Applying to Buckley

If you wish to apply for the 2022-2023 school year, please fill out our inquiry form and you will be contacted by The Buckley School Admissions Office.

Application Process for Beginners (Kindergarten)

If you wish to apply for Beginners (Kindergarten) please contact the Admissions Office by email admissions@buckleyschool.org or by phone 212-535-8787.

Explore our Website
Since visitors will not be able to visit our buildings this fall, we ask that you please take an in-depth look at our website to learn more about Buckley, its community, and its programs. Click here to visit the Lower School page!


Virtual Tour
Please take a virtual tour of Buckley on our website and click here to learn more about our facilities. 

Parent/Guardian Zoom Interview with Heidi Gore, Director of Admissions (Required)
The parent/guardian meeting with the Director of Admissions, Heidi Gore, is an opportunity to ask questions and share any information about your child or your family. You will be able to schedule this meeting once you have completed the online application.
How to Zoom

Submit Confidential ISAAGNY School Report to Buckley (Required)
Please request that your son’s current school submit the ISAAGNY Confidential Report to admissions@buckleyschool.org. The Buckley School does not require standardized testing for applicants to our Beginners (Kindergarten) program.

Schedule a Zoom Meeting with a Current Buckley Family (Optional)
This meeting would provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about Buckley from the perspective of a current family. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a Zoom meeting.
 

Application Process for Sibling/Legacy Candidates

Buckley is fortunate to have the strong support and loyalty of our families and alumni. If your son is a sibling or legacy candidate, you may, in accordance with ISAAGNY policy, elect “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. 

Inquiry/Application Process for Classes I-VIII

Application and Inquiry Form
Applications for Classes I-VIII are reviewed based upon openings for the upcoming year. Submit an inquiry form to notify us of your interest. Once we have received your inquiry form, we will contact you to discuss the next steps of the application process.

Visit the Buckley website, take a virtual tour of the school, and click here to learn more about our facilities.

Parent/Guardian Zoom Interview with Heidi Gore, Director of Admissions 
(Required)
Once your application is complete you will be able to schedule a Zoom meeting with Heidi Gore, Director of Admissions.
How to Zoom

Child Zoom Meeting
 (Required).
We will arrange for your son to meet with the Division Head and a teacher via Zoom.

School Transcripts (Required)
Submit your son's most recent school transcripts to the Buckley School. 

For Class I: Arrange for your son’s current school to submit the ISAAGNY Confidential Report to admissions@buckleyschool.org.

For Classes II-V: Submit the Buckley Transcript Release Form to your son’s current school and request that his homeroom teacher complete the ISAAGNY Teacher Reference Form and submit to admissions@buckleyschool.org.

For Classes VI-VIII: 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 General Evaluation and submit to admissions@buckleyschool.org

Testing (Required)
For Class I-III: The Buckley School does not require standardized testing.

For Class IV: We require the ISEE Primary administered by ERB (Educational Records Bureau). Please request that your son’s results be sent directly to The Buckley School.

For Classes V-VIII: We require either the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or the SSAT. Please request that your son’s results be sent directly to The Buckley School.  
Testing Info: ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
Testing Info: SSAT (Secondary Schools Admissions Test)
 
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted based upon anticipated openings for the following year.
 

Important Dates

Important dates for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced.

Questions?

Contact the Admissions Office:
Email: admissions@buckleyschool.org
Phone: 212-535-8787