Admissions FAQ

  • Is there an application fee?
    A one-time, non-refundable fee of $60 must be submitted with each application.

    Is there a birthday cutoff for application?
    Yes, for a child applying to the PreK through 4th grade program. They must be the appropriate age by September 1 of the entry year. For children applying to other grades, there is no birthday cut-off date. Please contact admissions for more information.

    What is the procedure once I have submitted an application?
    After an application has been received and reviewed, we will reach out to schedule your visit to the school.

    When will I receive admission notification?
    Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) Notification & Reply Dates:




    As early as Thursday, January 27


    No later than noon on Thursday, March 10 


    Kindergarten No earlier than Thursday, February 3


    No later than noon on Thursday, February 10


    Grades 1-8 No earlier than Tuesday, February 8


    No later than noon on Tuesday, March 1


    What if there is no vacancy at the grade level for which I submitted an application?
    We will contact you to see if you would like to be placed on a waitlist if there is no vacancy at the desired grade level.

    What is the tuition?
    2021-2022 tuition for PreK through Eighth Grade is $26,700, for half day PreK 3's it is $16,000. The tuition includes books, use of school iPads/laptops, most school supplies. It does not include additional expenses such as school lunch, uniform, school trips, some school supplies, or after-school programming.

    Does the Academy enroll an equal number of boys and girls?
    The Academy strives to admit qualified students of diverse experiences and perspectives. In support of offering a balanced co-educational experience, we seek to enroll an equal number of boys and girls in each grade level.

    Where have AOSJ graduates been accepted for high school studies?
    Our students were accepted by Art and Design High School, Berkeley Carroll, Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Friends, Brooklyn Latin, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Dominican Academy, Fordham Preparatory, Horace Mann, Leman Manhattan, Loyola School, Marymount, Manhattan/Hunter Science High School, Millennium Brooklyn High School, Notre Dame, St. John’s Preparatory, St. Vincent Ferrer, Regis High School, Stuyvesant, Trevor Day, United Nations International School (UNIS), Xavier, York Preparatory.