Marlborough School - An independent day school for girls grades 7-12

Applying to Marlborough

Thank you for your interest in Marlborough. Our application for the 2018-2019 academic year is available below.

Should you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact us by email at admissions@marlborough.org or call us at (323) 964-8450.

OPEN HOUSE

GRADE 7

Create, collaborate, problem-solve, and contribute at the Admissions Open House on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00-11:30 am.

Registration is closed - the Open House on Saturday is full at this time. Please email admissions@marlborough.org to be added to a waiting list. We do not accept walk-ins.

GRADES 9-11

Take the opportunity to discover Marlborough, a community of curious girls with powerful voices. Our Open House for students interested in grades 9-11 will be on November 15, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Registration is required.

Applying to Grade 7

Application

Before beginning the Marlborough admissions process, please note there is an application fee of $150. If your family is applying for financial aid and would like to request a fee waiver, please contact us at admissions@marlborough.org prior to beginning your application.

If you are a current parent or already have login credentials (for MyMarlborough), please use your login information to access the application below. Otherwise, you will be prompted to create a username and password prior to starting the application. Keep these credentials as you will use them throughout the admissions process.

Apply online now: click here.

Marlborough School also accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO). You may prefer this application as it is accepted by a number of schools in the greater Los Angeles area. To learn more about using the SAO and begin your application, click here.

The deadline to submit the application is on or before January 5, 2018. Transcripts, testing, recommendations and an on-campus visit are also required as part of the application process. More information can be found below.

As a resource for applicant families, we are happy to provide an applicant checklist. Click HERE to download.

Group Activity Session

All 7th grade applicants are required to participate in a Group Activity Session. Once we receive your daughter’s application, we will contact you to schedule this appointment. Students participate in Group Activity Sessions that include creative, collaborative and problem-solving activities led by Marlborough faculty. During the Group Activity Sessions, parents go on a student-led tour, followed by an open forum with our Director of Enrollment Management Jeanette Woo Chitjian and Director of the Middle School Sean Fitts.

Marlborough also offers many optional opportunities to visit campus, please click here to learn more.

Transcripts and Recommendations

Transcripts

What is required?
Marlborough School requires applicants to submit first semester/trimester transcripts for the current school year as well as complete transcripts and standardized testing from the previous school year. (For example, a student applying to Marlborough for 7th grade submits all of her grades and standardized test scores from 5th grade, and the first term report card from 6th grade.)

How do I submit transcripts to Marlborough School?

The CSSAD Transcript Release form below should be filled out and submitted to the applicant’s school. The deadline for submitting all transcripts and test scores is on or before Friday, January 19, 2018.

CSSAD Transcript Release Form

Marlborough highly encourages the electronic submission of transcripts and test scores via email. All documents must be sent by an administrator at the applicant’s current or former school from a school email address for confirmation purposes. Documents submitted from a personal email account will not be accepted. All documents should be emailed to admissions@marlborough.org.

If schools prefer to submit paper copies, please send them to:

Marlborough School Admissions Office
250 South Rossmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

*Additional paper copies are not needed for schools submitting documents electronically.

Can I submit additional transcripts and test scores from earlier years?

Additional transcripts and test scores are not required, but may be submitted if you feel they strengthen the application.

Recommendations

All recommendation forms, required and optional, must be received by the Marlborough School Admissions Office on or before Friday, January 19, 2018. Like transcripts, Marlborough highly encourages all recommendations be submitted electronically by email to admissions@marlborough.org.

Marlborough School requires the following recommendation forms from the student’s current administrator and teachers:

Administrative Recommendation
Math Teacher Recommendation
English Teacher Recommendation

In addition, applicants may submit the following optional recommendation forms:

Athletic Recommendation
Supplemental/Personal Recommendation

Testing

The ISEE or SSAT is required for all applicants applying to grade 7.

The deadline for taking the ISEE or SSAT is on or before January 19, 2018.

ISEE/SSAT

How do I register for the ISEE and/or SSAT?

ISEE and SSAT testing sites fill up quickly, so please sign up as soon as possible. Registration for students applying for the 2018-2019 school year is now available online.

In order to register for the ISEE test, visit www.iseetest.org. Please remember to list Marlborough School as a score recipient - our school code is 051710.

If you have any trouble registering for the ISEE, please contact the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) at (800) 446-0320.

In order to register for the SSAT exam, visit www.ssat.org. Please remember to list Marlborough School as a score recipient.

Tuition/Financial Aid

For information on tuition and fees, please click here.

For information on the financial aid application process, please click here.

Optional Visiting Opportunities

We would love to share our school with you and invite you to visit! The following opportunities are optional and available only to applicants. Further visiting opportunities outside of the application process can be found here.

Half-Day Shadow Visits

Want to know what it’s like to be a Marlborough girl?

We offer applicants the opportunity to shadow a Marlborough student for the morning or afternoon. Visits take place between November and February. Invitations are emailed from the Admissions Office.

Mornings at Marlborough

Here’s a chance for parents to be a “fly on the wall.”

On six days from November to February, applicant parents are invited to spend two periods visiting classes with a Marlborough parent volunteer. Invitations are emailed from the Admissions Office.


Applying to Grades 9-11

Application

Before beginning the Marlborough admissions process, please note there is an application fee of $150. If your family is applying for financial aid and would like to request a fee waiver, please contact us at admissions@marlborough.org prior to beginning your application.

If you are a current parent or already have login credentials (for MyMarlborough), please use your login information to access the application below. Otherwise, you will be prompted to create a username and password prior to starting the application. Keep these credentials as you will use them throughout the admissions process.

Apply online now: click here.

Marlborough School also accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO). You may prefer this application as it is accepted by a number of schools in the greater Los Angeles area. To learn more about using the SAO and begin your application, click here.

The deadline to submit the application is on or before January 5, 2018. Transcripts, testing, recommendations and an on-campus visit are also required as part of the application process. More information can be found below.

As a resource for applicant families, we are happy to provide an applicant checklist. Click HERE to download.

Interview

Once we receive your daughter’s application, we will schedule an on campus interview and tour with your family.

Interviews take place on weekdays and include a student-led tour of campus and an interview with a member of the Admissions Committee for both you and your daughter. The entire visit lasts approximately 90 minutes. During the interview we will have the opportunity to exchange information about your daughter’s interests, goals, and experiences. Interviews will begin in September 2017 and conclude in January 2018.

Marlborough also offers many optional opportunities to visit campus. Please click here to learn more.

Transcripts and Recommendations

Transcripts

What is required?
Marlborough School requires applicants to submit first semester/trimester transcripts for the current school year as well as complete transcripts and standardized testing from the previous school year. (For example, a student applying to Marlborough for 7th grade submits all of her grades and standardized test scores from 5th grade, and the first term report card from 6th grade.)

How do I submit transcripts to Marlborough School?

The CSSAD Transcript Release form below should be filled out and submitted to the applicant’s school. The deadline for submitting all transcripts and test scores is on or before Friday, January 19, 2018.

CSSAD Transcript Release Form

Marlborough highly encourages the electronic submission of transcripts and test scores via email. All documents must be sent by an administrator at the applicant’s current or former school from a school email address for confirmation purposes. Documents submitted from a personal email account will not be accepted. All documents should be emailed to admissions@marlborough.org.

If schools prefer to submit paper copies, please send them to:

Marlborough School Admissions Office
250 South Rossmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

*Additional paper copies are not needed for schools submitting documents electronically.

Can I submit additional transcripts and test scores from earlier years?

Additional transcripts and test scores are not required, but may be submitted if you feel they strengthen the application.

Recommendations

All recommendation forms, required and optional, must be received by the Marlborough School Admissions Office on or before Friday, January 19, 2018. Like transcripts, Marlborough highly encourages all recommendations be submitted electronically by email to admissions@marlborough.org.

Marlborough School requires the following recommendation forms from the student’s current administrator and teachers:

Administrative Recommendation
Math Teacher Recommendation
English Teacher Recommendation

In addition, applicants may submit the following optional recommendation forms:

Athletic Recommendation
Supplemental/Personal Recommendation

Testing

The ISEE or SSAT is required for all applicants applying to grade 7.

The deadline for taking the ISEE or SSAT is on or before January 19, 2018.

ISEE/SSAT

How do I register for the ISEE and/or SSAT?

ISEE and SSAT testing sites fill up quickly, so please sign up as soon as possible. Registration for students applying for the 2018-2019 school year is now available online.

In order to register for the ISEE test, visit www.iseetest.org. Please remember to list Marlborough School as a score recipient - our school code is 051710.

If you have any trouble registering for the ISEE, please contact the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) at (800) 446-0320.

In order to register for the SSAT exam, visit www.ssat.org. Please remember to list Marlborough School as a score recipient.

Tuition/Financial Aid

For information on tuition and fees, please click here.

For information on the financial aid application process, please click here.

Optional Visiting Opportunities

We'd love to share our school with you and invite you to visit! The following opportunities are optional and available only to applicants. Further visiting opportunities outside of the application process can be found here.

Half-Day Shadow Visits

Want to know what it’s like to be a Marlborough girl?

We offer applicants the opportunity to shadow a Marlborough student for the morning. Visits take place between November and February. Invitations are emailed from the Admissions Office.

Mornings at Marlborough

Here’s a chance for parents to be a “fly on the wall.”

On six days from November to February, applicant parents are invited to spend two periods visiting classes with a Marlborough parent volunteer. Invitations are emailed from the Admissions Office.


APPLICANT CHECKLISTS

Our applicant checklists are here as a resource for applicant families. Download one below!

Grade 7: Click Here

Grades 9-11: Click Here

My favorite thing about Marlborough is the sense of community amongst students and teachers. It is amazing to know that not only do your classmates support you, but your teachers do as well. The community makes me feel empowered and independent, and I know that every person on campus wants me to succeed.
Josephine C. ’17