The online application portal is now closed. Please email Admissions Associate, Woody Loverude,, if you have any questions regarding submitting an application to grades 9-12. Families who have already applied can log-in to their account here.

Steps to Apply

  1. APPLY - Applications are now closed.  Applicant families who have already applied can log-in to our portal. 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. 48 hours 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 deadline in November.
  2. TRANSCRIPTS - Submit a transcript request to the applicant's current school. Forms are available on the online applicant portal. 

  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

  6. SUBMIT ORIGINAL ESSAY - Applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay from a choice of 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.
Admissions Applications are accepted beginning September 6 at 9am.

Application Deadlines 2016-17

  • Online applications are now closed, please email Woody Loverude,, with any questions regarding applying to grades 9-12.