The application deadline for entry in fall 2021 has passed; please contact the Admissions Office at 212-710-8140 for more information. Inquiry forms for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on the website in late August.
Thank you for your interest in Spence!

Spence actively seeks students who reflect racial, cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversity. The School enrolls students in Grades K through 12 from all boroughs of New York City, as well as from parts of Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey. We look forward to exploring the lifelong impact of a Spence education with you and your daughter.

In consideration of safety and in response to COVID-19, Spence will adhere to health guidelines and will not be hosting visitors in any of our buildings. Our admissions season next year will be virtual—parent and student interviews, assessments and events will be conducted via Zoom and utilizing video technology. To learn about our school, we encourage you to explore the entire website and to follow us on Instagram @thespenceschool. On the Events page of the Admissions section of the website, a list of our events will be posted along with dates, times and registration information as details become available.
We look forward to connecting with you during the 2020-2021 admissions season—continuing our personal and welcoming admissions process while also adhering to school safety guidelines. Spence’s admission events, tours, and interviews will be conducted virtually. 

  • Parents and students will learn about the school through several videos that we have prepared, by reading about the school on our website, by following us on Instagram and by attending our virtual events
  • Parent interviews for all grades and MS/US student interviews will take place via Zoom
  • Kindergarten applicants will be assessed virtually with the Thinking & Engagement Assessment tool (registration details will be provided as soon as they are available)
  • Spence Assessments for MS/US students will be through at-home testing

We do not have openings for the 2020 academic year at this time.

Take a Virtual Tour of Spence Lower School

CONTACT Admissions

If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact our office at
212-710-8140, or

Lower School Welcome Video

Middle School Welcome Video

Upper School Welcome Video