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Here you will find information about the Preschool application process. You can access the online application, find answers to frequently asked questions, and view a timeline of the Preschool application process.
Some quick facts
Application Process for 2021-2022
Application to the Threes
Our preschool threes process will continue to be run in two phases:
Phase 1: This part of the preschool application process will be unchanged from years past. We will be accepting online applications from any interested families up through Friday, October 16th. Once you submit your online application in our Admissions Portal, you will see a Parent Questionnaire appear, where you can share information about your child. The Parent Questionnaire is also due by Friday, October 16th. Our committee will then review all applications and determine approximately how many openings we will have for new families and how many children we will be able to meet overall.
Phase 2: As is true even in non-pandemic years, because of the large number of applications we receive relative to the small number of seats in our preschool program, we will not be able to offer a full process to every family who has submitted an application. We will be contacting all our applicant families in late November to let them know whether or not we will be able to bring them through the next stage of the process.
As we see how NYC fares through the early autumn months and how our school reopening plans hold up, we will fine tune the details for this second part of the application process. Our guiding priorities will be our mission of getting to know the children and families and to providing ways to help parents know our school. We will communicate the details of this process in late November.
Application to the Fours
The following policy for fours applications is the same as in other years:
Due to the extremely small number of openings for the fours, we are not accepting any new applications. Only parents of preschool applicants who went through part 1 and part 2 of last year’s threes process may reapply to be considered for entry to the fours in September 2021. The deadline to reapply is Friday, October 16th.
All final preschool decisions will be emailed to families on Thursday, February 25, 2021.