Grade 9

Applying for Fall 2021

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2021 entrance.  

Thank you for your interest.
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List of 8 items.

  • Step 1: Application

    Submit the application online.
  • Step 2: Interview

    We must have received your completed application form before an appointment can be scheduled. There is no absolute deadline for submitting the application form, but we have a limited number of appointments. Once those slots are filled, you will not be able to have an interview or complete an application for admission.

    All of our appointments in September, October, and November are allocated to families who apply early.

    Additional interviews in December and January will be scheduled in an effort to balance our applicant pool – assuring that equal numbers of boys and girls interview for our school, that we have a good representation of students from NYC (and other) independent, public, and parochial schools, and from a wide variety of schools within those groups. After we receive your application, we will contact you about an appointment. If we are not able to interview you for admission, we will refund your application fee after the admissions season.
  • Step 3: Arrange for Testing

    Applicants should take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). You must list Trinity as a school to which you want scores sent.

    Remote and conventional test administrations are acceptable to us.
  • Step 4: Request a Transcript

    Request a transcript from the applicant’s school when you request a reference.

    Using our Transcript Release Form makes it possible for academic records to be sent to us. The transcript we receive should include work from the fall term, as well as all work from the previous year.
  • Step 5: Reference Form

    We would like to receive two references.  Ask a fall 2020 teacher of English, history, math, or science to fill out the reference form. Please also ask a fall 2019 teacher of English, history, math, or science to fill out the reference form.

    After you apply, you may make a request for an academic reference be submitted online, or a reference may be submitted directly by a teacher to We want to receive the fall 2020 reference at the end of your child's first fall term. 

    If you would like to submit more than the two requested references, you may do so. A teacher of any subject may submit an additional academic recommendation.
  • Step 6: Essay Questions

    There are no Trinity School student essay questions to answer for our application.

    We will evaluate the essay writing sample produced during standardized testing.
  • Step 7: Parents' Statement

    We will be happy to receive an optional parents’ statement about the applicant, if you would like to write one.

    If you would like to submit a statement, please tell us anything that will help the committee to know your child. You may wish to discuss why you think Trinity School is a good match for your child, your child's interests and accomplishments, and/or your child's experiences in school to date.
  • Step 8: Financial Aid Updates After You Apply For Admission

    If you would like to apply for financial aid, but did not make the request when completing the application, please notify the Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office.

Contact Admissions

List of 3 members.

  • Laura Gordon 

    Interim Director of Admissions, Grades 5-12
    (212) 932-6912
  • Sarah Lazar 

    Director of Web Services; Admissions Officer, Grades 5-12
    (212) 932-6904
  • Joan Petrokofsky 

    Admissions Coordinator, Grades 5-12
    (212) 932-6819
Located on the Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.