Your interview and virtual visit

Parents/guardians of students applying to 2nd Grade through 5th Grade at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School will be invited to attend a virtual event using Google Meet specifically for families applying to an attrition-based grade.

During this event, families will learn more about the division to which they have applied, learn more about the attrition-based application process, and they will have the opportunity to virtually meet with lower school administrators, teachers, and members of the admissions team. If we anticipate a possible opening in the grade to which you are applying, we will schedule a virtual parent interview and your child will be invited to schedule a one-on-one assessment via Google Meet.

Sibling, alumni, and faculty/staff applicants

Sibling, alumni, and faculty/staff applicants are given special consideration during the admissions process. We strive to keep families together at ECFS. However, due to the sheer quantity of applications we receive, admission is not automatic nor guaranteed.

All applicants (regardless of prior family connection to the School) are evaluated according to the same criteria, and all admission decisions consider the best interest of each individual child. It is wonderful that the number of sibling, alumni, and faculty/staff families applying to ECFS continues to increase. While we value ECFS’s community of siblings, alumni, and faculty/staff, we are also committed to providing access to new families whose values and goals reflect the School’s mission. We ask that our sibling, alumni, and faculty/staff applicants submit their applications by Monday 10/4.