Apply to Lower School (N-5)


Our admissions process has been structured for you to learn about Trevor, and for us to learn about your family. We hope that by exploring our website, and experiencing life at Trevor through our narrated Virtual Tour and our Trevor FAQ video, you will gain a comprehensive sense of who we are. 

If you are interested in submitting an application for Kindergarten-Grade 5 after the December 1 deadline, please contact our office. Post-deadline applications are accepted based on the availability of space in the applicant's grade. Our deadline for applying for Tuition Assistance was January 1, 2023.  

The Trevor team is looking forward to meeting your family. We hope each interaction with our community provides you with meaningful engagement and helpful information. 

Should you have questions about your Ravenna account, please contact [email protected]. 

Lower School Admissions
Nursery–Grade 5
1 West 88th Street, New York, NY 10024
T: 212.426.3355  F: 212.369.0654

Applicants for Entry in Fall 2024

The 2024-2025 school year applications will open on September 5th, 2023.  Applications will be available on Ravenna. Please visit to create an account. 
Our weekly Take A Look Morning tours will resume this fall. Dates will be posted after Labor Day. 
We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Application Procedures

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  • Age Requirements

    When creating a class, we carefully consider the many dimensions of a balanced early learning or elementary classroom—including students’ gender, personality, diversity, ability, and age range. We give close attention to each child’s development as well as the class configuration. Birthday guidelines are listed below. 
    Nursery applicants:
    Applicants to Nursery to turn 2.8 by August 31 of the year they hope to enter Trevor.

    Pre-Kindergarten applicants:
    Applicants to Pre-K to  turn four by September 1 of the year they hope to enter Trevor.

    Kindergarten applicants to Grade 5:
    Applicants to Kindergarten to turn five by September 1 of the year they hope to enter Trevor.
  • Apply

    Once an application has been received, families will have the opportunity to self-register for an in-person child visit and a virtual parent meeting through Ravenna.  Registration for our Take A Look Morning tours will also be available through Ravenna. Once registered, families will receive a confirmation followed by an email with details about each event. 

    Admissions decisions will be posted in your Ravenna account on the ISAAGNY notification dates listed under Application Procedures below.
  • Adult Meeting/Child Visit

    Adult Meeting
    This virtual 30-minute conversation with a member of our Admissions team helps us to get to know your family and child. It's also an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have about Trevor. We suggest that you tour and explore our website prior to the meeting. For families with applicant siblings, only one Adult Meeting is necessary.

    Child Visit
    Please read the details as the Child Visit for each grade varies.  

    Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten: Each applicant will meet with a member of the Trevor Admissions team for 20-30 minutes. These visits are a time for us to get to know your child by doing developmentally appropriate tasks and games.  Please schedule these visits beginning in mid-November as extra months are important in a young child's development. 

    Kindergarten: Each applicant will meet individually with a member of the Trevor Admissions team for about 45 minutes. These visits are a time for us to get to know your child and include developmentally appropriate tasks and games. 

    Grades 1‒5: Grades 1-5 are attrition-based entry points.  We encourage families to submit their applications by December 1, 2022. If we anticipate an opening in the grade for which you are applying, we will schedule a child visit and a virtual parent meeting. 
  • Opportunities to Visit

    Please check in after Labor Day for upcoming events this fall. When events are posted you may register for an event by, visiting After creating your account, locate Trevor in the directory of New York Schools and click on “upcoming events”.

  • Confidential School Report Form (ISAAGNY Form/Transcripts)

    The confidential school report form may be sent via Ravenna directly to your child’s school and returned directly to the Admissions office.  Applicants for Grades 2-5 must submit school reports for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 from their current school. This can be done through Ravenna or by submitting the transcript request form on our website and emailing them to [email protected] with the applicant’s name in the subject line. All completed forms are due by Thursday, January 12, 2023.
  • Testing

    After a thorough consideration, Trevor has suspended both the requirement and consideration of ISEE Primary, ISEE and/or SSAT test scores in our Lower School Admissions process. This decision eliminates the possibility of unequal access to these exams.
  • Tuition Assistance

    If your family is applying for tuition assistance, please answer “yes” to the relevant question on the Application Form; email our office at [email protected] to obtain a fee waiver code before you submit your application. Families requesting tuition assistance must complete a School and Student Services (SSS) application by January 1st.

    SSS applications will be available online at after October 1st.

    Due Date: January 1st
  • ISAAGNY Notification Dates

    Trevor Day School complies with the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) common notification dates. Decisions will be posted in your Ravenna account.

    Notification and Reply Dates for 2022–2023
    (For applications and files completed by January 12, 2023)

    Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten
    Thursday, March 2nd
    No later than 12:00pm on Thursday, March 9th
    February 9th
    No later than 12:00pm on Thursday,           February 16th
    Grades 15
    Tuesday,              February 14th
    No later than 12:00pm on Friday, March 3rd
Ambitious academics.  Engaged students.  Balanced lives.

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  • Nursery - 5

    1 W 88th St. 212.426.3300
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    312 E 95th St. 212.426.3360