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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 18, 2014.  The deadline to submit the application is December 1, 2014, and the deadline to complete the application file is January 12, 2015.

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.  Additionally, Lower School applicants will be scheduled to attend a playdate with other applicants in a small group setting, as well as a time to hear from our Head of Lower School, faculty, and students at one of our Choosing Hewitt panels.

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

Do you offer Open Houses?

Hewitt’s Middle School Open House will be on October 30th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Hewitt’s Upper School Open House will be on October 9th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Families of accepted kindergarten applicants will receive an invitation to re-visit Hewitt to see the girls in action, speak with current parents and to hear from the Head of Lower School, Frank Patti.

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 applicants?

Applicants applying for kindergarten must be five years old by September 1, 2015, and applicants applying for 1st grade must be six years old by September 1, 2015.

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 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 Admissions Office will re-review these applications and make any additional offers.