Boost your chances of getting into Private Schools

How to boost your chances of getting into Private Schools

You’ve heard of the crazy private school admission process in New York City. What about applying to private schools in the New York suburbs?  Many of the schools are as selective as their New York City counterparts.  However, there is a way to boost your chances of getting into private schools.

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting into Private Schools?

You will increase your chance of getting into private schools if you apply during one of the school’s entry years. 

What is a Private School Entry Year?

Private school entry years are the years when the school adds a new class to the grade level. Applying during an entry year will increase your child’s chances of getting into private schools because that will be the year when they let in more kids.

For example, at Rye Country Day School, Kindergarten is an entry year. During Kindergarten, they will admit an entire class of 15-18 new kids. That means there are 15-18 spots for Kindergarten. Meanwhile, if you apply during a non-entry year such as Grade 1, they will have zero openings. An opening will only occur in Grade 1 if someone leaves the school. Your chances of getting in during an entry year is a lot higher than if you were to apply during a non-entry year.

Why Apply to Private School During an Entry Year?

Applying to private school during an entry year will increase your chances of getting in. In addition to increasing your admission chances, starting a new school during an entry year is also an optimal time because there will be many other new kids starting at the same time. Your child will not be the only new student during the entry year.

Can I Still Get into Private School if I apply During a Non-Entry Year?

You can still get into private school if you apply during a non-entry year. The only thing is if you apply during a non-entry year, the chances of getting in are not as high. Depending on the school, some schools will have a few spots open in non-entry years while other schools will have no openings at all (ie: someone will need to leave the school for there to be an open spot).   

When are the Private School Entry Years?

Typically, private school entry years are the years when students start a new division- Kindergarten, first year of middle school and first year of high school. However, the entry years of private schools will vary from school to school. You have to check with the individual school for their entry years.

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Westchester County Private Schools Entry Years

Here are the entry years for Westchester County Private Schools.

Rye Country Day School Entry Years

Rye Country Day School entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 4th grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Hackley School Entry Years

Hackley School entry years are Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Masters School Entry Years

Masters School entry years are 5th grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Fairfield County Private Schools Entry Years

Here are the entry years for Fairfield County Private Schools.

Greenwich Academy Entry Years

Greenwich Academy entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade and 10th grade.

Brunswick School Entry Years

Brunswick School entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade and 9th grade.

King School Entry Years

King School entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Sacred Heart Greenwich Entry Years

Sacred Heart Greenwich entry years are Barat Center, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Greenwich Country Day School Entry Years

Greenwich Country Day School entry years are Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 9th grade.(the school is merging with Stanwich School and are undergoing transition so have yet to release their other entry years)

Greens Farms Academy Entry Years

Greens Farms Academy entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 5th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade and 10th grade.

New Jersey Private Schools Entry Years

Here are the entry years for New Jersey Private Schools.

The Pingry School Entry Years

The Pingry School entry years are Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Dwight Englewood School Entry Years

Dwight Englewood School entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Kent Place School Entry Years

Kent Place School entry years are Junior Pre-Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade.

Newark Academy Entry Years

Newark Academy entry years are 6th grade and 9th grade.

Morristown Beard School Entry Years

Morristown Beard School entry years are 6th grade and 9th grade.

Delbarton School Entry Years

Delbarton School entry years are 7th grade and 9th grade.

The Elisabeth Morrow School Entry Years

The Elisabeth Morrow School entry years are 3’s program and 5th grade.

Montclair Kimberley Academy Entry Years

Montclair Kimberley Academy entry years are Pre-Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade.

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*All information were accurate when we were putting this guide together, however, please check with the school’s admissions director to verify that nothing has changed.