Application
 
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER 9/23/20 ARE ON A WAITLIST BASIS. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. ONCE EVERYTHING IS COMPLETE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NEXT STEPS.



Welcome to the first phase of your search for the best possible education for your child. The Early Steps staff looks forward to being your guide on this journey to an independent school education. The independent school admission process has many layers and deadlines, however, have no fear, we are here for you every step of the way. It is our goal to organize the many steps of this process into manageable segments which will allow you to move from level to level with as little stress as possible. Families applying for more than one child must submit an individual application for EACH child. Questions about your application should be submitted to: admissions@earlysteps.org
 
Please read these instructions BEFORE you begin to fill out the application form. It is important to know that you cannot save your progress in this document which means you will lose your data if you close the page before submitting. Your information will remain in the document as long as you do not close the page. You will need to dedicate approximately 30 minutes to complete this form.
 
Before you begin to work on the application you should gather the following documents that are required to complete this registration form:
  • a copy of your child’s birth certificate or a copy of the name pages of your child’s passport
  • a photo that includes all of the members of the family that live together in the same household
Financial aid applicant families will also need:
  • 2018 Federal Tax Return for all living parents
  • 2018 W2s for all living parents
  • 2 recent paystubs for all living parents
  • 2019 Federal Tax Return for all living parents – if not currently available form must be emailed to admissions@earlysteps.org by August 15, 2020. 
  • 2019 W2s for all living parents
  • Household Budget which you will receive once you complete and submit this application. Parents living in the same household will submit a joint budget. Parents living in separate households will need to complete a separate budget for each household.
Please begin phase 1 of the Early Steps 2021 Kindergarten and First Grade (registration) Application process by completing the form below.

How did you learn about Early Steps?
What grade are you applying for? *
Child's birth date *
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Early Steps mission is to increase racial diversity in NYC independent schools. 
Please indicate how you racially identify your child.
Race *

Applicant child information:

Applicant child's first name *
Applicant child's middle name
Applicant child's last name *
Applicant child's nickname
Applicant's Child Gender *
School your child currently attends
Will your child attend the same school in September 2020?
If not, which school will they attend?

Parent/Guardian Information (who will be the Early Steps contact)

Parent/Guardian #1:

First Name *
Middle name
Last Name *
Birth Date *
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gender *
E-mail Address *
Phone # *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Is Parent/Guardian #1 currently employed?
If not employed, please explain

If Parent/Guardian #1 is currently employed, please complete the following:
Occupation
Employer
Job Title
Is Parent/Guardian #1 currently self employed?
Work Phone
If parent/guardian #1 has more than one job, list additional job(s) here

If the student has a second parent/guardian who resides in the same household as Parent/Guardian #1, please complete the following.

Parent/Guardian #2:

First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Birth Date
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gender
E-mail Address
Phone #
Is Parent/Guardian #2 currently employed?

If Parent/Guardian #2 is currently employed, please complete the following:
Occupation
Employer
Job Title
Is Parent/Guardian #2 currently self employed?
Work phone
If parent/guardian #2 has more than one job, list additional job(s) here

If the student has another living biological or legal (adoptive) parent who is NOT listed as Parent/Guardian #1 or #2 (non-custodial parent), please complete the following.

Relationship between Parent/Guardian #1 or #2 and the non-custodial parent?
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Birth Date
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gender
Street Address
City
State
Zip Code
E-mail Address
Phone #
Is non-custodial parent currently employed?

If non-custodial parent is currently employed, please complete the following:
Occupation
Employer
Job Title
Is Non-custodial Parent/Guardian currently self employed?
Work phone
If non-custodial parent has more than one job, list additional job(s) here

Sibling information:

Sibling 1's first name
Sibling 1's last name
Sibling 1's birth date
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sibling 1's school
Did you apply with Early Steps?
Sibling 1's current grade
Sibling 1's gender


Sibling 2's first name
Sibling 2's last name
Sibling 2's birth date
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sibling 2's school
Did you apply with Early Steps?
Sibling 2's current grade
Sibling 2's gender


Sibling 3's first name
Sibling 3's last name
Sibling 3's birth date
Choose Date
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sibling 3's school
Did you apply with Early Steps?
Sibling 3's current grade
Sibling 3's gender

If you will be applying for financial aid, you must upload the following documents (for parent/guardian #1, and also for parent/guardian #2 and non-custodial parent, if applicable). Parents filing joint federal tax returns should upload that return in the space provided for parent/guardian #1.
2018 federal tax return for parent/guardian #1
2018 federal tax return for parent/guardian #2
2018 federal tax return for non-custodial parent/guardian
2019 federal tax return for parent/guardian #1
2019 federal tax return for parent/guardian #2
2019 federal tax return for non-custodial parent/guardian
2018 W2 for parent/guardian #1
2018 W2 for parent/guardian #2
2018 W2 for non-custodial parent/guardian
2019 W2 for parent/guardian #1
2019 W2 for parent/guardian #2
2019 W2 for non-custodial parent/guardian
Recent pay stub #1 for parent/guardian #1
Recent pay stub #1 for parent/guardian #2
Recent pay stub #1 for non-custodial parent/guardian
Recent pay stub #2 for parent/guardian #1
Recent pay stub #2 for parent/guardian #2
Recent pay stub #2 for non-custodial parent/guardian

All applicants must upload the following documents:
 

Child's birth certificate *
Photo of family members who live together in the house *

If you ARE applying for financial aid, you MUST agree to the following Consent Statement.

The following are agreements between EARLY STEPS and the parent(s) of the above applicant:

  • Confidential School Report – This is a confidential document shared between educational institutions and it will be sent directly to EARLY STEPS by my child’s current teacher.  It is not shared with parents now or in the future.  Additionally, EARLY STEPS may also contact my child’s school and current teacher directly.
  • EARLY STEPS has permission to request future teacher/school reports from the independent school in which my child enrolls (when appropriate).
  • It is my/our responsibility to give EARLY STEPS access to my/our Parents’ Financial Statement and TADS Report (SSS,TADS).
  • If necessary, I give EARLY STEPS permission to request ongoing financial aid data.
Furthermore, I understand that applying to schools with the support of EARLY STEPS does not guarantee admission to any member school.  Each member school makes its own decisions regarding admissions and financial aid according to its own existing policies and procedures.

I agree to supply complete and accurate information to EARLY STEPS and its member schools.  I understand that failure to do so could result in EARLY STEPS withdrawing its support of my family’s applications.

I have read the consent statement above and understand and agree to it in its entirety

If you are NOT applying for financial aid, you MUST agree to the following Consent Statement.

The following are agreements between EARLY STEPS and the parent(s) of the above applicant:

  • Confidential School Report – This is a confidential document shared between educational institutions and it will be sent directly to EARLY STEPS by my child’s current teacher.  It is not shared with parents now or in the future.  Additionally, EARLY STEPS may also contact my child’s school and current teacher directly.
  • EARLY STEPS has permission to request future teacher/school reports from the independent school in which my child enrolls (when appropriate).

Furthermore, I understand that applying to schools with the support of EARLY STEPS does not guarantee admission to any member school.  Each member school makes its own decisions regarding admissions and financial aid according to its own existing policies and procedures.

I agree to supply complete and accurate information to EARLY STEPS and its member schools.  I understand that failure to do so could result in EARLY STEPS withdrawing its support of my family’s applications.

I have read the consent statement above and understand and agree to it in its entirety

After you submit this form, you will be asked to complete one more form -- your household budget.  This is the last submission you need to make to complete your application process.

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