FAQs about Applying to Allen-Stevenson

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  • Why a Boys' School?

    At Allen-Stevenson, boys have the freedom to be themselves and explore non-traditional boy subjects and activities. We appreciate a boy's tempo, energy and need for hands-on activities. Our teachers understand and celebrate boys, and are trained to teach them too.
  • Why a Kindergarten through Grade 9 School?

    Knowing what a boy will be passionate about and need as a 14-year-old is very hard to predict at age 4 or 5. Allowing him to grow and thrive in an elementary school environment gives him a chance to develop an understanding of what kind of person and learner he is, then consider his choices carefully as he goes through the application process for high school. Listen to Steven Cohen, Head of the Upper School, explain the benefits of a K-9 School.

  • How do I apply for Kindergarten at Allen-Stevenson?

    The Admissions process begins one year before entry. Applications become available online around August 31. Once you have submitted an application, a representative from the Admissions office will call to schedule a parent interview and tour as well as your child’s visit.
  • What is the application fee?

    The application fee is $75 and is waived if you are applying for Financial Aid.
  • What are the predictable entry points at Allen-Stevenson?

    Each year, we accept applications for Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 7. Candidates for Grades 1 through 5, 8 and 9 can apply. You will be contacted by the Admissions Office once we think there will be a spot available for that grade.
  • What materials complete an application?

    For Kindergarten and Grade 1, an application, parent visit (interview and tour), child’s visit, and ISAAGNY Information Sheet complete the application. For Grades 2 through 9, an application, parent visit (interview and tour), child visit and assessment, current school transcript, ISAAGNY General Recommendation Form, and ERB’s ISEE test scores complete an application.
  • What is your policy regarding sibling and legacy applicants?

    We are delighted that there has been an increase in interest among Allen-Stevenson alumni and families with siblings who have sons of school age! We encourage you to apply early in order to complete the admissions process, especially if you would like to be considered for "early notification," in accordance with ISAAGNY policies. 
  • Is there a birthdate requirement for Kindergarten applicants?

    Yes, boys must be 5 by September 1 for the year they begin Kindergarten. In other words, September 1, 2020, this year. Boys with summer birthdays may be encouraged to reapply for the following year.
  • Does Allen-Stevenson offer Financial Aid?

    Yes, we are committed to making an Allen-Stevenson education affordable to as many families as possible. Please see our Tuition & Financial Aid Page for more specific information.
  • Are seasonal tours available for prospective parents?

    Yes, we offer spring tours in April and May and fall tours with the submission of an application.

    Registration for our 2020 spring tours will open on Monday, March 2, 2020, with tours beginning after our spring break on Monday, April 6, 2020. Please note that if all of the time slots are filled, you may call us on 212-606-0884 to be placed on the waitlist. Should a time slot open up, we will contact you.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our community!
    To register for a spring tour click here.

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.