Grades 5–8

We are excited by your interest in Avenues. Simply follow the steps below to complete the application process.

If you have already submitted an application, please click here to request the required documents.

Please Note: Avenues New York will offer beginner level Spanish classes for a limited number of spots for Grade 5. Therefore, applicants to this grade do not need prior language experience.

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Step 1: Meet us at an Admissions Event (Optional)

  • We offer a variety of events designed to meet the needs of prospective families.
  • Introductory Events are held in the evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. These events provide an overview of our school, our mission and our vision as well as a vivid insight into our teachers, students and classrooms.
  • Divisional Events are also held in the evening and are intended for parents interested in learning more about a specific division.
  • Parent Coffees are held in the morning. These events allow parents to engage in discussions with divisional leaders in a smaller group setting.
  • The Open House will allow families to meet Avenues teachers, students and parents and to experience classrooms throughout the school.


Step 2: Submit Online Application and $60 Fee

  • To begin your online application and submit all required documents, simply click on the Apply button below.
  • Remember to indicate your immersion language preference: Chinese, Spanish or No Preference.


Step 3: Register for Admissions Testing

  • All applicants to grades 5–12 are required to submit current results from either the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).
  • When registering for the test, please use the following school codes:

REGISTER FOR SSAT      School Code: 1442
REGISTER FOR ISEE       School Code: 333666

Step 4: Schedule your School Visit

  • Once you submit the application, the admissions office will send you information to schedule your school visit.
  • Applicants for Grades 5–8: Tours of the school building and parent interviews will take place throughout the week and last approximately 90 minutes. Only parents will be interviewed during this time, but students are welcome to join for the tour.

Step 5: Attend Your Student Assessment

Students applying to Grades 5–8 are assessed in a small group setting that simulates an Avenues classroom experience and provides us with insight into your child’s personality and skill set. This Design Challenge lasts about 60 minutes and the admissions team will reach out to you to schedule your child’s assessment once you submit an application.

Step 6: Request Teacher Recommendations

  • The form may be submitted online directly to the current teacher. To complete the form, please click here.
  • All applicants must submit an English, Math and World Language (if applicable) Teacher Recommendation.
  • Please encourage your teachers to submit the forms electronically.

Step 7: Submit Transcript Release Form

  • The transcript release form may be submitted online directly to the current school. To complete the form, please click here.

Step 8: Monitor your Application Status

  • The admissions office will send frequent email communications regarding the status of your application.

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New York Admissions Team

Office Email:

Melissa Hong
Director of ELC (N–K) and Grades 1–4 Admissions

Janie Ruiz Yang
ELC (N–K) and Grades 1–4

Keven Lee
Grades 5–12

Leora Kalikow
Grades 5–12

Allie Blumstein
Admissions Operations Manager

Carla Isley
Admissions Coordinator

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