Open House and Merit Scholarship Exam – Sat. December 9th at 9:00 AM

Please use this link to pre-register online for the 2017 Merit Scholarship Exam.

Open Houses and school tours are available every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am that school is in session. No RSVP is necessary and children are welcome.

Below is the 2017 Merit Scholarship Exam information

Garden School is hosting an Open House on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 to 11:30 AM for families interested in all grades of the school. No RSVP is necessary, children are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

We encourage families from all grades interested in Garden School’s core program (not UPK/PK For All) to attend a presentation at 9:00 AM on the school and its educational and enrichment programs. You will hear perspectives from school administration, faculty, parents and alumni. A Q & A period will be followed by a tour of the campus and facilities.

The same morning, we will also be offering the annual Merit Scholarship Exam on Saturday, December 9th. The Merit Exam and the scholarships are eligible to both incoming new and current Garden students presently enrolled in grades 5-9 ONLY(entering 6-10 in 2018). Pre-registration either using the online form below or by downloading and faxing the form below is required by December 6th at 4:00 PM.

Please use this link to pre-register online for the 2017 Merit Scholarship Exam, or use Garden School Merit Exam Registration Form 2017 to pre-register for the Merit Scholarship Exam.

Each year, over 130 students participate in this competitive exam. Those students who achieve the best results are eligible for substantial scholarships ranging from 25%-100% of tuition, starting in September 2018 and continuing for the duration of their years at Garden School. This means that students who are currently in grades 5 through 9 are eligible to take the exam. Thus, a student winner entering Garden School as a sixth grader can expect to receive his or her scholarship award for seven years covered by the program. The scholarships can be worth as much as $125,000 in Garden School tuition fees over a seven-year period.

The Merit Scholarship Exam consists of sections on math concepts, math computation, vocabulary and reading comprehension, and will include a writing sample. After the Exam, finalists will be chosen and an interview and a review of current school records is part of the Merit Scholarship Application process.

Finalists will be contacted and invited for an interview and a copy of all relevant school records must be brought to the interview. Students are informed of the test results in writing by Friday, February 12, 2018.

Winning students need to maintain a B average, be good citizens of the school, and participate in the school’s community service program to ensure that the scholarship continues over the years. Recent winners of the scholarship at Garden School have gone on to such universities and colleges as Harvard, Dartmouth, NYU, MIT, and Cornell.

Below is a link to apply online for the Merit Scholarship Exam and also a link to download and print the Registration Form which must be completed and returned with the $50.00 Application Fee by Wednesday, December 6th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 718-335-6363.

Founded in 1923, Garden School is an independent, co-ed, secular, college preparatory school that spans nursery through 12th grade. Garden School was the result of efforts by parents, teachers, and community leaders who wanted to create a school that places the academic and social interests of children at center. To this day, decisions about curriculum and academic achievement are made with students, not politics, in mind. And all of this takes place within a diverse, international environment in which there is no single majority. Consequently, ninety-nine percent of Garden School’s students go on to college immediately after graduation.

Garden School Merit Exam Registration Form 2017