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How to Apply:

Step 1: Submit an Application

Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be available on September 1. If you’re interested in applying for the 2020-2021 school year, please fill out an online application.

Step 2: Visit MMS

A visit to our school is an essential part of the application process.

Open House

At an open house, we’ll introduce you to our Head of School, faculty, students, and current parents. A comprehensive tour of our facility and classrooms will also take place. You do not need to fill out an application prior to your visit. Open houses begin in October, and registration is open.

Personal Tour

Families who have filled out an application will receive an invitation to attend a personal tour with the Admissions Director. These tours allow you to learn about our program, observe inside a classroom, and have your questions answer by members of the administrative team.

Step 3: Child Visit

Child visits are conducted in small groups with our teachers fo Early Childhood applicants. These 45-minute visits happen on scheduled Saturdays in December and January. Half-day visits are conducted for Elementary applicants during the school day in December and January.

Step 4: School Reports

*No forms needed for Stepping Stones application

There are two forms to be completed: the release form and the school report.

Release form: Please complete and provide this release form to your child’s teacher so they can release appropriate records to the MMS Admissions Office.

School report: Choose the age-appropriate form below and please provide it to your child’s current teacher, who should mail it directly to: Metropolitan Montessori School Admissions Office, 325 W. 85th St., New York, NY 10024, or via email [email protected] by January 19, 2018.

Three-and Four-year-old Applicant Form
Kindergarten and First Grade Applicant Form
Second-Sixth Grade Teacher Recommendation

Early Decision

The early decision program is intended for families of two, three, and four-year-old applicants who know that MMS is their first choice school. This includes just sibling and legacy students and children of faculty. If your family chooses to take advantage of the early decision program, please submit an application by December 1. If accepted, deposits will be due at the time of acceptance. If you do not want to take part in the early decision program, the regular acceptance notifications will be released according to the ISAAGNY calendar to the right. Financial aid applicants are not eligible to participate in the early decision program.

If you’re currently based outside of the United States, please see our page for international families, which includes information for applicants who are not able to visit the school.

ERB Testing

We require a test report from the Educational Records Bureau for applicants to Grade 2 and higher. For more information, and to schedule a test date, go to the bureau’s online registration portal or call 212-672-9800. Reports are not ready until 6 to 8 weeks after the test date, so it is a good idea to schedule the appointment for early fall.

Attend a Fall Open House!

Meet our faculty, current parents, and our Head of School as well as have the opportunity to tour the classrooms and speak with students. 

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