Application Process: Groups 2 to 4

For the 2020-2021 school year, the birthday cut-off date for children applying to the 2s and 3s is August 1, 2020; for all other Groups: October 1, 2020. (For example, children applying for the 2s must be two years old before August 1, 2020.)

Submitting an Application

Families are welcome to submit their completed application form between Tuesday, September 3, and Friday, November 29, 2019

We hope to make the process easy for you to apply online.  Family and child photos are strongly encouraged.

Parent Visits to the School

Once we receive your application, the Admissions Office will contact you within three weeks to schedule a morning C&C Info Session. This visit will give you a thorough look at our school, including a presentation about our program, a tour of our campus, and a mingling session with current parents. Please know that Info Sessions tend to fill quickly; if we receive your application after all admissions events are booked, we will be happy to consider your application, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to schedule a tour for you. We will also schedule a 30-minute parent interview.

In addition to the daytime tour, parents interested in the 2s, 3s, and 4s are encouraged to attend our annual Open House on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. At the Open House, parents will receive a tour from our current 13s (eighth-graders) as well as have the opportunity to speak with teachers and current parents. Please register for the Open House here; attendees are not required to submit an application prior to the event. You are welcome to attend and submit an application thereafter.

Application Fee and Child Visits

Applicants for the 2s, 3s, and 4s groups will be invited to small playgroups that take place in late January or early February 2020. Please expect to hear from us in December to set up that appointment.

All applicants must submit a non-refundable $75 application fee. Thank you!

Immunization Requirements

The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Education require all children to be vaccinated prior to admission.

A Special Note About Our Application Form

A special note about our application form: Our application has several open-ended questions that will help us to get to know you and your child. Please know that we expect only a couple of sentences as answers to these questions. Our goal is to make the best match that we can between a family and the School. Of course, we also keep in mind our goal of creating an inclusive and balanced population.


City and Country School complies with the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) notification and reply dates.

2s, 3s, and 4s Groups (Nursery – Pre-Kindergarten):
   Notification Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
   Parent Reply Deadline: Noon on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions about our admissions procedures:

   Elise Bauer, Director of Admissions

   Erika Greenberg, Admissions Associate

   Nick Smart, Admissions Associate

   146 West 13th Street
   New York, NY 10011

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802