The Qualia Student -
Anything But “Basic”

We are looking for students who follow their own rhythms, seek their own paths to understanding, and develop their own unique intellectual styles. Who believe that conformity is highly overrated. Who prefer deep reflection to shallow conversation. Who love being with a like-minded group of original thinkers and ardent explorers.

We enroll students who will value our challenging, idea-centered coursework and take advantage of our individualized support system.

Admissions Process

The admissions process at Qualia is simple and straightforward. We encourage families seeking admission to apply by our preferred deadline in early December to secure a space. After the preferred deadline, Qualia will continue to honor applications on a space-available, rolling admissions basis.

Step 1: Inquire at the school

Step 2: Tour the campus

Step 3: Fill out application form

Step 4: Family interview with heads of school

Step 5: Acceptance decision

Inquire Now!

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Maggie Storm

Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Retention

Not Sure Where to Start?

We are here to help! We encourage all interested families to reach out to us at 310.478.9900 or email us so we can answer your initial questions and help you get started on your Qualia journey!

Our Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Retention is not only a member of our Qualia team, but also a parent to a senior. Maggie remains available to answer all of your questions, anytime, to help you understand whether Qualia is the right fit for not only your student, but your family.

Affording Qualia

Indexed Tuition

We still have funds to allocate from our Indexed Tuition/Assistance pool, so apply soon as spaces are limited in several grades.

Qualia uses an Indexed Tuition model to support increased accessibility for a limited number of students and their working parents. Recognizing that careers are significant in many ways beyond financial reward. Qualia created its Indexed Tuition model to encourage applications from a range of qualified families. 

We have limited funds available to index the tuition of 4th-12th families who want their children to attend Qualia, so please inquire soon to see what your family’s tuition would be.

Qualia uses a third-party provider, FAST, where you can apply for the Indexed Tuition program.


Non-Discrimination Statement

The School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.