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

  • Saint Ann’s Preschool is located at 26 Willow Place between Joralemon and State Streets, a few blocks from our main building.
  • Our Preschool is divided into a threes program and a fours program. In total, our preschool numbers about 60 children.
  • Both programs are full day (9am-3pm), five day a week programs.
  • There are two classrooms for three year olds and two classrooms for four year olds. Each classroom has two full time teachers and the children work in half groups with a number of specialty teachers throughout their week.
  • Our birthday cutoff for the preschool is September 1st.
  • To learn more about our Preschool program please click here.

PreK at Saint Ann's


Application Process for 2022-2023

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 November 1, 2021. Once you submit your online application in our Admissions Portal, you will see a Student Information Questionnaire appear, where you can share information about your child. The Student Information Questionnaire is also due by November 1, 2021. 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 with the Delta variant, 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, of providing ways to help parents know our school and of protecting everyone’s health and safety. 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 2022. The deadline to reapply is November 1, 2021. 


All final preschool decisions will be emailed to families on Thursday, March 3, 2022.