Application Process & Timeline

We invite families to apply for admission to PreK - Grade 11 and encourage you to call the admission office for information specific to your requested grade level.

Application Information

King School uses SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO). Many of our peer schools also use the Standard Application Online. We hope that you will find this helpful and that it will free up your time to be thoughtful about finding your best fit school.

Applicants must register at SSAT in order to create a Web Login ID. Please follow the instructions provided for submitting testing, teacher recommendations, and essays. Your application is forwarded to King once you have paid the application fee.

We also accept Fairchester School Common Recommendations. Please see the grade-specific information below for more information on required forms and recommendations. Non-SSAT recommendation forms must be sent directly to King and not to SSAT.

Applications are due December 15 along with a non-refundable $75 application fee. Supplemental Materials are due January 12; please see steps 5 and 6 for further instruction. Applications completed after January 12 will be considered on a rolling basis as available.

We recommend that families contact the Admission Office to schedule interviews and visits two weeks ahead of desired date and time.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE STANDARD APPLICATION ONLINE

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Requirements

  • SAO Application
    • Student Biographical Information
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms (SSAT or Fairchester Forms are accepted)
    • If using SSAT Forms (accessed through online application):
      • Student Evaluation Form
      • School Record and Transcript Form
      • Principal /Head/Counselor Form
    • If using Fairchester Forms:
  • Parent Interview and Admission Screening: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Group Class Visit: Call to schedule your appointment

Grade 1-2 Requirements

  • SAO Application
    • Student Biographical Information
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms (SSAT or Fairchester Forms are accepted)
  • Parent Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Visit Day: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Testing: Applicants take the Children’s Progress assessment during their visit day at King

Grades 3-4 Requirements

  • SAO Application
    • Student Biographical Information
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms (SSAT or Fairchester Forms are accepted)
  • Parent Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Visit Day: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Testing: Applicants take the ERB CTP IV offered at King and additional locations. Please download the test registration form, for more information.

Grade 5 Requirements

  • SAO Application
    • Student Biographical Information
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms (SSAT or Fairchester Forms are accepted)
  • Parent Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Visit Day: Call to schedule your appointment after application has been submitted
  • Testing: Applicants take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Register online at www.iseetest.org or www.ssat.org. Testing locations for Fairfield and Westchester counties (including ISEE testing at King School) are listed on the ISEE and SSAT websites. Use our school codes to ensure that we receive the test scores.
    King Test Codes:
    ISEE: 070720
    SSAT: 4395

Grades 6-11 Requirements

  • SAO Application
    • Student Biographical Information
    • Student Essays
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms (SSAT or Fairchester Forms are accepted)
  • Parent Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Visit Day: Call to schedule your appointment after application has been submitted
  • Testing: Applicants take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Register online at www.iseetest.org or www.ssat.org. Testing locations for Fairfield and Westchester counties (including ISEE testing at King School) are listed on the ISEE and SSAT websites. Use our school codes to ensure that we receive the test scores.
    King Test Codes:
    ISEE: 070720
    SSAT: 4395

Key Dates

October 15: Middle and Upper School Open House

November 1: Financial Aid Application Process Begins

November 5: Lower School Open House

December 15: Application Due/Financial Aid Application Due

January 12: Supplemental Materials Due

February 16: Admission and Financial Aid Decision Letters Mailed

March 7: Accepted Applicants notify King School of Decision and Return Contract

Scheduling an Student/Parent Interview or Student Day Visit? Learn what to expect here!

Contacts

Want to reach out to us directly with questions? Visit our Meet the Team page to find contact information for our Admission team.