Here you will find information about the High School application process. You can download all of the High School application forms, find answers to frequently asked questions, and view a timeline of the High School application process.
– some quick facts
- Our High School is located at 129 Pierrepont Street, our main building.
- We have approximately 340 students in the high school with about 85 students per grade.
- Saint Ann’s students all complete a set of core requirements to graduate, however, they all go well beyond the minimum and no two schedules look alike. Please be sure to peruse our High School Course Catalog for 2019-2020.
- Read a letter from our Head of High School here.
Places in the 9th grade are available according to attrition from our current 8th grade class and a small expansion in class size from Middle School to High School. Using the past few years as a guide, we expect to be able to offer around 10-15 places to new students for the fall of 2020.
Please note: We do not anticipate having any openings in 10th or 11th grades for the fall of 2020. We will accept applications and process supplementary materials but will schedule interviews and tours on a case-by-case basis only if an opening arises. There is no fee for these applications.
- Any student interested in applying to the 9th grade must attend one of the four evening Open Houses offered in October and November. To sign up, please visit our online registration page. It is not necessary to have submitted an application before attending an Open House.
- Due to limited space, we reserve these Open Houses only for students and families interested in 9th grade for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Students who decide to apply will then be invited to come for a morning and visit classes in session and tour the physical space. We will reach out about scheduling these small group visits after we receive a completed online application.
- The application deadline is Monday, November 18, 2019. There is a non-refundable fee of $150.
- There is a section on the application where we invite you to tell us about yourself. This piece can be left blank and emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org by the time of your interview. This can be as short/long, informal/formal, messy/tidy as you like! It’s not meant to be a writing sample–just a way for us to get to know you a bit before we sit down together for an interview. We’re also very happy to accept a response to an ISAAGNY common essay topic if you’ve already written one for another school.
- After receiving a completed online application, we will call to schedule an interview. The earlier we receive the application, the more flexibility we will have in scheduling the interview date.
- There is no parent interview.
- The interview will last about an hour and will be a mix of chatting and some very informal work if time permits (nothing you need to prepare for or fret over!). This is also when you can share a portfolio if you have one.
- Please note: The tour is separate from the interview (see “Tour” section above.)
- We require the following for a completed application (all necessary forms can be found here):
- Writing sample
- Current school transcript/reports
- ISAAGNY English Recommendation
- ISAAGNY Math Recommendation
- The ISAAGNY Guidance Counselor Recommendation (Only if applicable. See below for details.)
- Test scores from the ISEE or SSAT
- All materials should be emailed to us at email@example.com by January 6, 2020. Please do not send hard copies.
- All applicants must submit a sample of their writing. It can be something that was done for school or in your free time, graded or ungraded–just something you’re particularly proud of. If you submit poetry we ask that you also submit a piece of prose so we can get a fuller sense of your writing.
- Give the Records Release Form to your current school so that they can send us the necessary transcripts/school reports. Do not send the form to Saint Ann’s. If possible, we would like reports from both 7th grade and first semester 8th grade.
- If you have regular contact with a guidance counselor/division head/grade dean/principal, we’d also like the ISAAGNY Guidance Counselor Recommendation. If this doesn’t apply to you, then you do not need to send one. We also have an ISAAGNY General Recommendation Form if you have an additional teacher you’d like us to hear from.
- We accept both the ISEE and the SSAT. We do not have an SSAT code, so please email us a copy of your results. If you’ve taken the ERB at school within the past year, you may submit that in lieu of the previously mentioned tests. Please note this is merely a small piece of an holistic assessment and there is no minimum score requirement.
- Feel free to send in anything else that you think might help us get to know you, such as links to artwork/student films/recordings of music/etc. We love getting a deeper look into what makes you tick if you have more to share! Electronic submissions of these materials are preferred.
High school decisions will be emailed on Thursday, February 13th.