Welcome and thank you for your interest in Grace Church School! 

The Admissions and Enrollment process for the 2021-2022 school year is now concluded. We welcome all interested families to peruse our website to learn more about Grace. 
Please email Admissions Associate Shahara Ahmed with admissions inquiries or please submit this form to add your name to our mailing list for our fall admissions events.

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 17 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

    Due to the pandemic, Grace is "test-optional" for the 2020-2021 admissions and enrollment cycle. We are happy to receive any student's testing report(s) and add them to the applicant's file. We will ask that in lieu or in addition to an ISEE or SSAT that all of our applicants sit for an online in-house assessment to be administered by our office in January. No test prep is required or encouraged.
  • 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.
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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for over 700 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.