Application Process

2022 Admission Timeline

George Jackson Academy, is an all boys school for grades 6-8.  GJA only accepts applications for students applying for 6th grade.  If you are interested in applying for 6th grade for the 2022-2023 school year, please click here to be notified when the application becomes available. The application will be available in late September/early October. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022, applicants will sit for the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and a reading comprehension test to identify students who may be a good fit for our rigorous academic program.  In lieu of the OLSAT, GJA will accept recent SSAT or ISEE results, if received prior to March 5th. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022, by invitation only, applicants will participate in Simulated School Day, an abbreviated class day that allows students to experience George Jackson Academy, as well as interview with faculty members in small groups.  

Friday, March 25, 2022, by invitation only, parents/guardians of finalists will interview with GJA faculty members.

Admission and Financial Aid decisions will be released  in mid-late April 2022 pending submission of both applications by the March 5th deadline. 

For questions, please email the Admission Office at or call 212-228-6789.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

George Jackson Academy adheres to a long standing policy of admitting students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid or other school-administered programs.