Non-Resident Students

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Non-Resident Students


Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child(ren) in the Suffern Central School District on a tuition paying basis.  To learn more about the District, we encourage you to browse our website (be sure to check out SCSD At A Glance), peruse the most recent issues of our Excelsior newsletter, attend an event, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Admissions Process

Applications for the 2020 – 21 school year are now being accepted for non-resident students in grades K-12.

Below you will find the process for submitting a registration packet for consideration. 
PLEASE NOTE: If you child requires a special class or program or you are looking for a special class or program please contact us first to determine whether we offer the class/program and/or have space in the class/program before you begin the registration process. This will save you time.
The online registration process will consist of (3) parts; 
Part I – filling out the online form (link below), 
Part II – submitting the necessary documentation to Natalia Montes, (see Welcome Letter) and,
Part III – filling out the Fillable Registration Packet and Emergency Information Card and emailing them to Ms. Montes.
Part I: Online Registration
2. Enter the relevant information in each requested field.
(On the online enrollment form there will be a field about Proof of Residency. As a non-resident applicant you will check the box that says Registering as a Non Resident Student ) 
Part II: Submit any necessary documentation
1. Read the Welcome Letter
Part III: Fillable Form
1. Download the SCSD 20-21 Fillable Registration Packet.
2. Fill out the forms, especially the fields that are outlined in red.  They are mandatory fields and MUST be completed.
3. Save the completed form.
4. Download the fillable Emergency Info Card 20-21.
5. Fill out the card.
6. Save the completed card.
7. Compose a new email with the Subject = 20-21 Non-Resident Student Registration Packet
8. Attach the completed SCSD 20-21 Fillable Registration Packet form AND the Emergency Info Card 20-21.
9. Attach any necessary documentation (your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization records, IEP, report cards, etc …)
10. Send email to the Natalia Montes –
1. No Registration can be considered until ALL documents are received by the school and the SCSD 20-21 Fillable Registration Packet.pdf has been completed.
2. The decision on whether a non-resident student will be admitted to the District on a tuition basis will be made in the sole discretion of the District in accord with Board policy. View Board Policy 5152: Admission of Non-Resident Students for additional details. 
3.  You may print and mail or drop-off the necessary documentation to the District Office (45 Mountain Avenue, Hillburn, New York) if you do not want to attach the necessary paperwork to an email.
If you have any questions please contact or at 845- 357-7783 extension 11222, 

To learn more about the District, we encourage you to browse our website (be sure to check out SCSD At A Glance), peruse the most recent issues of our Excelsior newsletter, attend an event, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The tuition rate for the 2020-21 school year is:

  • $10,000 for Grades K-5
  • $13,000 for Grades 6-12

Tuition must be made by check. First payment is due August 15, 2020. Second payment is due January 15, 2021. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are NJ residents eligible to enroll?
Yes. Students who live in New Jersey may apply for admission.

 Can non-resident students join clubs and try out for sports teams?
Yes. Non-residents students in good standing are entitled to participate in all athletic and extracurricular activities as residents.

 Is transportation provided for non-resident students?
No. Transportation to/from school, athletics, and extracurricular activities is the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian. Suffern Central School District will not provide transportation for non-residents.

School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.


El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.