School Requirements

Following are admissions requirements for Preschool, Lower School, and Upper School applicants.

Preschool Requirements

Beginners Twos and Threes (2 years old by December 31)
Beginners Threes and Fours (3 years old by August 31)
Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old by August 31)

  • Online application and fee
    • Recommendation form, if your child is attending another preschool
    • Letter of recommendation: this personal reference is meant to help us understand your willingness and ability to be a committed participant in your child's education in the context of an active Geneva School community. The recommendation may come from a pastor, friend, colleague, or other individual who knows your family well and can help us get to know your family better at this stage in the application process
  • Child assessment by our faculty
  • Parent interview

Lower School Requirements

Kindergarten (5 years old by August 31)
First Grade through Fourth Grade (age appropriate)

  • Online application and fee
    • Personal letter of recommendation
    • School transcript or two most recent report cards (Kindergarten: if available)
    • Academic recommendation from a current teacher (Kindergarten: if available)
  • Child assessment by our faculty
  • Parent interview

Upper School Requirements

Fifth Grade through Eighth Grade

  • Online application and fee
    • Personal letter of recommendation
    • School transcript or two most recent report cards
    • Academic recommendation from a current teacher
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  • Child assessment by our faculty
  • Parent interview

All materials should be sent to the School:

  • Mail: The Geneva School of Manhattan, 593 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, Attn: Admissions
  • Email

We will contact you to schedule a student assessment and classroom visit, as well as a family interview with our Head of School to complete the process.