What is ISAAGNY? 

Founded in 1965, the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a voluntary association that serves the education communities of New York City, Westchester, and New Jersey. 

ISAAGNY's member schools and affiliate organizations agree to adhere to our stated admissions practices, timelines, and Principles of Good Practice. Their participation not only ensures that the admissions experience is orderly and equitable - it also furthers a spirit of community. All educators and admissions professionals of our member schools share a dedication to child-centered, inclusive, and current practice. The ISAAGNY network is a home base for their collaboration, offering access to the latest research on teaching and learning practices, a variety of professional development and training opportunities, and a breadth of educational resources. 

While ISAAGNY membership is limited to schools in greater New York, its benefits are not: we also provide free resources to families who are considering, preparing for, or currently navigating the admissions process. Browse our website for information about financial aid, a glossary of common admissions terms, a checklist to guide the steps of an admissions cycle, and more. Any lingering questions can also be addressed by reaching out to inquiry@isaagny.org. In providing these tools and support, we hope to maximize the accessibility of independent schools for all families who wish to explore them. 


Our Mission

By coordinating practices and procedures, ISAAGNY aims to ensure orderly, professional, and equitable admissions processes at member schools across greater New York. The resulting spirit of cooperation serves schools and families alike.