The Mandell School -> Admissions -> Applying to Preschool


Dear Families,
CLICK HERE to submit an application for the 2018-19 school year! 
Please complete your application at your earliest convenience. Due to limited availability, we are only able to process a certain number of applications to all of our Preschool programs in all three locations, so we ask that you submit your application no later than November 30, 2017. Families may submit a waitlist application after 11/30, which will be processed when spots become available.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by a member of our Admissions staff to schedule your appointments. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask that you please refrain from calling the Office of Admissions to confirm receipt of your application, as the application will be submitted directly to our office via TADS. Note: you will receive confirmation upon submission from TADS.
If you have any additional questions about the application process, please email us at
We look forward to meeting you!
Adriana Payne
Associate Head of School/Director of Enrollment

How to Apply

2018-19 applications for the following locations are available online in early September:
Upper West Side  (775 Columbus Avenue)
Lincoln Square     (150 Amsterdam Avenue)
West Village         (160 Christopher Street)        
Visiting Mandell
Once your application has been received and processed by our Admissions Office, you will be contacted by a member of our admissions staff to schedule your parent visit/information session and child play visit, which will take place on two separate dates between October and February. Only one parent is required to attend the tour and information session; however, we ask that both parents attend if possible.  This does not apply, of course, to single parents. An application is not considered complete until families have toured and visited for their child play visit. Once your appointments have been scheduled, we are only able to offer alternate appointment times in the event of child illness.

Child Play Visit
Children and one parent attend a small group play visit. 
Parent Tour
Small group tours, take place Monday through Friday. These tours are for parents only and are followed by a short Q & A session with a senior administrator.
ISAAGNY Form: Required for applicants to our Threes and Fours Programs only.
This form should be filled out by your child's teacher and submitted to our admissions office no later than January 18, 2018. Click here to download.
Notification Dates:
As a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), our notification dates correspond with the dates provided by ISAAGNY. Please click here for a list of ISAAGNY notification dates

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