An applicant must turn five years old by September 1 of the year she enters Kindergarten. There are no exceptions. Our Kindergarten classes are comprised of children who range in age from five years old to those who turn six in the late summer and early fall.
No. In a typical year, we receive applications from dozens of early childhood programs from many locations throughout the city and from neighboring suburbs. Applicants from last year’s pool represented over 125 preschool programs.
Yes. The Clubhouse is an after-school enrichment program organized by the Brearley and Chapin Schools for Kindergarten through Grade 4 that runs Monday through Thursday. There is also an Extended Day program from the end of Clubhouse until 5:45 pm. On Fridays, there is an optional after-school program that runs until 5:45 pm.
Sibling and legacy parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Admission in the spring or in early September of the year before potential matriculation. Spring tours and parent interviews are available for these families. Additionally, a sibling or legacy family may opt for the Early Notification Plan, which requires submission of the application by October 1, 2019, and completion of the entire application file by December 2, 2019. The Early Notification Financial Assistance application deadline is also December 2, 2019. A legacy candidate is a child whose mother attended The Brearley School.
All those who inquire about entry to Classes VI-X will receive an invitation to our Open House. The event is for students and parents and will take place on November 12, 2019. The Open House serves primarily as an opportunity for students and their parents to speak with Brearley faculty and current students.
Brearley accepts applications to any grade in which a place is available; routine entry grades are Classes VI, VII and IX.
In a grade for which we do not anticipate any openings, we may accept applications to a Wait List or Letters of Interest. Should a space become available, the School will give full consideration to a Wait List application.
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