Admission to SMASH

  • School Tours
    School tours are held each year prior to the selection of new students. The tours are an opportunity for interested parents to hear about the current program and the school philosophy, and go on a student-led tour of the learning areas. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a school tour. Tours are on Mondays at 10am from mid-October to mid-March; please call the main office (310-396-2640) or look at the school calendar for specific tour dates.

    • 2020 Tour Dates: 1/27/20, 2/24/20, 3/2/20, 3/9/20

    Applications
    Applications are due by March 13, 2020 for kindergarten through 8th grade. Applications submitted after the lottery deadlines will be honored if spaces become available and all applications are valid for one school year only.
    SMASH 2020-2021 online application >>

    Student Selection
    Siblings of current SMASH students are given automatic admission to the school if there is a vacancy in their age grouping. Students who have to leave due to family member’s sabbatical leave will be given sibling status for one year. Staff members who wish to send their children to SMASH will also be given sibling status.

    New students will be selected through a lottery. The first lottery will be limited to children of families who reside within or work for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. If space is available, a second lottery will be held for children residing outside of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

    K-8 lottery is conducted first week of April.