Application Process: Groups 5 to 13

For the 2019-2020 school year, the birthday cut-off date for children applying to the 5s-13s is October 1, 2019. For example, children applying for the 5s should be five years old before October 1, 2019.

5s and 6s Admissions (Kindergarten and First Grade)

Families are welcome to submit their completed application form between Tuesday, September 4, and Friday, November 30, 2018.

We hope to make the application process easy for you to apply online. The fee is waived for Early Steps applications and those applying for financial aid.

Family and child photos are strongly encouraged.

Once we receive your application, the Admissions Office will contact you within three weeks to schedule a morning C&C Info Session. This visit will give you a thorough look at our school, including a presentation about our program, a tour of our campus, and a mingling session with current parents. We will also schedule a 30-minute parent interview. Please know that Info Sessions tend to fill quickly; if we receive your application after all admissions events are booked, we will be happy to consider your application, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to schedule a morning tour for you.

In addition to the daytime tour, parents interested in the 5s and 6s are welcome to attend our annual Open House on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. At the Open House, parents will receive a tour from our current 13s (eighth-graders) as well as have the opportunity to speak with teachers and current parents. Please register for the Open House here; attendees are not required to submit an application prior to the event. You are welcome to attend and submit an application thereafter.

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 11, 2019.

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.

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. 

Your child's visit is required as part of the admissions process. The majority of child visits for the 5s and 6s will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019. In December, you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your child's playgroup.

7s – 13s Admissions (2nd – 8th Grade)

Families are welcome to submit their completed application form between Tuesday, September 4, and Friday, November 30, 2018. We will also see applicants on a rolling basis throughout the year as space becomes available.

We hope to make the application process easy for you to apply online. It generally takes us no more than three weeks to contact you after receiving your completed application.

As part of the admissions process, we invite your child to visit the School, and we invite you for an Information Session and a parent interview. The Info Session will give you a thorough look at our school, including a presentation about our program, a tour of our campus, and a mingling session with current parents. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to make the arrangements. Applicants for the 7s will be invited to spend half of a day with us; applicants for the 8s and older will be invited to spend a full day. This visit will give us a chance to get to know your child, as well as give your child a feel for what it would be like to attend C&C. Each applicant is also asked to do some academic screening work with us on that day.

In addition to the daytime tour, parents interested in the 7s – 13s are welcome to attend our annual Open House on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. At the Open House, parents will receive a tour from one of our current 13s (eighth-graders) as well as have the opportunity to speak with teachers and current parents. Please register for the Open House here; attendees are not required to submit an application prior to the event. You are welcome to attend and submit an application thereafter.

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 12, 2018

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.

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.)

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

In the interest of public health and safety, and in conjunction with the New York State Department of Education, City and Country School requires 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: Friday, February 8, 2019
   Parent Reply Deadline: Noon on Friday, February 15, 2019

6s – 13s Groups (1st – 8th Grades):
   Notification Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
   Parent Reply Deadline: Noon on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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

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City and Country School

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