Admissions Overview

New Roads students are curious, engaged, active, and inspired thinkers working to make this world a better place. Our community is authentically diverse in every way; our teachers are enthusiastic, demanding, and passionate; and our program is challenging, intriguing, and fun. Our standards are high and our demands rigorous, but not always textbook-driven. We believe young people learn far more effectively when asked to solve complex challenges and reflect thoughtfully on their work than when asked simply to recall information. We welcome families of all backgrounds and makeups, asking only that you bring a respectful, inclusive mindset to the warm embrace of our community.

2020/2021 School Year Admissions Process

Application Due December 18, 2019

In order to complete our online application, you must first create a username and password. Once you are registered, you will have access to MyRoads, where you can complete the application, track your progress, send teacher/administrator recommendation requests, and upload necessary information and files. The status of each step can be found under the “Admissions Progress” tab in your profile.
**Please note, every time you login to your MyRoads account, you are automatically taken to the “News” tab. To access the admissions portal and checklist, please select the tab with your child’s name on it (just to the left of the “News” tab).

List of 4 items.

  • Kindergarten

    1. Submit Application, due December 18, 2019
    2. Submit request for Administrative/Teacher Recommendation, due January 17, 2020
  • Grades 1-5

    1. Submit Application, due December 18, 2019
    2. Have your child complete the Lower School Student Questionnaire, due December 18, 2019
    3. Submit request for 1 Teacher Recommendation, due January 17, 2020
    4. Submit request for 1 Administrator Recommendation, due January 17, 2020
    5. Submit request for Transcripts (all previous years as well as current mid-year grade report), due January 17, 2020
  • Grades 6-12

    1. Submit Application, due December 18, 2019
    2. Student Essay and Questionnaire, due December 18, 2019
    3. Submit request for 1 Math Teacher Recommendation, due January 17, 2020
    4. Submit request for 1 English Teacher Recommendation, due January 17, 2020
    5. Submit request for 1 Administrator Recommendation, due January 17, 2020
    6. Transcripts (2 prior years as well as current mid-year grade report), due January 17, 2020
  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    December 18, 2019 - Application deadline 
    December 18, 2019 - Lower School Student Questionnaire and Student Essay / Questionnaire deadline
    January 17, 2020 - Recommendation(s) & Transcript deadline
    January 17, 2020 - Last day to take ISEE/SSAT, Grades 6-12
    February 7, 2020 - Financial Aid Application deadline
    March 6, 2020 - Upper School Notification Letters, Grades 9-12
    March 13, 2020 - Lower & Middle School Notification Letters, Grades K-8
    March 17, 2020 - Upper School Response Deadline, Grades 9-12
    March 23, 2020 - Lower & Middle School Response Deadline, Grades K-8

The New Roads Advantage

In a school that mirrors the socio-economic, cultural, and racial diversity of Los Angeles, New Roads students are challenged daily to question their own worldview, assumptions, perspectives, and righteousness. We are inspired by the promise that our students represent for the future of democracy.