Who is an LES student?
A Los Encinos student is one who is curious, creative, and capable. Los Encinos students are eager to learn, and participate fully in the life of the school. Los Encinos students engage in an integrated academic program that fosters the arts and sciences. Los Encinos parents support our programs and work in partnership with the school. Our admissions process takes into consideration the personal, as well as academic, qualities of each applicant.
How old does my child have to be to be considered for Kindergarten?
Normally your child must turn five before September 1st of their kindergarten year, however there are exceptions.
Does LES have a transitional Kindergarten program?
LES holds an optional Kindergarten “Camp” in August before the regular school year begins. During these two weeks the newest members of our community get to know their new teachers in a camp-like atmosphere as they become famililar with the LES campus. When the regular school year begins, our kindergarteners have an easier time separating from their parents because they are more comfortable, confident, and eager to be with their new friends.
How big are the class sizes at LES?
For the 2023-2024 school year the average class size is 26 students per class. Grades K-4 are staffed with two credentialed teachers and an assistant. Grades 5 & 6 have one credentialed teacher and an assistant.
How much is tuition?
To see the current tuition, please click here.
What is the LES tuition assistance program?
Los Encinos School’s tuition assistance program provides students and families an opportunity to attend the school when it would not have otherwise been an option. Since 1980 LES has awarded 8.6 million dollars to its community. Currently, approximately 30% of our student body receives tuition assistance. We use FAST (Financial Aid for Student Tuition) to help us determine eligibility. After Dec 1st, 2023, the application for Tuition Assistance can be found HERE. We try to extend the budget to accommodate everyone’s needs; all interested families are encouraged to apply.
When are Admission and Tuition Assistance Applications due?
We are now accepting Admissions Applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications are due before January 16th, 2024. We encourage you to apply early so you can begin the process, which includes a parent interview, student campus visit (1st-6th) or “playdate” (Kinder), submission of school records (1st-6th), and teacher & administrator recommendations.
Tuition Assistance Applications
If you are interested in applying for Tuition Assistance the process of doing so is separate from the Admission Application process. The link for 24-25 Tuition Assistance will be available after Dec 1st, 2023 and need to be completed by Jan 17, 2024. Other required financial documents (2023 tax return, etc) will need to be submitted by Feb 20, 2024. You will receive an admissions decision along with a Tuition Assistance decision on March 8, 2024.
To read the LES T.A. Guidelines and Policies, CLICK HERE.
After Dec, 1st 2023, the Tuition Assistance Application can be found in the HERE.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of important dates.
Does LES give preference to sibling applicants?
We pride ourselves on being a community school. Siblings of current Los Encinos School students will be given preference when all other factors are equal, including admission qualifications and the family’s participation and continuous support of the School.
When will I be notified about an admissions decision?
Admission decisions will be announced on your personal admissions page on March 8th, 2024 at 5pm.
How can parents get involved at LES?
We enjoy all types of parent involvement at school, as volunteers help our community thrive. Volunteers are encouraged to help at events and activities. There are many ways to volunteer at Los Encinos such as assisting in the library, driving for field trips, participating in development events, helping with community engagement programs, learning activities, joining the beautification committee, hosting parent socials, organizing our annual event, or being a guest reader. Please check with your teacher or call the office and we’ll put you in contact with the appropriate Parent Association member for more details.
Is there an after-school program at LES?
Los Encinos School offers an after-school program that includes a variety of enrichment classes, homework club, and after school care until 5:00 pm.
Important Admissions Dates
Fall 2024-2025 Admissions
July 1, 2023 - Application period opens for the 2024-2025 school year. CLICK HERE to apply.
Sep 13, 2023 - Virtual Parent Interviews with Ilene Reinfeld, Los Encinos' Head of School, will start to be scheduled.
Sep 28, 2023 - Campus Tours begin every other Thursday at 4pm - CLICK HERE to register.
Oct 4, 2023 - 6:30 pm - Evening Open House - CLICK HERE to register.
Oct 27, 2023 - Friday Assembly Visits begin most Fridays - CLICK HERE to register.
Nov 1, 2023 - 9:30 am - Morning Open House - CLICK HERE to register.
Dec 1, 2023 - Teacher/Administrator recommendation requests should be sent to your current pre-school or elementary school.
Dec 1, 2023 - Tuition Assistance online FAST application opens for 2024-2025 school year.
Jan 16, 2024 - LES Applications & Current School Teacher/Admin recommendation forms due. Current School Records due for 2nd-6th grade.
Jan 17, 2024 - Tuition Assistance online applications & initial documents due.
Jan & Feb, 2024 - LES staff visit applicant's pre-school.
Feb 3 & 10, 2024 - Kindergarten candidates attend an on-campus playdate. (Candidates attend only one)
Feb 20, 2024 - Final Tuition Assistance documents due.
March 8, 2024 - Admissions Decisions posted on portal at 5pm.
March 15, 2024 - Enrollment Agreement due to LES.
For more information, please contact our admissions office at: firstname.lastname@example.org