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 350 students in the high school with about 85-90 students per grade.
  • Saint Ann’s students all complete a common 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 2023-2024.


High School Application Process for 2024-2025

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 2024.

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 November 15, 2023.

Open Houses/Tours

Virtual High School Open Houses

-Any student interested in applying to the 9th grade must attend one of our virtual open house events. 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 High School division head and current high school students. We devote a portion of each event to a Q&A. We will record these sessions for those who aren’t able to attend. 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 a virtual open house on diversity and institutional equity for interested families. This event will follow a webinar format and are open to families applying to any/all grades. You can sign up for this event at any point in the application process by going here.

Small Group Tours for Applicants

-Students who decide to complete a high school application will be invited to attend a small-group tour of Saint Ann’s later in the process. These tours will allow them to observe snippets of a variety of classes, to see our facilities, and to get a more intimate look into the life of the school. At the end, the group will meet with a member of the High School Administration, to chat and ask questions about what they saw (or didn’t see!). These tours will be for students only and we will reach out about scheduling these at some point 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 November 15, 2023. There is a non-refundable fee of $100.
  • Important note for 9th grade applicants: If, at any point prior to the application deadline, the number of applicants exceeds the number of interview hours that we have available, we will have to stop processing applications. In the event of an early closure, applications will be added to a wait pool up until the original deadline and invited to schedule an interview if we are able to expand our interview calendar. Families submitting an application into that wait pool are not asked to pay an application fee.

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 around 45 minutes. There is no parent interview.

4) Submit Supplementary Materials (all necessary forms can be found HERE– please pay attention to the various due dates) 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 a short essay prompt in the Admissions Portal. This essay is not your formal writing sample and shouldn’t be more than a few paragraphs long, at most. *Due December 1, 2023
  • 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. *Due December 1, 2023
  • Writing sample: Please submit a graded sample of a piece of writing you’re especially proud of or that you really enjoyed working on. *Due December 1, 2023
  • 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. *Due January 11, 2024
  • ISAAGNY English Recommendation *Due January 11, 2024
  • ISAAGNY Math Recommendation *Due January 11, 2024
  • 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. *Due January 11, 2024
  • Note on testing: We are not requiring the ISEE or the SSAT for the 2024–2025 application cycle.
  • 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 January 11, 2024.

All 9th-12th grade decisions will be emailed on Friday, February 23, 2024.