Admissions Overview


Welcome to Spence! We are excited to share with you the wonder and possibilities of our school community: fueled by spirited girls and young women who pursue scholarship with a balance of rigor and joy and see their future as they develop confidence and agency.
Spence actively seeks bright, motivated students who also 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. 

Our application is now available here for the 2024-2025 academic year. We encourage you to learn more about Spence by exploring our website, following us on Instagram @thespenceschool and visiting us at an upcoming admissions event. 

We look forward to exploring the lifelong impact of a Spence education with you and your daughter.

Melissa Hong
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid


Our applications for the 2024-2025 season is now live. We look forward to working with all students and families interested in joining The Spence School.

Applying to Spence

The Admissions Office

We can’t wait to meet you

Contact Admissions

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

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Spence Students Come From

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  • Manhattan | Brooklyn

  • Queens | The Bronx

  • Long Island

  • NY State Region

  • New Jersey

  • Connecticut

Students of Color


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Allocated Annually in Financial Aid
A K-12 independent school in New York city, The Spence School prepares a diverse community of girls and young women for the demands of academic excellence and responsible citizenship.


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