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Admissions Process

Flintridge Preparatory School Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Flintridge Prep. 

Our admissions process consists of completing an application, submitting teacher recommendations and transcripts, and having an interview.

If you have questions, please call our office at 818.949.5514 or email to admissions@flintridgeprep.org. You can also visit our FAQ page

We look forward to meeting you!


Step 1: Explore

Complete Our Inquiry Form

All interested families are invited to complete our inquiry form to receive information about Flintridge Prep. We’re happy to answer your questions.

VISIT PREP

Our Open House is a great way for families to get to know our school offerings and explore the campus. This year’s Open House will be Sunday, November 14. 

Flintridge Prep also offers scheduled tours, and you can also get to know our campus by watching our admissions videos and exploring our academic and student life opportunities. Find out more information on our Visiting the School page.


Step 2: Apply

Begin Your Student's Online Application

The application for 2022-2023 will be available in late September with a link here to the application portal. Within the portal, you can request online recommendations, obtain supplemental forms, and track the progress of your application materials. You will be asked to provide information and select dates for the applicant interview.

An application fee of $100 is due upon completion of the form. To inquire about a fee waiver, please email admissions@flintridgeprep.org.

Deadline: January 10, 2022

Request Teacher Recommendations

We require recommendations from the student’s current English and math teachers. Students who have only one teacher for their current grade should also ask the teacher from the previous year for a recommendation. Online recommendations can be requested from the application portal.

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Request Transcripts

Request online transcripts from the application portal. We must receive grades from the current semester/trimester as well as grades from the prior two school years.

Deadline: January 21, 2022

Take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) – OPTIONAL

Flintridge Prep will remain test-optional for the 2022-2023 admission cycle, and test scores are not required to complete an admissions application. Applicants may submit scores, but applicants who do not choose to submit scores will not be penalized or disadvantaged in the review process in any way.

If you choose to submit scores, score reports should be from exams taken between August 1, 2021 and January 29, 2022. Please use our school code (052375) to have scores sent directly to our office.


Step 3: Experience

Applicant Interview

In December or January, after the Admissions Office receives your family's completed application, you will be contacted to schedule an informal interview in January or February. At this visit one or both parents or guardians may also meet with the interviewer so that applicants can tell us about themselves and ask questions about the school.

Shadow Visits

Shadow visits provide applicants with an opportunity to attend classes with a current Flintridge Prep student. Shadow visits are optional and separate from the interview.

Visits are offered from approximately mid-January to early March and to admitted students after decisions are sent on March 11.  Find out more information on our Visiting the School page. To schedule a visit, email admissions@flintridgeprep.org beginning in mid-December.


Step 4: Affording Prep

The application for financial assistance is optional, and it is a separate application than our admissions application.
 
This application will be available in November 2021, and the deadline is Monday, January 24, 2022. Paper copies of the family’s federal and state tax returns should be mailed to FAST by Friday, February 4, 2022. Please visit Affording Prep for more information about our financial assistance philosophy and a link to the financial assistance application.

Step 5: Completing the Process

Admissions and Financial Assistance Decisions

Admissions and financial assistance decisions will be sent by mail and email on March 11, 2022 and admitted families will be notified about activities to get to know one another and answer final questions during the week of March 14.
 

Enrollment Contracts

Admitted students who decide to enroll at Flintridge Prep should complete and submit their contracts by March 18, 2022.

Admissions Philosophy

Flintridge Prep’s student body is made up of doers. Scholars, musicians, artists, actors, and athletes—this is a bright and busy group. Students are ready to roll up their sleeves and jump in, be involved in our community, and acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be our next generation of leaders. We approach our work in the Admissions Office with that in mind. We look forward to learning about your passions and sharing our vibrant community with you. You’ll never find teachers and classmates who care more about each other and for you. We look forward to seeing you grow here with us.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Flintridge Preparatory School values the representation and full engagement of individuals within our community whose differences include—but are not limited to—intellectual perspective, age, ethnicity, family makeup, gender identity and expression, physical ability, race, national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. The school does not discriminate on any basis in its administration of its hiring practices, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.