Apply to Middle & Upper School (6-12)


Trevor’s Middle and Upper School application deadline for fall 2020 has passed. If you are interested in submitting a post-deadline application, please contact the Middle and Upper School Admissions team at
Trevor’s application for fall 2021 will be available online at on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. While the application will be available in September, you are welcome to begin the process now by creating a Ravenna account. From there, you may locate Trevor in the directory of New York schools and click Exploring.

Please contact our Admissions office with any questions about the application process. While we are checking voicemail, we recommend e-mail communication at this time. Should you have questions about your Ravenna account, you may contact Ravenna at

Middle & Upper School Admissions
312 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128

Middle & Upper School Admissions Events

Trevor’s spring admissions events will be virtual and more information will be posted here in the coming weeks. We encourage you to begin exploring Trevor by taking a Virtual Tour and learning more about some of the people and programs within our community. More detailed course information may also be found in our Middle and Upper School Overview
Trevor’s Fall Open House dates will be posted here this summer. Applicants for admission in September 2021 will have an opportunity to tour Trevor on the day of their interview visit and all admitted students are also invited back to campus for Revisit Days in February and March.  

Application Components

List of 11 items.

  • Application

    To begin the admission process, please submit a completed Application Form, along with a $60 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is waived for applicants who are also applying for financial aid; please call our office at 212.426.3380 to obtain the fee waiver code. We encourage families to submit the Application Form as soon as possible, to ensure availability of an interview appointment. We also encourage you to include a photo of the applicant, but this is not mandatory.

    Due date: November 15th
  • Interview and Campus Visit

    After you have submitted the application, we will call to schedule your family's visit to Trevor. Your visit will run about two hours; it will include a tour of the campus, a student interview, and a conversation with the parent(s)/guardians(s).

    An interview is a required part of the admissions process. While we do our best to schedule all families who submit an application, interview appointments are limited. We therefore encourage families to submit the application as early as possible. After all appointment slots have filled, we create a waiting list for interviews.

    Note: You must submit the application before you can be scheduled for a visit.
  • Financial Aid

    If your family is applying for financial aid, please answer “yes” to the relevant question on the application; call our office at 212.426.3380 to obtain a fee waiver code before you submit your application. Families requesting financial aid must complete a TADS application (Tuition Aid Data Services) by December 1st.

    TADS applications will be available online at after 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 are no fee waivers for TADS applications.

    Due date: December 1st
  • Parent Statement

    Only one Parent Statement is required, but multi-household families may submit more information if they wish. The Parent Statement can be accessed in Ravenna.

    Parents who are more comfortable submitting their responses in French or Spanish are encouraged to do so. Members of the Admissions Committee include French and Spanish speakers.

    Los padres que prefieren compartir sus respuestas en español están invitados a escribir en su idioma. De esa manera podrán hablar más profundamente de su hijo. Tenemos hispanohablantes en el comité de admisiones de Trevor.

    Les parents qui souhaitent partager leurs réponses en français sont invités à le faire. Afin quils puissent nous parler de manière plus personnelle de leurs enfants. Des francophones font partie du comité des admissions de Trevor.

    Due date: November 15th
  • Student Questionnaire

    The Student Questionnaire is designed for the student to complete; it consists of a survey of extracurricular interests and short answer questions. The Student Questionnaire can be accessed in Ravenna.

    Due date: November 15th
  • ISAAGNY Common Essay (Grades 9-12)

    All Upper School applicants are required to submit a response to one of the ISAAGNY Common Essay prompts. The ISAAGNY Common Essay can be accessed in Ravenna.

    Due date: January 8th
  • Official School Transcripts

    Please provide your child’s current school with a signed Transcript Release form by December 1st. This form authorizes the submission of your child’s cumulative school record (for the prior and current school year) directly to Trevor. Official transcripts must come directly from the school and will be treated as confidential.

    We understand that some schools will not release transcripts that include the current year until after January 8th. Please write or call our office if transcripts will not be released by the deadline so that we may make a note in your child's file.

    Due date: January 8th
  • Math and English Teacher Recommendations

    After November 15th, please request recommendations from your child’s current math and English teachers. This time frame ensures that your child's current teacher has had an opportunity to get to know them. Trevor uses the ISAAGNY common recommendation forms, which are sent as Delegated forms by families to teachers through Ravenna.

    For 6th-grade applicants, Trevor accepts the single, combined ISAAGNY Common Recommendation encompassing math and English—but only if the student has the same teacher for both subjects. Students who have different teachers for these two subjects should submit separate ISAAGNY math and English recommendations.

    All applicants to 7th–12th grades should submit separate ISAAGNY math and English recommendations.

    Due date: January 8th
  • Standardized Testing

    All applicants to 6th–12th grades must either take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). We accept either exam; only one is required, and we have no preference as to which test an applicant takes. We do advise scheduling an early test date, so that testing can be completed no later than January 8th.

    The SSAT may be scheduled by directly contacting the Enrollment Management Association (previously SSATB) at 609.683.4440 or The Enrollment Management Association administers tests for boarding and day school applicants across America and internationally. Trevors school code is 2746; you will need it to authorize the release of your child's scores directly to Trevor.

    Applicants may schedule the ISEE by contacting the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) at 212.672.9800 or The ERB administers tests for member schools of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Trevors ERB school code is 336331; you will need it to authorize the release of your childs scores directly to Trevor.

    Due date: January 8th
  • Personal and/or School Counselor Recommendations (Optional)

    If there is someone whom you feel would provide important additional information about your child, please feel welcome to have them submit their recommendation through the form in Ravenna.

    Due date: January 8th
  • ISAAGNY Notification Dates

    1st - 8th Grades 
    Decisions Posted in Ravenna
    Tuesday, February 4th (4:00 p.m.)

    Parent Reply Deadline Not Later than Noon on
    Tuesday, February 25th

    9th - 12th Grades 
    Decisions Posted in Ravenna
    Thursday, February 13th (4:00 p.m.)

    Parent Reply Deadline Not Later than Noon on
    Thursday, March 12th