Frequently Asked Questions

About Elementary Admission

Q.  When are applications due? When will we be notified of our admission decision?

All K-6 applications are due January 10, 2020. Notification letters will be sent on March 13, 2020 and replies will be due on March 23, 2020.

Q.  When can I visit the school?

Prospective Parent Mornings will be held for adults only from 10:00 AM to noon on the following dates:

    Tuesday, September 10
     Thursday, October 3
     Tuesday, October 15
     Thursday, October 24
     Tuesday, November 5
     Tuesday, November 19
     Tuesday, December 3

  You can sign up for a Prospective Parent Morning and receive more information about Oakwood by submitting an online inquiry.

Q.  When will my child visit the school?

All applicants (K-6) and parents will be invited to participate in a grade level screening. We will contact you to schedule an appointment. During these sessions, children will be asked to participate in a variety of activities that will help us get to know them. Parents will be given the opportunity to ask questions related to Oakwood’s curriculum and school life.

Q.  Where do we park when we visit the school?

Parking is available directly across the street from Oakwood at St. Anne’s church or on surrounding neighborhood streets. Please walk to the traffic light to cross Moorpark.

Q.  What is Oakwood's sibling policy?

To qualify for consideration as a sibling in the application process, the applicant must have a sibling (a) who is currently enrolled in the school and (b) whom the School expects to re-enroll for the admitted sibling's entry year.

Furthermore, since the School depends on every family's good citizenship at Oakwood, in the admission decision-making process the School will take into account the quality of the sibling applicant family's partnership, participation, and support.

Finally, note that sibling admission is not guaranteed. In considering the status of a sibling applicant, and in addition to the criteria above, preference will be accorded to siblings only when all other significant criteria are judged by the Admission Committee to be equal. Sibling applications for grades K-12 are due on or before October 6, 2018. 

Q.  What are you looking for in an applicant? Also, are there any factors you are looking for in their parents?

We seek students who are capable, curious and eager to learn, and will participate fully in the life of the school. Oakwood students engage in a rigorous academic curriculum, a comprehensive athletic program, and numerous opportunities in the visual and performing arts. We seek parents who subscribe to our aims and values and are committed to working in partnership with the school.

Our admission process takes into consideration the personal as well as academic qualities of each applicant. The school is committed to achieving a balance in its classes – of boys and girls, of interests and talents, and of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.

Q.  We were placed on a wait list. What are the next steps?

If you are placed on a wait list, promptly mail the enclosed letter that indicates your interest in remaining on the wait list. Should we have the opportunity to go to our wait list, we will contact you. As always, you are welcome to contact us at any time.

Q.  What is Oakwood’s ISEE school code? When is the ISEE administered at Oakwood this year?

Oakwood’s school code for the ISEE is 052146. Oakwood is an ISEE test site on Sunday, December 18, 2019 at 9 a.m. Your child can take the exam at any site prior to January 19, 2020. Registration must be completed before the testing date at

About School Life

Q.  What are the school hours?

Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM –3:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM –2:00 PM
After school care is available until 6:00 PM daily.

Q.  Does Oakwood have a hot lunch program?

Students may order lunch in advance through the online lunch program.

Q.  Is a bus service available?

Oakwood currently offers a bus service to and from the Hancock Park, West Valley, and Beverly Hills areas. More routes may soon be available. In addition, zip code lists are available with which families may use to create carpools.

Q.  Is there a uniform or dress code?

Oakwood does not require uniforms; however, appropriate school-day dress is required.

Q.  What enrichment courses does Oakwood offer?

Three times a year, afterschool enrichment courses are available to all K-6 students. Courses vary per session and year. Some courses include: rocketry, computer animation, hip hop dance, jewelry making, cooking, animal encounters, chess, guitar, Lego, tennis, golf, adventures in claymation, Spanish, and many more.

Q.  What Service Learning/Community Service opportunities are available for students?

The school seeks to instill a sense of stewardship and good citizenship; therefore, service learning is a vital part of the Oakwood program at all grade levels. Students learn the importance of civic engagement and responsibility as well as some of the ways that social, political, and economic factors shape community life.

Q.  How do parents get involved?

Oakwood encourages parent involvement at every grade level. Volunteers are an integral part of the success of our school, both through events and activities. From assisting with the hot lunch program, development events, participating in the classroom or library, community service, planning parent socials, or joining the Green Team or the Diversity committee, there are many ways to volunteer.




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