Thank you for your interest in the York Avenue Preschool. The following are instructions for applying online.
Applications will be available starting in August 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year.
The application must be completed at the time of request and a $125 fee will be collected by credit card when you submit the application.
To complete the application, a family photo and a copy of your child's birth certificate must be sent to the admissions office. Please include a brief note sharing your thoughts about your child.
In lieu of the in-person child playgroup, we ask parents to send a short, current video clip of their child (approximately three minutes). You are welcome to combine multiple shorter videos into one submission. These clips should be representative of your child and his or her interests. Some suggestions are your child playing on their own or engaging with another child or adult, outdoor time, drawing or painting. If possible, we would like to observe some language.
Create an account with your email address and a password to begin.
Once you begin your application, you can log out of the portal at any time and return later to finish it. Once all sections are complete, follow the prompts to the payment screen. The processing fee of $45 is nonrefundable.
Submit your application.
The deadline for submitting your financial aid application (PFS) is December 3, 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year.
Watching our students grow and blossom is one of the great joys of teaching. Our responsibility as educators is to prepare our children to leave the school with a love of learning.
The children leave with confidence, the ability to express themselves, and a preparedness for Kindergarten.
We are very proud of our Kindergarten placement record and work closely with the ongoing school Directors.
Following is a list of schools where our children have been accepted:
Bank Street School
Birch-Wathen Lenox School
The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Dalton School
Ethical Culture Fieldston
The Lycée Français
Riverdale Country Day
Speyer Legacy School
Our Students have also been accepted at:
2022 - 2023 AGE GROUPS
Tuition for 2021-2022 School Year
**New Twos options for 2022-2023
Mon, Tue & Wed
9:30 to 12:30
Wed, Thu & Fri
8:30 to 11:30
Monday - Friday
8:50 to 12:00
Threes (3.0-3.11 & toilet trained)
Monday - Friday
8:50 to 12:15*
8:50 to 2:30
8:50 to 12:15
Fours (4.0-4.11 & toilet trained)
8:50 to 2:30
8:50 to 12:00
*Dismissal will be extended once a week, to include specialty classes - 1:00 pm for Half-Day Threes
Minimum age is as of September 1, 2022.
$125.00 per child for 3 Day Twos $150.00 per child for 5 Day Twos & Half Day Threes $250.00 per child for Full Day Threes & Fours
Fees cover all transportation for field trips, cooking supplies, special events in the classrooms and graduation for the Fours.
An application fee of $125.00 is required for each applicant.
Tuitions for the school year 2022-2023 will be established in December 2021.
In-Person and Virtual School Tours
We look forward to welcoming you to an informational session and school tour.
In person tours will be held from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on the days listed below. These tours are for prospective parents only. To attend an in-person tour you must be fully vaccinated. The Excelsior Pass will be required for proof of vaccination if you were vaccinated in New York State. For anyone vaccinated out of state, please contact the admissions office.
Virtual tours will be held from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. on the days listed below.
Please call our Admissions Office at (212)-734-0922 to reserve your place. All application materials must be submitted to the school before a tour is scheduled. We request both parents, if applicable, attend the tour.
Since we are not able to meet your child in person this admissions season, we invite you to share a short (no longer than 3 minutes), current video clip of your child. Some suggestions are your child playing on their own or engaging with another child or adult, outdoor time, favorite activities, drawing or painting. If possible, we would like to capture some language. Please include your child’s name in the body of the email. This can be submitted to email@example.com.
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Welcome to York Avenue Preschool! As Admissions Director, I look forward to meeting you at one of our informative school tours. From the warm welcome you get as you enter our beautiful facility, you will realize York Avenue Preschool is a very special place for young children.
You will see happy, engaged children in bright and colorful classrooms. Each classroom is child-centered and provides a stimulating environment for learning.
I am excited to share our school with you and get to know your family through the admissions process!