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.  

Only completed files will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Therefore, we strongly suggest to call or email to see that the required documents have been received. 

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
admissions@elisabethmorrow.org
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 parent 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.

Application for Admission (PDF)
or Apply Online*

*The online application process will begin when the form has been submitted and the non-refundable application fee of $60.00 has been successfully processed.

Step 4: Parent and Candidate Questionnaire(s)

Please share information about the candidate by completing the parent questionnaire(s). In assessing candidates, especially young children, detailed and concrete information will help the Admission Committee make informed decisions.  Parents of applicants for threes through first grade must complete both questionnaires.

Candidates for Grades Five through Seven are required to complete a Candidate Questionnaire.  We ask that the Candidate Questionnaire be handwritten if possible.

Parent Questionnaire #1: Threes through First Grade
Parent Questionnaire #2: Threes through Seventh Grade
Candidate Questionnaire for Fifth Grade through Seventh Grade

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, please contact the admissions office to arrange a classroom/playgroup visit and parent interview.  A playgroup visit is required for candidates for the threes through first grade.  A half-day or full-day visit to the school is required for candidates in second to seventh grade.  Additionally, parents are asked to share information about the candidate in a parent interview.  

 

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

Admissions Committee decisions are made after a complete review of the applicant's file.  Only completed applications will be considered.  Families who require notification by ISAAGNY notification dates are asked to complete their file no later than January 2015.  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. 

Application Checklist and Forms

Threes Program

Fours Program


Kindergarten and First Grade

Second Grade through Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade through Seventh Grade

*The online application process will begin when the form has been submitted and the non-refundable application fee of $60.00 has been successfully processed.

Contact

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

Jan Keshishian

Assistant Director of Admissions

201.568.5566 x7212
admissions@elisabethmorrow.org 

ISAAGNY Notification Dates

Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) Notification Dates for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of The Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York.  As a member school, we follow the admissions guidelines set by ISAAGNY.  The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will begin to notify candidates with completed admissions files on the following dates:

Threes and Fours Programs
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kindergarten and Grade One
Friday, February 7, 2014

Grades Two through Eight
Tuesday, February 4, 2014