Apply to Marlborough

Thank you for your interest in Marlborough. We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. You will find information on how to apply 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.

Important dates:
-January 4, 2019: Application Deadline for 2019-2020 academic year
-January 18, 2019: Recommendations, Transcripts, and Testing Deadline
-March 8, 2019: Grades 9-11 Decisions by Email
-March 15, 2019: Grade 7-8 Decisions by Email

For Financial Aid Application or Tuition information, click here.

Applying to Grades 7-8

Application

Thank you for your interest in Marlborough. We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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.

To apply, please click here. The deadline to apply is January 4, 2019.

In addition to the initial application, a complete Marlborough application includes transcripts, test scores, and recommendations. The deadline for these materials is January 18, 2019. Further details can be found below.

Families applying to more than one school may find the Standard Application Online (SAO) from The Enrollment Management Association more convenient. Click here to see which schools accept the SAO and to begin your application. Families complete either the Marlborough application or the SAO, but not both.

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

Group Activity Session

All 7th and 8th grade applicants are required to attend a Group Activity Session. Group Activity Sessions include creative, collaborative and problem-solving activities for students that reflect the Marlborough experience. These activities are led by Marlborough faculty. During the student Group Activity Sessions, applicant parents take a student-led tour, followed by an open forum with our Director of Enrollment Management Jeanette Woo Chitjian, Director of the Middle School Sean Fitts, Assistant Division Director and Dean of Student Life Regina Rosi, and Athletic Director Sheila Pauley.

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

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?

A CSSAD Transcript Release form 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 18, 2019.

Click here to download the Transcript Release Form.

Marlborough prefers transcripts and test scores be submitted electronically 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 are unable to submit electronic copies, transcripts can be sent by US post 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.

What about additional education testing results?

Additional testing is always helpful to us in evaluating applicants. Please submit this information electronically or send us paper copies by US post.

Recommendations

All recommendation forms, required and optional, must be received by the Marlborough School Admissions Office on or before Friday, January 18, 2019. Like transcripts, Marlborough prefers electronic submissions of recommendations by email to admissions@marlborough.org.

Marlborough School requires the following recommendation forms from the student’s current administrator and teachers (of the 2018-2019 academic year):

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 to grades 7 and 8.

The deadline for taking the ISEE or SSAT is on or before January 18, 2019. Students must take the test after August 2018 for the scores to be considered for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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 2019-2020 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 or iseeoperations@erblearn.org.

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 about tuition, fees, and 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. Additional ways to get to know the Marlborough community 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 starting in November and continue into early February.

Mornings at Marlborough

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

During a Morning at Marlborough, applicant parents are invited to spend two periods visiting classes with a Marlborough parent volunteer.

Applicants from Out-of-State

While we prefer meeting all candidates in person, we recognize that a campus visit may involve a substantial expense on the family's part. Families applying from outside the area are offered a preliminary review of the student's application. If the Admissions Committee feels your daughter is competitive in our pool, we will invite you to meet with us at Marlborough.

The timetable is as follows:

  • January 4, 2019: Marlborough application due.
  • January 18, 2019: All application materials are due.
  • February 1, 2019: Marlborough School will notify you about our interest in interviewing your daughter based on the Admissions Committee's preliminary review of her application.
  • March 4, 2019: Deadline to interview on campus.
  • March 8, 2019: Admissions Office emails admissions decisions to students applying for grades 9-11.
  • March 15, 2019: Admissions Office emails admissions decisions to students applying for grades 7-8.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to email or call us.

Applying to Grades 9-11

Application

Thank you for your interest in Marlborough. We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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.

To apply, click here. The deadline to apply is January 4, 2019.

We also accept the Standard Application Online (SAO) from The Enrollment Management Association (formerly SSATB). Click here to access the SAO.

In addition to the initial application, a complete Marlborough application includes transcripts, test scores, and recommendations. The deadline for these additional materials is January 18, 2019. Further details can be found 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.

Interview

Once we receive your daughter’s application, we will email you to schedule your family's on campus interview and tour.

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. All interviews must be completed by January 18, 2019.

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

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 9th grade submits all of her grades and standardized test scores from 7th grade, and the first term report card from 8th grade.)

How do I submit transcripts to Marlborough School?

A CSSAD Transcript Release form 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 18, 2019.

Click here to download the Transcript Release Form.

Marlborough prefers transcripts and test scores be submitted electronically 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 are unable to submit electronic copies, transcripts can be sent by US post 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.

What about additional education testing results?

Additional testing is always helpful to us in evaluating applicants. Please submit this information electronically or send us paper copies by US post.

Recommendations

All recommendation forms, required and optional, must be received by the Marlborough School Admissions Office on or before Friday, January 18, 2019. Like transcripts, Marlborough prefers electronic submissions of recommendations by email to admissions@marlborough.org.

Marlborough School requires the following recommendation forms from the student’s current administrator and teachers (of the 2018-2019 academic year):

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 to grade 9. Marlborough will accept the ISEE, SSAT, or PSAT for applicants to grades 10 or 11.

The deadline for taking the ISEE or SSAT is on or before January 18, 2019. Students must take the test after August 2018 for the scores to be considered for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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 2019-2020 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 or iseeoperations@erblearn.org.

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 about tuition, fees, and 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. Additional ways to get to know the Marlborough community 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 starting in November and continue into early February.

Mornings at Marlborough

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

During a Morning at Marlborough, applicant parents are invited to spend two periods visiting classes with a Marlborough parent volunteer.

Applicants from Out-of-State

While we prefer meeting all candidates in person, we recognize that a campus visit may involve a substantial expense on the family's part. Families applying from outside the area are offered a preliminary review of the student's application. If the Admissions Committee feels your daughter is competitive in our pool, we will invite you to meet with us at Marlborough.

The timetable is as follows:

  • January 4, 2019: Marlborough application due.
  • January 18, 2019: All application materials are due.
  • February 1, 2019: Marlborough School will notify you about our interest in interviewing your daughter based on the Admissions Committee's preliminary review of her application.
  • March 4, 2019: Deadline to interview on campus.
  • March 8, 2019: Admissions Office emails admissions decisions to students applying for grades 9-11.
  • March 15, 2019: Admissions Office emails admissions decisions to students applying for grades 7-8.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to email or call us.