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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 our Admissions team is happy to answer questions any time! 

Please note that Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1 of the school year to which they are applying.

1. Application.

The 2023-24 application is now available. We are also accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2022-23.


2. Parent conversation.

Once you complete your application, you will receive an email to schedule a parent meeting with a member of our Admissions team, at a time that is convenient for you. 

3. Getting to know your child.

Our expert faculty have designed a developmentally appropriate, fun, engaging meeting structure to help us get to know your child. For Kindergarten, this is play/conversation-based, and we anticipate returning to in-person playdates as part of our 2023-24 Admissions season. We will communicate with families in advance of the session to help students look forward to the appointment and feel as comfortable as possible.

We will also work to know your child through multiple lenses including examples of their artwork, stories, or building projects, and insights from the people who know them best: their parents and teachers. Included in your parent application portal, you will see options to upload photos, or even a short video, to show us your child in action. Please don't hesitate to ask us questions any time. 

4. Teacher recommendations from your current school.

We require a Teacher Recommendation Form from your child's current teacher.

  • After you have submitted your application, your admissions parent portal will provide a link to send to your child's teacher to complete and submit the recommendation form.
  • We also welcome recommendations from previous years' teachers, not least because the past two years of school may have been unusual for many students.

5. Getting to know Town.

Throughout the Admissions season, we will offer different ways to help you "try on Town" as you consider your child's next steps as a learner and community member. We invite you to connect with our community online, and through interactive special events with parent, student, and alumni/ae ambassadors.

We anticipate offering in-person parent tours and will post details on our Calendar and Events page. Our tours will be in small groups at a variety of times.  

Notification and Reply Dates

The Town School follows the ISAAGNY notification and reply dates; find more details on our Calendar and Events page.


Don't hesitate to reach out any time

Rolling Admissions for 2022-2023


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