Lower School Application Process

  • Parents of applicants to Kindergarten - Grade 4 tour the school in small groups.
  • Kindergarten applicants are invited to participate in a work/play session which includes other applicants  and members of the faculty. Parents of kindergarten applicants are scheduled for an admission interview.
  • For Grades 1- 4, appointments are scheduled for an applicant only when there is an opportunity for enrollment in the grade.

Application Checklist:

  • Call the Admissions Office to schedule a parent tour (offered September – January).

  • Submit application and $75 fee to Collegiate School (by December 1). The application fee may be waived for families applying for financial aid. Retain a copy of the application for your files.

  • No standardized testing is required for admission to Kindergarten or Grade 1.

  • To be considered for Grades 2-4, schedule the applicant to take the ERB test (ECAA) and arrange for results to be sent to Collegiate School. To register and for additional information, please visit erblearn.org.

  • To be considered for Kindergarten or Grade 1, please request the ISAAGNY school report be completed by the current school and submitted to the Admissions Office.
    ISAAGNY School Report

  • For applicants to Grades 2-4, request official transcript from current school.
    Transcript Request

  • The Admissions Office will call to schedule an applicant visit and parent interview after the application is received and filed.  Applicants to Grades 1-4 may contact the Admissions Office regarding opportunities for enrollment. Appointments are scheduled only when there is an opportunity for enrollment in the grade.

  • If applying for financial aid
  • File the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) with the School and Student Services By NAIS (sssbynais.org/parents). Collegiate SSS code: 2488
  • Provide your family's most recently filed federal tax return and supplementary documents to Collegiate School, no later than January 15.

Admissions Office Contact Info:

Please note:

All information concerning the applicant should be received in the Admissions Office no later than January 8. Return required forms by email to SubmitInfo@collegiateschool.org  or by mail. In email correspondence, please include in the subject line the applicant's entering grade and first and last names.