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We are excited about your interest in the Metropolitan Montessori School (MMS).

Children should typically be 3 years old by September to start in our Primary program. Children who turn 3 between September and December are welcome to apply to our Stepping Stones program.

To apply for our Kindergarten program, your child must be 5 years old by September 1.  Students must be fully immunized based on the New York State requirements.

Please contact the Admissions Office with questions or to inquire about mid-year openings at MMS: or (212) 579-5525 ext. 116.

The Admissions Process (September through March)

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.

Application Process for International Students

The admission process for international applicants is the same as for other students except that instead of an initial school visit, we schedule a Skype interview with the child and the family. Acceptances for elementary students are conditional until the family completes their move to the USA and participates in an in-person, follow-up interview.

The MMS community encourages diversity within the student body, faculty, and administrative staff. In order to create an inclusive environment and prepare our children for a multicultural world, MMS welcomes all types of diversity, including, but not limited to, race, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family structure, learning style, physical differences, and religion.


Admissions Calendar

  • September 26: Open House
  • October 11: Open House
  • November 8: Open House
  • November 28: Open House
  • December 1: Early Decision Application Deadline
  • December 4: Deadline for Early Decision forms to be submitted
  • Saturday, December 16: Early Childhood Child Visits
  • January 8, 2018: Application deadline for all programs
  • January 12, 2018: Financial Aid applications due to TADS; Notification for Early Decision
  • January 19, 2018: Deadline for all forms to be submitted
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018: Early Childhood Child Visits
  • Notification Dates for 2018-2019
    • February 6, 2018: Grades 1-6
    • February 7, 2018: Stepping Stones, three and four year olds
    • February 9, 2018: Kindergarten