The application process takes place during the fall, one year before the student wishes to enter. Applications for the 2018-19 school year are now open. We look forward to receiving your application.

Junior Kindergarten applicants must be four years old and Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1 of the year in which they will be entering the school.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • JK, K & Grade 1

    1. Applications for 2018-19 are now open. Once your application has been submitted, you will be able to select a tour convenient to your schedule. 

    • We will contact you to arrange interviews once you have selected your tour.
    • The $75 application fee is waived for prospective students applying for financial aid. 
    • There is no standardized testing required for applicants to JK, K, & 1.

    2. The applicant's current school should send the ISAAGNY School Report Form directly to Grace Church School.

  • Grades 2-4

    1. Applications for 2018-19 are now open. Once your application has been submitted, you will be able to select a tour convenient to your schedule.

    • We will contact you to arrange interviews once you have selected your tour.
    • The $75 application fee is waived for prospective students applying for financial aid. 

    2. The applicant's current school should send the ISAAGNY School Report Form directly to Grace Church School.

    3. Invite a teacher recommendation through the online application portal. Schools should not send transcripts or recommendations before mid-November, at the earliest, to give faculty time to know your child. Forms are available on the online application portal.

    4. Arrange for your child to take the ECAA test.
  • Grades 5-8

    1. Applications for 2018-19 are now open. Once your application has been submitted, you will be able to select a tour convenient to your schedule. 

    • We will contact you to arrange interviews once you have selected your tour.
    • The $75 application fee is waived for prospective students applying for financial aid. 

    2. The applicant's current school should send the ISAAGNY School Report Form directly to Grace Church School.

    3. Submit two teacher recommendations from your current math and English teachers, as well as a recommendation from the Head of School, guidance counselor or division head, through the online application portal. Schools should not send transcripts or recommendations before mid-November, at the earliest, to give faculty time to know your child. Forms are available on the online application portal.

    4. Arrange for your child to take either the ISEE or SSAT test.

    5. Submit 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 an original essay of up to 250 words from a choice of prompts available on the online application portal, available once your application has been submitted.

Admissions Policies

Siblings, legacies, staff/faculty of Grace Church School, and Grace Church members of at least 3 years standing receive preference at the Junior Kindergarten entry level only.

Parents will be notified of acceptances for the next academic year from February to early March according to the dates specified by the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Please note that these notification and reply dates apply to application files that are completed by Friday, January 12, 2018.

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.

Please Note

There are openings for the 2018-19 academic year in Grades JK, K, 6 and 7. Applications for all other grades will be accepted on a wait list basis.

ISAAGNY Notification and Reply Dates

Grade 
Notification 
Reply
JK
Wed 2/7/18
Fri 3/6/18
K
Fri 2/9/18
Fri 2/16/18
1-8
Tue 2/6/18
Thu 2/27/18
9-12 Thu 2/15/18 Thu 3/15/18