Families should use these checklists as guidelines for the application process.

  1. Parent tour and interview/child visit (Please submit an inquiry form prior to contacting our office to schedule a tour and interview.)

  2. Submit application and fee to Spence (November 15 deadline)

  3. Send Permission to Release Records form sent to current school

  4. Current School provides school records/transcripts

  5. Schedule student school visit after filing application

  6. Educational Records Bureau ISEE Primary (for Grades 2-4 only)—Spence does not require standardized testing assessments as part of the application for Kindergarten or Grade 1, but we will accept results of tests taken for another school should you wish to submit them. It is strongly suggested that Grades 2-4 applicants complete ERB testing by December 15.

  7.  You can check the status of your application to Spence by logging on to your account with the username and password provided to you during the submission of your application.

Please do not send personal letters of recommendation. First-choice letters are not encouraged.

ISAAGNY Notification Dates: 1-4

Grades 1-4
Notification: Mailed not before Tuesday, February 5
Reply deadline: Tuesday, February 26

Early notification dates (for sibling and alumnae applicants)
Grade 1 ONLY
Notification: Earlier than December 5
Reply deadline: No later than Wednesday, January 9