Admissions Overview


Staten Island Academy is committed to delivering the strongest online distance-learning model for all our students in Grades PreK3-12. During this unique time, as always, we are committed to delivering high-quality lessons that continue to challenge and engage our students. Because connection and relationships remain at the core of our program we will continue to cultivate a learning environment that engages curiosity, expects integrity, nurtures respect, encourages perseverance and teaches resilience.

Our Admissions office remains open virtually and would love to hear from you. We are actively still receiving applications and processing enrollment for September 2020 at this time. While you may be unable to visit our campus in person we invite you to get to know more about our students and faculty through virtual events and conversations. Please contact us at 718-303-7803 for more information.

Lower School
PreK 3 - Grade 4
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Middle School
5 - 8
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Upper School
9 - 12
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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.

Some quick facts:

  • While most of our students come from Staten Island (most ZIP codes), our school community includes students who live in Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey. Thirty five of our students are from outside the US and are living in New York City to study at the Academy.
  • Bus transportation is available.
  • Financial aid is available. Last year the Academy granted over $2.6 million in financial aid awards to over 40% of our students.
  • Almost half of our students (49%) come from public schools, and over 25% come from parochial schools.
  • Our students come a wide variety of backgrounds, all of which are welcomed at the Academy. Learn more about our commitment to diversity



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