Admissions to our NYC Preschool

Dear Prospective Families,

The selection of a preschool, your child’s introduction to formal education, is an important and sometimes difficult decision. Preschool of the Arts aims to provide an admissions process that facilitates thoughtful and purposeful exploration of our NYC preschool center. Each step of the process is designed to help your family become better acquainted with our program. Additionally, this process allows ample opportunities for the NYC Preschool of the Arts team to get to know you and your child.

Our NYC preschools, located in Chelsea/ Flatiron, East Village / Cooper Square, Gramercy Park, ensures that your child will be artistically stimulated not only in the classroom, but outside as well. We believe artistic growth is a constant process that begins in the classroom and extends into the world beyond. As we take small steps towards your child’s development in the classroom, we are cultivating a worldview they can carry beyond our New York City preschool walls.

We look forward to meeting you and learning about your family’s interests and values. We are grateful for your interest in our preschool. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or curiosities at 212-366-5053.

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 below or call our office at 212-366-5053. 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 find out about upcoming Open House events and School Tours. Open Houses take place throughout October and November.
  3. After we have received your child’s application and you have attended a School Tour, our admissions office will contact you to schedule a parent interview/child play date.
  4. Families are notified in writing of admission status.

Admissions Timeline

September 3: Admissions for the 2014-2015 school year opens. Please call our office to request an application or fill out the inquiry form above.

November 7: Early Notification Deadline for Sibling of Current Students and Alumni Families

December 3: Application Deadline for New Families

December 19: Re-Registration Deadline for Returning Students

January 13, 2014: Admission Responses Mailed Out

January 18, 2014: Parent Reply Date


Waitlists 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 several 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.


Open Houses

Gramercy Park We will be hosting an Open House for parents and children on Sunday, June 8, from 11am – 12pm, 337 2nd Avenue between East 19th and 20th Streets. RSVP’s required to or calling 212.677.7375.

Open House Gramercy Park


Admissions for the 2015-2016 school year will open after Labor Day.  Please call our offices after September 2, 2014 to inquire about Open House dates.


Application Request Form