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.
C&C Admissions Team (Click our names below to read about us.)
For the 2024–2025 school year, the birthday cut-off date is September 1. For example, children applying for the 2s must be two years old before September 1, 2024.
Attend an Information Session and Tour.
Beginning mid-September, we will be hosting a number of Information Sessions. These sessions offer a detailed look at our school, including a photo and video presentation about our program, a tour of our campus, and a mingling session with current parents. Click HERE to register for one of our upcoming sessions. You are not required to submit an application prior to attending an info session.
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 to the 5s (Kindergarten and older). Thank you!
Schedule a conversation with a member of the Admissions Team.
Designed as a get-to-know-you experience for all involved, your conversation with Elise Bauer or Tara DiGerlando from Admissions can take place in person at C&C or on Zoom—your choice! Either option is equally fine with us. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll be able to schedule this appointment via your online C&C account. Please note: This conversation should take place after you’ve attended an Information Session.
Submit your child's most recent school report.
If your child attends school, we ask that you request the school to submit the most recent school report. All school reports should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 8, 2024.
We are offering Zoom calls for applicant parents to chat with current C&C parents. This small-group exchange will provide applicants with additional insight into the C&C experience and also highlight how the program is intentionally designed to build through age groups at C&C. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll be able to schedule this appointment via your online C&C account.
Apply for Financial Aid (5s and older).
City and Country School offers financial aid to applicants for the 5s and above. We seek to support as many families as possible, and our award decisions are based solely on demonstrated need. For detailed instructions on how to apply, click HERE.
Schedule your child’s visit.
2s and 3s 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.
4s 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.
For Everyone: 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.
Attend Special Admissions Events (optional).
We strongly encourage you to attend the below events as each offers an additional window into C&C’s historic program and forward-thinking community.
Open House Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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. To register for this event, click HERE. No need to apply first.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at C&C Thursday, November 2, 2023
Join 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. This is a Zoom event; register HERE. No need to apply first.
Block Workshops for Applicant Parents Tuesday, November 7 Tuesday, December 12 Thursday, January 25
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! These workshops are reserved for those who have submitted an application for admission.
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.
Receive an email from C&C with your enrollment notification.