Nursery 3 and 4

Joy in learning begins in preschool.

Your Nursery 3 & Nursery 4 application checklist.

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

Scheduling appointments

You may schedule your tour online starting September 3, 2019 by using the Inquire / Schedule a Tour button below.

Please email or call the Admissions Office at 212-288-6395 or 212-288-6397 to schedule your parent interview and child playgroup.

Age Requirement for the 2020-21 school year:
  • Children applying for Nursery 3 must be three years old by September 1, 2020 in order to be considered for admission.
  • Children applying for Nursery 4 must be four years old by September 1, 2020 in order to be considered for 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 to Nursery 3 or Nursery 4 for the 2020-21 school year are offered on select dates beginning in October, 2019 and we will begin making tour appointments on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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!

Once you have submitted your application, you may contact the Admissions team directly to schedule your parent interview and child playgroup.

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)

Children will be invited to a playgroup; they will visit a Town classroom and meet with Town teachers. (Only one parent will need to accompany children to the playgroup visit.).

  • Nursery 3 and Nursery 4 playgroup visits will be scheduled for November, December and January.
Teacher recommendation form from sending school

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).

Nursery 3 and Nursery 4 notifications will be emailed Thursday, February 27, 2020. Parent Reply required by noon on Thursday, March 5, 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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