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. 

This 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 continues to host tours during the admissions season. We limit our tours to one family at a time for safety and to give you individualized attention.  
 
Please note these health and safety guidelines when visiting: everybody in the group must show proof of COVID vaccine (boosters not required at this time for visitors) OR negative COVID test taken the night before or the morning of your arrival to campus. A picture of a self-test during that time frame is perfectly acceptable. Currently at Vistamar, masks are strongly recommended, but optional.

Schedule a campus tour today!
 

Virtual Information Sessions & Events

Is this your first time learning about our wonderful school? Great! We'd love to welcome you to our campus for an introductory information session. Topics that will be covered include: academics, extracurricular offerings, Viking Commons (our new community space and commercial kitchen), and our intimate learning atmosphere. We'll also take some time to discuss the admissions process and Tuition/Affordability. Join us for coffee, Morning Meeting, and hear from our Head of School + Admissions Team on Friday, September 23 from 8:00am to 10:00am. Click here to RSVP.

Life Planning at Vistamar
At Vistamar, college planning is embedded in our broader concept of Life Planning, reflecting Vistamar's commitment to preparing students for the real world. It's a four-year process that helps students build their life skills, understand their strengths, and develop a college plan that aligns with their values. You'll develop the tools to succeed beyond Vistamar -- excel in college, do meaningful work, be engaged with your communities, and sustain fulfilling relationships. Colleges and universities appreciate our intellectually engaged and culturally competent graduates.

Join us on Friday, September 30 from 8:00am to 10:00am for some coffee, Morning Meeting, and to hear from our new Director of Life Planning, Mr. Gregg Murray. To RSVP for the event, click here.

Open House #2 - October 22 from 10AM to 12PM
Our second Open House of the season is scheduled to be in-person! The event will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Our Open House will provide prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn more about Vistamar’s curriculum, faculty, administration, student life, college acceptances, athletics, extracurricular activities, and more. Please register by clicking here.

Past Admissions Events

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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