ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

List of 5 items.

  • 1. APPLICATION AND FEE

    Applications to Kindergarten will be available online at 9:00 am on Monday, August 16, 2021. The deadline to submit an application is 4:00 pm on December 1, 2021. It is recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. If your daughter has a sibling currently enrolled at the School, or a parent who attended the School,  you may opt for Early Decision Notification. If you would like to be considered for Early Decision, the deadline for submitting an application is October 1, 2021. 

    A non-refundable application fee of $85 is due upon submission. This fee is waived for families applying for financial assistance.
  • 2. PARENT/GUARDIAN VIRTUAL TOUR AND INTERVIEW

    After your submitted application has been processed, you will receive an email regarding the scheduling of a virtual tour and interview. The deadline for scheduling this virtual visit to the School is December 6, 2021. Please allow 90 minutes for your individual virtual tour and interview with a member of our Lower School Admission staff. The interview immediately follows the tour. If there are two parents/guardians, they are welcome to participate from different locations.
  • 3. KINDERGARTEN APPLICANT ASSESSMENT

    After your submitted application has been processed, you will receive a link to register your daughter for the “Thinking and Engaging Assessment”, commonly referred to as the T&E.  This is an assessment that 20 independent schools will be using this season. Please know that you only register once, so if you have already registered through another participating school, you do not register again. 

    Click the link below to learn about the T&E assessment tool. Remember that you must be registered for the T&E  by December 1, 2021 for your child to be considered for admission to Kindergarten at Brearley

    T&E Assessment Details

  • 4. PERMISSION TO RELEASE RECORDS

    Submit the "Permission to Release Records" form to your daughter's current school. The current school will send us a confidential school report using the form approved by ISAAGNY--The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York. If your daughter's school does not belong to ISAAGNY, please provide them with the confidential school report form and ask that they submit the completed form to Brearley's Office of Admission by January 7, 2022 at the absolute latest.
  • 5. IMPORTANT REMINDERS

    • Applicants to Kindergarten must turn five years old by September 1 of the year they enter Kindergarten. There are no exceptions. 
    • Check the Admission Calendar for all important dates and deadlines.
    • Families applying for financial assistance should check the appropriate box on the application and adhere strictly to all filing deadlines. 
    • We do not invite or encourage letters of recommendation.
The Brearley School is a K-XII independent day school for girls in New York City. Empowering girls of adventurous intellect to think critically and creatively.
610 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-8582 

590 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-8582