High School

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.

About the High School 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 2020-2021.
  • Read a letter from our Head of High School here.

 

High School Application Process for 2021-2022

Places in the 9th grade are available depending on 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 15 places to new students for the fall of 2021.

Please note: Grades 10 and 11 are not usual entry points but we will happily accept applications and process supplementary materials (see below) in case of an opening. We will schedule interviews on a case-by-case basis if a spot arises. There is no fee to submit a 10th or 11th grade application and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Open Houses

Virtual High School Open Houses

-Any student interested in applying to the 9th grade must attend one of our virtual open house events offered in October. Each session will follow a webinar format and will be an opportunity to learn about our school’s philosophy, program and community. During a typical open house you will have the chance to hear from our Head of School as well as from our High School division head and current high school students. We devote a portion of each event to a Q&A. To sign up, please visit our online registration page. Please note: It is not necessary to have submitted an application before attending an open house.

Virtual Open Houses on Diversity and Institutional Equity 

-We will be hosting two virtual open houses on diversity and institutional equity this November for interested families. These events will follow a webinar format and are open to families applying to any/all grades. You can sign up for one of these events at any point in the application process by going here.

Virtual Small Group Information Sessions for Applicants 

-Students who decide to complete a high school application will be asked to attend a small-group virtual information and Q&A session later in the fall. These sessions will be hosted by our Head of High School and our Assistant Director of Admission. We will reach out about scheduling these events after we receive a completed online application.

High School Application

1) Register for a virtual open house (details above) by visiting our online registration page

  • All applicants are required to attend one of these events but are free to submit the application before or after attending.

2) Submit an application through our online admissions portal

  • The application deadline for 9th grade is Friday, November 20th. There is a non-refundable fee of $100.

3) Schedule a Student Interview

  • Once the application is completed, we will reach out to you with information on how to schedule your interview. The interview will last 30-45 minutes. There is no parent interview.

4) Submit Supplementary Materials by Friday, January 8th (all necessary forms can be found here)

  • Please note: All forms should be sent electronically to admissions.materials@saintannsny.org with your name and grade applying to in the subject line.
  • Saint Ann’s essay prompt: Once you submit your application, you will be able to view two essay choices in the Admissions Portal. Choose whichever one you prefer. These essays can be as long/short, informal/formal as you’d like!
  • Parent Questionnaire: Once you submit your application, you will be able to view a questionnaire for your parent/s to fill out in the Admissions Portal.
  • Writing sample: Please submit a graded sample of a piece of writing you’re especially proud of or that you really enjoyed working on. 
  • Current school transcript/reports: Give the Records Release Form to your current school so that they can send us the necessary transcripts/school reports. We would like reports from both 7th grade and first semester 8th grade.
  • ISAAGNY English Recommendation
  • ISAAGNY Math Recommendation
  • ISAAGNY Guidance Counselor Recommendation: If you have regular contact with a guidance counselor/division head/grade dean/principal, we’d also like to receive a completed ISAAGNY Guidance Counselor Recommendation. If this doesn’t apply to you, then this form does not need to be included in your application. We also have an ISAAGNY General Recommendation Form if you have an additional teacher from whom you’d like us to hear.
  • Note on testing: Because of the unusual circumstances surrounding this year, we are not requiring the ISEE or the SSAT for the 21-22 application cycle. If you are taking a test for another school and would like to send us the results, we are happy to include them in your application.
  • Extras!: 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! These can be shared before or after your interview–we just need to receive them by Friday, January 8th.

All 9th-12th grade decisions will be emailed on Friday, February 26th, 2021.