Applying to Kindergarten at Town.

Your Kindergarten application checklist.

We're so pleased you are interested in Kindergarten at Town! Our applicants come from over 100 preschools, including private, independent, public, parochial, and UPK programs all over the NYC area.

We will begin accepting Kindergarten applications for 2020-21 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 when our online application will be live.

The Admissions Committee considers a candidate once the file is complete, which includes the child's present school records and references, parent and child interviews, and faculty observations.

Age Requirement for the 2020-21 school year:

Children must be five years old by September 1, 2020 in order to be considered for Kindergarten admission.

Parent School Tour

Join a parent tour (grandparents also welcome!) of the school led by one of our outstanding faculty members. The tour is an essential part of Town's admissions process, and a great way to get to know our school better. Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., September through January. 

Tours for families applying for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Monday, September 23, 2019 and we will begin making tour appointments on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Families applying to Kindergarten can schedule their appointments online.
  • If you have not yet applied, use the Inquire / Schedule a Tour button to schedule a parent tour beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • If you have already submitted your application, you can schedule your parent tour and parent interview through your Admissions portal, accessible through the Apply Online button below.
  • Once you have submitted your application, please contact the Admissions Office directly to schedule your child's playgroup appointment.

You are also welcome email or call the Admissions Office at 212-288-6395 or 212-288-6397 to schedule your tour and appointments.

Completed Application with Fee

We encourage families to make use of our online application, which will be live Tuesday, September 3, 2019. If you would prefer a paper application, feel free to ask us!

Parent Interview

This is an opportunity for parents to have a personal interview to talk about their child and to ask any specific questions they may have about the school. We ask that you schedule your parent interview for a date after your tour.

Child playgroup (with other applicants)

Kindergarten playgroups are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:40 - 4:00 p.m. During the playgroup, children will visit a Kindergarten classroom and be assessed by Town teachers. While the children are in the classroom, prospective parents will join current Town parents to ask questions and learn more about our community.

School report from sending school and teacher recommendation

We urge parents to ask that their child's records be sent directly to our school.

Notification and Reply Dates

The Town School follows the ISAAGNY notification and reply dates for the 2020-2021 School Year (for applications and files completed by January 8, 2020).

Kindergarten notifications will be emailed on Friday, February 7, 2020. Parent Reply required by noon on Friday, February 14, 2020.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please contact us with questions.


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New York 10021
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