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Inspired Education for an Evolving World

Admission Overview

Schools have tempos and rhythms. Some will have you tapping your feet; others will have you looking for the door. New Roads is not for everyone. Our community is culturally and economically diverse, our teachers enthusiastic, demanding and passionate, and our program challenging, intriguing and fun. Our standards are high, our demands rigorous, but not always "bookish" or textbook-driven. We believe young people learn far more effectively when asked to solve complex puzzles and reflect thoughtfully on their work than when asked simply to recall.

Admission to New Roads School is based upon our assessment of a young person’s ability to flourish in our educational program and an indication that both student and school community would benefit from his or her enrollment. As such, entry to New Roads is not simply a game of numbers. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds – students with a range and depth of interests, talents and enthusiasms.

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  • Submit an Application

    2019/2020 School Year Application/ Enrollment Process
    While our application deadline has passed, New Roads will continue to process applications as time permits.

    March 8, 2019: Upper School Notification Letters, Grades 9-12
    March 15, 2019: Lower & Middle School Notification Letters, Grades K-8

    March 19, 2019: Upper School Reply Due Date, Grade 9-12
    March 25, 2019: Lower and Middle School Reply Due Date, Grades K-8

    We encourage all families applying to New Roads School to attend an Open House and Tour; both are excellent opportunities to experience what is unique and inspiring about a New Roads education. Open Houses are an excellent opportunity for the entire family, including prospective students, to learn about New Roads. Campus tours are for parents only.

    In order to complete our online application, you must first create a username and password. Once you are registered, you will have access to the New Roads admissions portal, 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.

    Begin the New Roads admissions process here.

    **Please note, every time you login to the website, 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).

    Please contact us should you have any questions.

    310-828-5582 ext. 409

  • Testing Requirements

    Students applying for grades 6-12 are required to take either the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) by January 21, 2019. Families are encouraged to register early, as testing dates fill up quickly.

    To register for the SSAT, please visit
    To register for the ISEE, please visit

    Please add New Roads School as a score recipient by entering the following code(s) upon registration:
    SSAT Exam Code: 5310
    ISEE Exam Code: 054243
  • Interview with the Applicant Family/Director

    A child is much more than a file of filled-out forms. An important component in the admissions process is the interview we have with you and your child. After we receive your application and the necessary forms, we will contact you to arrange a time to meet.
  • Questions

    If you any questions regarding the admissions or financial aid process, please contact 310-828-5582, extension 409 or

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
ph: 310-828-5582
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New Roads School is a college preparatory K-12 private independent school in Santa Monica, CA, serving over 650 school age children from the greater Los Angeles area. New Roads School provides an inspired educational program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.