Full reopening plans for Sept. include a physically-distanced in-person learning model. Click here to learn more. 

Applying to Town: Flipped Process for Spring 2020

Imagine your family at Town.

Flipped Admissions Process for Spring 2020.

We are so pleased that you are interested in The Town School! Ordinarily in the spring, families would now be checking schools off their "to-visit" list and feeling a sense of accomplishment and excitement about possibilities. In these extraordinary times, we wanted to offer you an opportunity to engage virtually with Town as you begin to explore your child's next steps as a learner.

The Town Admissions Office is available to meet or answer questions any time, and we have "flipped" our usual model of Spring Tours to offer families time to have a conversation with Director of Admissions Debbie Ashe at your convenience. This conversation will serve as the parent interview requirement for our Admissions process, though you are welcome to have another chat with us at any time in the future, and you will only need to come in during the fall for a school tour and child visit. We know you are all juggling so much with childcare and home learning, working from home, or even working daily in the medical profession or other essential roles. Therefore, please consider your virtual conversation with Debbie to be a "come as you are," setting, whether that means children or pets wandering in or a parent needing to attend to something else. 

Click here to complete our brief inquiry form, and then schedule your appointment to meet with Debbie, (after you inquire, you will receive a link to choose a time to meet) or contact the Admissions team any time with questions. 

Applying to Town.

The main components of the Town Admissions process are: an application, a parent tour of the school, a parent interview, and a student visit. The Admissions team will be here to help throughout your application process and we are looking forward to meeting your family!

Inquire or Apply

Inquire and apply online.

We encourage you to make use of our online inquiry and application forms (our streamlined application takes just a few minutes to complete!). We will process applications for all grades based on availability.

If you have questions or need technical assistance with the online forms, please contact the Admissions Office.

Inquire for 2021-22
Apply Online for 2020-21

Parent Tour and Interview

Parent visit.

As part of our flipped admissions process for spring 2020, you may complete the parent interview portion of your visit now! Simply fill out our brief inquiry form, and we will send you a link to sign up for time to meet with Admissions Director Debbie Ashe via Google Meet. 

Parent visit appointments, including a school tour, are also offered Monday through Friday in the mornings beginning  in September 2020, and can be scheduled through your Admissions portal. Please allow about 90 minutes for your visit. 

We can't wait to meet your family!

Contact us for more information.

Student Visit

Child visit.

Applicants to Nursery 3, Nursery, 4 and Kindergarten join an afternoon child visit group with fellow applicants, engaging in casual classroom activities and free play.

Children applying for Lower School or Upper School (1st - 8th grades) will spend a half day in a classroom of their current grade. Visiting children are assigned a buddy to help introduce them to Town, and during their visit, a Town learning specialist will assess math and reading skills in an informal one-to-one setting.

All child playgroups and visits are scheduled through the Admissions office. More details are available on the process page for each Division, and you are welcome to contact us any time with questions.

Learn more.

Use the links below to learn more about the application process for your child, and please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions team at any time if you have questions.

We are accepting late applicants on a rolling basis for 2020-2021.


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New York 10021
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