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Coming to Collegiate

Lower School students posing together in the library
A lower school boy smiling at a friend while reading a book

We are delighted you are interested in joining the Collegiate community and look forward to getting to know your family through the process of applying.  To find out more about the application process, please visit the appropriate divisional pages listed on the right and read about the steps you need to take to finalize your son’s application. If you are wondering if Collegiate is right for your family, please explore our website or follow these links to read more and learn about who we are:

Additionally, if you are considering applying for grades K-8, we welcome you to submit an inquiry, allowing you to then schedule an in-person tour of our School, prior to application. If you are considering applying for grades 9 and above, please submit an application first and someone will contact you to schedule a tour. 

The Admissions team stands by to happily answer any questions you may have before you apply or as you navigate the process. We encourage all who are interested in joining the community to begin the application process now.

What are the entry points?

Approximately 650 boys are enrolled at Collegiate each year. While we accept applications into all grades, new students are most typically admitted to the school in Kindergarten and Grades 5, 6, 7, and 9. When openings in enrollment occur in other Lower, Middle, or Upper School grades, admission is possible.

 
 
2022 – 2023
Important Dates:  
 
Application Deadline: Monday, December 5

Early Notification Date for Kindergarten
(siblings and legacies only): 

Friday, December 9
Reply Date for Early Notification for Kindergarten : Friday, December 16
Complete Application File: Friday, January 6
Financial Aid Deadline: Friday, January 13
Notification date for Kindergarten: Thursday, February 9
Reply Date for Kindergarten: Thursday, February 16
Notification Date for Grades 1-8: Tuesday, February 14
Reply Date for Grades 1-8: Friday, March 3
Notification Date for Grades 9-12:  Wednesday, March 1
Reply Date for Grades 9-12: Thursday, March 16
          

 

As a charter member of the Independent Schools Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), Collegiate subscribes to the Association’s school notification and parent reply dates.

Additionally, Collegiate School partners with a variety of organizations, including A Better Chance, Boys Club of New York, Breakthrough NY, Early Steps, Oliver Scholars, Prep for Prep,  Summer on the Hill and Teak Fellowship, to identify potential applicants and students to join our community.  

Meet the Admissions Team

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Rekha Puri

Rekha Puri
Assistant Head of School for Enrollment

Director of Admissions Nisa Bryant

Nisa Bryant
Director of Admissions

Denise Fullington
Administrative Assistant

Lubna Jafri
Admissions Intake Coordinator

 

Contact Us

admissions@collegiateschool.org

(212) 812-8552

 

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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, sexual orientation, disability, or other legally protected class. A generous financial aid program enables the school to welcome families of 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 profit from its enriched program and who will be able to contribute their own special talents, abilities, imagination, and curiosity to the school community.

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 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. Specifically, applicants to kindergarten or first grade who wish to be considered for admission according to ISAAGNY “early legacy notification” are requested to contact the Admissions Office no later than November to take advantage of the early notification.