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Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions

Do you limit the number of applications you accept?

No, Hewitt does not limit the number of applications we accept.  The application will become available online beginning August 17, 2015.  The deadline to submit the application is November 30, 2015, and the deadline to complete the application file is January 11, 2016.

For what grades do you accept students?

Our primary entry points for students are kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade.  However, the application for all grades is online.  There are sometimes openings in other grades and we will see applicants for those grades on a rolling basis.  For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Do students come from a limited number of schools?

No, in a typical year, Hewitt receives applications from a wide range of independent, public, and parochial schools from across New York City and its suburbs.

How do I schedule a tour?

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office will call you to schedule a tour and interview.

For kindergarten applicant families, we offer spring tours prior to submitting an application.

Do you offer Open Houses?

Hewitt’s Middle School Open House date(s) will be announced in September.

Hewitt’s Upper School Open House date(s) will be announced in September.

While every applicant and her family receive a one-on-one tour of our facilities, the Open House serves as an excellent opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators, and current students.

Is there a birthday cutoff for kindergarten and 1st grade applicants?

Applicants applying for kindergarten must be five years old by September 1, 2016, and applicants applying for 1st grade must be six years old by September 1, 2016.

Are any applicants given special consideration?

Sibling and legacy kindergarten applicants interested in Early Notification should refer to our application checklist.  These applicants should contact the Office of Admissions and submit their Early Notification intent form.

Does Hewitt have a waitlist?

Yes, qualified applicants outnumber the spots available at Hewitt.  These applicants will be offered a place on our waitlist, and should space become available after the initial enrollment period, the Office of Admissions will re-review these applications and make any additional offers.