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Admissions Announcement

Thank you for your interest in The Archer School for Girls. Fall event registration and applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now available. Please contact us at admissions@archer.org with any questions. 

From the Admissions Director

My favorite day of the school year is graduation. Our Archer girls are authentic and vibrant – wearing white dresses, donning fresh floral wreaths in their hair and clutching shiny new high school diplomas. 
 
This past May we were thrilled to offer a true graduation with family and friends in the audience at the Skirball Center where we had jubilantly celebrated in pre-pandemic times. The ceremony also was a significant milestone for my family as our daughter, Sabrina Kim, graduated with the Class of 2022 after attending Archer for seven years. Academic excellence, sparkling personalities, earned accolades, thoughtful humanism and exuberant confidence were in full display on that day. 
 
Sabrina was presented with the Honestas Award. For demonstration of character and moral conviction, this award recognizes a senior who has served as a role model for her class and school community. My husband and I couldn’t be more proud of Sabrina’s accomplishment and who she became while at Archer: a fearless, considerate and committed young woman who is equipped with the scholarly and social skills to succeed in college. Sabrina and her classmates represent hope, purpose and determination as they go forth to make change in our world.
 
Now entering my 11th season as Archer’s admissions director, I continue to be grateful for this immense privilege. What also remains true is that an Archer girl is bright, creative, kind, and motivated. When she graduates, she is a self-possessed, entrepreneurial young woman with an irrepressible desire to achieve greatness. Once she leaves the walls of Archer, she goes to medical school, starts a business, becomes a spouse, chooses motherhood, designs interior spaces, defends clients in a courtroom, does scientific research, develops projects in the entertainment industry, gets involved in community organizing, runs for office, creates architectural drawings, excels in visual artistry. The possibilities are endless.
 
We ask our students to be at once ambitious and joyful. We offer excellence in teaching and learning. We take pride in our unparalleled, research-based teaching methods. Simultaneously, we cherish our happy culture. Archer is known for its inclusive environment that fosters sisterhood and collaboration. We expect our students to lead balanced lives and to find the joy in all that they do - inside and outside the classroom.
 
Thank you for your interest in Archer. I hope that you will discover that Archer and your daughter might be the right match.

-Felicia Paik, Director of Admissions
fpaik@archer.org
"To me, an Archer girl is dedicated, compassionate, inquisitive, spirited, and effervescent."
Felicia joined Archer in 2010. She holds a degree in communications from Stanford University and was a journalist for almost 20 years, writing for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Felicia is committed to education and to service in the community. She was the Board Chair at Brentwood Presbyterian Pre-School, PTA President at Franklin Elementary and Lincoln Middle Schools in Santa Monica. She is also a past president of the Korean-American Parents Association at Harvard-Westlake School. Felicia is a girls' school graduate who attended the Westlake School for Girls and Castilleja School. Felicia's daughter, Sabrina, graduated from Archer this past May and is a first-year student at the University of California, Berkeley, and her son, Ryan, is a senior at Harvard College. Felicia and her husband live in her hometown of Santa Monica.
Meet the Team
Carla joined the Archer community in 2013 and has been able to continue pursuing her passion in education. A Los Angeles native, Carla earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration in language and literacy from California State University, Long Beach. Carla has been a classroom teacher and has worked previously as an admissions officer at an all-girls’ high school in Glendale. Outside of Archer, Carla enjoys family time with her husband and two children, Sebastian and Camila. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Contact Carla: calcala@archer.org
Amy joined the Archer community in 2018. She grew up in Florida and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in corporate and public communication from Florida State University. Previously, Amy worked as an admissions officer at her alma mater. Outside of Archer, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her loved ones, and staying active.

Contact Amy: achen@archer.org
 
Estephany joined the Archer community in 2021. A Los Angeles native, Estephany earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in Latin American studies from Occidental College. Previously, Estephany worked in the Financial Aid Office at Occidental College. She is a graduate of Vistamar School. Outside of Archer, Estephany enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, and spending time with loved ones. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Contact Estephany: elopez@archer.org
Lucy joined the Archer community in 2011 as a history teacher. Later, she was the history department chair for several years before she joined the Admissions Office. Lucy grew up outside of Chicago and earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of Archer, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Both attend The Center for Early Education, with Sadie in kindergarten and Bo in second grade.

Contact Lucy: lpinkwater@archer.org
 

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’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.