Nursery 3 and 4

Joy in learning begins in preschool.

Your Nursery 3 and Nursery 4 application checklist.

We're so pleased you are interested in Nursery 3 or Nursery 4 at Town! Below are the steps to apply, and we are standing by to answer questions any time! 

Please note that Nursery 3 applicants must be three years old by September 1, 2020. Nursery 4 applicants must be four years old by September 1, 2020

1. Submit your application.

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

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 Nursery 3 and Nursery 4 will have a group visit with other applicants, in our cozy Nursery classrooms. Child visits are offered on Thursdays 2:45 - 3:45pm starting in October. We encourage you to dress your child comfortably for casual classroom activities and free play.

While children are in the classroom, parents sit nearby in the N-K wing, learning more about the Nursery program with Odette Muskin, Head of the Nursery-Kindergarten Division. 

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

4. Teacher recommendation from your current school.

If your child currently attends a pre-school program, 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).

Nursery 3 and Nursery 4 notifications will be emailed Thursday, February 27, 2020. Parent Reply required by noon on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Our online application for 2020-2021 is now live!


Don't hesitate to reach out any time


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New York 10021
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