1. Submit the completed application
. Click here
2. Mail a check payable to Trinity School
---- $60.00, or
---- $20.00 if you are applying for financial aid
You will receive confirmation that we have your check.
Send to: Admissions Office 5-12
139 West 91st Street
New York NY 10024
It will be helpful for us to have a photograph
of your child. Please mail one if you have one available (with your child’s name and the grade sought written on the back). We prefer a small photo of your child’s face, but feel free to send an alternate shot if it is more convenient for you.
3. Schedule an interview and tour
. 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 see 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 return your application fee at the end of the admissions season.
4. Arrange for testing
. Take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).
Please search online for registration information about the ISEE and SSAT. You must indicate that Trinity should receive a score report. We prefer that applicants take the test early in the fall
Our ISEE school code is 334090. Our SSAT school code is 7769.
5. Plan to ask a current teacher of English, history, math, or science to fill out the reference form
. You do not need to request a reference unless you have scheduled an interview. We would like the reference to be completed very late in the fall, or early in winter
. At the time you make the reference request, please provide the teacher with a stamped envelope, addressed to our office (see address above). If you would like to submit additional references, feel free to make copies of the form. Only one academic reference is required.
6. Submit the transcript release form to your current school when you request the reference
. 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
7. There are no Trinity School student essay questions to answer for our application, however we will evaluate the essay writing sample produced during standardized testing.
Parents may submit a statement about their child. This statement is optional. 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.
8. If you decide to apply for financial aid after you submit an application
, please notify the Admissions Office and the Financial Aid Office of your intention. ALL APPLICATION COMPONENTS MUST BE RECEIVED AT TRINITY BY MONDAY 8 JANUARY.