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 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. Please note that we must receive the parent and student essays before we can arrange an interview.
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 the 2022-2023 admission cycle, we will offer 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.
Please keep in mind this is subject to change based on any amendments to New York State and The Masters School COVID-19 health regulations.
Step 3: Apply
Once we have received your inquiry form, we will send you the link to our application and recommendation forms. For your convenience, we offer two ways to apply:
1) The Masters School application
Step 4: Supporting Materials and Testing
In place of standardized testing (ISEE and SSAT), students applying for the 2023-2024 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. The Masters School has adopted this no-test policy in light of our School's belief in equity and access.
Please note that we still require English proficiency tests (TOEFL iBT
, TOEFL Essentials
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
TOEFL iBT: 105
TOEFL Essentials: 11
Age verification and language proficiency scores are required prior to scheduling an interview.
For the current admission cycle, Masters is accepting recommendation forms from teachers (math and English) and administrators from last school year (2021-2022). Please note this is optional, and these forms will not replace the required teacher and administrator recommendation forms from the current school year (2022-2023). Recommendation and transcript release forms for the 2022-2023 school year can be found on your checklist when logged into your family portal. Optional recommendation forms for teachers who taught your child in 2021-2022 can be found here.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- January 15: Boarding applications are due
- January 15: Financial aid applications are due for boarding applicants
- January 27: Last day for boarding interviews
- 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.