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Apply to Lower School

Your Brearley Journey Starts Here.

The primary entry point for Lower School is kindergarten with spaces opening up infrequently in other grades. Our application opens at 12:00 pm on August 12, 2024. Find a detailed timeline of key dates below.

Admission Timeline

Application StepGeneral ApplicantsEarly Notification for Sibling/Legacy
Receipt of ApplicationDecember 6, 2024October 1, 2024
Schedule Applicant/Parent VisitsDecember 9, 2024October 6, 2024
Completion of Financial Assistance ApplicationDecember 16, 2024November 4, 2024
Deadline for Completion of FileJanuary 9, 2025November 27, 2024
Decision Notification DateFebruary 6, 2025December 6, 2024
Decision Reply Date12:00 pm February 13, 202512:00 pm December 13, 2024

Admission Process

1. Application and Fee

The application deadline for kindergarten is 4:00 pm on January 9, 2025, and the fee is $85. If you are applying for financial assistance, the application fee is waived. Please click here to complete and submit an application to kindergarten.

Applicants to kindergarten must turn five years old by September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten. There are no exceptions. 

For the 2024–2025 academic year, we do not anticipate any openings in grades 1–4. However, you may complete and submit an Inquiry Form. If spaces become available, we will contact you to begin the admissions process.

2. Parent/​Guardian Visit, Tour and Interview

After your application has been submitted, you may schedule your parent tour and interview; the interview immediately follows the tour. Please allow 90 minutes for the entire visit.

3. Applicant Visit

We look forward to meeting your daughter! Along with a small group of applicants, she will enjoy familiar school activities during her 45 minute school visit. The Office of Admission will schedule the date and time of your daughter's visit on a rolling basis as applications are processed. You will be given approximately two weeks notice. A parent is not required to attend; a caregiver or family member may bring the applicant to her visit as there is no parent programming.

4. Permission to Release Records

Please submit the Permission to Release Confidential School Report Form to your daughter's current school via Ravenna Hub. Her school will send us a confidential school report using the Brearley Kindergarten Confidential School Report Form or the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report Form; both forms are accepted.

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