• Trevor Day School

Applying to Nursery—Grade 5

We welcome you to learn more about Trevor. We hope that by exploring our website, reading our printed materials, visiting our school, and interacting with our community, you will gain a comprehensive sense of who we are.
 
Our Admissions process has been carefully designed for you to learn about Trevor, and for us to learn about you and your family. We hope that each interaction you have with us provides you with meaningful engagement and helpful information.
 
Please follow the steps below and utilize the information provided. We look forward to meeting your family. 

Our spring "Take a Look" Parent Tours are currently at capacity. Please call our office at 212.426.3355 to be added to the waiting list.
 
 

Application Procedures

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  • Age Requirements

    We carefully consider the many dimensions of a balanced elementary classroom when creating a class including gender, personality, diversity, ability, and age range. The birthdate range of August 31st to September 1 typically works well for our Pre-K through Grade 5 program. Nursery guidelines, are listed below. We give close attention to each child’s development as well as the class configuration. We are happy to discuss your child’s age and placement at the time of the child visit and parent meeting.
     
     Nursery applicants:
    Applicants to Nursery must turn 2.8 by August 31st of the year they hope to enter Trevor.  (Birthday between 9/1/2015-1/1/2017) 

    Pre-K
     applicants:
    Applicants to Pre-K must turn four by August 31st of the year they hope to enter Trevor. (Birthday between 9/1/2014-8/31/2015)
     
    Kindergarten applicants:
    Applicants to Kindergarten must turn five by August 31st of the year they hope to enter Trevor. (Birthday between 9/1/2013-8/31/2014)
     
    Grade 1-5 applicants:
    Applicants to Grades 1-5 must be the appropriate age for the grade to which they are applying.  For example, an applicant to Grade 1 must be six by August 31st of the year s/he is entering Grade 1.  
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  • Apply

    To begin the admission process, please submit a completed Application along with a $60 non-refundable application fee. The December 1, 2018 deadline for Nursery through Grade 5 applications has now passed. If you are interested in submitting a postdeadline application, please call our office at 212.426.3355 to inquire.

    Postdeadline applications are accepted case-by-case, based on availability of space in the applicant’s grade. We will be as responsive to your interest as possible, as we manage our enrollment and available space.

    Please contact our office at 212.426.3355 or LSadmissions@trevor.org if your family would like the Application fee waiver.
  • Child Visit/Parent Meeting

    We will contact you to schedule your Child Visit and Parent Meeting. Typically this will happen at least 24 hours after you have submitted the Application, and as soon as we are able to reach you.

    The combined Child Visit and Parent Meeting is scheduled for approximately 45 minutes. The visit is carefully designed as a one-on-one interview to individually meet each candidate. During this time, your child will spend approximately 30 minutes with a member of our Admissions Team. We also meet separately with the adult(s) (parent or guardian) who accompany the child for approximately 15 minutes.      
  • Opportunities to Visit

    Our “Take a Look” Parent Tours are an opportunity to experience the Lower School in action, meet current parents, faculty and administration. To register visit www.ravenna-hub.com. After creating your account, locate Trevor in the directory of New York Schools and click on “upcoming events”.

    Additional fall opportunities to learn more about Trevor will be available after Labor Day. These events include our Evening at Trevor West and An Opportunity to Visit Trevor East (our Middle and Upper School). Dates will be posted in the fall.
     
  • Confidential School Report Form (ISAAGNY Form)

    The Confidential School Report Form may be sent via Ravenna directly to your child’s school and returned directly to the Admissions Office.This form should be completed after Thursday, November 15, 2018 in order to reflect the first trimester of your child’s progress. You will be able to request appropriate forms through the Ravenna system by assigning the form to a teacher/administrator via e-mail.

    All completed forms are due on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
  • Testing

    Trevor does not require testing for applicants entering Nursery through Grade 1. For students entering Grades 2–5, we participate in testing programs administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Students entering Grades 2 through 4 are required to take the ISEE Primary (Independent School Entrance Exam). Students applying to Grade 5 must take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). Contact ERB to schedule a test date www.erblearn.org.
  • Financial Aid

    Families applying to Nursery - Grade 5 are encouraged to complete the TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) Financial Aid application as soon as possible after submission of the Application for Admission. The deadline is December 1st

    TADS applications will be available online at www.tads.com on October 1st. There is a single fee of $34 for submitting a TADS application, regardless of how many schools receive the financial aid summary report. There is no fee waiver available for TADS applications.

    The Financial Aid page of Trevor’s website provides additional information on our Financial Aid program.
  • Notification

    Trevor Day School complies with the ISAAGNY common notification dates. Decisions will be posted in your Ravenna account.


    ISAAGNY
    Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York
     
    Notification and Reply Dates for 2018-19
    For applications and files completed by Tuesday, January 8, 2019
      
    GRADE ENTERING
     
    NOTIFICATION 
     
    PARENT REPLY DEADLINE
    Not later than noon on
    Kindergarten
    Friday, February 8
    Friday, February 15
    2, 3, 4 year olds
     
    Thursday, February 28
     
    Friday, March 8
     
    Grades 15
    Not before Tuesday, February 5
    Tuesday, 
    February 26
     
    Early Legacy Optional Notification Dates
    Please note that schools cannot require parents to opt for the Early Notification program before December 1st, 2018.
    School reports for Early Decision consideration must be completed by sending schools and submitted to receiving schools by Monday, December 3, 2018.

    GRADE ENTERING
    NOTIFICATION
    PARENT REPLY DEADLINE
    Not later than noon on
      Kindergarten/Grade 1                                  
    Not before Wednesday, December 5
    Not later than Wednesday, 
    January 2.
    Wednesday, 
    January 9
    2, 3, 4 year olds
    Not before Monday, 
    December 3
    Not later than Friday, 
    January 18
    Friday, January 25

Questions?

Please feel free to contact the Admissions office with any questions about our admissions procedures. 

Please contact help@ravennasolutions.com should you have questions about your Ravenna application.
 
Lower School Admissions: Nursery - Grade 5
1 West 88th Street, New York, NY 10024
T: 212.426.3355  F: 212.369.0654
lsadmissions@trevor.org
Due to strong interest, Trevor has opened a second Nursery classroom for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call our office at 212.426.3355 to inquire and to schedule a visit.
The December 1, 2018 deadline for Pre-K through Grade 5 applications has now passed. Postdeadline applications for the 2019-2020 school year are accepted case-by-case, based on availability of space in the applicant’s grade. We will be as responsive to your interest as possible, as we manage our enrollment and available space. If you are interested in submitting a postdeadline application, please call our office at 212.426.3355 to inquire.

The application for admission for the 2020-2021 school year will open in September 2019.


Kindergarten Overview

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  • Trevor Day School

  • Nursery - 5

  • 6 - 12

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  • New York, NY

  • 1 W 88th St - 212.426.3300

  • 312 E 95th St - 212.426.3360