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Admissions Process

Students enter CEE in Toddler, EC1 (the first year of nursery school), or Kindergarten. Openings in first through sixth grade happen only through attrition of our current students. Often there are some elementary school openings each year. We do not accept applications for the EC2 (second year of nursery school) Program, as there are typically no openings.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Toddler through Kindergarten Programs, but please call Admissions at 323-651-0707 if you're interested in 1st-6th grade. The 2020-2021 applications for all grade levels will be available online starting at noon on July 10, 2019.

The online application process is quick and easy, and you may pay your one-time application fee with a credit card.

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If you are unable to apply online, call us at 323-651-0707 for assistance. Please be aware this may delay your application process.

The application fee is $100. If you are applying for Financial Aid, the fee may be waived.

Attend an Admissions Open House

Open House information sessions and tours are the best way to see the CEE campus and learn about our programs. Our Open House begins with a presentation by the Director of Admissions and Head of School. Parent tour guides then take small groups of applicants to see the highlights of our campus including classrooms. Open Houses begin in September and run through January.

You must complete an application in order to attend an Admissions Open House. Once your application has been received you will be sent an invitation to an Open House.


We do not meet children applying to the Toddler and Early Childhood programs. After attending an Open House and Tour, parents are invited to come for an interview. Interviews take place from October through January.

Kindergarten applicants attend a Kindergarten screening in December or January. Kindergarten applicant parents are interviewed from December through mid-March.

Elementary applicants (first through sixth grade) spend a day in the classroom sometime between November and mid-March. Parents are also interviewed the day of the applicant visit.

Notification of Admission

The 2019-2020 school year notification date for the Toddler and Early Childhood Programs is February 7, 2019. For the Kindergarten and Elementary Programs, the date is March 15, 2019.

If you have any questions about The Center’s application process, please do not hesitate to contact Deedie Hudnut, Director of Admissions.