Application Process & Timeline

To make the application process easier and more efficient for your family, King School uses SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO). Many of our peer schools also use the SAO. 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.

START YOUR APPLICATION IN 3 EASY STEPS

Step 1: Click on APPLY NOW to open the SAO homepage

Step 2: Sign-up or Sign-in to the SAO

Step 3: Start your application by following the instructions to complete the Student Profile and submit your application fee by December 13. Applications started after December 13 will be considered on a rolling basis. Please contact the Admission Office for information.

You may return to your application at any time to complete the Parent Statement, Student Essays (if applicable) and send Teacher Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms. These supplemental pieces are due January 10.

Please Note: Student Visits may be scheduled once we receive the Student Profile and the non-refundable $75 application fee.

ADDITIONAL Grade-specific APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please see grade-specific information below for details on required forms and recommendations. For more flexibility in scheduling, we recommend families submit the student profile as soon as possible. Please contact the Admission Office with any questions.

Notes for All Applicants

  • Students in schools that do not complete recommendation forms, should have two forms completed by a tutor or program director. Please call the admission office to discuss who should complete the each form. 
  • We recommend that families contact the Admission Office to schedule interviews and visits two weeks ahead of desired date and time.
  • Applications completed after January 10 will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Standard Application Online FAQs

PreKindergarten (starts age 3) and Kindergarten Requirements

  • SAO Kindergarten Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms
    • Student Evaluation Form
    • School Record and Transcript Form
    • Principal /Head/Counselor Form 
  • Parent Interview and Admission Screening: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Group Class Visit: Call to schedule your appointment

Grades 1-2 Requirements

  • SAO Grade 1 -2 Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms 
    • Student Evaluation Form
    • School Record and Transcript Form
    • Principal /Head/Counselor Form
  • 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 Grade 3-4 Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms
    • Student Evaluation Form
    • School Record and Transcript Form
    • Principal /Head/Counselor Form
  • Parent Interview: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Student Visit Day: Call to schedule your appointment
  • Testing: Applicants take the ERB CTP V offered at King and additional locations. Please download the test registration form, for more information.

Grade 5 Requirements

  • SAO Grade 5 Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms (SSAT or Fairchester Forms are accepted)
    • Student Evaluation Form
    • School Record and Transcript Form
    • Principal /Head/Counselor Form
  • 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 High School Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • Student Essays
    • Parent Evaluation Form
  • Recommendations and Transcript Release Forms 
    • English Teacher Recommendation Form
    • Math Teacher Recommendation Form
    • School Record and Transcript Form
    • Principal /Head/Counselor Form
  • 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

King School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  

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Key Dates

November 1: Financial Aid Application Process Begins

*December 13: Application Due/Financial Access Application Due *Applications submitted after date will be considered on a rolling basis

January 10: Supplemental Materials Due

February 14: Admission and Financial Access Decision Letters Mailed

March 11: Accepted Applicants notify King School of Decision and Return Contract

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