Apply – Early Childhood

There are two programs: Stepping Stones (2.8-3 year olds) and Primary (multi-age 3-6 year olds).

Step One: Online Application

To begin the process please complete our online application.

Apply Online

Please note there is a $60 application fee for each child. *This fee will be waived for financial aid applicants

The application for the 2018-2019 school year is now available.

Step Two: Parent Tour

Tours are exclusively for those families who have filled out an application. The tour is designed to provide applicants with a small, inside perspective on our school. You will meet the Head of School, Director of Admissions, students, and have an opportunity to observe a class in each of our programs. Small group tours are scheduled throughout the fall and winter. All tours begin at 9:15 am and end at 10:30 am

Step Three: Child Visit

Child visits are conducted in small groups with our teachers. One parent or caregiver is required to attend with the child.

Stepping Stones, three- and four-year old, and Kindergarten applicants visit on two Saturdays: December 16, 2017 and January 20, 2018.

Step Four: School Reports

*no forms needed for Stepping Stones application

There are two forms to be completed.

  1. Release form: please complete and provide to your child’s teacher so they can release appropriate records to the MMS Admissions Office.
    Release Form
  2. School report: This is to be filled out by your child’s current teacher and sent directly to: Metropolitan Montessori School Admissions Office, 325 W. 85th St., New York, NY 10024, or via email by January 19, 2018.
    Three- and Four-year-old Applicant Form
    Kindergarten Applicant Form

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 sibling and legacy students but is also open to the general applicant pool. 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.