Register for an
information session

We have limited open seats for the current school year. To inquire about availability and language proficiency required for a particular grade, e-mail or complete an inquiry form.

Step 1: Attend a Main Campus Information Session

Our Main Campus information sessions give families the opportunity to meet members of our diverse community, visit our vibrant classrooms, and ask questions about life at Science, Language & Arts International School.

Attending a Main Campus information session is required for admission to our Elementary and Middle School programs. It provides families an opportunity to experience our school culture and ask questions about our program.

Applicants to the Early Childhood Annex (Carroll Gardens) may register for a Main Campus information session, and/or an Annex facilities tour.  We do not offer a full information session at the Annex location.

Step 2: Submit Application Materials

The application deadline for 2020-21 is December 13, 2019.  The following materials are required to be considered for admission.

For all applicants:

For Grade 6 and up:

If paying the application fee is a hardship for your family, please inform our Admissions Office at

*These items must be submitted to SLA directly by the school/teacher (not by the family). Forms can be e-mailed to: or mailed to: Attn: Admissions Office, Science, Language & Arts, 9 Hanover Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11201.

Step 3: Child Visit & Family Meeting (Pre-K and up)

After receiving your completed application and application fee, our admissions team will contact you to schedule a visit for your child and a family meeting. Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants will participate in an informal playgroup in English (50 minutes) facilitated by SLA faculty members. Applicants for Grade 1 and higher will be scheduled for a school-day visit of a half to a full day, depending on grade level.

Admissions Timeline

Attend Information SessionAllOffered throughout the year
Submit Application & Application FeeAllDec 13
Confidential School ReportPre-K and upJan 3
Teacher Recommendations & Writing SamplesGrade 6 and upJan 6
Child VisitPre-K and upJan (weekends)
Family MeetingPre-K and upJan – Feb
Notification DateNursery
Grade 1 and up
Feb 27
Feb 27
Feb 7
Feb 4
Enrollment Contract & DepositNursery
Grade 1 and up
Mar 5
Mar 5
Feb 14
Feb 25