The Palos Verdes Assembly
Application Information and Instructions

THE APPLICATION WINDOW IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Applications for the 2018-2019 season will be accepted from April 16, 2018 and through May 6, 2018. Applications received outside this window will not be considered.

When the application window is open, the link to the application will be available
In the meantime, you are welcome to access the recommendation form and personal essay form below.


Thank you for your interest in PV Assembly! Membership is open to high school students who have attended Ridgecrest Cotillion, Miraleste Intermediate School Cotillion, Palos Verdes Intermediate School Cotillion, or Bent Cotillion and are either current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula or attend school in PVPUSD.

Membership is based on Cotillion experience and attendance, letters of recommendation written by adult members of the community, handwritten student essay, receipt of application within the set dates, equal balance of male and female members, and the membership capacity of available facilities. Consideration may also be given to legacy applicants (participation by sibling parent or grandparent). 

Membership is a four-year commitment.

Members are required to attend all dances and activities as stated in the calendar (approximately 8 annual events).

Members shall miss no more than two events during the Assembly year or their membership may be revoked.

Members are encouraged to donate a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service per year to the community.


1.      Obtain two personal recommendations: 

a.       Print out two copies of the Recommendation Form.

b.      Have two adult members of the community complete recommendations on your behalf.  Teachers, counselors, coaches, clergymen and the Palos Verdes Assembly Patronesses are considered appropriate.

c.       Collect the completed recommendations.  Be sure the people writing your recommendation understand that they are to return the forms to you promptly so you may submit them with your application prior to the deadline. 

d.      Scan these recommendations as two separate files to your computer in order to submit them with your application (upload in application).  A very easy way to scan is to use an app such as Genius Scan which turns the camera function on your smart phone into a scanner.  These scans can be emailed to your own email address and then saved to your computer.  These scans should be two separate files.

2.      Write an essay (250 words or less) explaining your interest in participating in Palos Verdes Assembly. This essay must be written by hand.  Only the contents of the paragraph will be considered and penmanship will not affect the decision.

a.       Compose your essay in your own writing on our Personal Essay Form (cursive or printing acceptable).

b.      Scan your essay to your computer/device in order to submit it with your application (upload in application).  A very easy way to scan is to use an app such as Genius Scan which turns the camera function on your smart phone into a scanner.  These scans can be emailed to your own email address and then saved to your computer.

3.      Complete the online Palos Verdes Assembly application form.  You will be prompted to insert your scanned documents during the completion of your application, so be sure you have these scans available.

a.      Parents and applicants must read and sign the Membership Policies and Code of Conduct.

b.     Parents and applicants must complete the Liability and Photo release forms.

c.      Parents and applicants must complete and sign the Medical Emergency Information section.

d.      Parents may complete the optional Parent Interest Finder.

6.      Send no money at this time.

7.      Submit your application online within the submission window of April 16, 2018 through May 6, 2018.  Any applications submitted outside of this window will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please email: