Admission

Upper School

Upper School is comprised of Classes IX-XII

Class IX

ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

List of 7 items.

  • 1. APPLICATION AND FEE

    The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2020. We recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. A non-refundable application fee of $85 (waived for families requesting financial assistance) is due upon submission.
  • 2. VIRTUAL TOUR and INTERVIEW

    After submitting an application, a member of the Admission Office will invite you to schedule your appointment for a virtual tour and interview.  Upper School Ambassadors guide families on personalized tours of the School, and a seperate student and parent/guardian interview with a member of the Admission staff wil follow. The deadline for scheduling a tour and interview is Friday, December 4, 2020.
  • 3. STANDARDIZED EXAMS

    Brearley is one of many New York City independent schools that requires candidates to submit standardized test result. An applicant may take the ISEE (recommended for Middle School applicants) or SSAT (recommended for Grade 9 and 10 applicants), but both are acceptable. Candidates must register for a test date no later than December 15, 2020 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 using the ISEE code 333475. You may register for the SSAT at https://ssat.org/ using the SSAT code 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.
  • 4. BREARLEY ENTRANCE EXAM

    Brearley entrance examinations are required in addition to the standardized testing and take place at the School. Only students who apply by November 16, 2020 are eligible for testing on this date.
  • 5. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND TEACHER REFERENCES

    In order to ensure that these reports reflect as much of the term's work as possible, we as families not to share references and transcripts until after November 1, 2020. The deadline for submitting them is January 8, 2021.  
  • 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 (the application fee is waived for applicants applying for aid.) Please adhere strictly to all filing deadlines and Click here for further instructions on applying for financial assistance. 
  • 7. ADMISSION DECISIONS

    An applicant's file must be complete by January 8, 2021, in order to be considered in the first round of decisions. The Office of Admission will notify families on February 25, 2021, for Class IX. 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 in March for Class IX.

Class X

ADMISSION PROCEDURES TO THE WAIT LIST FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

We do not currently have space for new students in Class X for the 2020-2021 academic year.  However, unanticipated openings are always a possibility.  Should a place become available, the School will give full consideration to a Wait List application.

List of 6 items.

  • 1. WAIT LIST APPLICATION AND FEE

    The deadline to submit a Wait List application is 5:00 pm on November 16, 2020.  A non-refundable application fee of $85 is due upon submission. This fee is waived for families requesting financial assistance.
  • 2. VIRTUAL TOUR, INTERVIEW AND BREARLEY ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS

    An individual tour for applicants and their parents is given by an Upper School student and is followed by an interview with a member of the Admission staff.  Brearley Entrance Examinations are required (in addition to the standardized testing administered by the ERB) and will be administered after the interview. After submitting an application, you will receive an email inviting you to make an appointment. Visits take place during the school day and last approximately two and a half hours. The deadline for scheduling a tour and interview is December 4, 2020.
  • 3. STANDARDIZED EXAMS

    Brearley is one of many New York City schools that requires a standardized test result. An applicant may take the ISEE (recommended for Middle School applicants) or SSAT (recommended for Grade 9 and 10 applicants,) but both tests are acceptable. Candidates must register for a test date no later than December 15, 2020 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 uisng code 333475. You may register for the SSAT at https://ssat.org/ using code 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.
  • 4. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND TEACHER REFERENCES

    In order to ensure that these reports reflect as much of the term’s work as possible, we ask families not to share references and transcripts until after November 1, 2020.The deadline for submitting these forms is January 8, 2021.  
  • 5. 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. Click here for further instructions on applying for financial assistance. 
  • 6. ADMISSION DECISIONS

    An applicant’s file must be complete by January 8, 2021. Should space become available in Class X, accepted candidates will be notified on or after February 25, 2021.  The Wait List will be kept active throughout the spring.
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