Admissions

Application Process

The Admissions Committee considers many factors when evaluating an applicant, including the required application components and, beyond that, what it would be like to have her join our community.

We believe in the unique possibility and potential of every girl who applies to The Archer School for Girls. An important tenet of Archer’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive student body that reflects the face of Greater Los Angeles. In an effort to promote access and evaluate applicants based solely on their academic record and talents, the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) will no longer be a requirement in the admissions process at Archer. In other words, Archer will not accept ISEE scores or other standardized test scores from any applicants. Instead, applicants will complete a writing exercise for which advance preparation will be unnecessary.

A student’s application gives the Committee a complete picture - her strengths, interests, and personal qualities. We seek families that will support and uphold the mission of the School and students who are best suited for our program and who we believe will contribute positively to our community.

Archer's online application process is designed to be clear and simple. Once you create an online account, a comprehensive checklist and directions ensure that you don't miss a deadline or forget to submit important paperwork. An application summary can be found below.

List of 6 items.

  • Apply Online

    The application process at Archer is fully digital with all forms and information submitted online. Once your application is submitted, a detailed checklist will be provided in your online account to track the status of your application components.

    Archer reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received. 
  • Archer Interview

    Applicants who submit their application and application fee on or before November 18, 2020, will be guaranteed an interview. Interviews will be granted on a space-available basis to families who submit their applications between November 19, 2020, and the application deadline of December 15, 2020.

    Archer begins interviewing families in October and interviews will take place during the school day, Monday through Friday. The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • Writing Exercise

    We believe in the unique possibility and potential of every girl who applies to The Archer School for Girls. An important tenet of Archer’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive student body that reflects the face of Greater Los Angeles. In an effort to promote access and evaluate applicants based solely on their academic record and talents, the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) will no longer be a requirement in the admissions process at Archer.

    Archer will not accept ISEE scores or other standardized test scores from any applicants. Instead, applicants will complete a writing exercise for which advance preparation will be unnecessary.
  • Submit Recommendations Online

    Two teacher recommendations and one school administrator recommendation should be completed and submitted directly from your daughter's school to Archer by January 15, 2021. Recommendations are sent via email directly to the teacher or administrator. Applicants are then notified once the teacher has completed the recommendation form.

    Archer requires two separate teacher recommendations: one from the applicant's current English teacher and one from the applicant's current Math teacher. 

    Archer waives teacher and school recommendations for all candidates enrolled in SMMUSD schools to reflect the district policy that teachers do not provide student recommendations for independent school applicants. 

    *Please note that recommendations should not be submitted until December 2020 to give current teachers time to get to know your daughter.
  • Submit Transcripts

    A complete and official transcript, including all grades and evaluations, testing results, and information regarding disciplinary actions for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 academic years should be sent directly from your daughter's school to Archer by January 15, 2021.
  • For Sibling Applicants

    Archer understands the benefits of having all daughters in the same family attending the School. However, what is right for one child may not necessarily be the correct placement for her sister. A sibling applicant will be accepted based on the Admissions Committee's determination that the student will be successful at Archer. A sibling's admission to Archer is not guaranteed. It is recommended that all families apply to other schools. 

    Sibling applicants should apply by October 9, 2020.

Important Deadlines

  • Sibling Application: October 9, 2020
  • Guaranteed Interview Application: November 18, 2020
  • Application: December 15, 2020
  • Transcripts, Flexible Tuition, and Recommendations: January 15, 2021
     

Questions? Contact Us

Email: admissions@archer.org
Phone: 310-873-7037
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. SBA Equal Opportunity | Title IX Facts