Westerly School

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Application Process

We are delighted with your interest in Westerly School!

The admission process is an information share, allowing us to learn more about one another. Our goal is to admit students and families who share and support the school’s mission and philosophy, and who bring commitment to academic excellence, celebrate the differences of others, and have an intrinsic love of learning.


Admission Process


Step 1. On Campus Visit

Learn more about the school by taking a private tour or attending a community visit.


Step 2. Application

Applications for all grades can be found  by clicking ‘Apply Now’ button, which is located at the bottom of each page.

Complete applications include the following:

  1. Application for Admission (grades 6-8 have a student questionnaire portion that must be filled out by the student)
  2. Teacher Recommendation Form (request form can be downloaded online within the online application portal)
  3. School Transcripts (request form can be downloaded online within the online application portal)
  4. Application fee of $125.00

Once your application is received, Westerly will send an acknowledgement email. Someone from the admission office will call you in January to set up the following:

* Importnat Note: Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by September 1, to be eligible to enroll.

Step 3. Parent Interview & Shadow Day or Kindergarten Assessment

Kindergarten Visit Day                                                                                               

Each kindergarten applicant is required to attend one of the visit days, which is held on specific Saturdays in February. Applicants participate in small group activities which includes a short one on one screening of kindergarten readiness. Applicants must be 5 years old by September 1, to be eligible to enroll.

Student Shadow Day (grades 1 -8)                                                                                  

Applicant joins the class for the day and will complete an academic skills screening.    

Parent Interview  

Both parents will meet with the Head of School.  We will try to schedule this on the same day as the student shadow day if both parties schedules permit.


Step 4. Financial Aid

Financial aid should be applied for at the same time you submit your application. Please see the Affording Westerly section of the website for detailed information.


Step 5. Notification

The admission team will notify all applicants in mid- March.

Westerly School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

If you have any questions about the admission process, we are happy to answer any and all questions so that you feel comfortable. Please contact Jessica Ngo at jngo@westerlyschool.org or 562-981-3151.

2950 East 29th Street Long Beach, CA 90806
562.981.3151 Fax 562.981.3153