Admissions FAQs

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  • What is your birthday cut-off date?
    The birthday cut-off date is September 1. Children must be the age of the Group that they would enter by the cut-off date. For example, a child entering the 3s would need to be three years old on or before September 1.

  • What is the typical group size?
    2s Groups have 10-12 children; 3s have approximately 14. 4s and older usually have 16–18 children in each Group.
  • What kind of child is well-suited for City and Country?
    Given our emphasis on both independent and group problem solving, children with solid language and social skills thrive at C&C.

  • Does C&C require standardized testing as part of the admissions process?
    No. City and Country School does not require standardized test scores as part of the admissions process for children of any age.
  • Do certain applicants receive special priority?
    Yes, sibling and legacy applicants are given priority and are eligible for ISAAGNY’s Early Notification process. Although sibling and legacy applicants are not guaranteed admission, it is our goal to admit them if possible.
  • Does my child need to be vaccinated?
    Yes. The New York State Department of Health requires all children to be vaccinated prior to admission.

  • Why should I choose C&C rather than a stand-alone nursery program? 
    The youngest members of our community have a rich and engaging school community at their disposal, including a Library, Art Room, Science Lab, plus all of the Jobs such as the IXs School Store. They benefit from visiting older Groups and learning from specialist teachers of all sorts. Plus, there’s no need to reapply for Kindergarten.
  • Where do your graduates go to high school?
    City and Country School has graduates in a wide range of high schools. High schools report that our graduates stand out as confident, original thinkers, remarkable problem-solvers, and excellent writers and researchers. City and Country graduates are well prepared for high school, and are often leaders among their peers. Our graduates have been accepted to a variety of high schools in recent years, including the following:

American Heritage School (FL)
Archbishop Molloy High School
Avenues The World School
Bard High School Early College
Bay Ridge Prep
The Beacon School
The Beekman School
The Berkeley Carroll School
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School
Blair Academy (NJ)
Boerum HIll School
The Brearley School
Bronx High School of Science
Brooklyn Collaborative Studies
Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Lab School
Brooklyn Latin Schhool
The Brooklyn Latin School
Brooklyn Technical High School
The Browning School
Buxton School
The Calhoun School
The Cambridge School
Cardinal Spellman High School
Central Park East High School
The Chapin School
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School
City Polytechnic High School
Collegiate School
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
Community School
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences (CA)*
The Dalton School
Darien High School (CT)
Darrow School
Dominican Academy
Dwight School
Dwight-Englewood School
Eagle Hill School
Eastern Christian School Association
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Fontbonne Hall Academy
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
Franklin School (NJ)
Friends Seminary
Garden School
George School
The Gow School
Grace Church School
Greenhill School
Gulliver Prep
Hawthorne Christian Academy
The Heschel School
Hewitt School
The Hill School (PA)

Horace Mann School
The High School for American Studies
The Hun School (NJ)
Kent School
LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
Landmark School
La Salle Academy
The Lawrenceville School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
The Loomis Chaffee School
Loyola School
Manhattan Village Academy
Marble Hill School for International Studies
The Marvelwood School
The Mary Louis Academy
Marymount School of New York
The Masters School
Millbrook School
Millennium High School
Miss Porter’s School
Montclair High School
Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers
Edward R. Murrow High School
NYC Museum School
New Roads School (CA)
New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m)
The Nightingale-Bamford School
Notre Dame School
Oakwood Friends School
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Palmer Trinity School
The Peddie School
Poly Prep Country Day School
Professional Children’s School
Purnell School
The Putney School
Riverdale Country School
Robert Louis Stevenson School
Rudolf Steiner School
School of the Future
St. Andrew’s School
Saint Ann’s School
Saint Saviour High School
Saint Victoire International School
The Spence School
St. Joseph High School
St. Stephens International School
Stuyvesant High School
Talent Unlimited High School
Townsend Harris High School
Trevor Day School
Trinity School
United Nations International School
Westover School
The Windward School
Xavier High School
York Prep