Topanga Mountain School

knowledge naturally

A unique and innovative program that provides for a solid academic foundation in core subjects, inspires a love of learning and cultivates compassionate, well-rounded citizens.


At TMS we believe the best way to find out if we are a good fit is to try us on for size. After parents attend an initial informational meeting we begin the admissions process with your child in earnest. Students spend a day at TMS and gain true insight into our approach. In this “real world” setting we also get to know your child better and see how he/she responds to our program. Conversely, students get to see if this is the place for them.

A meeting between the parents and the director to assure compatibility rounds out the process. This truly consensual decision makes for enthusiastic students, committed parents and a happy school.

2017-18 School Year
Our Admission process is now complete. If you are interested in a place for your child for the 2017-18 school year please call the school office. Inquiries will be handled on a case-by-case basis

2018-19 School Year
Tuition $18,000. New student fee $500.

Enrollment process for the 2018-19 school begins in October 2017. Dates for our Parent Orientation Meetings are posted below. Please fill out an inquiry form, or call to have your name added to our mailing list.


Steps 1-5 MUST be completed by February 9, 2018 in order to be considered for 2018-19.


1. Complete Application Inquiry Form

2. Attend Informational Meetings/Open House
Tuesday Oct 17 @ 9:30am | Monday Nov 13 @ 7pm | Tuesday Dec 5 @ 9:30am | Tuesday January 23 @ 9:30am. Limited availability, please RSVP your space by calling the school office: 818.346. 8355

3. Complete Application Package (Financial Aid/Scholarships included)
Application packages are also available at the Informational Meetings, or can be filled out online. Partial scholarships are offered based upon financial need.

4. Parent Interview with the Director
After Application has been submitted an individual appointment can  be made for parents to meet with the Director. 

5. Student day visit
After Application has been submitted  prospective students choose one of the following dates for a visit.  Students are asked to stay at TMS for a full day from 8:15am - 3:30pm.

Steps 1-5 MUST be completed by February 9, 2018 in order to be considered for 2018-19. 

6. Admissions offers sent (Sent March 9, 2018)
Notice of admissions and financial aid awards, if applicable, are mailed out to families on March 10th.

7.  Acceptance of place (Deadline April 6, 2018)
Acceptance of place, along with a signed financial commitment letter stating preferred payment schedule (full, quarterly or monthly) and a non-refundable tuition deposit are due by April 6th.








Topanga Mountain School  |  5920 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367  |  818.346.8355