Applying to Darrow

Darrow School has a priority deadline of February 1. We also have a rolling admission policy with mid-year enrollment in January on a limited basis. Prospective applicants' files will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee once they are complete. 

How to Apply:

Key dates:

• Priority Deadline: February 1
• Financial Aid Application Deadline: February 10
• Decision letters and financial aid award notifications: March 10
• Confirmation of acceptance: Requested by April 1

If you haven’t yet, please fill out our online Inquiry Form. 

Choose one of the following application options:
Fill out our online application 
Request print copies of our application materials
Darrow also accepts the SSAT Common Application and the TABS Common Application

A completed application consists of:

Application Form
Two Teacher Recommendations 
International Applicant Supplement. For students whose primary residence is not in the U.S.
Student Essay
Parent Essay
Current School Transcript
TOEFL, TOEFL Jr, or SSAT Scores (for all students whose primary language is not English)
A Campus Visit. For students who live within 300 miles of campus.
An Interview
Application Fee of $75

If you have questions during any part of the application process, please do not hesitate to call the Admissions Office at (518) 794-6000.

Darrow School strongly encourages applications from and admits students of any sex or gender, race, color, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or socio-economic status with all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to Darrow School students. 

What creativity means at Darrow

It means connecting imagination to action. It means learning the technical aspects of creative expression. And it means taking risks and taking responsibility. Darrow School’s modern, dedicated facilities for visual and performing arts enable students to develop their creative potential in many disciplines. Traditional areas of study are taught through an active curriculum that emphasizes experimentation, discussion, project development, and interaction with the environment.

See how the right creative environment makes anything possible.

Darrow students in action

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