How to Apply

At Play Mountain Place, we promote a community of inclusion and emphasize the appreciation of the value of all people. Our commitment to scholarship support for families allows us to enroll a widely diverse population.

The Admission Process

We view admission as a process in getting to know each other. Our application process involves you researching about our unique school to make sure it’s a fit for your family. If you want to proceed with admission after you’ve done your research, then you can attend a hosted visit. If after the visit, you want to apply, you then have an application meeting with our Director. Once you’ve had the application meeting, you are on a waiting list until the Director fills the groups.

Our program includes both a Preschool and Elementary School. We start children at as close to 3 years old as possible (no younger than 2½) and children can stay at this school until they are 12. We generally don’t consider children over the age of 9 because for the family and child to receive the full benefit of the program, they need to experience at least two years here.

The enrollment period for Play Mountain Place usually runs October through February the school year before your child would plan on attending. Planning a visit the year before you would like to attend allows time for both parents (in a two-parent family) to read and learn about our program, book a space on a tour, visit, and then to move on to the application meeting. If you have missed our enrollment period, it’s still okay to give us a call. The majority of our students start school with each other in September; however, every so often we have space, so please call anytime if you are interested.

The Virtual Tour

Our application process involves an hour virtual tour of our campus. Visiting ensures that you will better understand the educational philosophy and practices of the school. We require that both parents (in a two-parent family) attend our tour before you are able to proceed with an application interview.

Space is very limited on our tours, and reservations are required. Please call us as at (323) 870-4381 to book yourself on a tour if you are interested in Play Mountain Place. Reservations for tours start in mid-September, and we continue to take reservations for tours until the tours are full. Tours are for adults only.

Application Interview

Those wanting to pursue admission after attending a tour can schedule an on-campus, in-person application meeting with the school director. A non-refundable application fee of $150 is due at this meeting. The application meeting is a two-hour commitment.

Waiting Lists

After the Application Interview, you are on a Waiting List until our enrollment decisions are made in the late spring (usually in April), or until the groups are full. We don’t want to discourage you from visiting and learning more about our school, even if our application sessions are closed, so please call us at (323) 870-4381 if you would like to make a visit and we can let you know if it’s possible to visit.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

Play Mountain Place promotes a community of inclusion and emphasizes the appreciation of the value of all people. Play Mountain Place does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, religion/creed, gender, culture, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or socio-economic background. This policy applies to all areas of the school including admission, hiring, educational policies, financial aid, and other school administered programs.

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