Application Process

York Prep seeks motivated students who can benefit from our challenging, personalized, and current curriculum. We give special weight to not only the academic accomplishments of students but also their personal character: students who share our values of caring, responsibility, trust, and fairness.

Applicants are urged to apply by January 8th for February ISAAGNY notification. Applications received after this date will be considered according to the space available.

We are currently accepting applications for Grades 6-10. Please call the York Prep Admissions Office at (212) 362-0400 if you are seeking admission for Grade 11.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Admissions Step-by-Step

List of 7 items.

  • 1. Attend an Open House

    Learn more about upcoming York Prep Open Houses here.
  • 2. Submit the Application

    Submit the application, including the application fee section, online.

    The application requests a photograph of the applicant. We prefer a small photo of the candidate’s face.
  • 3. Arrange for Testing

    Applicants can take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT).  You must list York Prep as a school to which you want scores sent.
  • 4. Request a Transcript

    Request a transcript from the applicant’s current school when you request a recommendation.

    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 or years.
  • 5. Reference Forms

    Plan to ask your current teachers of English and Math, as well as your guidance counselor/dean to fill out the reference forms.

    You do not need to make this request until you have scheduled an interview. You can obtain the reference form after you submit an application.

    We would like the references to be completed very late in the fall or very early in winter. You are welcome to submit additional references.
  • 6. Educational Evaluation

    You must submit with your application a current educational evaluation in order to be eligible for the Jump Start program.
  • 7. Tour and Interview

    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 schedule an interview or complete an application for admission.

All application components should be received at York Prep by Wednesday, January 8th.

For applicants who have complete folders by January 8th, you will receive a decision by the ISAAGNY deadline, which varies each year (typically mid-February).

For International Applicants:

F-1 Student Visas: York Prep is a day school located in the heart of NYC. York does not provide boarding or allow homestays for international students. All international students must be living with immediate family members while in New York. York is an SEVP-certified school. If your child requires a Form I-20, he/she must be enrolled and the full tuition must be paid before a Form I-20 is issued.