At Portledge, we seek students who will be engaged in and contribute to the school and its programs. We look to identify candidates who demonstrate academic achievement, are inspired by the learning process and want to be part of an inclusive community.

Admissions Procedures

The admissions process at Portledge is designed to give us the opportunity to learn as much as possible about each individual applicant. For each application, the admissions office creates a portfolio that contains a parental perspective, recommendations from current teachers, transcripts, standardized testing results and an interview with the candidate. These combine to provide us with a holistic view and guide us in the decision process. 

There are five steps in the admissions process:

1. Completion of the Registration Application and Transcript Release form and payment of the $75 application fee per student.

2. Schedule a tour. 
Call (516) 750-3202 or (516) 750-3203 for a tour of the campus.

3. Schedule a student visit and interview. 
A visit day is an important part of the process and includes an interview. Applicants for Pre-Nursery through sixth grade will be evaluated during their visit day.

4. Register for SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) - Grades 7-12. 
Register at SSAT.org. List Portledge as a test recipient - code 5854

5. Completion of additional application forms that include:
Optional: Submit Financial Assistance. Register at sss.nais.org and submit the Parent Financial Statement. Submit current credit report, a copy of 2018 and 2019 tax returns, and signed 4506 form.

Applications Deadlines

Application completed by
December 1, 2019
Notification by
December 15, 2019

Application completed by
January 1, 2020
Notification by
January 15, 2020

Application completed by
February 1, 2020
Notification by
February 15, 2020

Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.