Application Process
Lower School Application Process
  • Parents of applicants to Kindergarten - Grade 4 tour the school in small groups.
  • Kindergarten applicants are invited to participate in a work/play session which
    includes other applicants  and members of the faculty. Parents of kindergarten
    applicants are scheduled for an admission interview.
  • For Grades 1- 4, appointments are scheduled for an applicant only when there
    is an opportunity for  enrollment in the grade.

Application Checklist
  • Request admissions information by inquiring online through the school
    website.  If you do not contact us through our website, information is available
    by calling the Admissions Office.
  • Call the Admissions Office to schedule a parent tour (offered September – January).
  • Submit application and $75 fee to Collegiate School (by December 1).
    The application fee may be waived for families applying for financial aid.
    Retain a copy of the application for your files.
  • No standardized testing is required for Kindergarten or Grade 1.
  • To be considered for Grades 2-4, schedule the applicant to take the ERB test (ECAA)
    and arrange for results to be sent to Collegiate School. To register and for additional
    information, please visit
  • To be considered for Kindergarten or Grade 1, please request the ISAAGNY report to
    be completed by the current school and submitted to the Admissions Office

  • For applicants to Gredes 2-4, request official transcript from current school.
    The Transcript Request form is provided online.

  • The Admissions Office will acknowledge receipt of your application.
  • The Admissions Office will call to schedule an applicant visit and parent interview
    after the application is received and filed.  Applicants to Grades 1-4 may contact the
    Admissions Office regarding opportunities for enrollment. Appointments are scheduled
    only when there is an opportunity for enrollment in the grade.
  • If applying for financial aid –
  • File the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) with the School and Student
    Services By NAIS (
  • Request that a copy of the report be sent to Collegiate School.
    Collegiate SSS code: 2488
  • In addition to the PFS, submit your family's most recently filed federal tax return
    and supplementary documents to Collegiate School, no later than January 15.
    Collegiate SSS code: 2488

Please note: All information concerning the applicant should be received in the Admissions
Office no later than January 8.  Return required forms by e-mail to
or by mail.  In e-mail correspondence, please include in the subject line the applicant's
entering grade and first and last names.

To contact the Admissions Office:
Phone: 212-812-8552
Collegiate School, 260 West 78th Street, New York, NY 10024-6516.
NEW YORK, NY 10024