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Pre and Lower School Admissions Procedures

(for admission to academic year 2015-2016)

Starting Friday, August 1, 2014, the online application will be available to apply to the 2015-2016 academic 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 and early winter.

Pre-K Threes Program Admissions Procedures

PRE-K THREES PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Starting Friday, August 1, 2014, the online application will be available to apply to the 2015-2016 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 visit our Open House page to make a reservation.

Age cut-off: Three (3) 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 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 ‘Apply Today.’

  • 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 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.

  • 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

 

  • 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

Starting Friday, August 1, 2014, the online application will be available to apply to the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

The Pre-K Fours Program is not a traditional entry year at Packer, therefore, availability of new spaces is contingent upon attritions occurring throughout the year. Your application will be placed on a waiting list until spaces become available.

Age cut-off: Four (4) 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.

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 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 and required forms, go to the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • 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 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.’

  • 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 2013
  • 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 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.

  • Monitor application status

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

  • 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.

Kindergarten Admissions Procedures

KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Starting Friday, August 1, 2014, the online application will be available to apply to the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please visit our Open House page to make a reservation.

Age cut-off: Five (5) 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, 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 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 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 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • 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 our Financial Aid Info page 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. 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, visit ‘Apply Today.’

  • 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 take 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 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • 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 our Financial Aid Info page 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

Starting Friday, August 1, 2014, the online application will be available to apply to the 2015-2016 academic year.

The 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 visit our Open House page to make a reservation.

Age cut-off: Six (6) 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.

  • 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • 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 our Financial Aid Info page 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. 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.’

  • 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • 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 our Financial Aid Info page 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

Starting Friday, August 1, 2014, the online application will be available to apply to the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Second, Third and Fourth Grades are not traditional entry years at Packer, therefore, spaces are contingent to attritions occurring throughout the year. Applications will be accepted and placed on a waiting list. Visiting day interviews for your child will be conducted as spaces become available

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please visit our Open House page to make a reservation.

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 3rd and 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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

  • 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 the Apply Today page and click on the “Monitor Status of Submitted Application” link.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Parent Reply by noon Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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