Joining Schooling For Life

Hello new visitor!

All students recommended to this program should have high ability, personal drive and great character. Mere potential is not enough.  We are looking for kids who have a strong desire to learn, who are curious, open to a variety of ideas and topics, interested in the world, and willing and able to work hard at something worthwhile.

Is Schooling For Life right for your Student?

Contact us at, or (805) 242-8363 for a Free Consultation.  We’ll be happy to talk with you about the particulars of your student, and whether SFL is a good fit. Please include your name and phone number in the email so that we can be sure to follow up quickly.

Steps to Apply

1.  Download and complete application.

Enter your email address to download SFL Application

2. Create a 3-minute video of applicant.

  • Introduce yourself.
  • Include what you spend your time on/what you do for fun.
  • Include what activities/clubs/classes you are in.
  • Anything else you want us to know about you.
  • Why you want to be in SFL.

3. Include reference letters. Schooling For Life requires two letters of reference:

a) One letter must come from a teacher, coach or tutor. 

b) The second letter must be a character reference. 

(Note: Family members are excluded from completing references.)

4. Return the completed application form and reference letters to:

Schooling For Life 

ATTN: SFL Admissions 

P.O. Box 92782 Pasadena, CA 91109

3-minute video can be emailed to

What Happens Next?

After applications are processed:

  1. Potential students are invited to a Wednesday class or workshop free of charge.
  2. If prospective students fit well with the group, they are invited to participate in the Wednesday program, space permitted.
  3. We offer supplemental programs (i.e. travel) that require separate applications.

Questions? Get a free consultation.

We reserve the right to accept or decline the participation of any child or adult at any time and for any reason other than those reasons prohibited by law. All students will be placed on probationary status to ensure that an appropriate placement has been made. Any child who does not conform to general standards of decent behavior will be asked to leave the group. If we determine that students are causing trouble, not contributing in a positive manner, or simply not adding to the group, they may be asked to leave. These decisions will be at the sole and absolute discretion of Schooling for Life. At this time, we are limiting participation to children who are 11 years old+.