Grades 5-7

Applying for Fall 2022

Trinity School’s entry grades are Kindergarten and Grade 9. Grades 5, 6, and 7 may have openings based on current family attrition. You are welcome to apply, and we will proceed with your application if we learn of an available space for next September. Attrition is often determined in the middle of the academic year, so we might not have knowledge of openings until January, or even later. We would like to be able to consider your child for any spaces that occur, and our office will contact you as soon as we know if that will be possible.

Application Steps: Grades 5-7

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1: Initial Application

    Complete and submit the initial online application. There is no fee at this time. A $75 fee will be charged if we are able to move forward with your application. There is a fee waiver if you are applying for Financial Aid. To start the application, you will have to set up an account on our portal.

    The online application is due by Friday, November 19. 
  • Step 2: Interview

    Wait for our office to contact you to schedule an interview. Since we start to learn of attrition in late December and in the following months, interviews tend to be in January and February. 

    You will receive details about your virtual family interview when we contact you. The entire appointment will take approximately one hour. It will be a time for us to learn about your child and family, and for you to learn and ask questions about our school. We look forward to it!
  • Step 3: Arrange for Testing

    Students applying to Trinity’s Middle School must submit scores for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Please list Trinity for scores to be released to us from the test company. Trinity’s code for the ISEE is 334090.  The testing companies have devised new ways of administering their tests during the pandemic, and we accept all formats  (at schools or test centers, and also remote at-home settings). It will be best for us to receive testing before Monday, December 13th.
  • Step 4: Teacher  Recommendations*

    Please ask two “major subject” teachers to fill out a recommendation form (major subject = English, history, math, science). One of your recommendations should be from a current teacher, and the other should be from your prior school year.

    A third teacher recommendation can be added to your file if you choose to have one sent to us, but it is not expected or necessary.

    Recommendations can be sent to

    If you would like, you may submit additional letters or materials in support of your application. Please send them toInclusion of these optional items will not bear influence on admissions decisions.

    *Due to the uncertainty of being able to proceed with applications for Grades 5, 6, and 7, it is fine to wait to ask teachers for recommendations. You can request them after we inform you of an opening. Teachers can complete and send us the reference letters at that time. 

  • Step 5: Transcripts/Report Cards*

    Please ask your school(s) to send us your transcript/report cards for this year as each term completes, and also from last year. School records should be sent to  Use this Transcript Request Form so that the school(s) know how to send the information directly to us.  

    *Due to the uncertainty of being able to proceed with applications for Grades 5, 6, and 7, it is fine to wait to ask schools to send us transcripts. You can request them after we inform you of an opening. Schools can send us the records at that time. 
  • Step 6: Optional Parents' Statement

    We are happy to receive a parents’ statement, if you would like to write one. If you choose to do so, you could tell us anything that will help the admissions committee know your child. You may wish to discuss why you see Trinity as a good place for your child, your child’s interests and talents, and/or your child’s experiences in school so far.

Contact Admissions

Laura Gordon
Interim Director of Admissions, Grades 5-12
Sarah Lazar
Admissions Officer, Grades 5-12; Director of Web Services

Melitzi Torres

Interim Associate Director of Admissions, Grades 5-12

Gwen Merrill

Admissions Interviewer, Grades 5-12

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.