Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Pierrepont School. Below are a suite of Frequently Asked Questions to help guide you through the admissions process. Please direct questions to admissions@pierrepontschool.org.

Set Up Your Applicant Profile

Use this link to set up your applicant profile and monitor your progress through the process. We look forward to hearing from you.

Pierrepont Admissions Calendar

All admission decisions will be communicated electronically. If a child is admitted to Pierrepont School and a family chooses to enroll, we will require a signed enrollment contract and deposit by the deadline listed below.

January 31st, 2022: Financial Aid Applications Due (http://sssbynais.org/parents).

Please Note: We continue to accept applications for the 2022-2023 school year. We welcome all interest in Pierrepont School, but encourage early applications–we cannot guarantee space will remain available.

A Snapshot of the Application Process

1. Create an applicant profile at: https://info.pierrepontschool.org/applicantRegister. If you have more than one child applying, you need to create only ONE applicant profile. Then, when signed into your profile, click on the New Student Application tab to create a profile for your additional child/children.

2. Please reach out to our Director of Admissions to learn more about Pierrepont School, schedule a consultation, and/or schedule a student evaluation.

3. If, after the student evaluation, we feel as though your child may be a good match for our program, we will invite your student by email for a day-long visit.

4. You will be alerted of the admission decision in March 2022 at the earliest.

Parent Group Tours of Pierrepont School

Please note that we are currently not offering live tours of Pierrepont during the 2020-2021 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please reach out to our Director of Admissions for more information about Pierrepont during this time.

Student Evaluations  

To sign up for a student evaluation, please reach out to our Director of Admissions. The evaluation will take approximately 35-60 minutes depending on the age of the student and it is a basic assessment of cognitive skills.

Quick Facts about Financial Aid

For more information and to apply: https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents/

  • Financial aid applications are due: January 31st, 2022
  • Pierrepont financial aid is provided to K – 12 families and we distribute the aid based on need and availability of funds. We do not provide any financial aid awards based on merit.
  • A financial aid application will NOT affect the school’s decision regarding your child’s admission.
  • Information you will likely need:
    • Complete federal tax returns from the most recent fiscal year
    • W-2s received by all parents/guardians in the household for the most recent fiscal year
    • Recent pay stubs of jobs that parents/guardians currently hold
    • All documentation that establishes how much miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e. welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers’ compensation)
    • All corporate, partnership, and trust tax forms (if a parent/guardian owns 20% or more interest in a corporation or partnership or if any member of the household owns 20% or more interest in a trust)
    • Other documentation (recent utility bills, daycare expenses, etc.) may be required.

Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions

Do you accept applications for the fall after the deadline?


We will continue to accept applications for the upcoming school year after the deadline. We cannot guarantee that there will be space after the deadline, but encourage anyone who is interested in Pierrepont School to submit an application to begin the conversation.

What is your admissions philosophy?


Parents and schools share the same goal in admissions: both parties want to ensure a good fit between the child and the educational environment. The admissions procedure at Pierrepont is designed to present parents with honest information about our curriculum and our values as a community. Our hope is to give each applicant and parent a clear picture of the educational experience they can expect to have in our school.

How do you determine which students would be a good fit for Pierrepont?


Admissions decisions are based on all information gathered from the application and interview process. We consider school records, testing, our evaluation, and school visit to determine which candidates would thrive in our school.

Do you have open houses or tours?


We do not have open house events at Pierrepont. Please note that we are currently not offering live tours of Pierrepont during the 2020-2021 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please reach out to our Director of Admissions for more information about Pierrepont during this time.

Are there specific entry grades for new students?


No, but please see below.

Do you admit high school students?


We will consider freshman candidates in special circumstances, but in general, the difficulty of integrating older students into our curriculum precludes high school admissions. By the time they reach high school most Pierrepont students have studied Latin, Greek, and Mandarin Chinese for several years and are at least a grade level ahead in mathematics and science; therefore, it is not always possible to place incoming high school students within our existing groups.

Do you require standardized testing for admission?


Students entering K-3 do not need to submit standardized test scores. Students applying for fourth grade and above must submit their results from the CMT, ISEE, and/or ERB if available.

What are the tuition fees for 2022-2023?

  • Born 2004 – 2011: $49,950
  • Born 2012 – 2017: $47,900

Do you offer financial aid?


Yes, Pierrepont offers need-based financial aid to students. Please apply for financial aid by visiting http://sssbynais.org/parents.

What are Pierrepont’s school hours?


The school opens at 8:00 am Monday through Friday. Classes are held 8:30-3:25 Monday through Friday. After-school activities take place from 3:25-4:10 Monday through Thursday.

Do you have academic support services for students?


Unfortunately, we are not able to serve students with significant learning differences. We do not have special education services at Pierrepont and we are not equipped to offer academic remediation.
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