School Requirements

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

Preschool Requirements

Pre-Beginners (2 years old by February 28)
Beginners (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.