Admissions Process

Follow the 5 steps below to complete the Academy Admissions Process.

1. See us in action!

Please fill-out our brochure request form if you want to receive further information and updates. This is not an application, but asks for important information about the student and family. It takes about 5 minutes. Not now? Go to the next step.

2. Learn more by attending one of our Admissions events

Come to an Open House, where you’ll meet the Admissions team, the Head of School, and other teachers, students, and Academy parents.

3. Complete your application

Either apply online or download, print, complete, and return the Application, Application Addendum, a writing sample from an English or History class assignment and final report card from last year, along with the $50 application fee:

Staten Island Academy
Admissions Office
715 Todt Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10304

Admissions Forms:
Application Checklist [PDF 128KB]
Application for Admission [PDF 83KB]
Application Insert [PDF 69KB]
Records Release Form [PDF 81KB]
Teacher Rec. Form [PDF 103KB]
ISEE Registration Form [Web]

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The application deadline for the 2020-2019 school year is January 30, 2020 for a decision to be mailed in February. After January 30 we accept applicants on a rolling admissions basis.


4. Exam, Visit, Interview

For students entering Pre-K through Grade 4: Once your application is received, you will get a phone call from someone on our Admission team to make an appointment for your entrance examination, school visit and interview.

For students entering Grades 5-11: Once your application is received, you will get a phone call from our Admissions team to make an appointment for your school visit and interview. Applicants are required to spend part of a school day attending classes with a current Academy student. All applicants are also required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). You can register for the ISEE Exam online.

5. Notification


Applicants who complete the admissions process by January 30, 2020 will be notified with a decision by February. After the January 30 deadline, we accept applications on a rolling admissions basis. If space is available in the grade you are applying to, your application will be processed immediately, and you will receive notification of our admissions decision as soon as possible.