FAQs

Frequently answered questions.

Which grades have openings for the 2017-2018 school year?

Nursery 3 and Kindergarten are open grades. We will process applications for Nursery 4 and grades 1-7 based on availability.

The Applying to Town pages have full details about the application process for each grade level.

For further information please contact the Admissions Office at 212-288-6395 or admissions@townschool.org.

What are the birthday cutoffs for each grade?

For admission to the 2017-18 school year, children must be the following ages:

Nursery 3 applicants must be three years old by September 1, 2017.

Nursery 4 applicants must be four years old by September 1, 2017.

Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1, 2017.

First Grade applicants must be six years old by September 1, 2017.

Second Grade applicants must be seven years old by September 1, 2017.

Third Grade applicants must be eight years old by September 1, 2017.

Fourth Grade applicants must be nine years old by September 1, 2017.

Fifth Grade applicants must be 10 years old by September 1, 2017.

Sixth Grade applicants must be 11 years old by September 1, 2017.

Seventh Grade applicants must be 12 years old by September 1, 2017.

Do I need to call the day after Labor Day in order to receive an application to Town?

Our online application will be live on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. We encourage families to apply online, but will be happy to mail a paper application if you prefer.

Please note that our phones will be fairly busy the week of September 6th, but please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Email is also often a great way to get in touch with us. We appreciate your interest in The Town School!

What are your application deadline and notification dates?

Our application deadline is December 1, 2016.

Interviews are scheduled in the order that applications are received. Once the Admissions calendar is fully scheduled, applicants requesting an appointment will be placed on a wait list. Applications received after the deadline are processed on a rolling basis.

Notification dates vary by grade during the month of February.

Please refer to our Admissions Calendar page or the ISAAGNY website for specific notification dates for the 2017-2018 school year.

What appointments are required to complete my application to Town?

There are three appointments required to complete your application to The Town School: a school tour, a parent interview, and a child visit. Families who have applied for Kindergarten will have the opportunity to schedule their appointments online beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Families applying to other grades should contact the Admissions Office to schedule their appointments.

Our parent tours are Monday to Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Parent interviews are scheduled periodically throughout the day in half hour increments, and child playgroups are offered in the afternoon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, as well as on Saturday, December 3, 2016 for Kindergarten applicants.

If you have submitted an application and would like to schedule your appointments, please email us at admissions@townschool.org and include any scheduling requests that you may have. You may also call the Admissions Office at 212-288-6395 to speak with someone about scheduling appointments.

Do you ask for letters of recommendation?

The Town School does not require personal letters of recommendation.

What are your sibling and legacy policies?

The Town School Sibling Policy

The Town School is a community that embraces families and welcomes application from siblings of currently enrolled students and graduates. Sibling applications are given preference but admission is not automatic. While we would like families to be together at Town, we must ensure that every applicant will be successful in our program and is the right fit for the school. We advise sibling applicants to apply to at least three other schools. Sibling applicants are given the option of early notification in the admissions process and must withdraw their applications to other schools if they accept an early decision offer of admission to The Town School.

The Town School Legacy Policy

It is the ultimate compliment for Town School alumni/ae to want their children to experience a Town education. The Town School welcomes applicants from legacy children who are sons/daughters of Town graduates. Legacy applicants are given preference but admission is not automatic. We advise legacy applicants to apply to at least three other schools. Legacy applicants are given the option of early notification in the admissions process and must withdraw their applications to other schools if they accept an early decision offer of admission to The Town School.

Kindergarten sibling and legacy applicants should complete their appointments with The Town School Admissions Office before December 1st if they are interested in the ISAAGNY option of early notification.

What kind of after school programs does Town offer?

Clubhouse is our extended day program that we offer Monday to Friday until 6:00 p.m. There are also a variety of classes and music lessons offered for Nursery 4 - 4th Grade students after school which families may sign up for on a semester basis. Nursery 3 students have the option to sign up for an extended day program one or more days per week. Learn more on our After School Programs page.

Does Town offer Financial Aid?

At Town, financial aid begins at Kindergarten, and our application process is confidential, thoughtful and highly personalized. Learn more on our Financial Aid page.

Do you offer spring tours?

We offer limited spring tours. Contact Admissions in September if you have not yet toured the school.

Where do Town graduates go after they graduate?

Town graduates go on to attend a variety of both independent and selective public schools in the greater New York area. To learn more about where our graduates attend high school, please visit our High School Placement page for information on high school and college destinations.

Contact

540 East 76th Street
New York 10021
p 212-288-4383
f 212-988-5846
info@townschool.org