Admissions

FAQ

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION PROCESS

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Do you track attendance at admissions events and/or contact with the admissions office?

    A: No, Campbell Hall does not track visits to campus or contact with our admissions office. There are many opportunities for families to experience our school community throughout the admissions season. You are welcome to visit the school when you can. We also understand that children have busy lives and want to help minimize the number of days that students have to miss school or other activities. We love seeing you, however please do not feel like you must come to all events in order to show a demonstrated interest in the school.
  • Q: How will I know that my application is complete?

    A: Your application is complete once you have interviewed, completed testing, and all paperwork has been received. You will hear from us in early to mid-February if we see you are still missing paperwork. You are welcome to continue checking your online application portal to see the progress of your paperwork as items are processed by our office. Please note that the admissions office is not able to offer “real time” missing item information until after January 21, 2019.
  • Q: How many openings do you have in each grade level?

    A: We typically have 46 openings in kindergarten, about 65-70 openings in 7th grade, and 15-25 openings in 9th grade each year. Openings at other grade levels are based upon attrition.
  • Q: Do you offer financial aid? Do you offer scholarships?

    A: All Campbell Hall financial aid is need-based. Socio-economic diversity is a core value at our school, so whether or not you need financial assistance, we want you to know that your child’s experience at Campbell Hall will include friends from the full spectrum of economic circumstances. Please refer to the Tuition + Financial Aid section for further details on our financial aid program.
  • Q: What is your sibling and legacy admissions policy?

    A: Campbell Hall is well known for its strong sense of community. We realize that keeping families together and admitting children of alumni are exactly the kinds of connections that help build that community. We also recognize that every child is different and Campbell Hall may not be the right fit for every child. Therefore, priority consideration is extended to sibling and legacy applicants applying to our entry level grades, K, 7 & 9, providing that:
    1. The applicant’s record is comparable to that of the other applicants we are accepting to the grade.
    2. The family has been supportive of the mission, policies, administration, faculty, and fundraising efforts of the school.
    In addition to applying to Campbell Hall, it is highly recommended that all sibling and legacy applicants apply to at least one other school.
  • Q: Do you have to be Episcopalian to attend Campbell Hall?

    A: No. Campbell Hall thrives as a diverse, interfaith community that actively seeks to learn from the many religious traditions represented by our faculty, students and families.
  • Q: Do you have to apply to Campbell Hall in order to attend an open house or tour?

    A: No. Our school tours and Open Houses are open to all prospective families.
  • Q: Do you offer revisit days (formerly called shadow days)?

    A: There are many opportunities for families to see the school without having students miss another school day. These opportunities include Saturday Open Houses, an individual campus tour during each interview visit, evening information sessions, and athletic and performing arts events. We do not encourage families to take their student out of school on an additional school day, however revisit days are available for students applying to grades 7 & 9, who feel that an extra visit would be beneficial. Revisit days are offered November 1 through February 1, and are offered on select dates during November through February, and are available for students after they have interviewed. Participation in a revisit day does not impact the admissions decision.
  • Q: Do you accept international students?

    A: Yes, Campbell Hall welcomes applications from international students who are interested in applying to our high school. Please refer to our Apply page for additional details.
  • Q: What is the birth date cut off for kindergarten applicants?

    A: Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten.
  • Q: How important are ISEE scores in admissions decisions? What is the deadline for ISEE testing? Do you accept other test scores besides ISEE?

    A: The ISEE test score is just one factor that is considered in the application process. The test score is important in serving as a common denominator as we are looking at applicants from many different feeder schools and backgrounds. Applicants must submit the ISEE scores by January 18, 2019. If your student opts to take the ISEEs more than once, Campbell Hall requires you submit all ISEE scores by January 18, 2019. We also accept the SSAT, PSAT, SAT and TOEFL (for international students).
  • Q: What qualities does the admissions committee look for in applicants?

    A: The admissions committee is looking for students who will be academically successful and contribute to the activities offered at Campbell Hall and families who will enthusiastically support the mission, philosophy, and policies of the school and actively engage in the school community. For each class, we seek to balance (among other things) diversity, gender, and interests.
  • Q: How will families be notified of admissions decisions?

    A: Families will receive information on admissions decisions via e-mail and mail. Notifications for those applying to kindergarten-grade 8 will be sent on March 15, 2019, with responses due March 25, 2019. Notifications for those applying to grades 9-12 will be sent on March 8, 2019, with responses due March 19, 2019.
  • Q: What types of colleges and universities accept Campbell Hall graduates?

    A: Campbell Hall is very proud of the wide variety of colleges where our students enroll. For a comprehensive description of the college counseling philosophy and programs offered, and to view the 2018 matriculation list and other college lists, visit campbellhall.org/cc.

SCHOOL LIFE

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What is your community diversity? How diverse is your student body? Faculty diversity?

    A: Students of color make up 38% of our K-12 student body. Faculty of color make up 29% of our K-12 faculty. One in four students receives financial aid, and we are also proud of the religious diversity present throughout our community. Campbell Hall is committed to honoring the diversity of the human experience. We are devoted to cultivating and sustaining a safe environment that empowers individuals and groups to discover and celebrate their identity. Please see our Diversity & Inclusion page to learn more about how this commitment plays out in our student and family organizations, our chapel program, in curricular experiences, and faculty professional development.
  • Q: Do you have uniforms?

    A: Yes, students in kindergarten through 12th grade wear uniforms. In the elementary school, uniforms are worn Monday through Friday, with occasional free dress days determined by Student Council. Sixth graders have additional free dress days on the last Friday of every month. In the middle and high schools, uniforms are worn Monday through Thursday, and there is free dress on Fridays.
  • Q: What are the school hours?

    A: The elementary school day starts at 8:30 am every day. On Monday through Thursday, Kindergarten-grade 2 dismisses at 2:30 pm, grades 3-4 at 2:45 pm, and grades 5-6 at 3:00 pm. There is an earlier dismissal on Friday where Kindergarten-grade 2 dismisses at 1:15 pm, grades 3-4 at 1:30 pm, and grades 5-6 at 1:45 pm. With the exception of a later start time of 9:30am on Wednesday mornings, the secondary school day starts at 8:50 am and ends at 3:40 pm the rest of the week.
  • Q: Do you offer bus transportation?

    A: Yes, Campbell Hall students come from many areas of Los Angeles. Currently 5 bus routes—from Culver City, Hancock Park, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena and the West Valley—serve our students. To learn more, visit campbellhall.org/bus.
  • Q: Do you offer before and after school childcare and programs for elementary students?

    A: Yes. Our Childcare and Before/After school elementary programs continue to support the development of each student in a safe environment. From Dance, Instrumental Music, and Elementary Theater to Mindfulness, Renaissance Kids, Tennis, Engineering, and Athletics Skills, there is something for everyone! Childcare is offered in the morning from 7:30-8:25 am and afternoon until 5:30 pm.
  • Q: What is chapel? Can we attend a chapel?

    A: As a community committed to an ecumenical and pluralistic identity, Christian, Jewish, and Islamic holidays are often celebrated in Chapel. In addition, we honor and recognize the holy days of other world religions. The Chapel experience draws on the richness of the world's major faiths. Families are welcome to attend chapel and should refer to the chapel calendar for upcoming chapels. Please contact our admissions office in advance to let us know what day you plan to visit so that we can issue you a security pass.
  • Q: How can parents get involved in the school community?

    A: We have a very active Parents' Association that is an essential part of our school community. Our PA relies on volunteers to help support athletics, campus life, community outreach, hospitality, and special events. There are countless ways for parents to volunteer, and we even have a Grandparents’ Committee for our grandparents to be involved in the school lives of their grandchildren. To learn more about the numerous opportunities to become involved, visit campbellhall.org/pa.
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Campbell Hall is an independent coeducational day school for grades K-12, located in Studio City, CA. We are affiliated with the Episcopal Church and its 500-year history of academic excellence, and are also one of the most religiously and racially diverse schools in southern California.

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