Thank you for your interest in UNIS. We look forward to getting to know your family and answering your questions about our school.
The application for the Manhattan campus for entry in the 2023-24 school year will be available on 1 September 2022 and will be due by 15 November 2022, and the other required application documents should be submitted and the interview (or assessment) held by mid-January 2023. After 15 November 2022, we’ll continue to accept applications from UN families, and other international as well as local New York families are welcome to check with us to see if there are spaces available in specific grades.
Regarding immediate entry during the school year, UNIS has a few spaces that open up, and families already in New York as well as families who are moving to New York can apply for them. Midyear applications must be received by 15 March 2023, and, if accepted, students must be enrolled and attending classes by 1 April 2023.
UNIS enrolls children in prekindergarten through twelfth grade, and students applying to prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade must be four, five, or six years old, respectively, by 31 December 2023.
In accordance with our mission, children whose parents transfer from abroad to work for the United Nations, Missions to the UN, and Consulates enjoy priority in terms of admission, but admission is not automatic. All children are required to be interviewed (or assessed) so that we can determine whether our program is the right fit for them.
The Admissions section has information about the application process, including deadlines, application requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions. The Admissions Department is happy to answer any questions a family has about UNIS and our application process.