GALA TOURS

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Hello Prospective Parents and Students!

Thank you for visiting the GALA website and your interest in school tours! We know finding the right school for your daughter can be stressful and your year will be filled with school tours, applications, and crossing your fingers.  At our school tours, we hope to give you the information that will help you decide if GALA is the right fit for your family. At GALA, our mission is to build confident, powerful, trailblazing women who have the potential to solve the world's problems... or at least make the world a better place!  

prospective parents - covid update

Due to Covid-19, we are not doing in-person school tours for the 2020-2021 school year. We are working on virtual tours and Zoom presentations. We hope to have these dates on our website by September 1, 2020. Our scheduled September 12th Open House has been cancelled.

NOTE: Whether GALA is in school or virtual, we are a public school and can not accommodate private tours and we do not do "shadow" days. 

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL FAIRS: Are you from an elementary or middle school with an online middle or high school fair? We would love to be a part of it! Email admissions@galacademy.org.

 

CONTACT FOR TOURS, OFFSITE PRESENTATIONS, OR QUESTIONS ABOUT GALA: galaschooltours@gmail.com

CONTACT FOR APPLICATION QUESTIONS: admissions@galacademy.org

Frequently Asked Questions, click HERE.

 

Thank you and we greatly appreciate you considering GALA for your family!

We are leaving up the tour info below from 2019-2020 for reference.​ 

2020-2021 prospective parents and students

NOTE: If you plan to apply to GALA, you do not do that through echoices, you do it it directly on our website. Our application does not affect the number of schools you can apply to through eChoices. Also, our deadline is not until January 1, 2020. 

PLEASE, READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE YOU ATTEND A TOUR.  THERE IS A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH TOUR DATE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION.

 

GRADE LEVELS: Because of the limited seating, tours are ONLY for families who are eligible to apply for 6th-11th grade. If you are in 4th grade or below, you MUST wait to tour. Again, we have very limited seating, a small classroom, so please give that space to families eligible to apply for next year.

TOURS: Please note, we are a public school and we do not do "shadow days", interviews, or private tours.

CONTACT: Please do not call the office regarding school tours - we welcome your questions at: galaschooltours@gmail.com

   

BEFORE YOU APPLY TO GALA

  • We HIGHLY recommend that you come to a School Tour (see below) to be sure GALA is a good fit for your family BEFORE you apply. 

  • Please read the Frequently Asked Questions

  • Look through our website, uniform page, student pages, etc.   

  • Please note: We do not offer "shadow" days and we do not do student interviews. 

  • Entry to GALA is by application only. Applications will be online September 1-January 1. Applications are not first-come-first-served. All applications will be considered thoughtfully but we do recommend applying earlier rather than later - well before Winter break.

  • If you have additional questions, contact galaschooltours@gmail.com.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 1 2020 at midnight.

OFFSITE SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS 

Principal Hicks, Staff or parents will attend these offsite school locations to give information sessions, answer questions, and participate in Middle and High School "fairs". 

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES:

The schools listed first are confirmed. We do not have confirmation from the schools without a date next to them, but this will give you an idea of the schools we usually visit every year. We still highly recommend you attend a school tour at GALA.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (8:30am): Open Charter Elementary

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (5-7pm): KIPP Regional 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (8:15am-9:30am): 3rd Street Elementary

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (5:00-7:00pm): Wonderland Elementary School

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (6pm-7:30pm) Mar Vista Elementary School

Thursday, October 3, 2019 (4:30-6:30pm): Libertas College Prep

Monday, October 7, 2019 (5:00-7:00pm): Community Magnet Elementary School

Thursday, October 10, 2019 (4:30-6:30pm): West Hollywood Elementary

 

Monday, October 14, 2019 (6:00pm): Roscomare Elementary

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (5:30pm): Melrose Magnet Elementary

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (7:00pm): Westwood Charter

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (6:00pm): The City School Middle School

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (6:00pm): New LA Charter Middle School

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (6-7:30pm): Animo Charter Middle School

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (5:30-7:30pm): Palms Recreation School Fair

Friday, October 18, 2019 (5:00-7:00pm): John Burroughs Middle School Fair

Saturday, October 19, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm): Local District West at Baldwin Hills Elementary

Monday, October 21, 2019 (4:30-8:00pm): Walter Reed Middle School

Thursday, October 24, 2019 (4:00-6:00pm): CWC Silver Lake Middle School

Thursday, October 24, 2019 (6:00-8pm): Hancock Park Elementary/Gardner St. Elem)

Friday, October 25, 2019 (8:30am): Ivanhoe Elementary School

Saturday, October 26, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm): Local District West at Marina del Rey Middle School

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (8:30am-10am: Warner Avenue Elementary School

Thursday, December 5, 2019 (5-7:30pm): Citizens of the World, Mar Vista Middle School

 

Palisades Elementary 

Bancroft Middle School

Carthay Elementary

Westminister MTES Elementary

West Angeles Youth Center

Emerson Middle School

Braddock Elementary School

Marquez Elementary

Paul Revere Middle School

GALA PROSPECTIVE FAMILY SCHOOL TOURS

For Tour Questions: galaschooltours@gmail.com

** TOURS ARE FOR FAMILIES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY

WHAT:

There will be a presentation by the Principal, followed by a walking tour with our student Ambassadors.

WHEN:

Friday, October 4, 2019: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 18, 2019: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, October 22, 2019: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY - SOLD OUT 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL - SOLD OUT 

Friday, November 15, 2019: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, November 19, 2019: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL - MIDDLE SCHOOL TOUR SOLD OUT. IF YOU ARE ENTERING 9TH GRADE OR ABOVE, EMAIL GALASCHOOLTOURS@GMAIL.COM FOR TOUR INFO.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (4:30pm-6pm): MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL - SOLD OUT. 

Friday, December 6, 2019: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY - SOLD OUT

(NOTE: All tours have a "stand-by" list. The stand-by list is available 30 minutes before the tour and you must come in person to sign up. All available seats are given to families on that list. Historically, we have been able to accommodate everyone on the list, even if standing room. Tours at the beginning of the admission season have fewer standby than tours at the end of the season. The last tour of the season has the most stand-by.)

WHERE:

GALA: 1067 West Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90019

WHO:

  • Please only RSVP if you are interested in applying for the 2020-2021 school year for grades 6th-12th. Every year, our campus is growing and changing and you will have a better idea if GALA is right for your daughter if you tour the year you will submit an application. 

  • Our seating is very limited - you must have an RSVP. 

PARKING:

WEST BLVD: There is parking on West Blvd between Olympic and Edgewood beginning at 9am. If you park there before 9am, that is an active loading zone and you could get a ticket. If you park there, you will have time to get out of your car at 9am and check in. 

WEST SOUTH OF EDGEWOOD: All day parking south of Edgewood.

EDGEWOOD EAST OF WEST: 2 hour parking.

NORTH OF OLYMPIC: There is also usually plenty of parking near the library just north of Olympic. There is a crosswalk and traffic light at Muirfield.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT 

  • We have limited seating for the tours. You MUST have a reservation to tour the school. 

  • Once you make a reservation, we will be holding this limited slot for you. Please make this a priority and mark your calendar now.  If your plans change and you can not make the tour you signed up for or the number in your party changes, PLEASE email us at galaschooltours@gmail.com so that we may release your seat to the waiting list.

  • Although tours are not mandatory for admissions, we do cross check attendees and no-shows with our applications. 

  • STAND-BY LIST: If our tours are sold out, you can walk-up and sign the waiting list for each tour. All empty seats will be released to the waiting list. In past years, we have been able to accommodate parents, even if standing room only.

DATA: All information provided for School Tour RSVP form will be used for in-house registration purposes only.  

NOTE: Some of the walking tour could involve climbing stairs. 

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