Kindergarten Admissions for Entry in Fall 2023

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  • Procedure Intro Text

    The Hunter College Elementary School admissions application for kindergarten entry for fall 2023 is now closed.

    For those families who have submitted applications for Fall 2023 please note:
    • Notifications about advancement to Round 2 will be sent on a rolling basis, beginning December 2022.
    • 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 2023 kindergarten class must have been born during 2018: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
  • Sibling, Twin, and Legacy Policy

    In an effort to make the opportunity to attend Hunter College Elementary School (HCES) available to all families,  preference is not granted to siblings of current students or Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS) alumni. Every applicant is evaluated on their 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 HCES Fall 2023 Kindergarten-Admissions Application is now closed.
  • Visiting HCES

    Information regarding visiting Hunter College Elementary School (HCES) and Open Houses will be determined at a later date.  HCES will offer alternative opportunities including virtual visits to learn more about our school. Please continue to check our website for updates.

    Traditionally, parents/guardians of children who are offered admission or placement on the wait list have been invited for a visit at HCES. At that time, parents/guardians of admitted children are able to visit classrooms, and meet the principal, faculty, and other staff prior to submitting enrollment paperwork for their child.
    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate all families interested in visiting HCES in person as they begin their admissions 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.