Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in Immaculate Heart. We look forward to meeting you and helping you throughout the admissions process.

The following is a list of responses to frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Daphne Caplis in the Admissions Office by phone at (323) 461-3651, ext. 221, or by email at dcaplis@ihs.immaculateheart.org.

Middle School Admissions FAQs

Admissions Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Gina Bonino Finer

    Gina Bonino Finer 

    Middle School Principal, Director of Admissions (IHMS)
    University of California, Davis - B.S.
    Grand Canyon University - M.A.
  • Photo of Daphne Caplis

    Daphne Caplis 

    Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Michelle Gonzalez

    Michelle Gonzalez 

    Assistant Principal, Director of Academic Counseling
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - B.S.
    University of La Verne - M.A.

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • When are applications due?

    All applications are due on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
    Complete transcript of grades, including previous standardized test scores and evaluation forms are due to Immaculate Heart by Monday, February 3, 2020.
  • What is the application fee?

    The application fee of $75.00 will be charged to your credit card when the application is submitted. Upon receipt of your application and application fee, a place will be reserved for you at the entrance exam.
  • What happens at the admissions interview?

    After acceptance, students are interviewed by a member of the Middle School Faculty. At least one parent must come with the student to her personal interview. It is important to get to know each student's interests and goals in attending Immaculate Heart, as well as to learn more about her overall contribution to our school community.
  • How much weight does the Admission Committee place on test scores?

    The entrance examination is only one part of a larger admissions process. The admissions committee reviews test scores, transcripts, the essay and the evaluation forms completed by the student's teachers.
  • How many spaces are available?

    For the 6th grade, there is space for 70 incoming students.
    For 7th & 8th grade, space varies by availability.
  • What tests does my daughter need to take for admission?

    For admission to the Middle School, we administer the STS (Scholastic Testing Service) assessment which reviews what a student would have learned all throughout her elementary school years. See the admissions calendar for specific date and time.
  • When will we be notified of admission decision?

    Admission decisions will be announced at the end of February.
  • What are the class sizes?

    Class sizes are on average 23 students per class.
  • What is the school schedule?

    School begins at 8:00 a.m. each morning and ends at 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. School ends at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Do you offer bus transportation?

    Yes, our school currently offers bus transportation serving the Pasadena and Glendale areas, as well as Baldwin Hills, Mid-City, Miracle Mile and Hancock Park. Other areas may be served in the future depending on parent interest.
  • Do you have to be Catholic to attend?

    Immaculate Heart admits students of any faith, race, color, national or ethnic origin. Applicants are accepted on the basis of their performance on the entrance examination, their previous school records and recommendations.
  • Do you accept transfer students?

    Students who wish to transfer to Immaculate Heart for 7th or 8th grade must contact the Admissions Office. Acceptance is based on a student’s application as well as spaces available in her grade level.
  • Do you require parent service hours?

    We do not require service hours. All parents of Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School students are members of the Parent Council. We encourage our parents to attend the monthly meetings & to participate in the many Parent Council activities.
An independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.