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.
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.
Notifications will be emailed in accordance with ISAAGNY guidelines.
*Parents of siblings are not required to tour the school. However, it is necessary to submit a video clip.
For the 2022 - 2023 School Year
York Avenue Preschool offers financial aid based on a family's need, 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 18, 2021.
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 3, 2021 for the 2022-2023 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, 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 tour.
These tours are for prospective parents only. There are dedicated tours for different age groups.
In-person or virtual school tours are given once an application has been submitted and completed. You must call the school after September 26th to schedule your tour. 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.
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!