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 deadline for the Manhattan campus for the 2021-22 school year is 15 November 2020, and the other required application documents should be submitted and the interview (or assessment) held by mid-January 2021. After 15 November 2020, 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. The Queens campus has rolling admissions throughout the year.
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 2021, and, if accepted, students must be able to attend classes by 1 April 2021.
The Manhattan campus enrolls children in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. UNIS Queens enrolls children in kindergarten through eighth grade; in ninth grade UNIS Queens students can automatically transfer to the Manhattan campus.
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.