All application materials must be completed as early as November and as late as December. It is important to keep track of all deadlines.
Decisions are typically mailed to families between mid-February and early March. Exact dates are available on the websites of individual schools and ISAAGNY.
The birthday cutoff for placement purposes is August 31 for most private schools. Therefore, a child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the year they enroll to be eligible for Kindergarten.
Families seeking admission to a private school admission are strongly encouraged to visit and register their child for public school [link: to come] and participate in the public school choice programs [link: to come], as appropriate or desired.
Determining School Options
ISAAGNY (described above) includes quick links to all of its member schools.
The Parent’s League of New York, a membership organization that works on behalf of NYC private independent schools and parents, offers parent education programs, school fairs, an advisory service, and publications on NYC schools and enrichment offerings.
Early Steps supports families of color who are seeking private school placement for their children seeking enrollment in Kindergarten and First Grade. See the Resource List for organizations that work to identify and support middle and high school students.
Several organizations work to identify and support private school admissions for middle and high school students of color.