Applying for Admission

While we are usually delighted to welcome prospective families onto our campus, all of our admission related events for the 2020-21 school year will be virtual. 

We encourage parents interested in submitting an application on behalf of their son or daughter at Buckley to attend a Virtual Open House or schedule a call with our Admissions Office at 516.627.1910. BCDS issues admission decisions on a rolling basis; we encourage families to begin the process early in the fall. Admission to Nursery through Grade Seven requires the process described below. Buckley Parents interested in our Toddler Program for 2 year-olds may register their child for two, three, or five days a week by filling out the registration form

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  • 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.
  • Transportation

    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.
  • Financial Aid

    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.
  • Why Buckley?

    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 Colleen Fortuna at 516-627-1910
    extension 2700, or at

Contact Us:

If you would like us to send you additional information about admission to Buckley for your child/children, please fill out our inquiry form.

Buckley Country Day School
2 I.U. Willets Road
Roslyn, NY 11576
516 627-1910 Phone
516 627-8627 FAX

Buckley Country Day School

P: 516 627 1910 F: 516 627 8627