Admissions: Important Dates



2023–24 Lottery Results

Lottery results can be found by clicking HERE. All questions relating to the 2023/2024 admissions lottery should be directed to the New West Admissions at


Open House

Open House will be held at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School for the 2023-2024 school year and also live-streamed on our website.

Parents or legal guardians are required to attend the Open House so they may learn about our school philosophy, course offerings, and student and family expectations. All prospective families are welcome!


Open House Date & Time

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 11:00 am and 11:40 am
Barnum Hall (Santa Monica High School)

View the 2023-24 Open House Presentation HERE.

*Please be aware that students attending New West must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Online Admissions Application

Click HERE for the 2023–2024 Online Admissions Application*.

*To access the application, you must use the password given at the Open House. You may view the Open House presentation by clicking HERE.

Application Deadline

Wednesday, February 15 by 4:00 pm

All applications must be submitted before the application deadline.

*Please be aware that students applying to New West must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



For those families who did not attend the Open House and/or did not turn in an application by the deadline, you will have to submit a Waitlist application. The Waitlist application can be accessed by clicking HERE.

*Please be aware that students applying to New West must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Verification Period

February 21–24, 2023

Due to current health safety concerns, we are canceling on-campus verification and requesting email verification instead. If you are interested in updating any of your info and/or receiving your lottery number, please email Lottery numbers will be sent on February 27 by 5:00 pm to all families who applied by the application deadline.


Virtual Admission Lottery

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 5:00 pm
This year's lottery will be held online.

Click HERE to watch via YouTube.

If the number of applications exceeds the available spaces, a public lottery determines admission and/or waitlist status. The lottery will take place virtually and all applicants are able to watch the lottery live on our website, though it’s not required for admission. Lottery numbers will be posted to our website the following day.


Notification of Admission Status

Ms. Perez will follow up with admitted families in March via email.


Enrollment Deadline (New Students)

TBD Admitted students must return the completed enrollment packet and its required documents to the school office. If the enrollment forms are not returned by the deadline, admission for that student is forfeited and an admission notice is mailed to the next student on the waitlist.


Admitted Students Tours (Accepted Students Only)

Tours will take place TBD. Families who have been admitted will receive more information via email.


Students Admitted from Waitlist

Students on the waitlist are notified by phone if a space becomes available starting in June. If the enrollment packet and required documents are not returned by the deadline noted on the admissions email, admission for that student is forfeited and an admission letter and enrollment pack is sent to the next student on the waitlist.