How to Apply
Applying for Admission
We encourage parents interested in enrolling their son or daughter at Buckley to come to the school for a tour or to attend an open house. You can arrange this by calling the Admissions Office at 516.627.1910 or by filling out an inquiry form through our Contact Us web page. Admission to Nursery through Grade Seven requires the process described below. Parents interested in our Toddler Program for 2 1/2-year-olds may register their child for two, three, or five days a week by filling out the registration form.
• Parents submit an application for each child for Nursery through Grade Seven. Apply online and submit an electronic Records Release Form, which will allow Buckley to request student records and a school recommendation from your child's current school. Alternatively, parents can print an application and Records Release Form.
• The Admissions Office schedules a parent interview, prospective student testing, and a classroom visit.
• The Admission Committee reviews each application and notifies parents of the decision.
Local school districts in Nassau County within a 15-mile radius provide transportation to Buckley Country Day School if a child is at least five years old. Some districts also require that a child be in Kindergarten. Parents must apply to the transportation office of their own district by April 1st for the following school year. Please check with your district for specific guidelines. For children from neighboring Queens communities, Buckley assists families by arranging private transportation where available.
Buckley offers financial aid based on demonstrated need. Requests for assistance do not affect admissions decisions or a current student’s place in the school community. All financial information is held in the strictest confidence.
To apply for financial assistance for the 2014-2015 school year, please click here.
Why an Independent School
The National Center for Education Statistics, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, conducted the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) to measure the lifelong returns of an independent school education. NELS traced the life experiences of students who were eighth graders in 1988 into the 21st century.
Buckley prides itself on educating and nurturing the whole child, providing a superior education to a diverse and intellectually capable student body. Our faculty creates an environment where students are held to the highest standards of effort, achievement, character, and leadership.
The early years have an immense impact on a child’s life. We invite you to come and consider Buckley Country Day School for your family, and see why thousands of parents over the last ninety years have chosen to entrust these early years of their children’s lives to Buckley. See what our Parents are Saying.
For more information, please contact Ann Duffy at 516-627-1910
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Buckley Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, financial aid program, athletic or other school-administered programs.