A Warm Welcome

  • We know that the school application process can sometimes be daunting. But you’re not alone. We’re here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way. We welcome you warmly and hope that we can give your child everything they are looking for.

The Application Process

  • Step 1: Attend an Open House or Virtual Information Session

    Please contact Angela Coombs, Head of School, to schedule an informational session: acoombs@aosj.us or 212-243-5420.

    Submit an Admissions Inquiry Here

    Step 2: Submit Application

    We accept applications on a rolling basis. There is a one-time, non-refundable $50 application fee.


    Step 3: Financial Aid Application Deadlines

    Financial aid is available to students in all grade levels and awarded based solely on need. The financial assistance deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is December 15, 2023, for returning families. For new applicants, the application for financial aid consideration is November 30, 2023.

    Step 4: Interview & Visit

    Once your application is processed, we’ll invite your family for an interview and visit. All applicants will be scheduled for a visit. Fifth through eighth grade applicants will also have a one-on-one interview.

    Step 5: Testing

    School-based testing is administered as needed. 

    Step 6: Notification

    For applications and files completed by Thursday, January 11th, 2024:


    Grade Entering 

    Notification Mailing

    Parent Reply Deadline


    No earlier than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 29th

    No later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th


    No earlier than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8th

    No later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 15th

    Grades 1-8

    No earlier than 4:00 p.m.. on Tuesday, February 13th

    No later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14th