Portfolio School currently serves grades K-5.  Beginning in Fall 2019 we will serve grades K-6, adding a grade per year until we become a K-12 school.


Deborah Ashe

Director of Admissions



Welcome to Portfolio School!  Here you’ll find an unparalleled education that celebrates your child’s curiosity, creativity, individuality, independence, and love of learning.  

At Portfolio, we encourage your children to ask insightful questions and to design meaningful projects that incorporate their teacher-guided explorations of the humanities, science, mathematics, technology, and the arts.  Portfolio students develop a deeper understanding of subject matter by putting that knowledge to work in real-world applications, documenting their journey and sharing their insights with others.

With more and more colleges and universities moving toward portfolio-based admissions, these talents will serve your children throughout their education.  And beyond. Your children will work at jobs we cannot even yet imagine, but they will be well-served by their belief in their ability to analyze problems, imagine new solutions, and communicate respectfully.  

Come visit...

Observe real-world learning in action in a learning environment that takes your child’s social and emotion well-being as seriously as it does your child’s academic and intellectual growth.  We offer Open House events and Parent Tours several times throughout the Fall. 

Our admissions process is parent-and-student-friendly.  You decide whether you want to visit us before applying or attend an Open House initially or have your child explore Portfolio School first.  Students visit so they explore the school and participate in the learning.  We do not require standardized testing as we believe we can assess student readiness for Portfolio's unique approach to education through the multiple perspectives of parents, students' current teachers, and our teachers.


Open Houses

January 17 | 6:00PM
Middle School Matters: an information sessions focused on grades 3-6

February 28 | 6:00PM
Elementary School Years: an information session focused on Grades K-2


March 7 | 6:00PM
Middle School Matters: an information sessions focused on grades 3-6


Daytime Parent Tours


Student Visit
K-3rd Grade

Student Visit
4th-6th Grade


Tell us more...

We want to learn more about you and your children, so we invite you to apply:

To learn more about the process, timeframe, and your scheduling options, please read on!

We look forward to meeting you and your children soon! If you are interested in admissions for this 2018-2019 academic year, please contact me directly.


212-226-8252 Ext 1

Important Information


Application Timeline

Completed Application due:
January 8th for those who want a decision in February, using the ISAAGNY deadlines.

AFTER JANUARY 8, we will schedule and review applications on a rolling basis, with decisions to be communicated after the ISAAGNY deadlines and, otherwise, within two weeks from the date that the application is completed.

Notification e-mail sent:
February 8, 2019 (for those who completed application by January 8)

Parent Reply due:
Kindergarten: February 15, 2019
Grades 1-6: February 26, 2019


Minimum age requirement

To be considered eligible a student must be at least 5-years-old at the end of the calendar year (e.g., December 31, 2018) in which he or she is enrolling.


Tuition 2019-2020


Includes the full cost of all instructional materials. You may be asked to pay additional costs for certain class trips or other extracurricular events that are not directly related to the School curriculum. The costs of our optional after-school programs are additional.

There are a limited number of tuition assistance awards available. Please inquire if you are interested, and the school will follow up with you on next steps. The awards will be given on a first come first serve basis, and are intended for highly qualified students of families committed to the Portfolio approach to learning.

Portfolio School School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.