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School Application Process

To receive consideration for the 2018-19 season, schools must submit an online application.  Click here to apply.

While all 1st - 12th grade classes are welcomed to apply (including charter schools, private schools, home school networks), priority consideration will be given to schools in the most underserved communities.


Teacher Participation Policy

The Wallis’ School Partners Program serves 1st - 12th grade students and their teachers. 1st - 12th grade teachers at each of the participating schools are expected to:

  1. Attend our teacher workshops before their students’ scheduled performances,
  2. Review the study guides or other provided instructional resources and implement appropriate connections to the classroom curriculum.
  3. Complete an online survey immediately following their experiences at The Wallis. The survey results will be used to improve and inform future 1st - 12th grade visual and performing arts programming and planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Wallis supply transportation?

Schools are responsible for supplying their own transportation. The Wallis has a special partnership with LAUSD approved bus company, American GTS.  If your school mentions that they are attending a performance at The Wallis, they will receive a discounted rate of $375 per bus. This discount is based on availability. The Wallis encourages schools to book their transportation as soon as possible. 

Will teachers receive salary point credit for the teacher workshops?

Not at this time.

May we bring students to shows that are part of The Wallis season but not listed under “student matinees”?

Student matinees are provided exclusively for our school partners. All other performances are available to the general public. Schools may request or purchase tickets to public performances, subject to availability.

If we are selected, will The Wallis provide a contract for the program?

Yes. Schools will be notified and contracts sent around September 1, 2018.

When is payment due?

Schools will be sent an invoice to make payment once all their scheduled activities have been concluded.

What if we sign up for a specific show and then have to cancel for some reason?  May we substitute a different show?

Notice of cancellation must be provided to The Wallis no fewer than 15 business days prior to the performance date. Every effort will be made to switch your school to a different performance.

Are teachers required to attend the workshop for the show they are attending with their students?

Yes, it is an expectation of the partnership that teachers attend the workshops. This is to help them and their students be prepared for the experience. It also provides resources for teachers to provide lessons or activities related to the art form and/or themes of the show. The level of teacher participation will be one of the considerations should your school apply to participate in future years.