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.
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.
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
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.