Middle School

Class V

ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE 2020–2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Class V is a non-traditional entry year at Brearley. It is our expectation, however, that several spaces will be available for the 2020-2021 academic year and we encourage those who are interested to apply. 

List of 7 items.

  • 1. APPLICATION AND FEE

    The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2019. It is recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible.  A non-refundable application fee of $85 is due upon submission. This fee is waived for families requesting financial assistance.
  • 2. APPLICANT ASSESSMENT

    An assessment for your daughter, along with a small group of other applicants, will be scheduled after your application has been received. The assessment of the applicant's academic skills will last about 90 minutes. The Head of Middle School Student Life will be available to parents for a short Q&A at the time of drop off. The deadline for scheduling your daughter's assessment is December 4, 2019.
  • 3. PARENT AND APPLICANT SCHOOL VISIT

    Parents and applicants will be invited to meet with the Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and tour the School based on the availability of space and an applicant's performance on the assessment.
  • 4. STANDARDIZED EXAMS

    Brearley is one of many New York City schools that requires a standardized test result. An applicant may take the ISEE or SSAT exam. Candidates must register for a test date no later than December so that we receive the results in time for the first round of decisions. You may register for the ISEE exam online at http://www.erblearn.org. Our ISEE code is 333475. Or, you may register for the SSAT at https://ssat.org/. Our SSAT code is 1799. Please remember to list Brearley as one of the schools to which you are applying so that the test results will be sent directly to us. 

  • 5. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND TEACHER REFERENCES

    Transcript release and teacher reference forms may be downloaded from our website and must be given to the applicant's current school and teachers. So that they reflect as much of the term’s work as possible, references and transcripts may not be submitted before December 1, 2019. The deadline for submitting them is January 8, 2020.  
  • 6. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Families requesting financial assistance should check the appropriate box on the application. The request for aid must be made at the same time the application is submitted. (Please note that the application fee is waived for those applying for aid.) Please adhere strictly to all filing deadlines. 
  • 7. ADMISSION DECISIONS

    An applicant's file must be complete by January 8, 2020 in order to be considered in the first round of decisions. The Office of Admission will notify families on February 4, 2020 for Classes V-VIII. Accepted students will be invited to spend a day at the School. All schools belonging to the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) have agreed to a common parent reply date of February 25, 2020 for Classes V-VIII. 
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