Thank you for your interest in the York Avenue Preschool. The following are instructions for applying online.
Applications will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are limited.
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.
If applying for financial aid, please note that there is a separate application that can be found at www.mytads.com
Once these items have been sent, please call the school at (212) 734-0922 or email, to confirm receipt.
Please note that there are separate tours for prospective Two's and Three's parents. Tours will be virtual and more information will be available after September 25th.
In lieu of the in-person child playgroup, this year we will be asking parents to send a short, current video clip of their child (no more than 3 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.
Notifications will be emailed in accordance with ISAAGNY guidelines on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 with a reply by date of Thursday, March 4th by 12 noon.
*Parents of siblings are not required to tour the school. However, it is necessary to submit a video clip.
For the 2021 - 2022 School Year
York Avenue Preschool offers financial aid based on a families need. Financial aid is the difference between what it costs to attend York Avenue Preschool and the family's ability to pay the tuition, as demonstrated in the financial aid application. We request families submit all required forms to TADS to process your request.
Note that the FA application is available on TADS beginning October 15, 2020.
The following are the steps to start the financial aid process:
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 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year.
*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, 2021.
$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.
Virtual School Tours
We look forward to welcoming you to an informational session and virtual tour.
Tours will be held from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on the days listed below.
These tours are for prospective parents only. We have dedicated tours for different age groups. Please see below to find the dates that correspond with the class you have applied your child for.
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, drawing or painting. If possible, we would like to capture some language. This can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your child’s name in the body of the email.
Threes & Fours
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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. York Avenue students enjoy the use of our outside playground, state of the art gym, lending library and art studio. We provide many specialty classes that enhance curriculum and allow our children hands on experiences.
I am excited to share our school with you and get to know your family through the admissions process!