Applying to Buckley

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted on August 27, 2018 and must be submitted online no later than December 1, 2018. The application fee of $75.00 is waived for those applying for financial aid.

During the application process, you will tour the Buckley campus, meet with the Director of Admissions, and have your child visit.

If you are applying for financial aid, please visit our financial aid page here

Please click on the links below to learn more about the application process.

Application Process for Beginners (Kindergarten)

Complete an inquiry form and/or application online.

Campus Tour (Required)
Online registration will open for fall tours on Tuesday, September 3, 2018. Please submit an inquiry form or application to access the tour registration portal. Those parents who attended a spring tour are welcome to attend in the fall as well, but it is not required. A current Buckley parent will guide your tour, which will last approximately 75 minutes.

Parent/Guardian Meeting with Heidi Gore, Director of Admissions (Required)
It is recommended, although not required, that you tour the school prior to your meeting with our Director of Admissions, Heidi Gore. It will be possible for you to schedule your tour and meeting for the same day. If you already toured in the spring, you may schedule your meeting without a second tour.

Child Visit (Required)
After submitting an application, log in to schedule your son’s visit. Your son will take part in several group activities that will include other applicants and faculty members. Please dress your son in comfortable clothing, as the visit will last approximately one hour.

Parent Information Sessions
We recommend attending one of our two information evenings in the fall. See Visiting Buckley for dates and information. 
 
School Reports & Testing (Required)
Please request that your son’s current school submit the ISAAGNY Confidential Report (no later than January 15, 2019 to admissions@buckleyschool.org. The Buckley School does not require standardized testing for applicants to our Beginners (Kindergarten) program.

Application Deadline: Submit your completed application no later than Friday, November 30, 2018.
 

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 his application. We still advise all sibling 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.

If you choose “Early Notification,” please schedule your interview and your son’s visit no later than November 14, 2018 and submit his current school report by December 3, 2018.

Important Dates
Please note the following important dates for sibling/legacy applicants:
Early Notification Application Deadline: To be considered for Early Notification, applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 1, 2018. School reports must be received by Monday, December 3, 2018. Parents who wish to elect Early Notification should notify us no later than Friday, December 14th, 2018.
 

Application Process for Classes I-III

Inquiry & Application
Applications for Classes I-III are reviewed based upon openings for the upcoming year. Submit an inquiry form to receive further grade-specific information. In the event that a place becomes available, we will ask you to fill out an application and provide us with your son’s school report and test scores (if applicable). Once we have received your materials, we will guide you through the next steps of the process.

Parent/Guardian Tour & Meeting with Director of Admissions
After submitting your completed application, you will tour our campus and meet with our Director of Admissions, Heidi Gore.

Student Visit
Your son will visit Buckley, meet some of our students and faculty, and participate in the daily routine specific to his incoming grade.

School Reports

Testing
  • For Class I: The Buckley School does not require standardized testing.
  • For Classes II-III: 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.
 
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted based upon anticipated openings for the following year.
 

Application Process for Classes IV-VII

Inquiry & Application
Applications for Classes IV-VII are reviewed based upon openings for the upcoming year. Submit an inquiry form to receive further grade-specific information. In the event that a place becomes available, we will ask you to fill out an application and provide us with your son’s school report and test scores (if applicable). Once we have received your materials, we will guide you through the next steps of the process.

Parent/Guardian Tour & Meeting with Director of Admissions
After submitting your completed application, you will tour our campus and meet with our Director of Admissions, Heidi Gore.

Student Visit
Your son will visit Buckley, meet some of our students and faculty, and participate in the daily routine specific to his incoming grade.

School Reports

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-VII: 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.  

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted based upon anticipated openings for the following year.
 

Questions?

Contact the Admissions Office:
Email: admissions@buckleyschool.org
Phone: 212-535-8787, ext. 349

Important Dates

Beginner Applicants:
As a member of ISAAGNY, we adhere to the following notification and reply dates:
ISAAGNY Notification Deadline: Parents will be informed of decisions on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Parent Reply Deadline: Parents should notify schools of their decision no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Class I-VII Applicants:
As a member of ISAAGNY, we adhere to the following notification and reply dates:
ISAAGNY Notification Deadline: Parents will be informed of decisions on or after Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Parent Reply Deadline: Parents should notify schools of their decision no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.