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Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Rekha Puri

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 5, 2023, for the 2024-25 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. We encourage you to submit an application at your earliest convenience in order 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 interactive lunchtime Zoom series for you to learn more about boys' education, academic rigor, curriculum, and community in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, Institutional Equity and Belonging, and other important topics about our K-12 school. This series and open house events begin in October. You are in for a treat hearing from my wonderful colleagues about the incredible learning environment our students are immersed in. Applicant families may sign up for these events via the Finalsite Enrollment portal.

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. Thank you for your interest in Collegiate School. We look forward to meeting your family, and sharing more about Collegiate!

The deadline for applications for the 2024-2025 school year was on November 10, 2023. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment if you need additional information.

Rekha Puri, Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Enrollment 

The Admissions and Enrollment Team

Rekha Puri
Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Enrollment

Sally Thompson
Director of Admissions, Kindergarten and Lower School

Cecilia Wong
Associate Director of Enrollment Operations

Denise Fullington
Administrative Assistant, Admissions and Enrollment

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(212) 812-8552


Collegiate School is a member school of IBSC (International Boys' Schools Coalition), 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).

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. A generous financial aid program enables the school to welcome families with various financial resources.

Collegiate looks for students who will be enriched by our incredible program and who will enrich our school community by contributing their own special talents, abilities, imagination, curiosity, and interpersonal skills. 


Sibling and Alumni Children 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.

Sibling/legacy families qualify for early notification for kindergarten admissions. Please call the admissions office to schedule your parent interview and child visit. Both appointments must be completed by the end of November. School reports are due by December 1st.


Entry and Non-Entry Grades Policy

Approximately 666 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 and 9. Families interested in Middle School grades may submit applications, optional photo, applicant’s work sample, and parent copies of the two previous years' school reports by November 10, 2023, without an application fee. Middle School, grades 6, 7, and 8, represent unique entry points and limited openings are available through attrition. We will be in touch if we are able to offer the complete application process. Potential openings rarely occur in non-entry grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. This may occur after our re-enrollment and new enrollment processes are completed in January, February, and early spring of 2024. 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.