Welcome to City and Country School Admissions
We are delighted that you’re exploring City and Country School! As you learn more about us, we look forward to learning more about you and your family. Our goal is to make the admissions process as personal, thoughtful, and engaging as possible. We are here to help you. The checklist below is your guide.
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Submit your application.
To apply, click HERE. Applications are available August 1 with a deadline of December 1. We require a $75 application service fee (unless you are applying for financial aid). Financial assistance is available for applicants in the 5s (Kindergarten) and older. Thank you!
Attend an Information Session and Tour.
Register for the Open House.
Schedule a conversation with a member of the Admissions Team.
Register for Special Admissions Events.
This event has passed. Please register for an information session to see the school, meet our team, and learn more about C&C’s unique approach to education.
An excellent opportunity to meet our exceptional teachers and current families, our Open House will provide attendees with more information about what makes our historically significant progressive program dynamic and engaging. You’ll also be able to tour our campus with our best spokespeople: our 8th graders! The Open House is designed for grownups, so please leave little ones at home; however, if your child is applying for 6th grade or older, they’re welcome to tag along and join us as we proudly show and tell what distinguishes our school.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at C&C
This event has passed. Click here to view the recording.
Hear from several Group teachers along with Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion Kimberly Momoh, as they describe the important DEIB work underway at C&C.
Block Workshops for Applicant Parents
Tuesday, December 12—Click here to register.
Thursday, January 25—Click here to register.
Experience the significance of C&C’s Blocks program. Participants will have an opportunity to do hands-on work with blocks (the invention of our founder, Caroline Pratt), and in the process gain a deeper understanding of the many learning opportunities this material presents to children. There’s more to block work than meets the eye! To register for this event, click the links above; no need to apply first.
Inside C&C: Stories from the Community
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Get to know City and Country School on a deeper level! We’ll be bringing together a broad range of members of the C&C community to share personal stories and experiences from their time at our century-old institution in the West Village. This is a Zoom event; register HERE.
Submit your child's most recent school report.
Schedule a conversation with current parents.
Apply for Financial Aid (5s and older).
Schedule your child’s visit.
Children applying for the 2s and 3s will visit C&C in small groups throughout the morning of Saturday, January 20, 2024. C&C teachers will facilitate the children’s work with our open-ended materials while parents and parental figures hang out along the sidelines. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll be able to schedule this appointment via your online C&C account.
One note: The water table is a popular activity among the two- and three-year-old set, so please bring a change of clothes with you.
Children applying for the 4s will visit C&C in small groups throughout the afternoon of Saturday, January 20, 2024. C&C teachers will facilitate the children’s work with open-ended materials while parents and parental figures hang out along the sidelines. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll be able to schedule this appointment via your online C&C account.
5s and 6s
Applicants applying for the 5s and 6s will come to C&C in small groups throughout the afternoon of Saturday, January 20, 2024. C&C teachers will facilitate the children’s visit while parents and parental figures gather in the Library. Children will be invited to socialize, work with open-ended materials, and do a one-on-one, 15-minute activity with an educator. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll be able to schedule this appointment via your online C&C account.
7s and Older
Applicants for the 7s and older will be invited to spend time in one of our current Groups for all or part of a school day. Please expect an email from us to schedule an appointment.
Please try to keep your stress about your child’s visit at a low level. If we know anything about children (and we think we do!), we know they are capable of a wide variety of behaviors. Meeting them helps us achieve our goal of creating diverse, heterogeneous, and balanced groups of children and families.
If you are located outside of New York and a visit to the area is not possible for you, please be in touch to make arrangements for a virtual student visit.
Receive an email from C&C with your enrollment notification.
Key Application Dates
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