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Admissions Process





From your first spark of interest in Green Vale, you are embarking on a journey toward a next step in your child's life — not simply their education. We hope this process is one that leads you to appreciate your child(ren)'s innate qualities in new ways and expand your hopes for their future. 

Applying to Green Vale (Pre-Nursery - Kindergarten)

Step 1: Attend an Open House

Most parents begin by attending 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. RSVP for an Open House here.

Step 2: 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 3: Schedule a parent interview

Call Admissions (516.621.2420) to schedule a conversation with Director of Admissions Pat Barry. Ideally both parents will attend this session. During this time, we will learn more about your child, your family, and your hopes for your child's educational environment in the near and longer-terms. We will also help provide a deeper understanding of Green Vale's offering at each grade level. This visit will also entail a complete campus tour.

Step 4: Schedule a student visit

Students applying to Pre-Nursery, Nursery, and Pre-Kindergarten visit our Early Childhood Center classrooms accompanied by a parent for approximately an hour. As they participate in classroom activities and meet with Green Vale's Early Childhood team, they are assessed for school-readiness.

Students applying for Kindergarten must participate in one of our scheduled group visits. Academic skill levels are assessed by a learning specialist at that time. Parents have the opportunity to have coffee and conversation with our Early Childhood Director and other faculty members during their child's visit.

Call 516.621.2420 to schedule.

Step 5: Submit current teacher reccomendation

In addition to our admissions application, we require a confidential teacher recommendation from the child's current school.

All materials can be  emailed to pbarry@greenvaleschool.org or mailed to:

Pat Barry
Director of Admissions
The Green Vale School
250 Valentine's Lane
Old Brookville, NY 11545-2523
516.621.2420

Step 6: Submit Release of Records form

This form authorizes your current school to provide us with transcripts, report cards, results of standardized tests, and other records. 

All materials can be  emailed to pbarry@greenvaleschool.org or mailed to:

Pat Barry
Director of Admissions
The Green Vale School
250 Valentine's Lane
Old Brookville, NY 11545-2523
516.621.2420

Step 7: Admissions decisions are sent via email following Admissions Committee review.

Applying to Green Vale (1st-8th Grades)

Step 1: Attend an Open House

Most parents begin by attending 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. RSVP for an Open House here.

Step 2: 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 3: Schedule a student visit and parent interview

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

Student visits can be scheduled on the same day or on another day, depending on parent preference.

Students applying for 1st Grade spend a partial day with their peers currently in Kindergarten. The visit day lasts from 8:25 to 11:15am. Students applying for 2nd-8th Grades spend from 8:25-2:15pm in their current grade. During this time candidates' academic skills are evaluated in a one-on-one session.

Step 4: Submit current teacher reccomendation

In addition to our admissions application, we require a confidential teacher recommendation from the child's current school.

All materials can be  emailed to pbarry@greenvaleschool.org or mailed to:

Pat Barry
Director of Admissions
The Green Vale School
250 Valentine's Lane
Old Brookville, NY 11545-2523
516.621.2420

Step 5: Submit Release of Records form

This form authorizes your current school to provide us with transcripts, report cards, results of standardized tests, and other records. 

All materials can be emailed to pbarry@greenvaleschool.org or mailed to:

Pat Barry
Director of Admissions
The Green Vale School
250 Valentine's Lane
Old Brookville, NY 11545-2523
516.621.2420

Step 6: Admissions decisions are sent via email following Admissions Committee review.

New students may apply for admission into any grade, depending on their qualifications and the grade's capacity. We are proud to receive applications from families all over the greater NYC area. The current student body represents more than 36 different school districts in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties.

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.