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Applying for Fall 2021

Please read below to learn more about the application process for Kindergarten at Trinity. Note: Children must be 5 years old before September 1st to enter Kindergarten. The application is now open and will close on Friday, October 23rd, 2020.
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  • Step 1: Applications

    The Kindergarten application is available here. After you apply using our platform, SchoolAdmin, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application. Please read all documents posted in your SchoolAdmin Parent Portal. These documents contain important information about the process and events.
  • Step 2: Virtual Events

    Our K Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:00 PM and offers the chance to hear from administrators at our school. This event has passed. To access the webinar link to watch and listen to the event, click here. A Diversity Event (date TBD) will also be held later in the season for families to learn more about the School’s commitment to diversity and community. These events are optional and will be recorded for those who cannot join us live. More details and information on how to join remotely will be available soon.  
  • Step 3: Virtual tours and Interviews

    Our office contacts families directly to set up appointments. This might take several weeks. In the meantime, you will receive application status updates via email approximately every two weeks. Regrettably, we are unable to meet all families that apply. For more information about our calendar and space limitations, please click here

    Parent Tour: Led by a current Trinity parent, the virtual tour will include a series of images and video. 

    Parent Interview: Parents will interview with a member of the admissions team. 

    Child Assessment: Children will take a virtual, non-standardized, child-friendly assessment called the T&E (Thinking and Engagement Assessment). Please click here to learn more.
  • Step 4: Classroom Observation

    If your child is enrolled in an early childhood program that is in session and will allow someone from our team to visit in person or virtually, our office will organize this directly with the school. If your child is in a public school, in a school that we are unable to connect with, or not in a formal program this fall, we will be in touch with you to schedule a casual, small group activity session with a member of our admissions team.  
  • Step 5: School Report

    We require a current school report from your child’s school. Most early childhood programs already have this report form (from ISAAGNY) and will send it to us upon completion. If you are at a non-ISAAGNY school, public school or a daycare center that does not use this format, you can provide them with a blank copy of this form found here for them to  fill out and send directly to us this winter.  

    If the person at your current school will not fill out the report OR if your child is not in a formal program this fall, we will require a one page letter of recommendation instead. This should come from an adult or a teacher who knows your child well. For an example, we will accept a letter from a pod teacher, home school teacher, a tutor, class instructor (math, chess, music) etc. We require one letter, but will allow for two to be submitted. (Note: the recommendation(s) should be sent directly to our office). 
  • Step 6: Video Clip

    As we are not able to meet your child in person this admissions season, we invite you to share one brief, current (between September 1 - December 1, 2020) video clip with us. Please follow these guidelines:

    Record a casual observational video that is no longer than 60 seconds in length using your mobile phone, Ipad or another device (no professional recordings, please). Spontaneous conversation may also be included.  

    Suggested activities include: 

    ●      Building 

    ●      Drawing, painting, playdoh, etc.

    ●      Imaginary play 

    ●      Outdoor time

    Label your video with the applicant’s name and date of birth, and upload directly into your SchoolAdmin Parent Portal checklist. If you do not have access to a device to record a video, please let us know so we can work with you to figure out another method. Or, you may email or mail us an “action” photo instead of (but not in addition to) a video.
  • Step 7: File Completion

    All application components should be in our hands by early to mid-January. The “To Do” checklist section of your SchoolAdmin account will reveal if any items are missing. 

    (Note: Personal letters of recommendation are not required; multiple letters sent in on behalf of a family are discouraged)

General Timeline 2020-21

*These dates are dictated by our Admissions Association ISAAGNY (which stands for Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York).

Click here for the ISAAGNY date chart and to learn more about this organization.

Contact Admissions

List of 7 members.

  • Ms. Jennifer Levine 

    Director of Admissions, Grades K-4
    (212) 932-6816
  • Mr. Drew Watson 

    Associate Director of Admissions, K-4
    (212) 932-6810
  • Ms. Marcia Picciotto 

    Admissions Officer, Grades K-4
    (212) 932-6875
  • Mrs. Marcy Verdi 

    Admissions Officer, Grades K - 4
    (212) 932-6818
  • Ms. Kathleen Crowley 

    Admissions Coordinator, Grades K-4
    (212) 932-6820
  • Ms. Giuliana de Winter 

    Admissions Officer, K-4
    (212) 932-6826
  • Ms. Monique Duncan 

    Learning Specialist
    (212) 932-6830
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.