Admission Process


Admission to the Big Apple Academy is based on personal and academic criteria that vary from student to student depending on age. The Admission Committee determines acceptance through an evaluation of the student’s readiness for study, the student’s previous school record (whether from other NY schools or elsewhere), an entrance test and teacher recommendations.

Students are encouraged to apply early. Admission test dates are scheduled throughout the year in group settings or sometimes on an individual basis by appointment. You can visit the Big Apple Academy at any time during the school year. All tours are arranged by the Admission Office. We offer open houses to those who are interested in our school. Open houses help to provide applicants and their families with an opportunity to get to know faculty members, other students, school administrators and to hear more about the educational program of the Big Apple Academy. After visiting the campus, you can submit an application. After that you will be invited to attend an interview with the principal and take an entrance test. The admissions committee then reviews each applicant’s file, and finally the applicant receives the notification of their decision.

The Big Apple Academy receives applications from a wide range of schools in various NY school districts (including Staten Island schools, Queens schools, etc.), from out of state and from international schools. A successful education is vitally important to all students, especially for those who are highly motivated and interested in the process of studying. Our school is for all youngsters who wish to take an active role in their own education.

We aim to make the admission process personal and comprehensible no matter how much effort this requires from us. We always welcome your questions and seek to provide you with the information you require. Should you need any additional information, please feel free to contact us or visit the Big Apple Academy.

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