Apply to Trinity-Pawling

The Trinity-Pawling experience is truly transformational. We see each student's potential and help him turn promise into achievement, hard work into results. Take the next step and discover Trinity-Pawling!

Step 1: Complete an inquiry form


Once you have completed our online inquiry form, you may schedule your campus visit and interview. We look forward to meeting you!

Step 2: Schedule a Visit & Interview

Visit Campus

There's something about the green of the quad and the feel of the brotherhood that we just can't put in a brochure or on our website. Visiting campus is the best way to see the value of a Trinity-Pawling education. We offer tours Monday through Saturday. Following the campus tour, you will meet and interview with an Office of Admissions team member.

To schedule a visit and interview, please reach out: • 845.855.4825

Step 3: Apply via SAO

Standard Application Online (SAO)

Trinity-Pawling uses SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO) as our singular application. Applicants must register at SSAT in order to create a Web Login ID. Please follow the instructions provided for submitting testing, teacher recommendations, and essays. Your application is forwarded to Trinity-Pawling once you have paid the application fee. Schools that use their own recommendation forms or use letters of recommendation must send these directly to Trinity-Pawling and not to SSAT.


Applications are due by January 15th. A $60 fee is required for each domestic application. The fee is $125 for international students.

If you are unable to complete the online application or have difficulty with the application, please contact the Office of Admissions to discuss your options. • 845.855.4825

Step 4: Testing

Testing Requirements

Trinity-Pawling requires that all candidates submit current test scores.

9th and 10th grade candidates should take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), which is held on eight Saturdays during the testing year. Once completing the exam, please remember to add Trinity-Pawling School (Code: 7750) when submitting your scores. For 11th, 12th, and postgraduate candidates, PSAT and SAT results reported in the current academic year are acceptable.

Test of english as a foreign language (TOEFL)

We require all international candidates for whom English is a second language to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. In addition to the SSAT, PSAT, or SAT, international applicants should take the TOEFL exam (Code: B074). Please be sure to request at the time the test is taken that the test results be sent directly to Trinity-Pawling School.

Students may also demonstrate English competency by submitting scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Our institution requires an overall band score of a 6.0 or higher on the IELTS.

Please note: Trinity-Pawling only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.

Students may also take the Duolingo English Proficiency Test for their standardized testing requirement.

Step 5: Decision Letters

Decision letters and financial aid awards (if applicable) are available on March 10th. A reply is requested by April 10th.

Affording a Trinity-Pawling Education

While the cost of a Trinity-Pawling education is significant, our families believe the value is greater. For those families who are unable to meet the full cost of tuition, financial assistance is available. Learn more about our Tuition and Financial Aid

A group of Trinity-Pawling students in the hall between classes

Trinity-Pawling School admits students of any race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


           International Students 

At Trinity Pawling, I've been able to find myself and achieve my goals through the support of the School and community. I have been able to challenge myself and take up opportunities that otherwise might never have been possible, from traveling to Hong Kong to becoming a prefect! I'm so grateful for this awesome experience.