Applying to Kindergarten at Town.

Your Kindergarten application checklist.

We're so pleased you are interested in Kindergarten at Town! Below are the steps to apply, and we are standing by to answer questions any time! 

Please note that Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1, 2020.

1. Submit your application.

Our online application for 2020-2021 will be available Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

  • If you plan to apply for financial aid and need an application fee waiver, please contact the Admissions team

Our streamlined application should take only a few minutes to complete.

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2. Schedule your parent visit.

Once you have submitted your application, a checklist of next steps will appear in your Admissions portal and you can schedule your interview and a tour of the school. 

Please allow a total of about 90 minutes for this visit. The tour, led by one of our fantastic faculty members or school administrators, is approximately one hour. Your interview will occur either before or after the tour for about 30 minutes. Head of School Doug Brophy greets the tours, and will look forward to meeting you.

3. Schedule a child visit.

Children applying for Kindergarten will have a child visit in a group setting with other applicants in our cozy N-K classrooms. Child visits are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 2:45 - 4:00pm starting in late September. We encourage you to dress your child comfortably for casual classroom activities.

While children are in the classroom, parents have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of current Town parents and 8th grade student ambassadors. 

Contact the Admissions team to schedule your child's visit.

4. Teacher recommendation from your current school.

Please download the Teacher Recommendation Form and submit it to your child's current teacher. The school should email the completed form directly to us at

Notification and Reply Dates

The Town School follows the ISAAGNY notification and reply dates for the 2020-2021 School Year (for applications and files completed by January 8, 2020).

Kindergarten notifications will be emailed on Friday, February 7, 2020. Parent Reply required by noon on Friday, February 14, 2020.


Don't hesitate to reach out any time

Our online application for 2020-2021 is now live!


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