The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 pm on November 20, 2019. It is recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. If your daughter is a sibling or legacy applicant opting for Early Notification, the deadline for submitting an application is October 1, 2019. A legacy candidate is a child whose mother attended The Brearley School. A non-refundable application fee of $85 is due upon submission. This fee is waived for families applying for financial assistance.
Please allow up to seven business days for your application to be processed once it is submitted. You will receive an email from the Office of Admission regarding the scheduling of the Parent Tour and Interview as well as your daughter's Small Group Visit. The deadline for scheduling these visits is December 4, 2019.
Submit the "Permission to Release Records" form to your daughter's current school. The current school will send us a written 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 submit the Confidential School Report form directly to them to be returned to Brearley's Office of Admission.
Standardized testing is not required for admission to Kindergarten. If your child takes a standardized test such as the AABL or the Stanford-Binet for her application to another school, please do not submit the scores to us, as they will not be considered.
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.
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