Applying to Pine Street School

2021-2022 Admissions

Preschool, Elementary & Middle School Admissions: Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are open!

Pine Street School is pleased to accept applications and offer admission decisions on a rolling basis for students who are age eligible or will complete the preceding grade level this year.

Born ... Previous Grade Requirement Eligible for...
before 9/1/2019 N/A Nursery/Preschool 2s
before 9/1/2018 N/A Preschool 3s
before 12/31/2017 N/A Junior Kindergarten
before 12/31/2016 Preschool/Junior Kindergarten (optional) Kindergarten
in 2015-2008 Kindergarten-7th Grade 1st-8th Grade


You can get started by created a family profile in Ravenna, our online admissions management program. Once you've created your profile (or simply login if you already have one!), go ahead start your application and RSVP for an upcoming admissions event.

Notes:
*Students applying to 1st-4th Grade Mandarin track must demonstrate the ability to manage full immersion at the entering grade level.

 

Rolling Admissions

Pine Street School is pleased to accept applications and offer admission decisions on a rolling basis for students age eligible/grade eligible by December 31 of the year they enroll.* You can apply year-round and receive a decision in a short timeframe. This application process is particularly friendly to our international relocating families and others whose circumstances do not necessarily fit the traditional NYC private school admissions calendar, known as the ISAAGNY calendar.

*Children entering our Nursery (Preschool 2s)  or Preschool 3s program must turn 2 or 3 by September 1 of their entry year.

2021-2022 Application Rolling Admissions Dates:

Admissions application and supplementary materials received, and steps completed by Friday, December 11, 2020: Enrollment notification by Thursday, December 16, 2020

Admissions application and supplementary materials received, and steps completed by Friday, January 15, 2021: Enrollment notification by Thursday, January 21, 2020

Admissions application and supplementary materials received, and steps completed by Friday, February 12, 2021: Enrollment notification by Wednesday, February 17, 2020

Admissions application and supplementary materials received, and steps completed by Friday, March 12, 2021: Enrollment notification by Wednesday, March 17, 2020



2021-2022 Admissions Checklist by Program

Middle School: 6th-8th Grade
Spanish (two levels available)

  1. Attend a Virtual School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
  2. Submit the completed online application through Ravenna and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  3. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Teacher Recommendation Form through Ravenna
  4. Submit a copy of your child's most recent school report, progress report, or transcript
  5. Contact the ERB office to register for and take the ISEE exam online using ProProctor
  6. Schedule and attend a virtual Admissions Family Meeting (will be scheduled once all previous steps are complete)

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Elementary School: 5th Grade
Spanish only

  1. Attend a Virtual School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
  2. Submit the completed online application through Ravenna and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  3. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Teacher Recommendation Form through Ravenna
  4. Submit a copy of your child's most recent school report, progress report, or transcript
  5. Contact the ERB office to register for and take the ISEE exam online using ProProctor
  6. Schedule and attend a virtual Admissions Family Meeting (will be scheduled once all previous steps are complete)

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Elementary School: 1st-4th Grade
Spanish or Mandarin Chinese Immersion

  1. Attend a Virtual School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
  2. Submit the completed online application through Ravenna and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  3. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Teacher Recommendation Form through Ravenna
  4. Submit a copy of your child's most recent school report, progress report, or transcript
  5. Once the application is submitted, contact Admissions to schedule your child's on-site assessment
  6. Schedule and attend a virtual Admissions Family Meeting (will be scheduled once all previous steps are complete)

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Elementary School: Kindergarten
Spanish or Mandarin Chinese Immersion

We welcome all levels of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese; language proficiency not required.

  1. Attend a Virtual School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
  2. Submit the completed online application through Ravenna and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  3. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Teacher Recommendation Form through Ravenna
  4. Submit a copy of your child's most recent school report, progress report, or transcript
  5. Schedule and attend a virtual Admissions Family Meeting (will be scheduled once all previous steps are complete)

Kindergarten Age Cut Off: Must turn five before December 31st.

Early Childhood: Nursery/Preschool 2s, Preschool 3s, Junior Kindergarten
Spanish or Mandarin Chinese Immersion

We welcome all levels of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese; language proficiency not required.

  1. Attend a Virtual School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
  2. Submit the completed online application through Ravenna and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
  3. Submit 3-4 very short, home-produced videos of your child. Contact Admissions for important content guidelines. In some cases, we may ask for an in-person, off-site visit.
  4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Teacher Recommendation Form through Ravenna (Junior Kindergarten, 4s only)
  5. Schedule and attend a virtual Admissions Family Meeting (will be scheduled once all previous steps are complete)

Nursery/Preschool 2s Age Cut Off: Must turn two before September 1st.
Preschool 3s Age Cut Off: Must turn three before September 1st.
Junior Kindergarten Age Cut Off: Must turn four before December 31st.

International Applicants

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Pine Street School's international curriculum is a great fit for many families relocating to NYC from around the world, taking on new posts at the United Nations or at one of the many global companies located in NYC.

International students should submit an application according to their grade and subsequent steps will be modified for individual circumstances. For example, we often arrange Parent Interviews with the Head of School via Skype.

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Applying to Both Sister Schools

Pine Street School has a sister school – Battery Park Montessori – just a short walk from us, immersed in nature with a breathtaking view of the beautiful Hudson River in Battery Park City. While each school offers unique programming, they are joined pedagogically by our belief that students learn best when empowered to be independent and active participants in their own learning. Visit the website for our sister school to better understand the options you have and view a comparison of our two programs.

We invite you to consider both of our schools if your child is entering a Twos or Preschool Program. You can find more information about applying to our sister school, Battery Park Montessori, here. The application requirements are unique to each school, so please take time to review those requirements carefully.

You must apply to each school separately. Once requirements are completed for a school, you will receive an admissions decision for that school shortly afterwards. If your child is admitted, you will have two weeks (14 calendar days) to accept the invitation to enroll in that school. If we do not receive your acceptance in that timeframe, we will offer that spot to another family. If you receive admission to one of our schools but wish to wait for the decision from the sister school, you may do so, but please bear in mind the two-week decision timeframe does not change. If you do have a preference of one sister school over the other, kindly let us know before both applications are considered.