Step 1: Inquire
Complete the online inquiry form. Once you submit an inquiry, we will send you more information about our School and invite you to upcoming admission events.
Step 2: Learn More About Masters and Schedule an Interview
The Admission Office is pleased to offer a variety of events
to help you get to know our School. All events are an optional part of the application process. After we receive your application, we will contact you to set up an interview. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday.
If you are applying through the Standard Application Online, you must submit the following materials for your application to be complete: student profile, student essays and parent statement.
For students applying for fall 2024 admission, we are offering families the option to interview in person or via Zoom. As a school committed to equity and access, applicants are invited to select whichever option is better for their family.
Step 3: Apply
There are two ways to apply. You may fill out the Standard Application Online or The Masters School application, which we will send to you, along with recommendation forms, once we receive your inquiry form.
Please note that we cannot consider applications from students who will be older than 19 upon graduation.
Step 4: Graded Writing Sample
Students applying for the 2024-2025 school year will be required to submit a graded writing sample. This piece of writing should have been produced for an English or history class and should include teacher comments and the final grade (if applicable). The document you submit must include the applicant’s full name, the date the writing piece was composed, and the name of the course for which it was written.
Step 5: Standardized Testing (ISEE/SSAT)
The Masters School has adopted a no-test policy (ISEE/SSAT) in light of our School's belief in equity and access.Step 6: International Applicants and Language Proficiency
For international applicants, we still require English proficiency tests (TOEFL iBT
, TOEFL Essentials
) prior to scheduling an interview.
Ideal scores for each test are as follows:
Entering ninth grade
TOEFL iBT: 85
TOEFL Essentials: 9
Entering tenth grade
TOEFL iBT: 95
TOEFL Essentials: 10
Entering eleventh grade Step 7: Age Verification
TOEFL iBT: 105
TOEFL Essentials: 11
Age verification is required prior to scheduling an interview. Applicants must submit a copy of a passport or birth certificate.
Step 8: Recommendation Forms
All applicants are required to submit teacher and administrator recommendation forms from the current school year (2023-2024). Recommendation and transcript release forms can be found on your checklist when you log into the MyMasters portal. Applicants may also submit recommendations from teachers (math and English) and administrators from the previous school year (2022-2023). These optional supplementary recommendation forms can be found here.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- January 15: Boarding applications are due
- January 15: Financial aid applications are due for boarding applicants
- February 1: Supporting materials due for boarding applicants: teacher recommendations, transcripts, graded essay and English proficiency tests
- March 10: Boarding decisions are released via email by 5:00 p.m. EST
If our admission deadlines have passed and you are still interested in applying or inquiring about Masters, please contact the Admission Office at: 914-479-6420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.