Application Process for Beginners (Kindergarten)

Beginner Applications for the 2024 - 2025 school year are currently closed. If you are interested in applying, please call the Admissions at 212-535-8787.


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  • Complete Application Form

    Once your application form has been submitted through Ravenna, along with the $75 application fee, you will be able to self-schedule your tour and interview, and your son’s school visit.
  • Parent or Guardian Tour

    Tours will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 8:45 a.m. and will be given by a member of the Admissions team, together with a current Buckley parent. Please allow 90 minutes for your tour.
  • Parent or Guardian Interview

    You will meet with Heidi Gore, Director of Admissions, for an interview. For your convenience, you may schedule an in-person or virtual interview. During the interview, parents will be able to ask questions and to learn more about Buckley. If you wish to have a virtual interview, please contact the admissions office immediately after scheduling the interview.
  • Beginners (Kindergarten) School Visit

    We look forward to meeting your son at Buckley. During his visit, he will enjoy a variety of activities with a small group of his peers. Visits will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Only one adult needs to accompany your son on his visit to Buckley. Boys should be dressed comfortably for their visit.
  • ISAAGNY Confidential School Report

    The ISAAGNY Confidential School Report is a comprehensive recommendation form from your son’s current school. Please request that the form be completed by your son’s teacher, nursery or program school director. The form, available through Ravenna, should then be submitted to Buckley Admissions electronically. The ISAAGNY Confidential School Report must be received no later than January 6, 2023 in order for your application to be complete.
  • Sibling/Legacy Applicants

    If your son is a sibling or legacy candidate, you may, in accordance with ISAAGNY policy, select “Early Notification” on the application. We advise all siblings and legacy families to apply to a variety of schools. All Buckley applicants are evaluated according to the same grade-specific admissions criteria to ensure an appropriate fit with our learning environment and create a vibrant and compelling class. Sibling and legacy candidates must complete the required steps listed above for the Beginners application no later than November 18, 2023.

Application Process for Classes I-IX

Applications for Classes I-IX are reviewed based upon anticipated openings for the upcoming year. For interested families, please complete this inquiry form. Once we have received your inquiry, we will contact you to discuss the next steps. All required forms described below are available through Ravenna.

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  • Parent/Guardian Interview and School Visit (Required)

    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a school visit and interview. Families will be given a comprehensive tour of the school and will meet with a member of the Admissions team. This visit will coincide with your son’s interview.
  • Forms

    Class I: Arrange for your son’s current school to submit the ISAAGNY Confidential Report.
    Classes II-V: Submit the Buckley Transcript Release Form to your son’s current school and request that his homeroom teacher complete the ISAAGNY Confidential School Reference Form.
    Classes VI-IX: Submit the Buckley Transcript Release Form to your son’s current school and ask that his teachers complete the ISAAGNY English Evaluation, the ISAAGNY Mathematics Evaluation, and the ISAAGNY Confidential Evaluation.
  • Testing (Required)

    Class I: The Buckley School does not require standardized testing.
    Classes II-IV: We require the ISEE Primary administered by ERB (Educational Records Bureau). 
    Classes V-IX: We require the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) administered by ERB (Educational Records Bureau). 

Important Dates

Application Deadline
December 15, 2023


Contact the Admissions Office:
Phone: 212-535-8787