Many preschools enroll children at 2.0 years of age (by September 1st of the fall your child begins). A few preschools enroll as young as 1.6 or as old as 3.0.
Parents League in the News
The Wall Street Journal
“Some NYC K-12 Schools Cross $50,000-a-Year Mark” by Leslie Brody
“Private School Tuition Bill Tops $40,000” by Sophia Hollander
New York Family
“Preschool Admissions: Between Now & September” by Eric Messinger
“New York Family’s 2016 NYC Preschool Directory” by Gavriella Mahpour, Julia Malykh & Ben Berk
“The Public Face of Private Education” by Eric Messinger
New York Metro Parents
“Pre-K Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Child a Seat” by Julie Shapiro
“School Overcrowding May be Contagious” by Alejandro Menjivar
“The Buyer’s and Renter’s Guide to the NYC Elementary School Game” by Lucy Cohen Blatter & Mimi O’Connor
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There is no denying that recent pricing trends make the independent school choice seem less financially viable for many families. During the past decade, the tuition price tag has increased at significant rates. Data gathered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) show that the median tuition for all independent schools (of all types and grade levels) rose by nearly 50% during that time.