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 14. Applications started after December 14 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 14.

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. Non-SSAT recommendation forms must be sent directly to King and not to SSAT. Please contact the Admission Office with any questions.

Notes for All Applicants

  • We accept Fairchester School Common Recommendations and Testing other than SSAT. Please view grade specific information below for clarification.
  • 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 14 will be considered on a rolling basis as available.
  • Standard Application Online FAQs

PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Requirements

  • SAO Kindergarten Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • 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

Grades 1-2 Requirements

  • SAO Grade 1 -2 Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • 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 Grade 3-4 Application
    • Student Biographical Profile
    • 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 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)
  • 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 (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

November 1: Financial Aid Application Process Begins

December 14: Application Due/Financial Aid Application Due

January 14: Supplemental Materials Due

February 15: Admission and Financial Aid Decision Letters Mailed

March 6: Accepted Applicants notify King School of Decision and Return Contract

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Contacts

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