The application process for admittance to Newark Boys Chorus School consists of six steps:
1. Completing your written application and Parent/Student questionnaire.
a) Print Application and Parent/Student questionnaire.
b) Complete application, Parent Questionnaire, and Student Questionnaire online. (Online forms under construction.)
2. Acquiring your academic transcripts from your current school (form provided).
3. Acquiring at least one teacher recommendation (form provided).
4. Academic assessment (to be held at NBCS).
5. Musical Audition (to be held at NBCS).
6. Parent and applicant interviews (to be held at NBCS).
NBCS accepts applications and makes admission decisions on a rolling basis. Therefore, due to the significant number of applicants, we encourage you to submit your application materials as early as possible. No applicant will be considered for admission until all six steps of the application process are completed.
We must receive the following materials in order to continue with the application process:
A competed application form
An academic transcript from your current School
At least one teacher recommendation
TRANSCRIPTS AND ACADEMIC RECORDS
Parents should print, sign and present the Transcript Release Form to your school's principal, guidance counselor or registrar. They must then send an official and complete transcript reflecting your performance including the most current progress report.
After we have received the required materials, the application process may continue with an academic assessment held at the Newark Boys Chorus School. The NBCS academic assessment is nothing more than a way of determining the skill and grade performance levels of applicants.
The next step in the application process is the musical audition. Along with an academic assessment, each young man will undergo a simple musical audition to determine his natural singing voice and musical potential. There is no requirement to fulfill prior to this audition.
High grades and musical talents are not all we are seeking in our students. At NBCS, we "admit" the whole family, because we know there is little chance of success without committed and supportive parents and community. Therefore, both parents and the applicants are required to meet with NBCS staff.
NBCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic background, sexual preference or disability in admission or access to, or treatment of, in its services, programs, or activities. To that end, NBCS strives diligently to maintain an atmosphere that respects all individuals and that affords each person the opportunity to reach his fullest potential. In addition, NBCS is committed to taking every reasonable measure to accommodate the needs of those who are disabled.