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When to Apply

The application due date for the 2017-2018 school year has passed and we are processing applications on a rolling basis. Inquiries regarding space are welcome at any time of the year. Please contact the admissions team with questions about openings in specific grades.

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available after Labor Day and are due by December 1, 2017. Supporting documents and tuition assistance applications are due by January 12, 2018.

Parent Child Program: To be eligible for our Parent-Child Program for the 2018-2019 school year, children must be two years of age on or before August 31, 2018.

Nursery and Kindergarten: Nursery children must be three by August 31, 2018. Please note that all children turning three between July 1 and August 31 will spend a second year in our Nursery before moving on to Kindergarten. Our mixed-age Kindergarten classes are made up of children who turn four by June 30 (K4), as well as children who turn five by June 30 (K5).

How to Apply

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Nursery and Kindergarten: The Rudolf Steiner School does not require the ECAA (ERB) test results for Kindergarten applicants.

Grades 1 through 4: Applications do not require Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)(SSAT) scores.

Grades 5 -12: Students applying to Grade 5 and up must take either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).

School Visits/Interviews

Parent Childhood Programs: Tours earmarked for families applying to the Parent-Child Program are held in January and February. Children and their parents are interviewed together during a visit with the Associate Director of Admissions.

Nursery and Kindergarten: Parents schedule a tour and an interview with the Associate Director of Admissions. Then the child comes in for a play date in the afternoon. Children applying for Nursery have the play date with parents and teachers present. Kindergarten applicants are in a separate room to play.

Grades 1 through 6: Students applying to Grade 1 will be interviewed in small groups in January. Students applying to Grades 2 – 6 will be invited to visit and/or to meet their class teacher in a group setting. Family interviews are scheduled with the Director of Admissions.

Grades 7 through 12: Interviews for applicants submitted by December 1st, 2017 are scheduled directly with the Director of Admissions. Following the interview, prospective students may be invited to spend all or part of a day visiting the grade or class to which they are applying.

Note to International Students

We accept applications from prospective international students that are proficient in English and do not require housing. International applicants (for Grades 9 – 12) must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Notification and Reply Dates

As a member of ISAAGNY, we notify families of admissions decisions in accordance with the ISAAGNY guidelines. Once families have accepted an offer, we request that they notify all schools to which they have been accepted. This courtesy is helpful to families on waitlists.

Admission to the Parent-Child Program does not guarantee admission to our Early Childhood Program the following year. A separate application will be required.

Early Notification reply dates are offered to sibling and legacy applicants in Nursery, Kindergarten and Grade 1.