Preschool Admissions New York City - Montclare Children's School
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Dear Families,


We hope you find the information you are seeking on our website, however, we always welcome your questions!


With Preschool Programs for 2-5-year-olds, as well as a Toddler Program for children 12-24 months, we enjoy watching children toddle in, unsteady on their feet, and marvel as they grow up to become confident, curious, and independent Montclare graduates, ready to thrive in Kindergarten.


While the admissions office will welcome you to Montclare, when the time comes to seek an ongoing school for your child, Mimi Dupuis, our dedicated Director of Exmissions, works exclusively with our families, expertly supporting them through the Kindergarten application process.


Our experienced teachers and administrators create an enriched and fun learning environment, instilling in our students a love for school and learning which they carry with them onward through the years.  We know this to be true as the parents of Montclare alumni often stay in touch and come back to visit with our graduates!


Montclare’s historic landmark building and expansive facility allow us to actively support every essential aspect of a child’s development. Our outdoor rooftop space and two gyms, one featuring a climbing wall and the other, Imagination Playground blocks, provide ample space for children to advance their gross motor abilities while promoting the acquisition of other significant developmental benchmarks. Our enriched program which includes Art Studio, Library, Music, Movement, Yoga, and PE in addition to classroom activities, stimulates children creatively, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.


If you have any questions or want to learn more about our admissions process, programs, and facility, please feel free to contact us at (212) 865-4020 or email .


Jenny Bruce
Head of Enrollment and Communications


Application Process


Apply Online 

To apply to Montclare click HERE to create an account with Ravenna Solutions, our online application database. Please note that you will be asked to pick PS (2s), PK (3s) or K (4s) as the grade to which you are applying. Applications are due Friday, January 8, 2021.


Our Application is now available for the 2021-2022 school year. Click the link below.


Apply 2021-22 Now!


If you are interested in the 2020-21 School Year, please contact Admissions HERE

If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office or


Virtual Tour 

After you apply online, you will be prompted to sign up for a virtual tour of our facility during which we will talk more in-depth about your program choices and answer any specific questions you might have.  

If you have any further questions, please contact


Virtual Play Session 

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, we are unable to invite you and your child into our building at the time.


After you have submitted your application and scheduled your virtual tour, our Admissions team will reach out with directions for our Virtual Play Session, a 2-3-minute-long video recording of your child engaging in some of their favorite activities. 


Some examples might be:


  • Playing with favorite toys
  • Engaging verbally or non-verbally with a family member or other
  • Reading/enjoying a favorite story with a grown-up
  • Engaged in a favorite activity


We are looking to get a sense of who your child is in play! No fancy production values needed. You are welcome to create a montage of several videos, or one single video is fine!


ISAAGNY Applicants

Applicants to our 3s and 4s program currently enrolled in another school should submit an ISAAGNY form, completed by your child’s current teacher. The ISAAGNY form can be found here. Please have your child’s school email the report to Admissions at



Montclare Children’s School follows theISAAGNY notification schedule.


Sibling Policy

Montclare Children’s School has a very strong sibling policy. Sibling families can choose to receive Early Notification.