As a non-profit organization, Untitled No. 1 provides scholarships to maintain a high-quality learning environment in which a balance across family income levels is maintained. As a community school, 90404 residents are prioritized for admission. Two-thirds of all enrolled families qualify for part or full scholarship, based on need. Once income-based eligibility is determined, precedence is given to those commuting from the closest distance and not by car occupied by one adult/one child. Carpooling, walking, bicycling, and bus and Expo-riding are strongly encouraged.
If the number of applications within an income group exceeds our capacity creating a ‘waitlist’ then additional diversities may be considered (e.g., language) to enrich the composition of the learning environment. If needed, a lottery may be instituted as a last step in the admissions process.
At Untitled No. 1 School no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, nor for association with a person or group with one or more of these characteristics.
Furthermore, Untitled No. 1 School shall be non-sectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices, and all other operations.
Untitled No. 1 is a two-year school, beginning with children close to 4 years old. We do not adhere firmly to birth date as a condition of enrollment because there are children a few months younger than 4 who are further along in their development and it can be beneficial for them to teach and learn alongside 4-year olds. The two years at Untitled No. 1 set children on a learning path that can continue in elementary schools, either public or private, and we facilitate this transition for families through the strong relationships Untitled No. 1 has with both in our vicinity.
Applications are available for enrollment now. For those applying for September 2019, birthdates as young as 2015 are preferred. (See previous paragraph on birth dates.) 2016 birthdates will be considered for admission to start as early January 2020.
All interested families are invited to follow these steps:
1. Contact us via email to express interest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Meet the founder for an individual tour of our site. Our private conversation on this tour is designed to support your evaluation of whether or not this is a school in which you and your child will feel at home.
3. Submit an application. Indicate there if you are requesting tuition assistance. Families earning up to 200% of Santa Monica median income may request a scholarship by first submitting an IRS Form 4506T-EZ to the IRS for tax transcripts of 2018, 2017, and 2016. This can most quickly be accomplished online at the IRS website. (Scholarships are awarded to income eligible families as described at the top of this page. 90404 residents receive first priority for admission.)
4. Once formal admission offers are extended with tuition contracts, we request they be returned by the date specified (typically the following Monday) together with a non-refundable deposit that is applicable toward tuition.
Untitled No. 1 does not collect a fee for applications submitted. All completed applications will receive a reply.
September – August tuition is $23,000, payable through automatic bank payment annually, semi-annually (August and December), or in 11 installments. The tuition payment amount for scholarship recipients is adjusted according to the agreement made in the tuition contract. One-third of families will pay full tuition, one-third will receive full scholarships, and one-third will pay partial tuition (on a sliding scale) and receive partial scholarships.