Application Process: Groups 2 to 4
For the 2019-2020 school year, the birthday cut-off date for children applying to the 2s and 3s is August 1, 2019; for all other Groups: October 1, 2019. (For example, children applying for the 2s must be two years old before August 1, 2019.)
Admissions Lottery, Application Fee, and Child Visits
In order to manage the number of 2s applications that we receive, we narrow the applicant pool using a lottery system. Toward the end of December, we contact applicant families and notify them of their status. Families will either receive an invitation to a playgroup in late January or early February, or a letter inviting them to re-apply in a later year. While we wish we could invite every 2s applicant to a playgroup, the lottery method works to reduce the applications to a reasonable number.
Applicants for the 3s and 4s groups will be invited to small playgroups that take place in late January or early February. Please expect to hear from us in December to set up that appointment.
All applicants must submit a non-refundable $75 application fee. If you are applying for the 2s, this fee enables you to enter our lottery system.
In the interest of public health and safety, and in conjunction with the New York State Department of Education, City and Country School requires 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.