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! Having been a teacher at Montclare for 10 years, Montclare feels like a second home to me as it does to our staff and our families. Montclare is a vital and diverse community and we 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, to graduate from Montclare confident, independent learners, ready to thrive in Kindergarten. When that time comes, 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 engage in every aspect of a child’s development. Our outdoor rooftop space and two gyms, one featuring a climbing wall and the other Imagination Playground blocks encourage children to develop their gross motor abilities as well as other important developmental benchmarks. Our enriched program which includes Art Studio, Library, Music, Movement, Yoga, and PE in addition to classroom activities, stimulates children 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!


Ashley Warren
Director of Admissions



Application Process


2019-20 School Year Application – Apply Now!


To apply for the 2019-20 School Year, please use 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.


Please note that applications are due by Friday, January 18, 2019.


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


Apply 2019-20 Now!


2018-19 School Year Application


Montclare has limited availability for the 2018-2019 School Year. If you are interested in applying to Montclare for the 18-19 School Year, please click HERE or contact Ashley Warren, Director of Admissions.

Apply 2018-19


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 and/or Apply for 2019-20.


Touring The School


Once you submit an application you will have the opportunity to schedule an individual tour. We will begin processing applications starting on September 4th . Tours, for parents only, are required and are held throughout the week, lasting approximately 60 minutes from September – January.



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. Play Sessions are scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 12th, and Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019. Alternate Play Session dates to be scheduled on an as needed basis.





Montclare Children’s School follows the ISAAGNY notification schedule. Applicants will be notified on February 28, 2019.



Sibling Policy


Montclare Children’s School has a very strong sibling policy. Sibling families can choose to receive Early Notification beginning on December 1st, 2018. Families that chose to not opt-in for Early Notification, will be notified on February 28, 2019.



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 Ashley Warren at by January 31, 2019.