Preschool, K and 1st grade applications are now closed.
I am so happy that you are considering an application to Saint Ann’s. Whether you are the parent of a toddler looking at preschools, or you are a soon-to-be high school student doing your own research, I know that the admissions process in our fair city can be overwhelming, to say the least! I hope that our website will help, both by providing practical information about our application process and by giving you a clearer picture of what differentiates our school in the crowded landscape of New York City schools.
Each year, it is our distinct privilege and pleasure to meet with children and adolescents from all over the city and, over the course of forty-five minutes or so spent with each one, to try to understand something essential about them. Invariably we are dazzled by their bravery as they come to meet us, sharing who they are, what they love, and what makes them tick. At the end of each four month cycle, new classes are formed (or existing classes enhanced) and together these children undertake a great journey. The particulars of this journey will be unique for every student. While they will certainly cover much common ground together, their individual paths will diverge as they each explore our rich curricular offerings.
This journey is made more enriching, stimulating and challenging for all, if we ensure that our band of fellow travelers represents the broadest spectrum of talent, race, curiosity, culture, socioeconomic status and identity possible. For while each path is unique, collectively these young people will chart new territory, making miraculous discoveries about the world, themselves and each other all along the way.
For information about the application process, please select the name of the division in which you are interested from the navigation bar on the left of the screen. Nested under each of those headings you will find basic information about that division, a description of all components of the application process and links to the online application portal as well as to parent tour sign up (if applicable).
For a more in depth look into our program and philosophy, please explore the Curriculum & Community section. Here you will find materials such as our Curriculum Overview, Middle and High School course catalogs, a statement on Diversity at Saint Ann’s, and more.
So, on behalf of all of us in Admissions, welcome! We hope our website helps you get to know us, and we hope that we will get the chance to know you.
Director of Admission
Criteria for Admission
Saint Ann’s seeks students who show evidence of the intellectual motivation and aptitude that will enable them to handle both freedom and rigorous academic requirements. Admission is granted on the basis of personal interviews and results of tests by the school. New students are admitted to the Preschool through Grade 10 as vacancies permit, and, on occasion, exceptions may be made for Grade 11. Individual consideration is the essence of both our admission and our educational processes.
An Independent School
It must be understood that admission is not predicated on IQ or ISEE scores or grades at other schools per se. Rather, it is based on a holistic assessment of the candidate and his or her interests, aptitudes, and potential to benefit from and contribute to the lively community of learners that is Saint Ann’s School.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.