Admissions: Important Dates



Have Questions About Our 2017 Admissions Lottery?
All questions relating to the 2017 Admissions Lottery should be directed to the New West Admissions Hotline at 310.384.8676 or via email.


Open House

Parents or legal guardians must attend one of the open house sessions as a required part of the application process. Students are encouraged to attend, but not required. There is no need to RSVP for an open house session – all prospective families are welcome!


Open House Date & Times

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Session 1: 9:00am | Session 2: 10:00am | Session 3: 11:00am


Location of Open House

All open houses are at Santa Monica High School in Barnum Hall. 601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (Open House sessions are at Santa Monica High School because it is a larger venue. Parking is available at the Civic Center.)

From 10 Freeway West
Take the Fourth Street exit. Turn left onto Fourth Street. Turn right onto Civic Center Drive and park in the lot or structure
From 10 Freeway East
Take the Lincoln Boulevard exit. Turn right onto Lincoln Boulevard. Turn right onto Pico Boulevard. Turn right onto Fourth Street. Turn left onto Civic Center Drive and park in the lot or structure


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Application Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2018 4:00pm. All applications must be submitted before the application deadline. For those families who did not attend an Open House and/or did not turn in an application by February 16, you may request to be put on our secondary wait list. Late applications are put at the bottom of the primary wait list and are recorded on a first-come, first-served basis.


Verification Period

Saturday, March 10, 2018   |   9:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018   |   9:00am – 2:00pm

Parents/guardians must come to NWC to verify their application submission and receive their lottery number.


Admission Lottery

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:30pm. If the number of applications exceeds the available space, then a public lottery determines admission and or wait list status. Attendance at the lottery is welcomed but not a requirement.


Notification of Admission Status

Friday, April 6, 2018. An admission letter and enrollment packet is mailed to admitted students.


Enrollment Deadline (New Students)

Friday, April 20, 2018 4:00pm. Admitted students must return the completed enrollment packet and it’s required documents to the school office. If the enrollment forms are not returned by the deadline, then admission for that student is forfeited and an admission notice is mailed to the next student on the wait list.


Admitted Students Tours (Lottery Accepted Only)

Thursday, April 26, 2018 and Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:00 - 10:00am. Admitted students and their families are invited to participate in a school tour. Details of the tour and RSVP requirements will be included in the enrollment pack sent to all admitted students.


Students Admitted from Wait List

Students on the wait list are notified by phone if a space becomes available starting in June. They have seven business days from the date of 1st contact to return the enrollment packet and all required documents. If the enrollment packet is not returned within seven business days, then admission for that student is forfeited and an admission letter and enrollment pack is sent to the next student on the wait list.