EMS Open House 11/23

exemplary 3s to 8th grade education can begin earlier.

Young minds are the most formative. That’s why The Elisabeth Morrow School is extending its 3s to 8th grade education to children age 2. Beginning this fall, more students will realize their fullest potential in a learning community that spans the full arc of childhood, 2s to 8th grade. 

EMS is accepting applications for the full-day 2s, a new program launching Fall 2020. See how our dynamic classrooms, forward-thinking curriculum, and experienced early childhood educators can set your child up for a lifetime of learning.

Call 201.568.5566 x 7212 for further information.

How to Start the Application Process

STEP 1: Visit our amazing 14-wooded acre campus!

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., and select Fridays. 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. Check out the Admissions Calendar for further details.

STEP 2: Start your online application

Get started on your online application using the link below:


Apply Online*


If you are an applicant who is reapplying from a previous year, your fee will be waived. You are certainly welcome to call or email to see that the required documents have been received.

STEP 3: Provide Official Transcripts and Recommendations

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.

STEP 4: EMS Playgroup/Visit and Parent Interview

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!

STEP 5: Admissions Committee Review & Notification

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!