This is Where it All Begins
Choosing the right school is an exciting and important endeavor and we’re here to help guide you through the process. Applicants and their families will learn more about our school’s culture as they work with us in admissions. We look forward to learning about each candidate’s talents, goals, and readiness for our dynamic environment.
As of September, we’re accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year for all grades. We are also accepting applications for 2020-2021 mid-year transfers; please contact our office to learn about space in a particular grade. Students may join the Harvey community at every grade level, and are encouraged to apply for any grade. You should contact admissions or call (914) 232-3161 EXT 113 with questions about grade availability.
If you plan to apply to The Harvey School as an International Student, we have all the answers to your questions on our International Applicants page.
Who should apply?
We seek students who will become active, engaged, caring members of our community of learners. While we do not set minimum standards for admission, students are selected for admission on the basis of academic aptitude, engagement with school and community, readiness to access our innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum and potential to be a good fit in our close-knit community.
We intentionally bring together students from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. This creates a richer learning community and exceptional academic opportunities for students looking for an environment where they can feel free to explore their passions and stretch their minds.
Students who learn best through highly structured courses and those that thrive with hands-on, project-based experiences will find that The Harvey School can meet their needs. We offer our students support, guidance, and encouragement and teach them how to go beyond limitations and reach their full potential.
Our Evaluation Process
Our Admissions Committee reviews each applicant's academic record, progress in school, teacher recommendations, personal attributes, and special interests to help determine fit. Along with an online tool called, Thrively, all this provides us with a deeper, holistic view of each candidate. Once your application has been submitted you will be sent a link.
We welcome applications for all grades for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Harvey School uses the Standard Application Online (SAO). To learn more about using the SAO and begin your application, click on the link below.
First-time users will be prompted to create an account to access the application.
A non-refundable fee of $75 is due with the application.
The individual student-teacher relationship is a hallmark of a Harvey education.
We ask all incoming students to take the Thrively assessment to discover students’ strengths, interests, and aspirations. This provides our teachers with insight into how each student thinks and learns to become their best selves at Harvey.
Test-taking deadline: January 5, 2021
Please plan on completing any required tests by January 5, 2021, to ensure that scores will be available for Harvey’s consideration by February 1, 2021.
Application deadline: January 15, 2021
The Application consists of the Student Biographic Profile, Student Essays and the Parent Statement. Applications submitted after January 15, 2021, will be considered on a rolling admission basis.
Completed Application deadline: February 1, 2021
A completed application consists of the Student Biographic Profile, Student Essays and the Parent Statement, student and parent interview, required recommendations, grades/transcripts, and testing. Applications submitted after February 1, 2021, will be considered on a rolling admission basis.
Tuition Assistance (also known as Financial Aid) deadline: February 1, 2021
Tuition assistance (also known as Financial Aid) applications for new students must be submitted by February 1, 2021. More information about financial aid can be found on our Affording Harvey page.
The Harvey School admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accounted, or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and other school administrative programs, including its faculty and staff recruitment.