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Pre and Lower School Admissions Procedures

for admission to academic year 2016-17

The Lower School Admissions Office is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please submit your admissions materials to Packer via Ravenna.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2015. However, please note that if the number of applications received in certain grades become disproportionate to the number of spaces available, Packer may stop accepting applications prior to that deadline. 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

Packer is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2015. To attend an Open House and tour the school, please create a Ravenna account and make an online reservation.

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 2016.

Age cut-off: Three (3) by August 31, 2016

New Application Requirements

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, create a Ravenna account and complete the online application. Once your application is submitted, it will automatically go to the lottery pool. The lottery will be conducted in early December 2015. 

  • 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 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 in Ravenna. 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 2015

The lottery results will be sent electronically via Ravenna in early December 2015.

  • If pulled from lottery: Parent(s) / child playgroup interview in January 2016

You will receive a letter inviting you and your child to participate in our playgroup interview conducted on a Saturday in January 2016. 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.

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Parent Reply by noon Friday, March 4, 2016

Decisions will be sent electronically via Ravenna

  • 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 Proceedures

PRE-K FOURS PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Packer is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2015

The Pre-K Fours Program is not a traditional entry year at Packer, therefore, availability of new spaces is contingent upon attrition 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, 2016

New Application Requirements

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, create a Ravenna account and complete the online application. Fill out the online application and submit. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. To begin the application online visit Ravenna.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $85 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, 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 in Ravenna. 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 parent(s) is being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

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

Fill out the required information in Ravenna to send the form to your child's current teacher. The deadline to receive the completed form is Friday, January 15, 2016.

  • ISSAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Parent Reply by noon Friday, March 4, 2016

Decisions will be sent electronically via Ravenna

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

Reactivated Application Requirements

  • The procedures for a reactivated application are the same as above
  • In the application form indicate that your application is a reactivation
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2014


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

Kindergarten Admissions Procedures

KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Packer is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The deadline to submit an application si Friday, December 4, 2015.

To come to an Open House and tour the school, please create a Ravenna account and make an online reservation. 

Age cut-off: Five (5) by August 31, 2016

New Application Requirements:

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, create a Ravenna account and complete the online application. Starting September, we will contact you to schedule the parent / child interview. To begin the application online visit Ravenna.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $85 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, 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 tin Ravenna. 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) is being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

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

Fill out the required information in Ravenna to send the form to your child's current teacher. The deadline to receive the completed form is Friday, January 15th, 2016. 

  • ISSAGNY Notification Dates

School Notification on Friday, February 5, 2016

Parent Reply by noon Friday, February 12, 2016

Decisions will be sent electronically via Ravenna

  • 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.

Reactivated Application Requirements:

  • The procedures for a reactivated application are the same as above
  • In the application form indicate that your application is a reactivation
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2012, 2013 and 2014

 

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

Packer is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2015.

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 create a Ravenna account and make an online reservation.

Age cut-off: Six (6) by August 31, 2016

New Application Requirements:

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, create a Ravenna account and complete the online application. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. To begin the application online visit Ravenna.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $85 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, 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 in Ravenna. 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) is being interviewed, the child will be supervised in the reception area.

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

Fill out the required information in Ravenna to send the form to your child's current teacher. The deadline to receive the completed form is Friday, January 15, 2016. 

  • ISSAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Friday, February 5, 2016

Parent Reply by noon Friday, February 12, 2016

Decisions will be sent electronically via Ravenna.

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

 


Reactivated Application Requirements:

  • The procedures for a reactivated application are the same as above
  • In the application form indicate that your application is a reactivation
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2012, 2013, and 2014

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

Packer is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 4, 2015.

Second, Third, and Fourth Grades are not traditional entry years at Packer, therefore, spaces are contingent on attrition 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 create a Ravenna account and make an online reservation.

Age cut-offs:

  • 2nd Grade - Seven (7) by August 31, 2016
  • 3rd Grade - Eight (8) by August 31, 2016
  • 4th Grade - Nine (9) by August 31, 2016

New Application Requirements:

  • Application submission online

From the Apply Today page, create a Ravenna account and complete the online application. Once submitted, your application will automatically be placed on the waiting list. To begin the application online visit Ravenna.

  • Application fee
    • The one-time non-refundable application fee of $85 can be paid online by credit card.
    • If payment is made by check or money order, 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 in Ravenna. 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

Fill out the required information in Ravenna to send the form to your child's current teacher. The deadline to receive the completed form is Friday, January 15, 2016.

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

To make an appointment online visit www.ecaatest.org, or call (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 2016.

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

  • ISAAGNY notification dates

School Notification on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Parent Reply by noon Thursday, February 25, 2016

Decisions will be sent electronically via Ravenna.

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

 

 

Reactivated Application Requirements:

  • The procedures for a reactivated application are the same as above.
  • In the application form indicate that your application is a reactivation
  • No fee is required to reactivate applications submitted in the fall of 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • If we have on file 2014 test results you do not need to retest.

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


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