Admissions Process

We seek to make the admissions process at Los Encinos School easy and accessible. We are happy to answer your questions, and invite you to begin the information gathering process by attending one of our weekly admissions tours. We believe that the best way for you to learn about our school is to visit and to observe the magic of students and teachers in action.

Each small-group school tour is led by Ilene Reinfeld, Head of School, and provides a time for you to ask questions you might have about the Los Encinos experience. To reserve your space at one of our school tours and begin the process, please complete this RSVP form or contact Jill Lasker at (818) 990-1006 ext. 1103.

For any questions regarding admissions, email the team:

Admissions Forms

Online Application Form

Click to launch the online application form. Please note, the application takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. If you’d like to save your work and return later, you’ll need to click to the final section where you see the blue “Submit” button. Go ahead and click “Submit.” Then you’ll see a link to “Edit Your Response.” Click the “Edit Your Response” link and bookmark it so you can return to it later. Any questions, please call us (818) 990-1006, or email

Printable Documents

Each link below opens a PDF document. Hit the “back” button on your browser to return to this page.

Choose the appropriate recommendation form below based on your child’s grade:

Affording Los Encinos School

We understand that for many families the cost of an independent school education may be more than what their family budget can accommodate.  The Los Encinos School Tuition Assistance Program strives to make sure that if a child and family are a good match for the school, then finances should not prevent that child from attending. 

As a school that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, Los Encinos uses the tuition assistance program to ensure that we are a socio-economically diverse community.  In fact, 30% of our students receive tuition assistance.  You also may be surprised to learn that the average family income of a tuition assistance recipient is $190,000.   

In addition to need-based grants, Los Encinos School offers several payment plan options that allow a family to spread tuition out over the year.  Tuition Assistance awards are confidential and are determined by the Tuition Assistance Committee.  Applying for assistance does not guarantee an award as decisions are based on need, availability of funds, and the number of qualified applicants. 

Tuition Assistance

FAST stands for “Financial Aid for School Tuition.”  Please follow the instructions in the User Guide below and click the FAST logo to begin the online application process.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.