Discover Our Advanced STEAM Curriculum!
Inside Innovation Alley, EMS Lower School students create, explore, invent, problem solve and develop critical thinking skills as part of our advanced STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum. The new facility underscores our commitment to engaged learning that equips students with the knowledge and capabilities needed to succeed in high school and beyond. Learn more about Innovation Alley in Appletree magazine. or view our video below:
For more than 85 years, the Elisabeth Morrow School has offered a comprehensive and rigorous threes-eighth grade education to students from Bergen, Hudson and Rockland counties and New York City. EMS students are known by their teachers and peers, challenged to pursue their fullest potential and inspired to become thinkers and leaders who have a real impact in the community.
We are currently accepting applications for all grades for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must be of qualifying age on or before October 1. Contact our Admissions team at:
201.568.5566 x 7212
- STEP 1: Visit our amazing 14-wooded acre campus!
- STEP 2: Start your online application
- STEP 3: Provide Official Transcripts and Recommendations
- STEP 4: EMS Playgroup/Visit and Parent Interview
- STEP 5: Admissions Committee Review & Notification
You have many opportunities to visit EMS!
Small group tours of our beautiful 14-acre campus are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m., beginning on September 27. Register for a tour date online to see engaged learning in action.
We also host many events open to families such as EMS Gives Back and may even be in your neighborhood. Download Important Dates and Information for further details.
Use the Transcript Request Form below to forward the most current transcripts and teacher recommendations from your child's current school to The Elisabeth Morrow School. The Admissions Committee also request Teacher Recommendations from your child's current school.
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. We also accept the Common Form from any consortium.
Middle School applicants, students entering fifth through eighth grade, must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and have those scores submitted in order to complete an application.
After the application has been submitted, the Admissions Office will contact you to arrange a classroom/playgroup visit for your child. Parent interviews are optional, and we are always happy to arrange a meeting for you with our division heads, teachers or families. Just let us know how we can help you!
The first round of notifications is as follows:
- Threes and Fours: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
- Kindergarten: Friday, February 10, 2017
- Grades 1-8: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Any applications completed after set dates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We are here to help!
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. Thank you so much for your interest in The Elisabeth Morrow School!
For more information regarding Admissions or to schedule your tour of The Elisabeth Morrow School, please contact:
Associate Director of Admissions | Fifth-Eighth grade