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Admission

Upper School

Upper School is comprised of Classes IX-XII

Class IX

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. STANDARDIZED EXAMS

    Brearley is one of many New York City schools that requires a standardized test result. An applicant may take the ISEE or SSAT exam. 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 ISEE exam online at http://www.erblearn.org. Our ISEE code is 333475. Or, you may register for the SSAT at https://ssat.org/. Our SSAT code is 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. The examination date for Class IX is Friday, November 30, 2018. Check-in is at 3:45 pm.  Only students who apply by November 20, 2018 are eligible for testing on this date
  • 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 14, 2019, 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 of March 14, 2019 for Class IX.

Class X

ADMISSION PROCEDURES TO THE WAIT LIST FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

We do not currently have space for new students in Class X for the 2019-2020 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 20, 2018. It is recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible.  The Wait List application cannot be submitted online; please download and submit the form by mail.  A non-refundable application fee of $85 is due upon submission.  This fee is waived for families requesting financial assistance.
    • Click here to download the Wait List application. 
  • 2. 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, 2018.
  • 3. STANDARDIZED EXAMS

    Brearley is one of many New York City schools that requires a standardized test result. An applicant may take the ISEE or SSAT exam. 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 ISEE exam online at http://www.erblearn.org. Our ISEE code is 333475. Or, you may register for the SSAT at https://ssat.org/. Our SSAT code is 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

    Transcript release and teacher reference forms may be downloaded from our website and must 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.  
  • 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 11, 2019. Should space become available in Class X, accepted candidates will be notified on or after February 14, 2019.  The Wait List will be kept active throughout the spring.
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