The first step in applying is to set up an account for your son(s) on our Parent Portal.  Through the portal, you will be able to complete an application, upload all necessary documents, and submit requests for recommendations.  Additionally, you will be provided with the opportunity to set up a Gael-for-a-Day visit, and a parent tour during the school day.

In addition to completing the application form, you will be asked for the following in the portal:

  • Your son's final report cards from 2018 and 2019  (Students entering PK-4  and kindergarten are exempt from this requirement.)
  • Your son's most recent standardized test scores.  This may be New York State tests, or other tests such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS or Iowas).
  • (If applicable) Your son's IEP or 504 Plan.
  • (If applicable) The International Student Fee for those in need of a student visa.

Recommendations from two teachers and/or administrators who are familiar with your son in an academic setting are required for students entering grades 3 through 8.  You are able to send requests through the portal to have teachers and/or administrators submit recommendations.

In the portal, parents will see a convenient checklist to help them keep track of all requirements.  

Admission (with the exception of the 8th grade -  see below) is done on a rolling basis.  This means that applications will be evaluated once all requirements are completed and you will be notified of an admissions decision within a few weeks.

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not expect to have any available place for 8th grade for the 2020-21 school year.  Sometimes places do become available if a current student’s family relocates.  Applications for 8th grade will be taken for a waiting list.  The deadline for applications to the 8th grade is January 15th.  ALL application requirements, including a Gael-for-a-Day visit must be completed by that time.  Parents will be notified regarding placement on the waiting list for 8th grade by February 15th. 

GET STARTED and set up a portal account for your son!


Please note:

      Applicants for the PK-4 program must be 4 years old by December 31, 2020.

      Applicants for the Kindergarten program must be 5 years old by December 31, 2020. 

      Applicants for the First Grade must be 6 years old by December 31, 2020.