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Saint Ignatius Loyola School » Admissions » Admissions Policy: PreK-3 through Kindergarten

Admissions Policy: PreK-3 through Kindergarten


1. First time prospective parents applying for the 2022-2023 school year are required to attend a parent only virtual Admissions Information Session. Sessions are conducted September through December and can be scheduled by contacting the Admissions Office. Applications are emailed after each session. The school does not supply applications through the school’s website. 


2. Applications for current Saint Ignatius Loyola School siblings are available by contacting the Admissions Office.


3. Age requirements to apply:

    • PreK-3 applicants must turn 3 by December 31, 2022. Please note, student's must be toilet trained by the first day of school.
    • PreK-4 applicants must turn 4 by December 31, 2022.
    • Kindergarten applicants must turn 5 by December 31, 2022.


4. The Admissions Committee will not review an applicant’s admissions file unless all requirements have been submitted. All applications must include:

    • Your child's baptismal certificate (if applicable).
    • Your child’s most up to date immunization record. It is important to note, Saint Ignatius Loyola School requires all students to be fully immunized. There are no medical exemptions.
    • One family photograph.
    • A check made payable to Saint Ignatius Loyola School for the application fee. The application fee is $235 for families applying from within the United States, and $335 for families applying from abroad. This fee is nonrefundable.

5. PreK-3 and PreK-4 applicants must also provide a video of your child (Find guidelines in Admissions Forms). 


6. Kindergarten applicants must provide one current teacher recommendation. (Find recommendation form in Admissions Forms).


7. The final date for submitting applications is Thursday, December 16, 2021. All applications must be submitted in hard copy either by mail or by hand delivery to the Upper Campus located at 48 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. 


8. All applicants to Saint Ignatius Loyola School’s PreK-3, PreK-4 and Kindergarten will be assessed in January. Parents will be contacted by the Admissions Office in December with the date and time of their child’s assessment appointment. This appointment may be virtual or in-person depending on the COVID-19 guidelines required by the Archdiocese of New York.


9. PreK-3, PreK-4 and Kindergarten admissions notifications will be emailed the week of January 24, 2022.


10. Parents of applicants must register their child by the date indicated on the acceptance letter.  The nonrefundable registration fees must be paid at the time of registration.  If registration is not completed by that date, the child’s seat will be forfeited. Acceptance to the school cannot be deferred to the waitlist.