Click on the sections below to review some of our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Early Childhood and K-6 admission. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Behar at 310.889.2275 or [email protected] for K-6th grade or Jayne Rosen at 310.889.2297 or [email protected] for Early Childhood.
Early Childhood FAQ
The main point of entry to Wise School is in Kindergarten. In all other grades spaces are available based on attrition. Therefore, openings are not always available in all grade levels.
Prospective applicants and their parents are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. The application deadline is January 31, 2020. This is not a postmark deadline, but the date that all applications must be received by the Office of Admission.
The first step in applying to Wise School is to complete the online application by January 31, 2020. The Office of Admission will then schedule a student screening and a parent interview. Families will be notified of the days and times via email and are asked to confirm those dates and times with the Office of Admission upon receipt.
Wise seeks to admit bright, motivated, creative, and involved students who, along with their families, are committed to the values of our School’s mission and who have the ability to contribute to the School community throughout their time here.
Applicants and their families will be given a date and time for a student screening and parent interview. While the applicant is being screened by one of our teachers, parents will meet one-on-one with our Head of School.
The Wise School Financial Aid Program enrolls qualified students whose parents demonstrate financial need. All applications must be completed no later than Friday, January 10, 2020. We use FACTS Grant and Aid to assess financial eligibility for our families. Please log in and fill out the online application. Our School code is 35910. The following must be uploaded in PDF format to FACTS.
Yes, all families whose children attend Wise School are required to be members of the Temple.
Admission decisions will be mailed on March 13, 2020. Enrollment Agreements are due on March 23, 2020.
The size of the wait pool varies from year to year. Our wait pool is non-prioritized and a decision to fill a space with a student from the wait pool may not necessarily be made on a first-come, first-served basis. We make every effort to notify candidates placed in our wait pool of space availability by the end of April. However, there is no guarantee that a space will become available.
Test scores are one aspect of a student’s file. These scores are used to illuminate a child’s academic record and provide a standardized measure of evaluation for the Admission Committee.
Yes. Starting with the 2017-2018 school years, students may take the ISEE exam up to 3 times during the admission year.
Wise requires its students to wear a uniform. Requirements are sent home at the beginning of each School year and students are expected to be appropriately and neatly attired according to the guidelines.