Application 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.

Step 1: Take a tour of our school

The school tour with the Director of Enrollment Management is a required part of the admission process. 

Click here to schedule a group tour. If you are interested in preprimary grades, 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. 

Private tours are scheduled by appointment with our Director of Enrollment Management, Melanie Harmon ( 

Step 2: Submit your application

Complete and submit your application along with the $100 non-refundable application fee. Applications are due no later than January 31, 2020, 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: Apply for Variable Tuition


Apply for Variable Tuition by completing an Intent to Apply for Tuition Assistance Form, and fill out the online FACTS application. The Intent to Apply form can be accessed by clicking Intent to Apply for Tuition Assistance and begin your FACTS application on or after November 1, 2019 by clicking FACTS. Along with your online application with FACTS, you will submit your 2019 completed taxes and W2s, directly to FACTS.

Learn more about our Variable Tuition program

Step 4: Visit for an assessment


We require all applicants visit the school for an assessment. See dates listed below. You will receive notification about the assessment, including the date and time for which they are scheduled to attend in January. Applicants for grades 1-6 will visit for one school day and the visit will be scheduled by the admissions office after an application is submitted and student records have been received.

Important Dates:

January 31, 2020: Admission Applications Due
February 1, 2020: FACTS Applications Due
February 8, 2020: Kindergarten and 4/5s applicant assessment
February 22, 2020: 3/4s applicant assessment
March 13, 2020: Decision letters mailed
April 3, 2020: Contracts due

If you wish to apply after January 31, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management. Applications are accepted after the deadline based on space availability.

New City School Application Form

There is a $100 non-refundable fee (payable online or via check) in order to process your application.

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Please allow approximately 20 minutes to complete the application.