Applying to Nursery—Grade 5

We welcome you to learn more about Trevor. We hope that exploring our website, reading our printed materials, visiting our school, and interacting with our community members will give you 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.

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) 

    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. Our application deadline is December 1st.

    Please contact our office at (212) 426-3355 or 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

    Take a Look parent tours are conducted on Thursday mornings throughout the fall, early winter, and late spring.

    Evenings at Trevor West and An Opportunity to Visit Trevor East (our Middle and Upper School) are offered during the fall. 

    You can schedule your optional visit(s) at
  • 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
  • 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 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.

    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
    Not later than noon on
    Friday, February 8
    Friday, February 15
    2, 3, 4 year olds
    Thursday, February 28
    Friday, March 8
    Grades 15
    Not before Tuesday, February 5
    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.

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


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

Please contact 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

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  • New York, NY

  • 1 W 88th St - 212.426.3300

  • 312 E 95th St - 212.426.3360