What kind of school is Seven Arrows?

Seven Arrows is a small-by-design, independent K-6 school serving approximately 140 students from the Pacific Palisades and surrounding areas. We are located in the heart of the Palisades Village on La Cruz Drive, one block south of Sunset Boulevard. Seven Arrows is an accredited member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


When do I learn if my child is admitted?

Seven Arrows is part of the greater Los Angeles consortium of independent schools and abides by the rules and dates set by the consortium each year. Admissions decisions are usually mailed the second Friday in March. For fall 2017 admission, decisions are mailed and emailed at 5pm on March 17, 2017.



What happens after an application is submitted?

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email outlining the remaining steps of the admissions process. You will also be informed if we have not yet received confidential recommendations or transcripts from your child’s school so that you can follow up with them.

The admissions office will be contacting you in January or February to either let you know when we will be visiting your child’s preschool (for kindergarten applicants) or to set up a time to have your child visit Seven Arrows (for 1st through 6th grade applicants). We will also set up the Parent Conversation at that point.


Does Seven Arrows require an entrance examination?

No entrance examination is required in the admission process. However, if you are applying for entry into non-kindergarten grades and your child has undergone standardized testing at his or her previous school (i.e. STAR testing in public schools, or CTP4 or ISEE testing in independent schools), we do request copies of those test results. As part of the admission process, non-kindergarten applicants undergo an interactive one-on-one academic evaluation on the day of their visit to Seven Arrows. We do our best to ensure that this snapshot assessment is as low-anxiety and comfortable as possible for our applicants.


Does Seven Arrows accept applications for children not entering kindergarten?

Yes. Applications are accepted for entry into all grades, including 6th grade. Admission into these grades is based on attrition as well as the consideration of a variety of factors such as which applicant will bring the best balance to the classroom dynamic. While the official application deadline is the same for these applicants, applications are accepted on a rolling basis and spaces are offered as they become available.


At what age can your child apply to Seven Arrows?

Children entering kindergarten should be 5 years old by September 1st of the year of entry, though exceptions are sometimes made for those demonstrating early kindergarten readiness.