Applying to The Elisabeth Morrow School

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is accepting applications for some grades, including early childhood and kindergarten, for the 2014-2015 academic year, as well as applications for all grades for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We are happy to continue accepting applications into spring of 2015. If you are an applicant who is reapplying from a previous year, please contact our offices via phone or email and speak with our staff before filling out an application. Your fee will be waived.

It's best for you and your child if our Admissions Committee reviews your child's file only once it has been completed. To that end, our office will be in touch with you throughout the process to alert you should your child's file be missing any important documentation. You are certainly free to call or email to see that the required documents have been received. 

 Middle School Applicants must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and have those scores submitted in order to complete an application to Elisabeth Morrow.

Candidates must be of qualifying age on or before October 1.

Application Procedures

Step 1: Request Information

Please join our mailing list by requesting a packet of information. Joining our mailing list will also enable you to receive invitations to special events so that you can learn more about our school. 

We encourage you to also explore this website, where you can learn a great deal about our school. You do not need to request information in order to complete an application or arrange a tour. All application materials are available on the website. Please contact us with any questions.  We look forward to meeting you and helping you learn more about our school.  

Kathleen Visconti
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
The Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, New Jersey  07631
201.568.5566 ext. 7212


Step 2: Arrange a Tour or Attend an Open House

We encourage parents to tour the campus and see the classrooms in action. Tours and Open Houses are held throughout the year. An application is not required to visit the campus.  We recommend that prospective middle school students tour with their parents and that parents of young children visit the school without their children.

Directions to the School

Step 3: Complete the Application for Admission

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is accepting applications in selected grades, including early childhood and kindergarten for the 2014-2015 academic year. 


Only completed files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Therefore, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid periodically to check the status of your application.

Candidates must be of qualifying age on or before October 1.

Apply Online*

*The online application process will begin when the form has been submitted and the non-refundable application fee has been successfully processed.

Step 4: Parent Questionnaire

Please share information about the candidate by completing the parent questionnaire(s). In assessing candidates, detailed and concrete information will help the Admission Committee make informed decisions.  

There are two parent questionnaires:  one for threes through kindergarten and another for first through eighth grade. Please fill our the form applicable to your child and return it to the admissions office via email or post. 


Step 5: Request Official Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations

The Admission Committee requests that the most current transcripts and teacher recommendations be forwarded from the candidate’s current school to The Elisabeth Morrow School after November 1

Only if a parent received a written progress report from their child's current school or daycare, regardless of the child's age, we ask a parent to sign a Request for Information/Transcript Request Form and submit it to the current school.  A Request for Information/Transcript Request form may not be appropriate for very young applicants (If you do not receive written documentation of your child's progress from his/her current school throughout the year, please skip this portion of the application). A Request for Information/Transcript Request Form allows the applicant's current school to release any written progress reports or report cards to The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

If an applicant is enrolled an any type of daycare or Early Childhood Program, a Teacher Recommendation Form must be completed by the applicant's current teacher as part of the application. This document usually accompanies official transcripts (when applicable). 

Transcript Request Form
Teacher Recommendation Form for The Threes and Fours Programs
Teacher Recommendation Form for Kindergarten and Grade One
Teacher Recommendation Form for Grades Two through Seven English/Math

Step 6: Candidate Playgroup/Classroom Visit and Parent Interview

After the application has been submitted, the admissions office will contact you to arrange a classroom/playgroup visit and parent interview.  A playgroup visit is required for candidates applying in threes through kindergarten. A visit is optional for first through fourth grade, though Saturday English and math screenings are required. A full-day visit to the school is required for candidates applying for fifth through eighth grade.  Additionally, parents are able to share information about the candidate in an optional parent interview.  


Step 7: Admissions Committee Review of Candidate's Completed File

In the interest of giving each child their best chance, Admissions Committee decisions are made only after a review of the applicant's completed file.  Families who require notification by ISAAGNY notification dates are asked to complete their file no later than January 2015. 

Please click here for a full listing of our required admissions appointment dates and our promised notification deadlines.

Any applications completed after set dates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please do not hesitate to call the admissions office at 201.568.5566 x7212 at any time to check on the status of your application. 



For more information regarding Admissions or to schedule your tour of The Elisabeth Morrow School, please contact: 

Kathleen Visconti

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Kendra Pettis 

Associate Director of Admissions

Jan Keshishian

Assistant Director of Admissions

201.568.5566 x7212