The application process takes place during the fall, one year before the student wishes to enroll. Applications for the 2018-19 school year are now open. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming your family to Grace Church School.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Apply

    Online applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now open and close on December 1, 2017. Transcripts, recommendations, standardized testing and essays to complete the student's application are due to our office no later than January 8, 2018. 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 $75 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 take either the ISEE or SSAT 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 Associate Director of Admissions, Woody Loverude.

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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.
Currently we are only accepting applications for the tenth grade on a waitlist status. If you would like to submit a waitlist application, you will not be charged an application fee unless the form is processed. As the year progresses and we are able to accept applications for the tenth grade, we will contact your family as soon as possible. 

ISAAGNY Notification and Reply Dates

Wed 2/7/18
Fri 3/6/18
Fri 2/9/18
Fri 2/16/18
Tue 2/6/18
Thu 2/27/18
9-12 Thu 2/15/18 Thu 3/15/18