Is a tour required?
Tours are required for the students only. Parents are welcome.
How do I schedule my child for an interview?
We will call parents to schedule their child’s interview. This can take up to a month from the date the application was submitted.
Are the interview and the tour on the same date?
Generally, we are not able to make that happen. We are happy to try to work with you to make this process as convenient for your child as possible–we know it’s a busy time of year!
Is there a parent interview?
There is no parent interview.
What additional materials are required?
We require the ISEE/SSAT, a recent transcript sent directly from the school (preferably including first semester of 8th grade), a writing sample, and two teacher recommendations (one being from an academic subject teacher). These are the only requirements, however we’re more than happy to read and review any additional materials (extra writing samples, movies, slideshows, etc.) students wish to send. All materials should be emailed to us at email@example.com or faxed to 646-883-9459.
Does the writing sample need to be graded?
No, the writing sample can be something written for school or on the student’s own time. It can be creative writing or an essay; if a student does wish to send poetry, we also ask that they send in a piece of prose.
If my child has an art portfolio, when is the best time to bring it?
The interview is the best time to bring along an art portfolio.