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Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Rekha Puri

Thank you for your interest in Collegiate School. We are  delighted and eager to share more about our incredible school community and we look forward to getting to know your family through the application process. 

A Collegiate education has long-term, life-long impact as students engage intellectually with the world, think critically, and nurture valuable relationships throughout their time at Collegiate and as alumni. Being immersed in the Collegiate environment adds perspectives to intellectual engagements and social interactions, encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity, and enhances leadership skills. We proudly celebrate boys' education and academic excellence, and are deeply invested in community and belonging. 

Our application process will open on September 6, 2022, for the 2023-24 school year. Every step of the process is designed to provide families with many opportunities to learn more about our school from different members of our school community. Kindly follow the steps on your division’s admission page paying close attention to any deadlines. We encourage you to submit an application at your earliest convenience in order for us to schedule the applicant’s in-person visit and the parent virtual interview. For applicant families, in addition to the required components of your application file, we will be offering an optional webinar series for you to learn more about boys' education and academic rigor, curriculum and community in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, Institutional Equity and Belonging, library technology, and other important topics about our K-12 school. 

Kindly contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment team with any questions, and please feel assured that all courtesies will be extended your way as you navigate the application process. We look forward to meeting your family, and sharing more about Collegiate!

Rekha Puri, Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Enrollment 

Learn About Collegiate

The Admissions and Enrollment Team

Rekha Puri
Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Enrollment

Nisa Bryant
Director of Admissions

Sally Thompson
Senior Associate, Admissions and Enrollment Operations

Denise Fullington
Administrative Assistant, Admissions and Financial Aid

Contact Us

(212) 812-8552


Collegiate School is a member school of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) NYSAIS  (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Parents League of New York, EMA (Enrollment Management Association) and AISAP (Association of Independent School Admission Professionals). Additionally, Collegiate School partners with a variety of organizations, including A Better Chance, Admissions Consulting and Educational Services, Boys Club of New York, Breakthrough NY, Early Steps, Oliver Scholars, Prep for Prep, Summer on the Hill, Summer Steps, and Teak Fellowship.


Enrollment policy

Collegiate seeks to enroll boys of sound character and educational promise. Much of the strength of Collegiate comes from the diverse backgrounds of its students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, socio-economics, sexual orientation, family type/structure, disability, or other legally protected class. A generous financial aid program enables the school to welcome families with various financial resources.

Interviews, tests, school records, and recommendations are used to select students. None of these sources of information is given arbitrary weight by the Admissions Committee. Collegiate looks for students who will benefit from our incredible program and who will enrich our school community by contributing their own special talents, abilities, imagination, curiosity and interpersonal skills. 

The information in the admissions material does not create any contractual obligation and may be changed at any time at the sole discretion of the school. Collegiate reserves the right to make changes affecting admissions policies and procedures, tuition, fees, courses of instruction, programs of study, faculty listing, academic grading policies, and general regulations.


Sibling and Legacy Early Decision Policy

Collegiate enjoys the confidence and loyalty expressed by the sibling and alumni families enrolled in the school. All applicants to the school are evaluated according to the same criteria of individual qualifications and the effort to constitute an interesting, dynamic class.

Siblings and alumni children are advised to complete application procedures as early as possible. Applicants to Kindergarten are requested to confirm with the Admissions Office in early November to take advantage of the early notification. Please be sure that the required components of the application process are completed at your earliest convenience. We notify sibling and legacy families of the decision in early December.


Entry and Non-Entry Grades Policy

Approximately 660 boys are enrolled at Collegiate this year. While we accept applications for non-entry grades, new students are typically admitted to the school in Grades Kindergarten, 5, 6, 7, and 9. Families interested in non-entry grades may submit applications, optional photo, applicant’s work sample, and parent copies of the two previous years' school reports by November 18, 2022, without an application fee. Please contact our office for a non-entry grade fee waiver code. Potential openings may occur in these non-entry grades through attrition. We will be in touch if we are able to offer the complete application process. This may occur after our re-enrollment and new enrollment processes are completed in January, February and early spring of 2023. Regrettably, we are unable to meet with all families that apply to non-entry grades. Please read more details under the Lower, Middle, or Upper School sections.