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We would love to meet you.

The best way to get to know Packer is to spend time with us and see our community in action.  

Visiting our unique campus is the ideal way to learn more about our personalized approach, our exceptional faculty, our extensive programs and facilities, and most importantly, our incredible students, who are at the center of everything we do.  
 

Open Houses and Group Tours in Fall 2018

In addition to the campus tour and required interview for all applicants, many families attend an optional Open House. In Fall 2018, we offer Open Houses for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Upper School, while also offering Middle School Group Tours. To attend, you must register in Ravenna.

Springtime Kindergarten tours for families interested in applying in the fall of 2019 (for Fall 2020 Enrollment) will be posted early in 2019.

Preschool

Join us for a Preschool Open House

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:30 to 9:45 am

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:30 to 9:45 am
 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
8:30 to 9:45 am

Kindergarten

Join Us for a Kindergarten Open House

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am
        
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am

Middle School

Join us for a Middle School Group Tour

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8:30 to 10 am

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:30 to 10 am 

Upper School

Join us for an Upper School Open House

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 to 10:45 am

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30 to 10:45 am

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 pm


Getting to Packer

Packer is easily accessible from Manhattan and all points of Brooklyn and the other boroughs. Take the 2/3/4/5 train (to Borough Hall), the A/C/F/R train (to Jay Street) or the G train (to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets). Several MTA city buses stop at Borough Hall as well. Several parking garages are located one block to the southeast, on Livingston Street between Court Street and Boerum Place. 

Directions and Google Map 

Explore our Campus

LGBTQ Families Connect

LGBTQ Families Connect admissions event flyer

We invite LGBTQ families interested in learning about Brooklyn independent schools to join us at Packer on Wednesday, October 17 from 6 to 8 pm for an informational fair and panel discussion. 

Apply Now

We use the Ravenna online application process.

Meet Our Tour Guides

Senior

Archie ’19

“After one of my soccer games for Packer, which unfortunately ended in a loss, my teammates patted me on the back and told me, ‘good game.’ I had only just begun at Packer, but to know all these people in my community had my back and supported me was so meaningful.” 

Senior

Asher ’19

“I stayed at Packer for high school, because it is a great community that offers a top notch education. In terms of academics and community cohesiveness, Packer is one of the best schools in the city.”

Senior

Ava ’19

“I LOVE Packer! I have been here since kindergarten and couldn’t see myself going anywhere else.”

Senior

Caroline ’19

“One of my favorite memories was 9th grade’s NYC film class for symposium. Not only did it give me an opportunity to explore a topic I was very interested in, but I was also able to spend time with some of my favorite teachers and best friends in a stimulating, alternative academic environment.”

Senior

Christof ’19

“When I visited Packer for the first time, both Sheila and the tour guides showed me what it was to love about Packer. I immediately knew this was where I wanted to go. I love how the teachers are enthusiastic and care about their students.”

Senior

Esme ’19

“In 10th grade we took a class trip to Spain. While we had been on a bonding trip the year before, I felt this this trip helped us all form deeper and closer relationships.”

Senior

Hannah G. ’19

“I stayed at Packer for high school, because there is a sense of tight-knit community I couldn’t part with.”

Senior

Henry F ’19

“I wanted to be a tour guide, because I love helping kids get around Packer. I am always in a positive mood and want to reflect that on each family’s first impression of our school.” 

Senior

Henry G. ’19

“I chose to attend Packer, because I was attracted to the strong sense of community and fostering of independence.”

Senior

Henry S. ’19

“As a student, you have so many things accessible to you at Packer. I decided to stay at Packer for high school, because it’s a school where you can succeed and find your passions.”

Senior

Ines ’19

“I enjoy being able to help visiting students who may be nervous, feel more comfortable on their visit. I am excited about making those connections.”

Senior

Jack ‘19

“I came to Packer, because of the bright, fun and engaged students, as well as the dedicated teachers and relaxed, yet serious learning environment that Packer offers.”

Senior

Lilly ’19

“I chose to attend Packer because of the sense of community and comfort that is fostered here.”

Senior

Matt ’19

“I decided to stay at Packer for high school, because over the past decade it has become a second home to me.”

Senior

Mely ’19

“The tour guides during my visit were part of the reason why I came to Packer, which I would like to reciprocate for visiting students. I could really picture myself here and in my opinion, I believe there is a place for everyone at Packer.”

Senior

Nina ’19

“Packer has amazing academics, plus a myriad of clubs and sports. When I walked through the door on my visit, I could picture myself here.”

Senior

Olivia ’19

“I believe that the inviting nature of all students and teachers is what makes Packer special.” 

Senior

Sofia ’19

“I love being a part of the Tour Guide Program, because I enjoy helping the visiting students feel comfortable while touring our wonderful school!”

Senior

Will ’19

“I chose to attend Packer, because I loved the vibe of the school. There is a nice balance of being challenged while still being able to have fun.”

Senior

Zuzu ’19

“In my short time at Packer, I have developed a great love for the school and really want to show visiting families how amazing our school is.”

Junior

Alex ’20

“I decided to stay at Packer, because of the strong sense of community and to continue to strengthen the relationships I formed in middle school.”

Junior

Charlotte ’20

“Being a tour guide is important to me, because the tour guide on my visit played a major role in shaping my first impression of the school. She introduced me to the place I am growing to love more each day and I want to be that same person for this year’s prospective students.” 

Junior

Chaz ’20

“My brother became a tour guide in his time at Packer and called it ‘one of the greatest decisions of his life.’ His enjoyment of the program really stood out to me and I quickly learned how essential this was to his Packer experience. My hope is to have that same feeling and be able to give back to this amazing community.”

Junior

Davis ’20

“One of the many reasons I decided to come to Packer was that every interaction I had, or bore witness to at school, could be characterized by mutual understanding and respect between whoever was involved.”

Junior

Ella ’20

“During my own tour in 8th grade, I saw a lot of happy faces around Packer. The students were joyous, excited to learn and ready for new experiences. I wanted to be a part of this community.”

Junior

Grace E. ’20

“I decided that Packer was the right place for me, not only due to the balanced academic, athletic and arts programs, but also the warm and welcoming community.”

Junior

Grace W-H. ’20

“I chose to stay at Packer, because it’s really shaped me as a person. I wanted to learn more from the community I grew up in and the people I grew up with.”

Junior

Hannah J. ’20

“A significant factor that led to me ultimately choosing Packer was the overwhelming sense of community, family and friendship that vibrated throughout the school.”

Junior

Jolie ’20

“I love Packer, because I have been here my entire life and my whole family is here.”

Junior

Leila ’20

“I chose Packer, because it was the best choice for me. It offers high level language courses, advanced classes in all subjects and an overall atmosphere I need to thrive.”

Junior

Sydney ’20

“I really love Packer’s campus—it has so many beautiful qualities that give the school its personality. There are so many hidden treasures in the building that can be explored.”

Sophomore

Bella ’21

“I decided to come to Packer because of the unity of the school, as well as the advanced and engaging classes. The teachers engage the students thoroughly and the students are willing to work with everyone.”

Sophomore

Bobby ’21

“I remember my tour being a big reason why I came to Packer, so I want to be able to show other students why our school is so great.”

Sophomore

Frayda ’21

“I want to be a tour guide, because it will allow me to connect with prospective families. This is important, because it’s these connections that make them feel like they could be a part of the Packer community.”

Sophomore

Graham ’21

“I have been at Packer for practically my whole life and it has really become a second home for me.”

Sophomore

India ’21

“I stayed at Packer for high school, because the relationships I’ve created here with both students and teachers are truly special.”

Sophomore

Kate ’21

“Everyone at Packer is extremely welcoming and every student advocates for their own learning, which really inspires me.”

Sophomore

Lea ’21

“I love the arts, but Packer allows me to immerse myself in clubs and sports, which wouldn’t be offered to me at the same level in art school.”

Sophomore

Millie ’21

“When I was going through the admissions process last year, the students I talked to really helped give me insight into Packer. I want to be able to have the same influence on incoming prospective students.”

Sophomore

Rebekah ’21

“Packer is a place where people can really explore their interests and feel accepted no matter their differences.”

Sophomore

Sam ’21

“When I visited Packer last fall, I felt like everyone was friendly, welcoming and really wanted to get to know me. This has proven to be true in my experience here and it really has helped me transition easily into the community.”

Sophomore

Violet ’21

“I have learned so many things at Packer, inside and outside of the classroom. The teachers are dedicated to making every experience a beneficial one.”

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