List of 4 items.

  • STEP 1: INQUIRE AND VISIT

    We encourage parents of prospective applicants to complete an Inquiry Form.

    Please make an appointment to visit Pegasus by calling 714-964-1224 to schedule your personal tour of the school. These are conducted between 9:00 am and 11:30 am and typically last about 1 hour.

    All applications are due January 15 and decisions are posted on March 1; however, we support a rolling admission policy for any remaining available spaces after March 1. Parents of prospective applicants should call the admission office for details regarding these openings.


    IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
    The Pegasus School abides by the California School Immunization Law. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Click the links below to review these requirements:

    Shots Required for K-12

    Shots Required for Grade 7


  • STEP 2: APPLICATIONS

    Applications for admission must be submitted online. Once submitted, parents can easily track the application through the entire admission process. Please make a note of your username and password to do so.

    Admission Checklist
    1. Application for Admission
    2. Application Fee of $150 (non-refundable)
    3. Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form (from current teacher)
    4. Most Recent Report Card
  • STEP 3: ASSESSMENT

    Decisions are based on matching applicants with the school's mission and philosophy.

    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Process
     
    Pre-Kindergarten: Children must be four years old and fully toilet trained by September 1. Screening involves faculty working with a small group of applicants (10-15) for a three-hour assessment in the pre-Kindergarten classroom. During this time, faculty get to know children using directed activities, cognitive skills, and free play.

    Kindergarten:
    Applicants must be five years old by September 1. Faculty meet with a small group of about 15 students at a time to engage in activities designed specifically for this age group and are standards in most all preschools. The play group will take about two hours. 

    First through Eighth Grade Process
     
    First Grade: Applicants must be six years old by September 1. First-grade teachers meet with applicants from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on a Saturday. Applicants will take the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (click here to watch a video with your child of what to expect) as well as participate in age appropriate classroom activities during the morning. The admission committee will then select applicants to return for a class visit. Following the class visit, final decisions will be made.

    Second and Third Grade: All applicants attend a group testing session with our faculty. During this session, applicants take the Primary ISEE online (click here to access information about what to expect on the ISEE) and participate in a small group discussion with applicants for their grade level. Based on a review of all applicants by the admission committee, applicants who appear to be qualified are invited to return for a class visit. Final decisions are made after the class visit.

    Fourth Grade: Applicants take the Primary Level ISEE online (click here to access information about what to expect on the ISEE ) at The Pegasus School.The ISEE takes one hour and is followed by participation in a small group discussion and classroom activities. Based on a review of all applicants by the admission committee, applicants that appear to be qualified are invited to return for a class visit. Final decisions are made after the class visit. 

    Fifth Grade: Applicants take the Lower Level ISEE online (click here to access information about what to expect on the ISEE ) at The Pegasus School. Based on a review of all applicants by the admission committee, applicants that appear to be qualified are invited to return for a class visit. Final decisions are made after the class visit.

    Sixth Grade: Applicants take the Lower Level ISEE online (click here to access information about what to expect on the ISEE ) at an ISEE Test Center Location (enter school code 054191 to register). Based on a review of all applicants by the admission committee, applicants that appear to be qualified are invited to return for a class visit. Final decisions are made after the class visit.

    Seventh and Eighth Grade: Applicants take the Middle Level ISEE online (click here to access information about what to expect on the ISEE) at an ISEE Test Center Location (enter school code 054191 to register). The Middle Level ISEE assesses a student's math, verbal and writing skills. Based on a review of all applicants by the admission committee, applicants that appear to be qualified are invited to return for a class visit. Final decisions are made after the class visit.
  • STEP 4: DECISIONS

    Decisions are posted online for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade applicants the week of March 1. Decisions for Second through Eighth Grade applicants are posted around the second week of March.

    The Pegasus School encourages applications from siblings of currently enrolled families. Siblings who qualify through the admission process are given special consideration for the first available spaces in the grade level to which they apply. Siblings take part in the admission process at the same time as all applicants, and notification of sibling admission decisions is given at the same time as all other applicants.
     
    While we would like all children of affiliated families to be able to attend The Pegasus School, it may indeed not be the most appropriate match for every child. In such instances, families are encouraged to meet with the Director of Admission for clarification.

    We support a rolling admission policy for any remaining available spaces.

Admission Timeline

List of 16 events.

  • Dec
    7

    Open House

  • Jan
    9

    Admission Information Session

  • Jan
    17

    Applications Due

  • Jan
    17

    Pre-K Assessments

  • Jan
    18

    Grades 4–8 Assessments* (ISEE)

  • Jan
    18

    Pre-K Assessments*

  • Jan
    24

    Kindergarten Assessments*

  • Jan
    25

    Grades 1–3 Assessments*

  • Jan
    25

    Kindergarten Assessments*

  • Jan
    31

    All Financial Aid Applications Due

  • Jan
    31

    Pre-K Assessments*

  • Feb
    1

    Pre-K Assessments*

  • Feb
    8

    Kindergarten Assessments*

  • Mar
    2

    Admission Decisions Announced

  • Mar
    15

    Contracts Due

  • Mar
    28

    Late Applicant Assessments for All Grade Levels

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The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.