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Permit Information

Permits are offered to students who would like to attend Mar Vista, but do not reside within our school boundaries.  Acceptance on a permit is based on:  1) space availability and 2) meeting eligibility criteria.  Falsification of information will result in the applicant’s immediate removal from the school site. 



The SAS permit is intended for K-5th grade students who are identified gifted by LAUSD or demonstrate the ability to work above grade level, think critically, and problem solve.  Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set by the District.  To apply for an SAS permit, go to LAUSD Unified Enrollment

For more information and resources, go to the LAUSD GATE/SAS website. 



  • On-time application window is posted on the LAUSD Unified Enrollment website.  Window for on-time application opens early October and closes mid-November.

  • Verification of eligibility must be submitted by the due date.

  • Acceptance and waitlists are generated by a computerized lottery system.

  • Schools are not permitted to give out waitlist numbers to parents.  Families will be called from the waitlist starting in May and continuing into August as space permits.

  • Priority for acceptance is given to siblings for the same school of attendance and choice.



  • Late application window opens Feb. 1st.  

  • Students are placed on the school's late waitlist as applications are submitted by families via Unified Enrollment (not a lottery).  

  • Eligibility verification is completed by the school of acceptance, if and when the student is accepted to the school.  

  • Sibling priority is not given for late applicants.  



  • For incoming K-5th grade siblings applying for an SAS permit, parents must submit an online application by the due date (in mid-November) to receive sibling priority via LAUSD Unified Enrollment.

  • An applicant who submits an on-time application through Unified Enrollment, meets the eligibility criteria, and has a sibling at Mar Vista (in the year of enrollment), is given selection priority through the District’s automated computer system. 

  • The parent is responsible for ensuring that the sibling’s name is included in the application and the address on file at the school is the same as the applicant.  

  • Late applications do NOT receive sibling priority.  

  • For current students of Mar Vista who would like to enroll an incoming TK-5th sibling, please complete the Sibling Non-Resident Interest Form, available on our school website or in our school office starting from Feb. 1st.  The information provided is used by the principal to help current families with enrollment options.  

  • Families will be contacted for enrollment options of siblings starting in the month of April. 



  • Form will be available here starting Feb. 1st.

For 2024-25 School Year, Age Requirements for TK and K are:
  • Students entering TK must be 4 years on or between 9/2/2019 - 9/1/2020. 
  • Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before 9/1/2019.