 1. The educators completing these forms should return them with academic records directly to Viewpoint School no later than February 1, 2019.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.
  • Grades 1-5 Admission FAQs

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

Applying to Grades 6-12

List of 8 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 6-12 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 visit with us in the Office of Admission for their Family Meeting. The Student Application supplement must be submitted before the Family Meeting.
  • Step Four: Testing

    Applicants to Grades Five through Twelve sit for a standardized entrance examination.  Viewpoint is proud to offer applicants the opportunity to decide whether they would like to submit scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or from the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Viewpoint requires scores from either exam by February 1, 2019.
     
    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. The tests can be taken anywhere, but as a convenience, we offer both exams on our campus. You can find those dates here.
  • Step Five (Optional): Take the Character Skills Snapshot (CSS)


    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.
     
    Is this required?
    No, the Snapshot is optional, and no one will be penalized in our process for declining to participate.  However, 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?
    While the CSS normally charges a fee, for applicants to Viewpoint, there is no charge to take the Snapshot. In keeping with Viewpoint’s commitment to character, values, and personal excellence as well as academic excellence, the fee that candidates would normally pay to take the Snapshot is included as a complimentary supplement to our application.
     
    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? 
    ISEE Test Takers: Viewpoint is pleased to provide CSS fee waivers for applicants to Viewpoint School. 
    As you work on completing your application, please contact Patrick LaBo (Patrick.Labo@viewpoint.org or 818-591-6560) to receive a CSS fee waiver code. 
    After you receive the fee waiver code, you can create an account to register for the CSS here. For detailed instructions on how to register for the CSS as an ISEE test taker, click here

    SSAT Test Takers:
    For SSAT test takers, The Snapshot is included free of charge. When you register for the SSAT, you will also be able to register to take The Snapshot - you will see a Snapshot button on the homepage of the student SSAT account. For detailed instructions on how to register for the Snapshot as an SSAT taker, click here.

    How do I send the Snapshot report to Viewpoint? 
    Once the results report has been posted (about two weeks after completion), parents/guardians can send reports to any schools that have opted to receive Snapshot results. You cannot choose report recipients prior to report release. 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 January 1. The educators completing these forms should return them with academic records directly to Viewpoint School no later than February 1, 2019. 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 Students

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.

Families of international students considering Viewpoint 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 interviews.
The application process for international and domestic students is the same.

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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