Applying to Pine Street School

2019-2020 Admissions

Applications for 2019-2020 are now available. Registration for School Tours and Open Houses is open. Note that attending a School Tour is a required part of the admissions process. Click here to RSVP. We look forward to meeting you soon and getting to know you and your family!

Pine Street School is pleased to accept applications and offer admission decisions on a rolling basis for students age eligible by December 31 of the year they enroll.* You can apply year-round and receive a decision in a short timeframe. This application process is particularly friendly to our international relocating families and others whose circumstances do not necessarily fit the traditional NYC private school admissions calendar, known as the ISAAGNY calendar.

*Children entering our Twos program must turn 2 by September 30 of their entry year.

Rolling Admissions Cycles

Applications complete by November 12, 2018:
Decisions sent on November 16, 2018 | Parent Reply deadline is November 30, 2018

Applications complete between November 13-December 10, 2018:
Decisions sent on December 14, 2018 | Parent Reply deadline is December 28th, 2018

Applications complete between December 11, 2018-January 28, 2019:
Decisions sent on February 1, 2019 | Parent Reply deadline is February 15, 2019

2019-2020 Admissions Checklist by Program

TWOS (Spanish or Mandarin Immersion)

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Half-Day Preschool for 2 year olds runs from 8:45-11:45pm. Children engage in both Montessori experiences and International Baccalaureate (IB) units of inquiry. Families can opt for extended care from 12-3pm for an additional fee (this preference can be selected during the application process).

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Schedule and attend a family meeting (parents/guardians and child(ren))

Age Cut Off: Must turn two before September 30th.

PRESCHOOL, 3s (Spanish or Mandarin Immersion)

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Our Preschool program for three year olds runs from 8:45am to 3:15pm. Children must be toilet trained before joining the program.

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Preschool Report to us
5. Schedule and attend a family meeting (parents/guardians and child(ren))

Age Cut Off: Must turn three before December 31st.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN, 4s (Spanish or Mandarin Immersion)

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Created for children ages 4 and up, our Junior Kindergarten program fosters Kindergarten readiness for children who will be entering a rigorous Kindergarten program the following year. Junior Kindergarten runs from 8:45am-3:15pm.

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY Preschool Report to us
5. Schedule and attend a family meeting (parents/guardians and child(ren))

Age Cut Off: Must turn four before December 31st.

KINDERGARTEN (Spanish or Mandarin Immersion)

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The school day is from 8:45am-3:15pm.

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY School Report to us
5. Schedule and attend a class visit during a school day (usually between 9-11am)
6. Schedule and attend a parent interview
7. Register for and have your child take the AABL assessment

Age Cut Off: Must turn five before December 31st.

1st GRADE (Spanish or Mandarin Immersion)

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The school day is from 8:45am-3:15pm.

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the ISAAGNY School Report to us

5. Schedule and attend a class visit during a school day (usually between 9-11am)
6. Schedule and attend a parent interview
7. Register for and have your child take the AABL assessment

Age Cut Off: Must turn six before December 31st.

2nd GRADE (Spanish or Mandarin Immersion)

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The school day is from 8:45am-3:15pm.

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the Elementary School Report to us
5. Schedule and attend a class visit during a school day (usually between 9-11am)
6. Schedule and attend a parent interview
7. Register for and have your child take the ECAA assessment

Age Cut Off: Must turn seven before December 31st.

3rd-5th GRADE (Spanish Immersion)

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The school day is from 8:45am-3:15pm.

1. Attend a School Tour (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required)
2. Attend an Open House (optional)
3. Submit application and $75 application fee (non-refundable)
4. Ask your child's current school to complete and submit the Elementary School Report to us
5. Schedule and attend a class visit during a school day (usually between 9-11am)
6. Schedule and attend a parent interview
7. Register for and have your child take the ECAA assessment

Age Cut Offs:

  • Grade 3: Must turn eight before December 31st.
  • Grade 4: Must turn nine before December 31st.
  • Grade 5: Must turn ten before December 31st.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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International students should submit an application according to their grade and subsequent steps will be modified for individual circumstances. For example, we often arrange Parent Interviews with the Head of School via Skype.






2018-2019 ADMISSIONS

There are limited spaces available for the 2018-2019 admissions. If you are interested in applying for immediate consideration, please email us.

2019-2020 ADMISSIONS

Applications are now open for Twos-5th Grade for 2019-2020 and 6th Grade for 2020-2021.


APPLYING TO BOTH SISTER SCHOOLS

Pine Street School has a sister school – Battery Park Montessori – just a short walk from us, immersed in nature with a breathtaking view of the beautiful Hudson River in Battery Park City. While each school offers unique programming, they are joined pedagogically by our belief that students learn best when empowered to be independent and active participants in their own learning. Visit the website for our sister school to better understand the options you have and view a comparison of our two programs.

We invite you to consider both of our schools if your child is entering a Twos or Preschool Program. You can find more information about applying to our sister school, Battery Park Montessori, here. The application requirements are unique to each school, so please take time to review those requirements carefully.

You must apply to each school separately. Once requirements are completed for a school, you will receive an admissions decision for that school shortly afterwards. If your child is admitted, you will have two weeks (14 calendar days) to accept the invitation to enroll in that school. If we do not receive your acceptance in that timeframe, we will offer that spot to another family. If you receive admission to one of our schools but wish to wait for the decision from the sister school, you may do so, but please bear in mind the two-week decision timeframe does not change. If you do have a preference of one sister school over the other, kindly let us know before both applications are considered.