Step 1: Inquire
Complete the online inquiry form on the admission page of the Masters website. 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
The Admission Office is pleased to offer virtual events to help you get to know our School from a distance. Please note that all events listed are an optional part of the application process. Reservations for these events can be made on the Virtual Admission Events
Step 3: Apply
Applications are due prior to scheduling an interview.
Once we have received your inquiry form, we will send you the link to our application and recommendation forms. However, for your convenience, we offer three ways to apply:
1) The Masters application
We cannot consider applications from students who will be older than 19 upon graduation.
Step 4: Interview
After an application has been received, we will contact you to setup a Zoom interview. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday.
Step 5: Testing
In light of the complexities created by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Masters School is waiving standardized testing (ISEE and SSAT) for students applying to the 2021-2022 school year and those applying to the 2022-2023 school year. This decision is driven by our School’s belief in equity, access, health and safety. We will revisit this policy for the 2023-2024 school year.
Please note that we still require English proficiency tests (TOEFL, Duolingo or IELTS).
* An ideal score for TOEFL is the following: 85 for those entering 9th grade, 95 for those entering 10th grade, 105 for those entering 11th grade.
* An ideal score for IELTS is the following: 6.5 for those entering 9th grade, 7 for those entering 10th grade, 7.5 for those entering 11th grade.
* An ideal score for Duolingo is the following: 105 for those entering 9th grade, 115 for those entering 10th grade, 125 for those entering 11th grade.
Step 6: Supporting Materials
For the current admission cycle, Masters is accepting recommendation forms from teachers (math and English) and administrators from last school year (2019-20). Please note this is entirely optional and these forms will not replace the required teacher and administrator recommendation forms from the current school year (2020-21). Recommendation and transcript release forms for the 2020-21 school year can be found on your checklist when logged into your family portal. Optional recommendation forms for teachers who taught your child in 2019-20 can be found here.
We also require a graded essay from the current school year. This piece of writing should have been produced for an English class and should include teacher comments and the final grade (if applicable).
Important Dates and Deadlines
- December 15: Middle and Upper School Day applications due
- January 5: Financial aid applications due for all applicants
- January 8: Last day for Middle School interviews
- January 15: Last day for Upper School Day interviews
- January 15: Supporting materials due for Middle and Upper School Day applicants: teacher recommendations, transcripts and graded essay.
- February 9: Middle School admission decisions are released via email
- February 26: Upper School Day admission decisions are released via email
If our admission deadlines have passed and you are still interested in applying to or inquiring about Masters, please contact the Admission Office at:
914-479-6420 or email@example.com.