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Admissions Process

We are delighted that you're considering Laurel Hall School for your child's education. For over 70 years, Laurel Hall has provided a high quality, faith-based education at an incredible value in the San Fernando Valley.

Laurel Hall School admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin and extends all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and athletic and other school administered programs.

There's no better way to learn about our amazing school and supportive community than to join us for an admissions tour, school open house or a school-wide activity/event. We'd love for you to see our warm, inviting campus and meet our faculty and staff. All are welcome in this place!

We know that choosing a school for your child or children is an important decision. We are here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have as you consider joining our community. We look forward to welcoming you to the Laurel Hall community. If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please email Meaghan Malone at

Following is the process for the Elementary or Middle School Applicant:

Schedule a Tour

Please click here to schedule a tour. 

Apply Online

To complete an online application, you must fill out the application form as well as pay the application fee of $75. For Transitional Kindergarten through 4th grade there is a testing fee of $50. Begin filling out the form now by clicking Apply Now.

Please note:

Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1 of the entering year. The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Transitional Kindergarten applicants must be five years old between September 2 and December 31. The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Evaluations, Interviews and Testing

Following the school tour and based on the grade level, prospective students and their parents will be invited to attend one-to-one meetings which will include testing and evaluation as well as answering any questions. The non-refundable assessment fee is $50 per applicant entering Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 4th grade only.  The grade specific activities include:

  • All TK and kindergarten applicants will be given the Gesell assessment. During this time, parent(s)/guardian(s) will also have a chance to ask any questions.

  • For those applicants entering 5th to 7th grade, a one-on-one interview will be scheduled in January/February.  

  • Applicants entering 5th through 7th grade must take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). You may register online at,  or by mail. Request that student score reports be sent to Laurel Hall (School Code: 054359).

Recommendation Forms

The online application allows for recommendations to be submitted electronically if you provide the recommender's email addresses. The progress of electronic submissions can be tracked through the application portal. If your school would prefer a printed copy instead, please click one of the links below to download the recommendation form. The recommendation forms are due by February 9, 2018.

Administration Recommendation
Teacher Recommendation (Math/English)
Teacher Recommendation (TK/Kindergarten)

Transcript/Report Card

Please request an "official" transcript from your child's current school and have the school mail it to Laurel Hall.

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