Admissions

With a commitment to academic excellence and personal integrity, The Spence School prepares a diverse community of girls and young women for the lifelong transformation of self and the world with purpose, passion and perspective." To that end, Admissions actively seeks qualified candidates of all racial backgrounds and does outreach to schools and families throughout the City. Spence also works closely with programs such as A Better ChanceEarly Steps and NJ SEEDSPrep for PrepTEAK and the Oliver Scholars Program to recruit talented students from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. The School’s financial aid program provides assistance for qualified families from all backgrounds who might not otherwise be able to attend Spence.

Hiring

We vigorously pursue candidates for teaching and staff positions from all walks of life, working with the Faculty Diversity SearchNemnet and POCIS-NY, among others. It is vitally important that Spence’s faculty reflect the rich diversity of the community, and this diversity serves the teaching and learning at the heart of Spence’s mission.

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  • Dialogue

    Student members of the Schools affinity groups and clubs speak directly with prospective families about their experiences at Spence.

    Parent to ParentTapestry, in coordination with our Admissions Office, also sponsors an informal gathering for prospective parents called “Parent to Parent: Discussions on Diversity at Spence.”


  • Financial Aid

    The School’s financial aid program provides assistance for qualified families from all backgrounds who might not otherwise be able to attend Spence.


  • Kindergarten

    Each year, the incoming Kindergarten class is composed of students from more than 30 different nursery schools.


ABOUT US section

I tried out for as many things as I could, from dance to track. Knowing that Spence was my ticket to a better future, I excelled academically but initially I stayed pretty quiet outside of the classes. In Upper School, my focus turned to contributing to the school community by taking on leadership roles.”

—Stephanie Cabrera Esenwa ’97