To apply for the 2023–2024 academic year, click here.

To register to attend a fall event for prospective families, complete our inquiry form here.


Fall events for prospective students and families

Fieldston Lower Information Session

  • Wednesday 10/12 from 6:00–8:00pm
  • Join us on campus to hear from our Head of School, the Fieldston Lower leadership team, admissions team, and a panel of current 5th Grade students. Topics covered will include our unique approach to progressive education, academic excellence, and ethical based learning. Register to attend by completing our inquiry form here.

Ethical Culture Information Session

  • Thursday 10/13 from 5:30–7:30pm
  • Our Ethical Culture Information Session will provide an opportunity to hear from members of our leadership, admissions and DEI teams along with some current 6th Grade students. We would love to tell you about our approach to progressive education, academic excellence, and ethical-based learning. Register to attend by completing our inquiry form here.

Fieldston Middle/Upper Online Information Sessions

  • Thursday 10/6 and Tuesday 10/11 from 4:30–5:30pm
  • Our Middle/Upper Online Information Sessions will provide an opportunity to hear from members of our leadership, admissions, DEI, and health and wellness teams. Both sessions will feature the same program, and will be recorded for those who register but are unable to attend. Register to attend by completing our inquiry form here.

Fieldston Middle Discovery Day

  • Saturday 10/15 from 10:00am–2:00pm, by appointment
  • Our Discovery Day will offer students and families a unique, in-depth, in-person exploration of our campus and facilities, and highlight the ways in which our students and faculty bring these spaces to life. Register to attend by completing our inquiry form here.

Fieldston Upper Discovery Day

  • Saturday 10/15 from 10:00am–2:00pm, by appointment
  • Our Discovery Day will offer students and families a unique, in-depth, in-person exploration of our campus and facilities, and highlight the ways in which our students and faculty bring these spaces to life. Register to attend by completing our inquiry form here.

A welcome from our Director of Enrollment Management

Welcome — and thank you for your interest in the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.

When I came to ECFS as a student on full financial aid, I didn’t know what to expect. Even though I lived in the same borough, where I came from in the South Bronx felt like a world away.

What I found when I arrived at school were classmates who quickly became a community. I found faculty who expected me to stretch and grow and who supported me every step of the way. I found a learning environment that valued a well-thought-out question as much as the “correct” answer. I found people who faced challenges and solved problems in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, and in their communities every day: a school that strove to ignite my moral as well as my creative imagination.

ECFS is a dynamic and inspiring place — a place that gave me so much, and one that I truly love. It may not be the place for everyone, but for those for whom it does resonate, it is truly the experience of a lifetime. I hope what you see as you explore our website gives you some real insight into why this place is so special to me and to generations of other Fieldston alumni.

We know the application process can at times be overwhelming. Our office is here to answer any questions you may have and to help you navigate the process as much as possible. Thank you again for considering ECFS.

Charles Guerrero ’89
Director of Enrollment Management

I found a school that strove to ignite my moral as well as my creative imagination.

ECFS is a dynamic and inspiring place — a place that gave me so much, and one that I truly love.

Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Founded in 1965, ISAAGNY aims to ensure orderly, professional, and equitable admissions processes at member schools: we do so by observing a shared admissions timeline, engaging in professional development to hone our collective craft, exchanging resources and best practices, and more. The resulting spirit of cooperation serves schools, families, and nearly 30,000 students across greater New York.