Admission Process

Congratulations on making one of the most important steps in your child's education!

The application process typically begins in the fall prior to the year you are interested in admittance for your child.  Listed below are necessary steps in order to begin the process.   

This information should answer some frequently asked questions, and provide some important dates throughout the process as well.

Kindergarteners working hard!

Step 1: Attend a private or group tour with the Director of Admissions and Scholarship Aid. The school tour is a required part of the admission process. The tour allows you to understand the school philosophy and mission, ask questions, and tour the facility. Private tours are scheduled by appointment at admissions@newcityschool.org. You can sign up for a group tour by clicking here. If you are interested in preprimary or kindergarten, please sign-up for the Tuesday morning group tour, and if you are interested in grades 1-6, sign-up for the Thursday afternoon tour.

Step 2: Complete and submit your application along with the $100 non-refundable application fee. Applications are due no later than February 2, 2018, and should be sent to the attention of Melanie Harmon at New City School.  Please be sure to fill out the release form along with your application. We will request records from your child’s current school. We also ask that you provide a copy of any school records, from the previous school year, that you may have along with the application. That includes report cards and any standardized testing.

Step 3:  If you are interested in applying for a Need-based Scholarship, you will be required to complete an Intent to Apply for Scholarship Form, and fill out the online application with Facts. Please contact the school to obtain the Intent to Apply form. Along with your online application with FACTS, you will submit your 2017 completed taxes and W2s, on or after November 1, 2017. You must complete the online Facts application by February 2, 2018.

Step 4:  We require all applicants visit the school for an assessment. Preprimary and kindergarten applicants, who have applied by February 2nd, are assessed on the dates listed below. You will receive notification about the assessment, including the date and time for which they are scheduled to attend in January. First grade applicants will visit for one school day and applicants for grades 2-6 are required to visit for up to two full school days. All school-aged visits will be scheduled by the admissions office after an application is submitted and student records have been received.

Important Dates:

February 2, 2018: Admission Applications Due

February 1, 2018: Facts Scholarship Applications Due
February 10, 2018: Kindergarten and 4/5s applicant assessment 

February 24, 2018: 3/4s applicant assessment

March 16, 2018: Decision letters mailed

April 6, 2018: Contracts due

If you wish to apply after February 2, please contact the admissions office.  Applications are accepted after the deadline based on space availability.