The application process takes place during the fall, one year before the student wishes to enroll. Applications close on December 1, 2019. All supplementary materials including transcripts, teacher recommendations, standardized testing and essays to complete the student's application are due by January 10, 2020.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Apply

    You may submit an application via our online portal. After 48 hours your application will be processed and you will be able to access all supplementary forms required to complete the application. 
    • The $100 application fee is waived for prospective students applying for financial aid. 
    • Our office will contact you to schedule your family's interview and tour after the online application has been processed (limited after the December 1 deadline). 
  • 2. Transcripts

    Submit a transcript request to the applicant's current school. Forms are available on the online applicant portal
  • 3. Recommendations

    Submit two ISAAGNY 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 either the ISEE or 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.


If you have any questions about the application process, please email Admissions Associate, Shahara Ahmed.

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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.

High School Division Fall Open House Dates for Prospective Students Entering the Ninth Grade in the Fall of 2020:

Dates Time RSVP Link
Mon, 9/23/19
Wed, 10/16/19
Mon, 11/4/19
6:00-8:00pm RSVP Here

2019-2020 ISAAGNY Notification Dates

Grade Date Family Reply
9-12 Thu, 2/12/20 Thu, 3/12/20
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