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Applying to Nursery Threes, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten

 

Families who are interested in applying to Horace Mann School should begin the process one year prior to their desired entry date.

The application for the 2015-2016 school year is available.

For Nursery Threes through Grade 5, we have a strict September 1st birthday cutoff. For the Threes program, children must turn three (3) by September 1st of the year they wish to enter. For Pre-Kindergarten, children must turn four (4) by September 1st of the year they wish to enter. For Kindergarten, children must turn five (5) by September 1st of the year they wish to enter.

Our traditional entry points are Nursery Threes, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

For Pre-Kindergarten, the number of openings varies from year to year based on attrition. Typically, we enroll 10-15 students into our Pre-Kindergarten class.

If you would like to learn more about our Nursery and Lower Divisions, please go to our Visit Us page.

Application Process:

1. Submit and pay for the application
    Deadline: November 15th

  • After submitting the online application you will be taken to a payment page. The non-refundable application fee is $60. This fee is reduced to $25 for families that will be applying for Financial Aid.

2. Optional: Upload photograph to the application
    Deadline: November 15th

  • When viewing the application Dashboard, click on the camera icon.

3. Schedule the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) - Required for Kindergarten, Optional for Pre-Kindergarten
    Deadline: Test results must be received by January 31st

4. Attend the playgroup/interview

  • Nursery Threes:
    • After submitting and paying for your application, you will be notified of the date and time of the child's playgroup and the parent interview.The child's playgroup will take place at our Nursery Division (55 East 90th Street), and a parent or caregiver must be present. The parent interview will take place on a separate date at our Lower Division campus in the Bronx.
  • Pre-Kindergarten:
    • After submitting and paying for your application, you will be notified of the date and time of the child's playgroup and the parent interview. Like Nursery Threes process, the child's playgroup will take place at our Nursery Division(55 East 90th Street). The parent interview will take place on a separate date on the Bronx campus.
  • Kindergarten:
    • After submitting and paying for your application, you will be notified of the date and time of the interview, which will take place at our Lower Division. The child will be in a playgroup while the parents have a separate interview.

5. Request that the Confidential School Report be sent from the child's current teacher - Required for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten only
    Deadline: Must be received by Jan 15th

  • Download the Confidential School Report and give the form to the child's current teacher.
  • Schools may submit the ISAAGNY Confidential School Report if they prefer.

6. Optional: Submit a parent statement introducing your child to us
    Deadline: Must be received by Jan 15th

If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit the required materials by January 1st

 

Please check on your application status in early January to confirm that the application is complete.
The file must be complete by January 15th for the applicant to be considered for admission.
We notify families of the admission decision in the first two weeks of February.


For more information about admission to Horace Mann School, and to learn more about our school, please visit our General Information page.

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