To request an application, please visit our website and complete the inquiry form, which will be available on Wednesday, September 9, 2020beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please note the School receives a large volume of inquiries, and you may have to refresh the page to complete the form. If you have any questions, please call (212) 879-9764 to speak with an admissions representative.
Children must be 2 years, 5 months by August 31 of the entering school year. The child needs to turn 2 years old by March 31 the applying year. Please note that our birthday cut-off for applications is firm.
The inquiry form will be available on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m. and will remain on the website for several weeks thereafter. If you are interested in requesting an application and the inquiry form is no longer active, please call the School at (212) 879-9764 and speak with an admissions representative.
Due to the high volume of application requests and limited meeting times, we are unable to accommodate every family that expresses interest in Episcopal. Applications will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Should we be able to offer you an application, you will receive an email with a link to create an account and complete the application online. Once your application has been submitted, we will contact you to schedule a virtual parent meeting with the admissions team. We will continue to offer families applications until every allotted appointment time has been filled. Should we be able to see additional applicants later in the process, we will reach out to you to schedule a parent meeting.
There is an application fee of $60.00, which can be made online with a credit card. If you indicate an intent to apply for financial aid on the inquiry form, you will receive a code via email to waive the application fee.
Yes. The Episcopal School is a member of the School and Student Service (SSS), an organization that provides financial aid analysis for independent schools. Families have the option to indicate an interest in financial aid on the application form.
If we are able to offer your child a spot for the following school year, your financial aid package will be included with your letter of acceptance and enrollment agreement.
Available spots for new students vary every year, depending upon the number of siblings entering into a particular group. The School maintains a strong student-to-teacher ratio, and strives for an even female-to-male student ratio.
Every step in the admissions process at The Episcopal School is highly individualized. In lieu of a traditional tour and play date for the 2020-2021 admissions season, each family will have a virtual parent meeting to learn more about the program, as well as a brief follow-up meeting to answer any remaining questions; this second meeting will also serve as an opportunity for the admissions team to meet your child.
Decisions for the 2021-2022 school year will be sent via email on Thursday, February 25, and parents are required to respond by Thursday, March 4. Deadlines are decided by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York.
Legacy families have the option of touring the School in the spring or the fall. Spring tours are conducted in April and May. If you are a legacy family, please call Jane Arnold to schedule an appointment.
Legacy candidates follow the same admissions procedure as the children of new families. Please visit our website beginning on Wednesday, September 9 and complete an inquiry form. There is a space on the inquiry form to indicate legacy status. Every effort is made to offer an application to legacy families.
Legacy families also have the option of touring the School in the spring or fall. Spring tours are conducted in April and May. If you are a legacy family interested in receiving a spring tour, please call (212) 879-9764 to schedule an appointment.