Grades 10-11

Applying for Fall 2020

This is a basic outline of our procedures. You will receive more detailed instructions once you apply for admission.


List of 8 items.

  • Step 1: Application

    Submit the application online.

    We request a photograph of the applicant. We prefer a small photo of the candidate’s face.
  • Step 2: Tour, Interview and Application Fee

    If we will have openings for which we can consider you, we will contact you to schedule a visit. If we are not able to consider your application, we will let you know and return your application fee after the admissions season.
    We may not be able to determine if openings could occur in these grades until early 2020.

    We will request an application fee from you if we are able to meet you for a tour and interview.
  • Step 3: Arrange for Testing

    Applicants can take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) only.  You must list Trinity as a school to which you want scores sent.
  • Step 4: Transcript Request

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

    You can obtain the transcript request form after you submit an application. The 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

    Plan to ask a current teacher of English, history, math, or science to fill out the reference form.

    You do not need to make this request until you have scheduled an interview. You can obtain the reference form after you submit an application.

    We would like the reference to be completed very late in the fall or very early in winter.

    Only one academic reference is required and no personal references are required. You may submit more than one reference.
  • 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 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

    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 4 members.

  • Jan Burton 

    Director of Admissions, Grades 5-12
    (212) 932-6817
  • Laura Gordon 

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

    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 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.