Admission to Staten Island Academy is very selective, and the team at the Admissions Office adheres to the notification and reply dates set by the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York. Applicants who complete the admissions process by January 18 will be notified with a decision by February. After the January 18 deadline, we accept applications on a rolling admissions basis.
Like the college admissions process, admission to the Academy is part art and part science. There are quantitative ways to measure whether a student will be successful at the Academy, which is why we ask all applicants to take an entrance exam. There are also qualities that are far less tangible on paper -- the potential to fall in love with learning, the curiosity to keep asking questions, and the ability to be a respectful and contributing member of the school community. We interview all applicants so that we can establish a personal relationship with them and their families. In the end, the Academy seeks students who will be successful in the school's rigorous college prep program. Learn more about the admissions process.
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