Application Process: Groups 5 to 13

For the 2021-2022 school year, the birthday cut-off date for children applying to the 5s–13s is October 1, 2021. For example, children applying for the 5s should be five years old before October 1, 2021.

Submitting an Application

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be processed beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

To apply, click HERE. Once we receive your application, we will email you to schedule two things: an interview with Elise Bauer or Nick Smart from Admissions, and a conversation with a current C&C parent who has a child in the age group to which you are applying. All applicants must submit a non-refundable $75 application fee. The fee is waived for those applying for financial aid. Thank you!

Learning About C&C

Beginning mid-September, we will be hosting a number of Virtual Info Sessions. These sessions offer a detailed look at our school, including a photo and video presentation about our program, and a virtual mingling session with current parents. Click here to register for one of our upcoming sessions. You are not required to submit an application prior to attending an info session.

Virtual Open House. You are encouraged to attend our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, October 28, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Though attendance at the Open House is not required, we hope you’ll join us because unlike the Info Sessions, you’ll have the chance to speak with teachers as well as our current 13s. Ideally, though not imperative, you will have attended an Info Session before the Open House so your conversations will be informed by an understanding of our program. If you’d like to attend, you may register HERE.

School Reports

If your child attends an independent school, we ask that you request the school to submit a completed ISAAGNY form (required). You may also provide a current school report (optional). Applicants coming from public schools are required to submit the most recent school report. All school reports should be submitted no later than January 10, 2021.

In the interest of saving paper, we strongly encourage your child's school to email the ISAAGNY form and/or school report to erikag@cityandcountry.org.

Standardized Testing

The ERB is not required with an application for 5s and 6s, and we do not take the results into consideration even when applicants provide them. City and Country has never required the ERB for children of this age. Your child's school report and his or her school visit will usually provide sufficient information for an admissions decision. 

ISEE testing is required for all applicants for the 7s and older. The ERB administers testing for all ISAAGNY schools (Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York). Scheduling early is advisable (212-672-9800 or erblearn.org). Please be in touch with Elise Bauer, Director of Admissions, if you would like to request a testing fee waiver through ISAAGNY. (Families whose combined annual income is less than $100,000 qualify for fee waivers; early requests are strongly encouraged as funds are limited.)

Student Visits

Applicants for the 5s and older will be invited to visit with us between November and January, either via Zoom or in person, depending on timing and the state of the pandemic. Please expect an email from us to schedule this appointment.

For All Age Groups

A special note about our application form: Our application has several open-ended questions that will help us to get to know you and your child. Please know that we expect only a couple of sentences as answers to these questions. Our goal is to make the best match that we can between a family and the School. Of course, we also keep in mind our goal of creating a diverse and balanced population.

Immunization Requirements

The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Education require all children to be vaccinated prior to admission.

Notification

City and Country School complies with the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) notification and reply dates.

5s Group (Kindergarten):
   Notification Date: February 4, 2021
   Parent Reply Deadline: Noon on February 11, 2021

6s–13s Groups (1st–8th Grades):
   Notification Date: February 9, 2021
   Parent Reply Deadline: Noon on March 2, 2021

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office with any questions about our admissions procedures.

   Elise Bauer, Director of Admissions
   eliseb@cityandcountry.org
 
   Erika Greenberg, Admissions Associate
   erikag@cityandcountry.org

   Nick Smart, Admissions Associate
   nicks@cityandcountry.org

   146 West 13th Street
   New York, NY 10011
   212.506.5943
 

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802