What is ISAAGNY? 

Founded in 1965, the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a consortium of more than 130 schools that serve the education communities of New York City, Westchester, and New Jersey. Our organization is the largest regional admissions organization of its kind in the country. 

Our member schools agree to adhere to our Principles of Good Practice and Notification & Reply Dates. Their commitment not only ensures that the admissions experience is orderly and equitable, but it also furthers a spirit of community: all of our educators 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 membership is limited to schools in greater New York, 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 tuition assistance, 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.