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The basic steps of our admissions process

Submit the application form and the $75

 application fee

Attend an Open House

Schedule a school tour and parent meeting

Schedule your child`s school playdate

Families will be notified in writing of

 admissions decision

Admissions to our NYC Preschool

Dear Prospective Family,


The selection of a preschool; your child’s introduction to formal education is an important and sometimes difficult decision. Preschool of the Arts provides an admissions route that facilitates a thoughtful and purposeful exploration of our NYC learning and living environments. Each step of this intentional process is designed to help your family become better acquainted with our program. Additionally, this journey allows ample opportunities for our Preschool of the Arts community to form relationships with you and your child. Our program welcomes children the ages of 18 months to 5 years old. Our Gramercy center caters to infants 6 months to preschool 5 years old.


Preschool of the Arts ensures that your child will be artistically stimulated inside the comfort of their classroom, and beyond as they venture outdoors and explore NYC icons. We believe artistic expression is a constant process that begins with our youngest learners and explores, and is deepened and refined as they form relationships and connections with their world. Each step is part of a larger story or narrative that defines the individual and collective members of our community; showcasing relationships and the value of inter-subjectivity. Your child’s journey has endless possibilities and applications well beyond the walls, spaces and environments that define Preschool of Arts.


We look forward to meeting you and learning about your family’s interests and values. Please feel comfortable to contact us regarding questions, thoughts and or curiosities at 212-229-9075.


Warm Regards,



Raina Hirschhorn

Director of Admissions





Admissions Process

1. An application for admission, accompanied by a non-refundable $75 fee must be submitted. To request an application/information package, please complete the form above or call our office at 212-229-9075. Applications are considered on a first come first serve basis.


2. All prospective parents must attend an Open House and/or a morning School Tour. Please call our office to reserve a spot at an upcoming open house. Open Houses take place throughout October to November.


3. After we have received your child’s application and you have attended a School Tour and Parent Meeting, our admissions office will contact you to schedule a play date for your child.


4. Families are notified in writing of admission decision.


Admissions Timeline

Tuesday, September 2,2014: Admissions for the 2014-2015 school year opens. Please call our office to request an application or fill out the inquiry form above.


Thursday, November 6,2014: Early Notification Deadline for Sibling of Current Students and Alumni Families


Tuesday, December 2,2014: Application Deadline for New Families


Wednesday, December 17,2014: Re-Registration Deadline for Returning Students


Monday, January 12,2015: Early Admission Responses Mailed Out


Monday, January 19,2015:Early Admission Response Reply Date  


Wednesday, February 11,2015 : Second Admission Responses Mailed Out


Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Admission Response Reply Date

Wait Lists for 2014-2015

We are currently considering applications for 2014-2015 academic year on a case-by-case basis. If you are a recent NYC resident or eager to benefit from a Reggio private school education, our professional team is available to assist you at each turn; making the admissions process seamless and informative.


While most of our classes are waitlist only, we do have limited availability in some of our programs. All of our programs are fast approaching capacity, so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience. When completing your application, we encourage you to choose multiple program options to increase your options for admissions in the event that your first choice is not available.


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