Thank you for your interest in our school! We would love to welcome your family into the Portfolio community. Applications for Fall 2019 will be available starting in September 2018.

We are currently serving students ages K - 4th grade and will become a K-12 in subsequent years. Beginning in Fall 2019 we will be serving ages K - 6th grade, thus beginning our Middle School years.

If you are interested in learning more about Portfolio, please attend an Open House or book a school tour below.


Dear Prospective Families,

We invite you to explore a learning experience that delights in creativity and individuality, takes seriously the social and emotional well being of our children, and encourages our children to ask insightful questions and design meaningful projects incorporating the arts, technology, science, and the humanities. At Portfolio, children will learn to respect their imaginations, develop their curiosity and their talents, and creatively express their ideas in high quality work, worthy of sharing with others. As more and more colleges and universities move toward Portfolio-based admissions, our students will be prepared with portfolios of projects demonstrating their tremendous abilities and meaningful contributions.

We look forward to meeting you and your children.

Shira Leibowitz, PhD
Founding Lower School Director

Application Timeline And Process

Portfolio offers rolling admissions and tuition assistance decisions.

Children can be considered for admission once their application is complete, and will receive a decision after the next meeting of our admissions committee. Our admissions committee meets regularly, several times a month.

Families applying for Kindergarten have until noon on Friday, February 16, 2018 to accept an admissions offer, following the ISAAGNY schedule.

Families applying for grades 1-5 have until noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to accept an admissions offer, following the ISAAGNY schedule.

After the deadlines, if there remain any available spaces, we will continue a rolling admissions process accepting students on a first come, first serve basis until we are full.

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. While we will hold admissions places for admitted students until February 27th, we cannot hold tuition assistance awards. Families will have one week after a tuition assistance award decision is offered to accept. After that, we may offer the award to another qualified student on a first come, first serve basis.

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, 2017) in which he or she is enrolling.

To Apply

Portfolio School uses an online application system, called Ravenna, which allows you to create, submit and track your application status. 

You will be asked to create an account. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions season because this will be your primary email contact with our school. Then fill out the application. A $50 application fee is required. Once you submit your application, you will receive an emailed response that your application has been received.

If at any point you should have any technical questions about using Ravenna, please contact them at  Ravenna is happy to answer your inquiry by phone, however, they require that all support inquiries are initiated through the email address you used to create your Ravenna account.


Includes the full cost of all books, materials, and field trips. The costs of our optional after-school programs are additional.