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Admissions Process

Applying to Vistamar

Vistamar uses the Standard Application Online (SAO)— to learn more about using the SAO and begin your application, click here.

Supporting Materials: For the 2024-2025 school year, all supporting materials must be received shortly after the application deadline on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Testing: Vistamar School is test optional. Any family that would like to have their student take the ISEE or SSAT may submit those scores for consideration. Families that choose not to have standardized test scores considered will be asked to sit for Vistamar’s Virtual Writing Assessment (VWA). 

Please feel free to contact us throughout the admission season if you have any questions about applying.

Email: or  Phone: 310-643-7377

Application Process Steps

ADMISSIONS FEE WAIVERS:  To request fee waivers for the Admissions Application or Admissions Testing, please email Please include your student's first and last name and fee waiver type you are requesting.

MODERATED TUITION FEE WAIVER: Clarity will use the Federal poverty guidelines to consider family size, income and asset information in the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) to assess the family's situation, and automatically apply a waiver if the family qualifies. Our school code is "4027."

Unfortunately, due to budget limitations, Moderated Tuition is only offered to returning families and new 9th grade families who apply by the priority deadline.

Rolling Admissions

Vistamar considers transfer applications for the current school year on a case-by case basis. Students applying for 2024-2025 during our Rolling Admissions phase (after the application deadline of January 16, 2024) are also considered on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, Moderated Tuition, our version of Financial Aid, is not available to families applying during this phase. Please email us for additional details.

Decision notification letters for the 2024-25 school year were emailed on March 8, 2024 to each candidate who had a complete file. 

Should you apply after the January 16, 2024 deadline, the Admission Committee will make decisions on a rolling basis depending on space availability.

Timeline for Fall 2024 Application Season

The application season runs from September 2023 - March 2024

Applications for the 2025-2026 school year will open on August 1, 2024.

Application Deadline January 16, 2024
Admission Notification March 8, 2024
Admission Response March 15, 2024


Admissions FAQs

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