FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I get an application?
Applications are available ONLINE ONLY in August. We do not acknowledge email or phone requests.
When can I tour the school?
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. Fully-vaccinated parents may opt for in-person tours. Prior to your scheduled tour date, proof of vaccination must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I schedule a child visit?
We ask parents to send a short, current video clip of their child (approximately three minutes) in lieu of an in-person visit. You are welcome to combine multiple shorter videos into one submission. These clips should be representative of your child and his or her interests.
What should I include in my video?
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 email@example.com. Please include your child’s name in the body of the email.
What age can my child start preschool?
The youngest age that the preschool offers enrollment is 2 years for the Twos class.
Does my child have to be potty trained to start school?
Our three- and four-year-old students do need to be toilet trained by September of the year they start.
How is separation handled?
In the Twos, it is a gentle process. The class schedule is abbreviated while the children get comfortable in their new environment. Parents are encouraged to take the child's lead until separation is complete. Each child separates differently, so we encourage flexibility.
The Threes' first few days are shortened and then a full schedule begins.
Following Fours/Pre-K, what schools do the students attend?
Our students attend some of the finest private schools in the city. Please visit our page, Next Steps, to see a complete list. Also, many of our students attend the Board of Education Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs, Hunter College Elementary program, as well as neighborhood schools.
Is Financial Aid available?
Yes. The financial aid program is need-based and must be applied for each year. Please see our Financial Aid page for more information.