application process

The VCS Admissions Department is excited to work with you and your family as you apply to VCS for the 2023-2024 school year. To ensure the best experience, please take a few minutes to read through the steps below to better understand our process and timeline. You can also view our Admission Standards by clicking here. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at 818-767-8382 X230 or

Step 1: Complete Online Application

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The following documents are required in addition to the submitted online application. These documents can be uploaded within the application or emailed directly to Admissions. Recommendations are handled electronically. You will have the opportunity, within the application, to provide the email addresses of those you wish to complete the recommendation forms. They will receive the recommendation forms once the application has been submitted. Any additional documents can be emailed directly to the Admissions Department at, after the application has been submitted.

Elementary Applicants | Grades JK/Kindy

  • Copy of student official birth certificate
  • Confidential preschool recommendation form

Students entering Kindergarten must by 5 years old on or before September 1. Students entering JK must be 5 years old on or by March 31 of the school year they are entering.

Elementary Applicants | Grades 1-5

  • Copy of students official birth certificate
  • Confidential Teacher Recommendation form
  • Copy of previous two years of grades

Middle and High School Applicants | Grades 6-12

  • Copy of students official birth certificate
  • Confidential math or English teacher recommendation form
  • Confidential counselor or administrator recommendation form
  • Copy of Previous two years of grades (Full High School transcript required if applying to 11th or 12th grade)

If your student has an IEP or 504 plan, this must be submitted along with the other supporting documents.

Priority Admissions Deadline: February 1*
Notification of Admissions Decision: March 6

*Applications received after the Priority deadline will be reviewed based on space availability.

Step 2: Student Assessments or Interviews

Elementary Applicants | Grades JK-5
Once the application file is complete, the Admissions office will contact you to set up an assessment. The assessments are done on campus with a VCS teacher and take approximately 30 minutes-1 hour, depending on the grade level. If you are applying for multiple students, we will do our best to schedule their assessments at the same time. Assessments are scheduled starting in February.

Middle and High School Applicants | Grades 6-12
Once the application file is complete, the Admissions office will contact you to set up the student interview. Student interviews are done on campus by a member of the Admissions department or a school administrator. Interviews are for the student only and take approximately 30 minutes. In addition to the interview questions, students will be given a writing assignment that they must complete in 10 minutes immediately following the interview.

Step 3: Acceptance and Enrollment

The applicant’s file is reviewed by the Admissions Committee in strict confidence. Students who meet the February 1 Priority Deadline will be notified in early March of the Admission Committee’s decision. Students who apply after this time will be notified within 1-2 weeks of completing their assessment or interview. Admissions Notifications are sent via email.

As a part of the acceptance email, parents will be provided with the instructions to complete the VCS Online Enrollment. A student is considered enrolled once the enrollment packet is completed and the non-refundable enrollment fee of $400 is paid. VCS will also need a complete vaccination record on file prior to the first day of school in order for your student to attend class. This can be submitted within the online enrollment or emailed to the Admissions Department prior to the start of the school year.

Please note:

  • New Student Application for the 2023-2024 school year opens on October 1
  • Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year will be available on the VCS website in January 2023

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