Q: What is the best way to learn about Trinity’s programs and community?
A: The best place to start learning about our school is through the content on our website. Please review all links to videos, publications and links. Additionally, the admissions office will host a few events in the fall where you will hear from our leadership, faculty and student body. Lastly, if you have any additional questions, please make sure to bring them to your interview.
Q: Do you have to apply before attending an Open House?
A: You are not required to submit an application prior to attending an Open House.
Q: Can parents have a tour before submitting an application?
A: No, we need to have an application in order to schedule a tour and interview.
Q: When do applications for Grade 9 open and what is the deadline?
The Admissions process begins one year prior to entry. The online application opens on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, and is due by Sunday, November 13th. The supporting documents (see application steps) are due on January 15th, 2023.
Q: Is there an application fee?
A: The application fee, to be submitted with the initial online application, is $75. If you are applying for Financial Aid, the application fee is waived.
Q: Does Trinity School offer Financial Aid?
A: Yes. Trinity has a robust need-based financial aid budget which is dedicated to supporting our strong commitment to socio-economic diversity. To apply with Financial Aid, check the Financial Aid box on your initial online application. You can learn more about Trinity’s Financial Aid program by clicking here
. Trinity utilizes SSS (School and Student Services) for managing all financial aid forms. You can click here
to access the portal and begin your financial aid application.
Q: If I am locked out of the School Admin Portal, what do I do?
Q: What is the best way to communicate with the admissions office?
Q:How do I find out more about the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)?
Q: Does Trinity School provide housing? Does the School provide visa and immigration assistance?
A:Trinity is a day school only. Students live with their families in NYC and its surrounding areas. We do not help with visas or immigration procedures.
Q: Does Trinity Require Standardized Testing?
A: Yes, to apply to Trinity, all applicants must take an Admissions Standardized Test. Applicants applying for Grades 5-8 must take the ISEE
exam. Applicants applying for Grade 9-11 have the option to take either the ISEE
exam or the SSAT
exam. Please take the test between August 20 and January 6 of the application year, and have the scores sent directly to Trinity School. Testing codes for Trinity are ISEE-334090 and SSAT-7769.
Q: Do you meet everyone that applies?
A: Yes, all applications that are submitted by November 15th will be guaranteed an interview.
Q: Is there an essay part of the application?
A: Yes, there is an essay component to the application that is mandatory for the applicant to complete. We also require a Graded Writing Sample from your current school year for applicants applying for grades 9, 10 and 11.
Q: What if my transcript cannot be sent by January 15th, 2023 due to the term/semester ending later than that date?
A: Do not worry if this is the case. It will not affect your admissions chances. Simply have the school send the transcript to us as soon as it is available.
Q: How do I submit materials to complete my application?
A: We request you upload and submit all documents through the admissions portal and refrain from emailing us the files. Our office is small, so please follow the instructions on the portal on how to submit all the documents. This will ensure transparency on what is missing and what is not.
Q: When will I have my admissions decision?
A: We follow the notification dates set by our Admissions Association, ISAAGNY, and notify electronically on March 1st, 2023. For more information, click here
Q: Is there a waitlist?
A: We do waitlist some applicants on the notification date (March 1st, 2023). If a space opens for you, we will reach out as soon as possible. We would like for you to check in with us to indicate whether you wish to remain on the waitlist, or if you decide to enroll at a different school.
Q: Is there bus service provided?
A: There is limited Manhattan public bus service which is free and available depending on your home location. We do not have bus service to Trinity from out of the borough of Manhattan. There is a private bus option for families that live downtown.
Q: What do I do if my child is applying for a non-entry point grade?
A: Grades 5-8, 10, 11 are considered “waitlist” grades at Trinity since they are non-entry points. We interview and enroll students for these grades when we have attrition. Though we typically do not know for many months whether or not we will have space, families interested in applying are still encouraged to submit an application in the fall and send supporting documents to build your child’s file. If we learn of space and can meet your son or daughter, we will be in touch to schedule a visit in January or February (or later in the spring depending on late attrition news and/or our enrollment needs). Though we do not have large events or group tours for these grades, we encourage you to peruse our website to learn about our school.