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THE GOAL OF THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS IS TO ENROLL MOTIVATED STUDENTS WHOSE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACADEMIC PROMISE INDICATE THAT THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN A VIGOROUS PROGRAM. THE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE LOOKS FOR EVIDENCE OF STRONG CHARACTER, EMOTIONAL MATURITY, AND CURIOSITY. 

THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

We encourage each parent to learn as much as possible about Tuxedo Park School in order to make the best educational decision for his or her child. A campus visit during the school day is the best way to get a sense of our unique community and experience first hand the quality of our academic program, faculty, and facilities.

 

Step One: Parent Visits and Application

We encourage prospective parents to attend an open house or schedule a private tour. This is a wonderful way to get to know the school and its community.  
 

Application 
A completed application and the $75 application fee is required and must be submitted before the student can be scheduled for a student visit or testing. Applications are due by February 1.

Recommendation Forms
If your child is applying to Pre-K through Grade 1 or Grades 2 through 5, please ask your child’s current teacher to complete the Teacher Recommendation Form and send it directly to Tuxedo Park School. Applicants for Grades 6 through 9 require a recommendation from both a Math teacher and an English teacher.

Student Transcript Request Form 
Send the Transcript Request Form to your child’s current school. Copies of the student transcripts will be mailed directly to Tuxedo Park School.

Step Two: Student Visits

All visiting students should arrive at the Admissions Office at 8:25 a.m. 

Pre-Kindergarten 

Students applying to Pre-K visit on a weekday morning. Depending on the age of the applicant, this evaluation lasts between one and three hours.

 

Kindergarten
Students applying to Kindergarten visit Tuxedo Park School for a half day (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.).

Grades One through Nine 
Applicants spend a full day at TPS with students in their grade level. 

Step Three: Admissions Testing

Kindergarten through Grade 3

Applicants are evaluated during their school visit.

Grades 4 through 9

Admissions testing will be given at Tuxedo Park School and can be scheduled with the Admissions Office. 

Tuxedo Park School also accepts the SSAT or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) as part of the admissions process. Parents may register for these tests at  http://ssat.org/test/registration (SSAT) or  http://erblearn.org (ISEE).

Step Four: Admissions Notification

Acceptance
Once a student has completed the application process, the Admissions Committee will meet to review the applicant’s file. For classes where there is available space, we can offer an enrollment agreement immediately to accepted students.

Wait Pool
For classes that are fully enrolled, the applicant can be accepted and placed into a wait pool. After re-enrollment of current students is complete in March, students in the wait pool will be offered an agreement, if an appropriate space becomes available.

Enrollment Agreement and Deposit
Parents accept the offer of enrollment by returning the signed agreement with the non-refundable deposit by the agreement date. The enrollment deposit is credited toward tuition.

Step One

Step One: Parent Visits and Application

We encourage prospective parents to attend an open house or schedule a private tour. This is a wonderful way to get to know the school and its community.  
 

Application 
A completed application and the $75 application fee is required and must be submitted before the student can be scheduled for a student visit or testing. Applications are due by February 1.

Recommendation Forms
If your child is applying to Pre-K through Grade 1 or Grades 2 through 5, please ask your child’s current teacher to complete the Teacher Recommendation Form and send it directly to Tuxedo Park School. Applicants for Grades 6 through 9 require a recommendation from both a Math teacher and an English teacher.

Student Transcript Request Form 
Send the Transcript Request Form to your child’s current school. Copies of the student transcripts will be mailed directly to Tuxedo Park School.

Step Two

Step Two: Student Visit

All visiting students should arrive at the Admissions Office at 8:25 a.m. 

Pre-Kindergarten 

Students applying to Pre-K visit on a weekday morning. Depending on the age of the applicant, this evaluation lasts between one and three hours.

 

Kindergarten
Students applying to Kindergarten visit Tuxedo Park School for a half day (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.).

Grades One through Nine 
Applicants spend a full day at TPS with students in their grade level. 

Step Three

Step Three: Admissions Testing

Kindergarten through Grade 3

Applicants are evaluated during their school visit.

Grades 4 through 9

Admissions testing will be given at Tuxedo Park School and can be scheduled with the Admissions Office. 

Tuxedo Park School also accepts the SSAT or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) as part of the admissions process. Parents may register for these tests at  http://ssat.org/test/registration (SSAT) or  http://erblearn.org (ISEE).

Step Four

Step Four: Admissions Notification

Acceptance
Once a student has completed the application process, the Admissions Committee will meet to review the applicant’s file. For classes where there is available space, we can offer an enrollment agreement immediately to accepted students.

Wait Pool
For classes that are fully enrolled, the applicant can be accepted and placed into a wait pool. After re-enrollment of current students is complete in March, students in the wait pool will be offered an agreement, if an appropriate space becomes available.

Enrollment Agreement and Deposit
Parents accept the offer of enrollment by returning the signed agreement with the non-refundable deposit by the agreement date. The enrollment deposit is credited toward tuition.

 


Non-Discrimination Policy

Tuxedo Park School welcomes and values a diversified school community. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.