Seven Arrows is an independent, small-by-design K-6 school serving approximately 140 students from the Pacific Palisades and surrounding areas. We are located in the heart of 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).
As part of the greater Los Angeles consortium of independent schools, Seven Arrows 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 will be mailed and emailed at 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2017.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email outlining the remaining steps in 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 about them.
The admissions office will contact you in January or February either to let you know when we will be visiting your child’s preschool (for kindergarten applicants) or to set up a time for your child to visit Seven Arrows (for grades 1-6 applicants). We will also schedule the parent conversation at that point.
No entrance examination is required in the admissions process. However, if you are applying for entry into grades 1-6 and your child has undergone standardized testing at his or her previous school (i.e. STAR testing in a public school or CTP4 or ISEE testing in an independent school), we do request a copy of those test results. As part of the admissions 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.
Yes. Applications are accepted for all grades, 1 through 6. Admission into these grades is based on attrition and a variety of factors, including which applicant would bring the best balance to the classroom dynamic. Although 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.
Children entering kindergarten should be five years old by September 1 of the year of entry, though exceptions are sometimes made for those demonstrating early kindergarten readiness.