Admissions

Admissions Events

Vistamar continues to accept applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Students applying during our Rolling Admissions phase are considered on a case-by-case basis. To receive updates about other events and helpful information, please submit an inquiry to join our distribution list, or reach out to admissions@vistamarschool.org to schedule a call. 

During the past admissions season, we had a robust series of virtual events to help families and students learn more about our school community. Please look through the "Past Virtual Events" section below to review recordings of some of our virtual offerings. There, you can find topic specific sessions on admissions, athletics, visual & performing arts, and mathematics. 

We look forward to getting to know your family better.
Our campus is open! The Vistamar Admissions Office is hosting tours during the admissions season. We limit our tours to one family at a time to give you individualized attention.  

Schedule a campus tour today!
 

Information Sessions & Events - Join Us!


Parent Coffee - Friday, Jan. 13, 8:15 - 9:45 am at Vistamar
Parents and Guardians: Join us for an informal meet and greet with Vistamar parents and faculty and staff at Vistamar School. This is a chance to experience our Morning Meeting and then connect with current parents in our community over a cup of coffee and light breakfast. Have your questions answered and find out more about our strong parent and student community.

Latino Family Event - January 14 from 11:30 - 2:00 pm at Vistamar

Join us for an afternoon at Vistamar School and a chance to meet current students who identify as Latine, meet their families, and to get any last minute questions answered. The event will be in English and in Spanish and we will provide light refreshments.

Acompáñenos para una tarde en la escuela Vistamar para una oportunidad de conocer a estudiantes que se identifican como Latinos, oportunidad de conocer a sus familias, y de conseguir respuestas a preguntas de última hora. El evento se llevará a cabo en inglés y español y ofreceremos bocadillos y refrescos.

Past Admissions Events

Neighborhood family event - January 11, 2023
We need community now more than ever! Join us for an informal neighborhood event at the home of a current Vistamar parent in the South Bay area. We invite all prospective families for an introduction to Vistamar and a chance to connect with current parents and students in our community. 
The process of applying for tuition assistance may seem complicated. Join us for this short “how to” session. We’ll walk you through the steps and explain Vistamar’s Moderated Tuition program, a robust, need-based offering that serves a wide variety of family circumstances. The session will be presented as a webinar, so no attendees will be identified. There also will be an opportunity to ask questions anonymously. We are deeply committed to working with qualified students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Families of Color Mixer - Dec. 5, 2022
Prospective families were invited for an introduction to Vistamar and a chance to connect with current parents and students in our community.

Neighborhood Family Event - Dec. 4, 2022
An informal neighborhood gathering at the home of a current Vistamar parent, in the View Park/Windsor Hills Area.

VistaMath
Join us to learn about our VistaMath program and why it leads to success. Inspired by one of the finest programs in the world, VistaMath is a a fully-problem-based, student-centered investigative approach. Our students become more competent mathematically because they learn to speak the language of math – teaching each other and problem solving as a group rather than being lectured to. In this 60 minute session, families will have an opportunity to hear directly from the Chair of our Math department. 

Visual Arts Informational
An in-depth look at the Visual Arts at Vistamar. Families learned about our 2D, 3D, Digital Media Art, Digital Photography, Film, and AP Studio Art Programs. Our faculty of “working artists” emphasized the process of – fostering students’ creativity as doers, makers, creators and consumers.

Student Ambassador Panel
Families had the chance to meet with Vistamar's Student Ambassadors! Learn more about student life, academics, and the transition to high school from a student's perspective.

Computer Science, Robotics, & E-Sports Info Session
Deep dive into Computer Science and Robotics programs at Vistamar. Families had the chance to hear from Computer Science faculty as well as Student Ambassadors and Robotics team leaders.

Performing Arts Informational
This event featured Performing Arts at Vistamar. Families learned about our Theatre and Music Programs and meet the teachers and learn about the many opportunities students have to get involved on campus.

All Things Admissions
This event focused on the nuts and bolts of each of the 5 components of the application process. Families had the opportunity to hear from the Director of Admissions and the Admissions Team.

Academics Info Session
An in depth discussion of Academics at Vistamar! We heard from Regan Galvan, Director of Teaching and Learning, about our curriculum and what makes Vistamar one of the finest independent secondary schools in the nation.

Life Planning Info Session
College planning at Vistamar is intentionally embedded in this broader context of Life Planning for our students. While much of the discussion was around college admissions focuses on "getting in", we reminded students that college is an important next step in a larger life plan.

Athletics Info Session
Learn more about Vistamar's fitness and athletic offerings. Our Athletic Department presented to prospective families on our interscholastic sports, inclusive non-cut policy, athletes that go on to play in college, and our robust fitness classes.

Intro to Vistamar
This was an opportunity for students and their families to receive an introduction on our wonderful school community. Topics that were covered included: academics, extracurricular offerings, Viking Commons (our new community space and commercial kitchen), and our intimate learning atmosphere.
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

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