Admissions

Application Process

WELCOME! Our Preliminary Application for 2024-25 Is Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in Poly Prep!

Application dates for the 2025-2026 school year will be available later this spring.

Below is an at-a-glance view of key dates in the application process timeline for the 2024-2025 school year.

KEY APPLICATION DATES

September 1, 2023

  • Application opens for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

November 17, 2023DUE

  • Preliminary Application

December 15, 2023DUE

  • Student Videos (Nursery – Grade 1)
  • Graded Student Writing Sample (Grades 2 – 12)
  • Financial Aid Application (optional)

January 11, 2024DUE

  • Parent/Guardian Short Answer Questions
  • Student Essay (Grades 5 – 12)
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Testing Results (optional for Grades 2 – 12)
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Poly Prep’s Test Optional Policy for the 2024-25 Admissions Season

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we understand that a standardized testing requirement may present challenges for families. We have a significant number of students in Poly’s community who receive support from our school in the form of a laptop, home internet hotspot, or router. Equity is central to our identity and to ensure that our application process does not preclude students with similar challenges from getting a fair shot of admission into our school, we are officially test-optional this season. We support equally students who decide to submit standardized test results and those who do not.

There are plenty of things to worry about right now for students and their families. Applying to school should not be one of them.

Please check out the links below for more specific information about our application steps.

Application Checklists by Division

Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) logo

Poly Prep Country Day School is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Founded in 1965, ISAAGNY aims to ensure orderly, professional, and equitable admissions processes at member schools: we do so by observing a shared admissions timeline, engaging in professional development to hone our collective craft, exchanging resources and best practices, and more. The resulting spirit of cooperation serves schools, families, and nearly 30,000 students across greater New York.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Poly Prep adheres to a long-standing policy of admitting students of any race, religion, religious or spiritual practices, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, handicap, disability, physical body type, weight, marital status, family structure, economic situation, neighborhood of residence, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, sex, creed, genetic predisposition, disease carrier status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, religious or spiritual practices, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, handicap, disability, physical body type, weight, marital status, family structure, economic situation, neighborhood of residence, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, sex, creed, genetic predisposition, disease carrier status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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