Kindergarten Admissions for Entry in Fall 2022

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  • Procedure Intro Text

    The Hunter College Elementary School admissions process for kindergarten entry in fall 2022 is now closed.
    • Notifications about advancement to Round 2 will be sent on a rolling basis, beginning Friday, December 10, 2021.
    • Only those advancing to Round 2 will receive additional information about the process.
    • HCES does not share Round 1 scores or feedback on Round 1 performance.

The Kindergarten Application Process

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  • Age Requirement

    Applicants for the September 2022 kindergarten class must have been born during 2017: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
  • Sibling, Twin, and Legacy Policy

    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.

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  • How to Apply

    The admissions process for fall 2022 entry is now closed.
  • Visiting HCES

    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.