Application Fee Waivers

If you would like to request a need-based waiver for our application fee, please contact Kim 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 Friday, November 23rd at 3:00 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.


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Applying to Hackley

Grades 2 - 4

Admissions Timeline

We recognize that applying to any independent school is a complex, multi-stage process that takes place over the course of several months. We sympathize and want to do what we can to help things run smoothly for you and your family and to enable you to enjoy your experience at Hackley.

With this in mind, we provide grade specific calendars of required application elements to help keep you on top of the process.

If you have any questions about any of the highlighted application components, please feel free to email the Hackley Admissions Office or call (914) 366-2642.

Grades 2-4 Application Key Dates

List of 12 items.

  • Available Spaces and Class Visits

    Hackley's main entry points for admission are Kindergarten and Grades 2, 6 and 9, resulting in a considerable number of spaces available for applicants in each of these years.
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  • Note to Grade 3 and 4 Applicants

    Although we often have spaces become available, Grades 3-4 are not entry points for Hackley. As a result, we limit the number of classroom visits for Grades 3-4.
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  • Please Note

    Families who will be coming to Hackley for interviews prior to November 26 must complete the FAMILY PORTION of the applications (PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE) at least one school day prior to the interview date.
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  • August 31 - Friday

    Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are available for submission.
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  • October 2 - Tuesday

    Interviews and Class Visits for 2019-2020 applicants begin.
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  • November 5 - Monday

    Recommendation Forms should be submitted to current teachers.
    Release of Information Forms
    should be submitted to current schools.
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  • November 26 - Monday

    Family Portion of Application and Parent Questionnaire with Application Fee must be submitted by today.
  • January 15 - Tuesday

    • Remaining Application Paperwork must be submitted by today.
    • Interviews must be scheduled by today.
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  • January 25 - Friday

    Interviews conclude today.
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  • February 5 - Tuesday

    Decision letters will be made available online today.
  • February 12 - Tuesday

    New Hornets' Information Night from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (information for accepted students).
  • February 26 - Friday

    Contracts and deposits for accepted applicants who wish to enroll must be signed by parents and returned by today. Thank you!