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Pre and Lower School Admissions Procedures

for admission to academic year 2015-16

Packer is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 1, 2014.

If the number of applications received in certain grades become disproportionate to the number of spaces available, Packer may close (stop accepting) applications prior to the stated deadlines. Please refer to this page for important deadline changes and admissions notifications. Our Open Houses are held in the fall.

Pre-K Threes Program Admissions Procedures

PRE-K THREES PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 1, 2014.

Packer will select, by lottery, a limited number of applications proportionate to the number of spaces actually available. The families pulled from the lottery will be invited to participate in our playgroup interviews in January 2015.

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please make an Open House reservation (online registration for Open Houses begins on Monday, August 25).

Age cut-off: Three (3) by August 31, 2015

Application Requirements

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password. Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically go to the lottery pool. The lottery will be conducted in early December 2014. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254. To begin the application online, visit the Apply Today page.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $125 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, please download and complete the accompanying payment slip, and be sure to write your child’s name and grade applying to on the slip.

Please mail the payment directly to:

The Packer Collegiate Institute
Pre & Lower School Admissions Office
Attention: Yvonne Menard
170 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child, which you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Lottery notification in December 2014

You will receive a letter informing you of the lottery results in early December 2014.

  • If pulled from lottery: Parent/child playgroup interview in January 2015

You will receive a letter inviting you and your child to participate in our playgroup interview conducted on a Saturday in January 2015. The playgroup consists of a visit by you and your child to a preschool classroom. A group of six to eight children will explore the materials set out for them, while the admissions team and teachers observe and interact with the children. The play session will aid in determining the child’s developmental readiness for school as well as to ensure the creation of a balanced class. The playgroup will take approximately one hour.

  • Monitor application status

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Friday, March 6, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are only made for candidates who were interviewed.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718) 250-0254.

Pre-K Fours Program Admissions Procedures

PRE-K FOURS PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic yearThe deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 1, 2014.

Please note that Pre-K Fours Program is not a traditional entry year at Packer, and we do not expect to be able to admit students to Pre-K Fours. If spaces do become available, we will interview prospective students for those grades starting in mid-January.

Age cut-off: Four (4) by August 31, 2015

New Application Requirements

(See below for Reactivated Applications.)

  • Application submission

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password. Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254. To begin the application online, visit Apply Today.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $75 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, please download and complete the accompanying payment slip, and be sure to write your child’s name and grade applying to on the slip.

Please mail the payment directly to:

The Packer Collegiate Institute
Pre & Lower School Admissions Office
Attention: Yvonne Menard
170 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Parent(s)/child interview if spaces are available

Parent(s) and child should both plan to attend the interview appointment. The personal interview assesses each child’s aptitude and individual learning style. The evaluation will determine his/her compatibility with Packer, and ensure balanced classes. The interview will take approximately one hour: half an hour with the child and half an hour with the parent(s.) While the parents are being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

  • ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York) Confidential School Report

Please download the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report and give it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

Monitor application status

 

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISSAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Friday, March 6, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are only made for candidates who were interviewed and whose files are complete.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions, at ymenard@packer.edu or (718) 250-0254.

 

Reactivated Application Requirements

  • Application submission

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password (Do not use former username and password.) Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254. To begin the application online, visit the Apply Today page.

  • Please be sure to indicate it is a reactivation of a previous application
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2014
     
  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate submitting a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Parent(s)/child interview if spaces are available

Parent(s) and child should both plan to attend the interview appointment. The personal interview assesses each child’s aptitude and individual learning style. The evaluation will determine his/her compatibility with Packer, and ensure balanced classes. The interview will take approximately one hour: half an hour with the child, and half an hour with the parent(s.) While the parents are being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

  • ISAAGNY Confidential School Report

Please download the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report and give it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • Monitor application status

 

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISSAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Friday, March 6, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are made only for candidates who were interviewed and whose files are complete.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions, at ymenard@packer.edu or (718) 250-0254.

Kindergarten Admissions Procedures

KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION PROCEDURES

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic yearThe deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 1, 2014.

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please make an Open House reservation (online registration for Open Houses begins on Monday, August 25).

Age cut-off: Five (5) by August 31, 2015

New Application Requirements

(See below for Reactivated Applications.)

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password. Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, we will contact you in September (but not before) to schedule the parent/child interview. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254. To begin the application online, please visit the Apply Today page.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $75 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, please download and complete the accompanying payment slip, and be sure to write your child’s name and grade applying to on the slip. If you are applying for financial aid or are working with Early Steps, the non-refundable application fee is $37.50.

Please mail the payment directly to:

The Packer Collegiate Institute
Pre & Lower School Admissions Office
Attention: Yvonne Menard
170 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Parent(s)/child interview

Parent(s) and child should both plan to attend the interview appointment. The personal interview assesses each child’s aptitude and individual learning style. The evaluation will determine his/her compatibility with Packer, and ensure balanced classes. The interview will take approximately one hour: half an hour with the child and half an hour with the parent(s.) While the parent(s) are being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

  • ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York) Confidential Information Sheet

Please download the ISAAGNY Confidential Information Sheet and give it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • Packer no longer requires or accepts the ECAA test results from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Monitor application status

 

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISSAGNY Notification Dates

School Notification on Friday, February 6, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are only made for candidates who have been interviewed and whose files are complete.
  • Financial Aid applicants: Please visit Financial Aid for guidelines.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254.


Reactivated Application Requirements

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password (Do not use former username and password.) Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, the Admissions team will contact you to make the parent/child interview appointment. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718) 250-0254. To begin the application online, please visit the Apply Today page.

  • Please be sure to indicate it is a reactivation of a previous application
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2012 or 2013
  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Parent(s)/child interview

Parent(s) and child should both plan to attend the interview appointment. The personal interview assesses each child’s aptitude and individual learning style. The evaluation will determine his/her compatibility with Packer, and ensure balanced classes. The interview will take approximately one hour: half an hour with the child and half an hour with the parent(s.) While the parents are being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

  • ISAAGNY Confidential Information Sheet

Please download the ISAAGNY Confidential Information Sheet and hand it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • Packer no longer requires or accepts the ECAA test results from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Monitor application status

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Parent Reply by noon Friday, February 13, 2015.

  • Note: School decisions are only made for candidates who have been interviewed and whose files are complete.
  • Financial Aid applicants: Please visit Financial Aid for guidelines.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718) 250-0254.

1st Grade Admissions Procedures

FIRST GRADE APPLICATION PROCEDURES

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic yearThe deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 1, 2014.

First Grade is a small entry year at Packer. Therefore, applications will be accepted and placed on an active waiting list. Interviews will be conducted as spaces become available.

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please make an Open House reservation (online registration for Open Houses begins on Monday, August 25).

Age cut-off: Six (6) by August 31, 2015

New Application Requirements

(See below for Reactivated Applications.)

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password. Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254. To begin the application online, visit the Apply Today page.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $75 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, please download and complete the accompanying payment slip, and be sure to write your child’s name and grade applying to on the slip. If you are applying for financial aid the non-refundable application fee is $37.50.

Please mail the payment directly to:

The Packer Collegiate Institute
Pre & Lower School Admissions Office
Attention: Yvonne Menard
170 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Parent(s)/child interview

If spaces become available, we will contact you for the parent/child interview appointment. Parent(s) and child should both plan to attend the interview appointment. The personal interview assesses each child’s aptitude and individual learning style. The evaluation will determine his/her compatibility with Packer, and ensure balanced classes. The interview will approximately take one hour: half an hour with the child, and half an hour with the parent(s.) While the parent(s) are being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

  • ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York)

Confidential Information Sheet

Please download the Confidential Information Sheet and give it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • Packer no longer requires or accepts the ECAA test results from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Monitor application status

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISSAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Friday, February 6, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are made only for candidates who have been interviewed and whose files are complete.
  • Financial Aid applicants: Please visit Financial Aid for guidelines.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254.


Reactivated Application Requirements

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password (Do not use former username and password.) Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254.. To begin the application online, visit the Apply Today page.

  • Please be sure to indicate it is a reactivation of a previous application
     
  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2012 or 2013
     
  • Parent(s)/child interview

If spaces become available, we will contact you for the parent/child interview appointment. Parent(s) and child should both plan to attend the interview appointment. The personal interview assesses each child’s aptitude and individual learning style. The evaluation will determine his/her compatibility with Packer, and ensure balanced classes. The interview will take approximately one hour: half an hour with the child, and half an hour with the parent(s.) While the parent(s) are being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

  • ISAAGNY Confidential Information Sheet

Please download the Confidential Information Sheet and hand it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • Packer no longer requires or accepts the ECAA test results from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
     
  • Monitor application status

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISSAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Friday, February 6, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are made only for candidates who have been interviewed and whose files are complete.
  • Financial Aid Applicants: Please visit Financial Aid for guidelines.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254.

 

2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Admissions Procedures

SECOND THROUGH FOURTH GRADE APPLICATION PROCEDURES

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic yearThe deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 1, 2014.

Please note that Second, Third, and Fourth Grades are not traditional entry years at Packer, and we do not expect to be able to admit students to those grades. If spaces do become available, we will interview prospective students for those grades starting in mid-January.

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please make an Open House reservation (online registration for Open Houses begins on Monday, August 25).

Age cut-offs:

  • 2nd Grade - Seven (7) by August 31, 2015
  • 3rd Grade - Eight (8) by August 31, 2015
  • 4th Grade - Nine (9) by August 31, 2015

New Application Requirements

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password. Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254. To begin the application online, visit Apply Today.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $75 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, please download and complete the accompanying payment slip, and be sure to write your child’s name and grade applying to on the slip. If you are applying for financial aid the non-refundable application fee is $37.50.

Please mail the payment directly to:

The Packer Collegiate Institute
Pre & Lower School Admissions Office
Attention: Yvonne Menard
170 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Child visiting day interview

If spaces become available we will contact you to arrange a visiting day for your child. Your child will join a class and participate in the day’s activities. During the course of the day, a personal interview will take place.

  • ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York) Confidential School Reference Form

Please download the Confidential School Reference Form and give it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer. In addition, your child’s transcripts and school records need to be sent directly to Packer as well, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.

  • ECAA test results from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB)

To make an appointment online go to www.ecaatest.org, or call at (646)503-2601or (646)503-2602.

We recommend having your child take the ECAA in the fall or early winter to ensure that Packer receives the results by the end of January 2015.

(Note to new 4th grade applicants only: Packer also accepts the Elementary SSAT test result instead of the ECAA. To make an appointment go to www.SSAT.org.)

  • Monitor application status

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are made only for candidates who have been interviewed and whose files are complete.
  • Financial Aid applicants: Please visit Financial Aid for guidelines.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254.

Reactivated Application Requirements:

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, begin the online application by creating a new account with a personal username and password (Do not use former username and password.) Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. If you did not receive an automated reply confirming the submission of your application, contact Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu or (718) 250-0254. To begin the application online, visit the Apply Today page.

  • Please be sure to indicate it is a reactivation of a previous application
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2012 or 2013

  • Upload photograph

We would gratefully appreciate a current photograph of your child that you may upload through Packer’s online admissions site. The photographs are used to help the admissions team remember the applicants after their visits to the school. They are not used for selection purposes.

  • Child visiting day interview

If spaces become available, we will contact you to arrange a visiting day for your child. Your child will join a class and participate in the day’s activities. During the course of the day, a personal interview will take place.

  • ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York) Confidential School Reference Form

Please download the Confidential School Reference Form and give it to your child’s current teacher to fill out and send directly to Packer, no later than Friday, January 9, 2015. Please note that your child’s transcripts and school records need to be sent directly to Packer as well.

  • No new ECAA or SSAT test results required

We do not require new ECAA or SSAT test results if we have last year’s results on file.

  • Monitor application status

To check on the status of your submitted application, go to Apply Today and click on Monitor Status of Submitted Application.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • Note: School decisions are made only for candidates who have been interviewed and whose files are complete.
  • Financial Aid applicants: Please visit Financial Aid for guidelines.

For further information, please contact Yvonne Menard, Coordinator of Admissions at ymenard@packer.edu or (718)250-0254.


For further information, please contact the Pre & Lower School Admissions Office at (718) 250-0254 or email Yvonne Menard at ymenard@packer.edu.

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