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


Thank you so much for your interest in Montclare Children’s School.


From the moment I walked through the school’s doors, I experienced the warmth of this welcoming community and I immediately understood why staff and families feel so at home at Montclare.  I am excited to be part of this vital and diverse community and welcome you to visit and learn more about us. Our website provides much information regarding our admissions process as well as all of the wonderful programs we offer, 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, 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 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 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 me at (212) 865-4020 or


I look forward to meeting you!


Clare Doyle

Director of Admissions



Application Process


2020-21 School Year Application


Apply 2020-21 Now!



There is still limited space for our 19-20 school year. For inquiries, please reach out to Angie Henriquez in Admissions directly at


During Admissions Season (September through January) apply using this link to create an account with Ravenna Solutions, our online application database. Please note, you will be asked to pick PS (2s), PK (3s) or K (4s) as the grade to which you are applying. You will also be able to register for an OPEN HOUSE once you create an account.


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




Open Houses


Open House/Information Sessions will be held throughout the Fall for parents to learn more about our program, meet our Administrative Staff as well as current parents. Open Houses are not mandatory and do not require an application for you to attend. Click HERE to create an account with Ravenna to sign up for an Open House.


Touring The School


Once you submit an application you will have the opportunity to schedule an individual tour. Tours, for parents only, are required and are held throughout the week, lasting approximately 60 minutes.



Play Sessions


After applying, you will be contacted by email to schedule a small group play session in January. Children are invited to attend a play session to ensure that they are ready to begin school.





Montclare Children’s School follows the ISAAGNY notification schedule.



Sibling Policy


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



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