In an effort to make the opportunity to attend HCES available to as many families as possible, we do not grant preference to siblings of current students or HCCS alumni. Every applicant is evaluated on his or her individual merits. The admissions decision for one sibling has no bearing on the admissions decision for another.
In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, open house and other events that showcase HCES (in person) will be suspended in 2021-2022. There will be other opportunities to "visit" us virtually and receive answers to many of your questions from HCES Administrators.
Traditionally, we have been able to invite for a visit the parents of children who are offered admission or placement on the wait list. At that time, parents of admitted children are able to visit classrooms, and meet the principal, faculty, and other staff before submitting enrollment paperwork for their child.
It is our regret that we cannot accommodate all who are interested in seeing HCES in person as they start the application process.
NOTE: Far more children seek admission to the Hunter College Elementary School than can be accommodated. Our process is solely for selecting children for admission to our small school.