Application Fee Waivers

If you would like to request a need-based waiver for our application fee, please contact Kimberly Cummings ( in our office for instructions on how to apply. Hackley does not offer a fee waiver for the evaluation fee required for Kindergarten and 1st grade applicants. The deadline to apply for the application fee waiver is Monday, November 29th at 3:30 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, this should not be taken as an indication of your eligibility to qualify for a financial aid award, as the two application processes are entirely separate.


  • Release of Information Form
    Parent/guardian authorization form for the release of any and all records and information about the student.
Applying to Hackley

Grade 6 to Grade 11 Applications

Admissions Timeline

Thank you for your interest in Hackley!

Applying to a school is a complex process involving many elements and considerable time. We hope that the information provided on these pages will make Hackley's application process clearer and will allow for the most positive experience.  We look forward to working with you!

We invite you to complete our inquiry form online now, so that we can keep in touch with you about admissions events and opportunities to get to know us better. If you have already filled out an inquiry form or submitted an application you can access your account here.

The admissions process for the 2022-2023 school year has concluded. We welcome you to reach out to us about the possibility of submitting a late application. Please reach out to Sheila Hicks-Rotella at or Meghan O'Callaghan at if you have any questions about availability for the 2022-2023 school year.

If you have questions about any of the steps outlined in our process (links to the left), please feel free to email the Hackley Admissions Office or call (914) 366-2642.

One important note:  we are happy to have families begin exploring Hackley at any point prior to an application.  This said, we do not accept actual applications to Hackley more than a year in advance.  Applications for a given school year (e.g. 2022-23) cannot be accepted before September of the preceding school year (e.g. Sep 2021).

To apply to Grades 6 through 11...

List of 8 items.

  • Step 1 - Set up your Admissions portal

    • Your Portal is your online, password-protected Hackley admissions account - you will use this to begin your application, to schedule appointments and events, to access needed paperwork, and more.
    • To begin, click here to complete our inquiry form. Once done, you will receive a confirmation email with the login and password for your Admissions portal account. If you have already completed an inquiry form you can log in here.
  • Step 2 - Sign up for a virtual event!

    Join us for an information session and virtual tour, or sign up for one or more of our Thursdays on the Hilltop!
  • Step 3 - Submit the online application (beginning Sept 8)

    • The Family Portion of your application (family information and student information forms, parent/guardian questionnaire, student questionnaire, student accomplishments form and application fee) is due by Monday, November 29.
    • All supporting documents (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) are due by Monday, January 10.
  • Step 4 - Schedule your student and parent/guardian virtual interviews

    Once you've submitted your family information and student information forms and the application fee, you will have the ability in your Admissions Portal to set up your virtual interviews electronically. Virtual interviews must be scheduled no later than Friday, December 10.
  • Step 5 - Request official transcripts from your current school

    • Because we require reports from the current school year and the two previous years, if your child has been in more than one school, you may need to submit our downloadable form separately to his/her/their previous school.
    • Note that if you submit the transcript request form too early in the school year, your school may not include reports from the current year.
    • Transcripts need to be received by Monday, January 10.
  • Step 6 - Submit teacher recommendation forms

    • We require a student's current English teacher and current math teacher to complete our online recommendation forms, which you can access from you Admissions Portal.
    • Recommendations should be submitted by Monday, January 10.
  • Step 7 - Sign up for the ISEE or the SSAT

  • Decision and reply dates

    • Decisions for families with children applying to grades 6-8 will be available in the admissions portal on Tuesday, February 8. Families accepted to grades 6-8 will need to reply to the Admissions Office regarding their decision to enroll no later than noon on Tuesday, March 1.
    • Decisions for families with children applying to grades 9-11 will be available in the admissions portal on Friday, February 18. Families accepted to grades 9-11 will need to reply to the Admissions Office regarding their decision to enroll no later than noon on Friday, March 11.
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