Where Every Child is Known and Inspired to Excel, to Lead, to Care

Admissions Process

New students may apply for admission into any grade, depending on their qualifications and the availability of openings. The school welcomes applications from children from all over the greater metropolitan area. The current student body represents more than 36 different school districts in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties.

Public School districts are required to provide busing for all students ages five and older residing within 15 miles of Green Vale. There are many transportation options available.

Application Process

Step 1: Attend an Open House

If possible, parents should attend an Open House (October 16, November 14, January 24, April 11) consisting of campus tours led by each division head, remarks by Head of School Jesse Dougherty, and a panel discussion with student ambassadors. You can RSVP for an Open House here.

Step 2: Schedule a tour and interview

Parents schedule an appointment with the Admissions Office to discuss educational and developmental goals for their child(ren) and to tour campus.

Students applying for Early Childhood (Pre-Nursery through Kindergarten) visit our Early Childhood Center classrooms for a short time and are assessed for school-readiness. Students applying to Grades 1 - 8 spend a full day at school; academic skill levels are assessed by a learning specialist at that time.

Step 3: Complete an application

Parents must complete an application for each child they wish to enroll.

Early Childhood Age Eligibility:
Pre-Nursery: Two years of age by September 1
Nursery: Three years of age by September 1
Pre-Kindergarten: Four years of age by September 1
Kindergarten: Five years of age by September 1

Step 4: Submit Release of Records form

In addition to our online admissions application, we require a release of student records and confidential teacher recommendations from the child's current school.

These include:
1. Transcript of grades including the most current report card.
2. Results of standardized achievement and/or aptitude tests.
3. Teacher recommendations.

Once completed, printed materials can be faxed to 516-621-6257 or mailed to:

Pat Barry
Director of Admissions
The Green Vale School
250 Valentine's Lane
Old Brookville, NY 11545-2523

Step 5: Financial Aid availability

Financial aid is available to qualified families, for students applying to Kindergarten through 8th grade. Financial aid application materials need to be complete, and a child needs to have been accepted to the School, before an aid decision is reached.

The Green Vale School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, and disability 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 or ethnic origin, religion, gender, and disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, except where gender is a bona fide qualification.