PCDS Admissions

Applications are currently open for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in applying, please click here.

Applying for 2022-2023

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Click here to apply to Park Children’s Day School.

As of January 2022, interested parents should call the school at (212) 288-3247 to speak to Patti Horstmann or Fiona Moore in the admissions office. Children must be at least 2.1 years of age by September of their first school year. The standard deadline for submission of applications was Monday, December 13, 2021, but we are open to talking with parents who want to apply at any time.

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Park Children's Day School is a member of the Independent School Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and abides by the Association’s policy on informing parents of admission decisions. We will email notifications to families on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022. Families must reply with their decision no later than Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

The criteria for accepting children are: the parent's belief in the philosophy of the education espoused by the school, suitability of the program for the individual child, and the need of the school to maintain a balance of age, sex and personality types. Siblings are given preference for placement.

Park Children's Day School admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs and other school programs.

2022-23 Tuition

Two Day Toddlers:

$16,500

Three Day Toddlers:

$19,500

Five Day Toddlers:

$26,500

Threes:

$28,000

Fours:

$29,500

Optional Extended Day:

$4,500

Fives:

$33,500

Financial Aid

Park Children's Day School provides financial assistance for qualified students whose parents demonstrate need. Families applying for financial aid need to complete the TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) application online and submit a copy of their most recent Federal Income Tax form (1040) and a copy of W-2 forms to TADS by January 15th. Financial aid awards are made at the same time as admissions decisions.

To help guide you through the financial aid application process, please use the TADS Financial Aid Worksheet link below. Then, complete the TADS Financial Aid Application using the link below. Questions should be addressed to the TADS toll-free helpline at (800) 477-8237.

TADS Financial Aid Application Worksheet

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TADS Financial Aid Application

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Park Children’s Day School Exmissions

Our Director, Betsy Newell, guides and supports our families throughout the exmissions process. An “Ongoing School Discussion with Betsy” takes place every March for families applying to kindergarten the following fall. In April we provide a Public School Workshop with Robin Aronow, renowned school consultant, to review all of the public school options in New York City. Betsy meets with each family individually, and as often as needed, throughout the process.

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Summary
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
totals
Girls' Schools
12
7
16
7
3
10
55
Boys' Schools
8
8
11
8
12
12
59
Co-Ed Schools
11
11
11
12
11
7
63
Public Schools
5
8
7
3
2
4
29
Moved Outside NYC
1
2
2
0
1
2
8
Total
37
36
47
30
29
35
214