We believe that a child’s success in an Early Childhood program depends on a home-school connection. Therefore, entrance into the preschool is based on the family interview. We do not meet or assess children until after they have been accepted. In accepting children, we strive for a balance of boys and girls in our classes, as well as socio-economic, and cultural diversity. We look for varying family structures, geographic, and racial diversity. Although priority is given to faculty and staff children, as well as siblings of current students, enrollment is never guaranteed.


Entrance into Kindergarten is based on a family interview, observation of the child in his/her preschool setting, and recommendations from the applicant’s preschool teachers. All children must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year they will be entering Kindergarten – there are no exceptions.

First through Sixth Grade

Admission is based on testing and assessment, as well as a family interview, and a Hollywood Schoolhouse visit by the child.

Sibling Policy

Siblings will be given special attention during the admissions process, with the above criteria in mind. We give priority consideration to siblings of current students, but enrollment is not guaranteed.

Hollywood Schoolhouse does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, financial resources or disability. A family’s ability to pay in no way affects the admissions process.

Parents are encouraged to call the Schoolhouse at (323) 465-1320 to schedule a tour. We have many tours from September through January. More tour information can be found here.

We accept applications year-round.

We partner with School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS) in our Tuition Assistance process. To begin your application, you will complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Complete just one PFS, even if you have more than one child applying for assistance. Completing the PFS online will save you time and money, and will help us make our decision more quickly.

Go to the Student and School Services for NAIS website at sssbynais.org and fill out an online application.

Our school’s full name is Hollywood Schoolhouse. Our SSS code is 1332.

If you have questions as you complete the PFS, contact SSS Customer Service at (800) 344-8328.

The Tuition Assistance application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is December 31, 2022.