Frequently Asked Questions


How diverse is the School?

While we do not intentionally select, recruit, or otherwise aim for a diverse population, we are able to achieve great diversity in our student body as a result of the ethnic diversity of the city, the financial aid we provide, and the large geographic range of our reach. The wide-ranging diversity of our School, socioeconomic and ethnic, creates a unique and uplifting learning environment.

Does Geneva School accept only Christian families?

While there is no restriction on applicants, it should be noted that our School exists because of Jesus Christ and for the glory of God. Our families must agree in writing and adhere to our Statement of Faith as part of the application process, since a lack of sincere support for the Christ-centered worldview taught at Geneva School would be both confusing and detrimental to the student.

What is the significance of the name Geneva?

The namesake city Geneva, Switzerland, has come to be known as one of the influencing cities of the Reformation and the birthplace of classical education. The city of Geneva in the 1500's wielded cultural, social, religious, educational, and political influence over its region and over other parts of Europe. Christian classical education flourished there and contributed to the changes brought about in the world. The Geneva School of Manhattan joins a network of other classical Christians schools across the country. 

What is the cost of an education at Geneva School?

We are committed to making the education at Geneva School as affordable as possible for our students. With our graduated tuition schedule and tuition rates nearly half of comparative independent schools in New York, the value of an education at Geneva School is hard to match. Our excellent faculty, vibrant community, and access to the city's top cultural landmarks make Geneva School a truly unique learning environment. We offer need-based financial aid to the extent our budget allows, in order to make our School accessible to as many as possible.

Do I need to apply prior to scheduling a tour?

No. Tours are part of our open house events.

At what age can my child begin Geneva School?

Our Preschool offers a Beginners program for children 2 ½ to 4 years of age. Junior Kindergarten children must be 4 years old by August 31. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 31. All students applying will be assessed to determine placement and readiness to succeed at Geneva School.

How and when do I apply?

Beginning the day after Labor Day, school applications for the following year may be accessed via TADS. See our admissions timeline for assistance as to when to apply, but in general, the earlier the better. We have a recommended application deadline of December 15.

How much financial aid can I receive?

The amount of financial aid varies as individual needs vary. Our financial aid committee looks at each family's ability to pay and makes a determination of an award based on many factors.

What is the daily schedule?

Beginners Twos and Threes meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.
Beginners Threes and Fours meet five days a week from 12:15PM to 3:15PM.
Junior Kindergarten meets five days a week from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade meet five days a week from 8:20AM to 3:15PM.

What kind of after-school programs do you offer?

Geneva School offers a broad selection of after-school activities, including athletics, chess, ballet, art, and more.

Does Geneva School offer programs for students with special needs?

Geneva School does not currently have the resources or programs to assist children with special needs. If the need is mild, however, it may be possible for the child to succeed at our School. 

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at any time at or by calling the School office 212.754.9988.