The High School admissions process begins in the fall prior to the year of enrollment. Interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend an Open House in the fall - RSVP is required. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.
Steps to Apply
APPLY - Apply online. For prospective students applying for financial aid, the $75 application fee is waived. If you experience difficulty applying online, please call us and we will mail you an application. After the application has been processed, the applicant will gain access via your online application portal to supplementary forms including teacher recommendations and essay prompts. The school will process the application and will contact you to arrange interviews and tours. Interviews and tours are limited after the December 1 deadline.
TRANSCRIPTS - Submit a transcript request to the applicant's current school. Forms are available on the online applicant portal.
RECOMMENDATIONS - Submit two teacher recommendations from the applicant's current math and English teachers through your online application portal. Schools should not send recommendations until November, at the earliest, to give faculty time to know your child.
STANDARDIZED TESTING - Applicants are required to take take either the ISEE or the SSAT test. Each test consists of an essay and multiple-choice questions. Students are evaluated on their quantitative, math, reading, and verbal skills.
SUBMIT GRADED ESSAY - Applicants must send us a copy of a graded essay with the teacher's comments visible. The essay should not be a creative writing paper; it may be selected by the student from a current English or history class. This essay should be uploaded via the online application portal.
SUBMIT ORIGINAL ESSAY - Applicants must submit a 750-word essay from a choice of two prompts available on your online application portal. In an effort to streamline the high school application process for student applicants, Grace Church School participates in the ISAAGNY common essay.
Grace Church School does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in its admissions policies or educational programs.
Thank you for your interest in Grace Church School.
Students and parents are invited to attend an Open House at 46 Cooper Square. The Open House is a chance to hear from faculty, administrators and current students. Please join us from 6:00-8:00pm on one of the dates below:
Application Deadlines 2015-2016
Application is due December 1, 2014.
All supplemental forms must be submitted by Monday, January 5, 2015.
Parents will be notified of decisions for the next academic year on February 12, 2015, and must reply by March 12, 2015 as specified by ISAAGNY.
If you have any questions, please contact Admissions Associate, Woody Loverude.
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for over 600 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 11.