• Brearley
Middle School

Classes VI – VII

ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE 2019–2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

List of 7 items.

  • 1. APPLICATION AND FEE

    The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2018. It is recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible.  A non-refundable application fee of $85 is due upon submission. This fee is waived for families requesting financial assistance.
  • 2. TOUR and INTERVIEW

    An individual tour for applicants and their parents is given by an Upper School student. This is followed by an interview with a member of the Admission staff. 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 one and a half hours. The deadline for scheduling a tour and interview is Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
  • 3. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (ISEE)

    Brearley is one of many New York City schools that require the ISEE examination, administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Candidates must register for a test date no later than December so that we receive the results in time for the first round of decisions. You may register for the exam online at http://www.erblearn.org. Please list Brearley as one of the schools to which you are applying so that the test results will be sent directly to us. Our school code is 333475. Brearley will be happy to accept the SSAT in lieu of the ISEE. Our SSAT code is 1799. You may register at https://ssat.org/.
  • 4. BREARLEY ENTRANCE EXAM

    Brearley entrance examinations are required in addition to the standardized testing and take place at the School. The examination date for Class VI is Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Check-in is at 3:30 pm.  The examination date for Classes VII and VIII is Monday, November 26, 2018. Check-in is at 3:40 pm.  Only students who apply by November 20, 2018 are eligible for testing on these dates.
  • 5. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND TEACHER REFERENCES

    Transcript release and teacher reference forms must to be given to the applicant's current school and teachers. So that they reflect as much of the term’s work as possible, references and transcripts may not be submitted before December 1, 2018. The deadline for submitting them is January 8, 2019.  
  • 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. (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. 
  • 7. ADMISSION DECISIONS

    An applicant's file must be complete by January 11, 2019, in order to be considered in the first round of decisions. The Office of Admission will notify families on February 5, 2019, for Classes V–VIII. 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 of February 26, 2019, for Classes V–VIII.
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