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Applying to Battery Park Montessori

If you are seeking enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year, there are limited spaces available. Please email us at if you are interested in applying for immediate consideration.

2019-2020 Admissions

Applications for 2019-2020 are now available! We look forward to meeting you soon and getting to know you and your family!

Battery Park Montessori is pleased to accept applications and offer admission decisions on a rolling basis for students 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 other 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 1 of their entry year.

2019-2020 Program Offerings

TWOS (2 year olds)
Full day (9am-3pm)
Students must turn two before September 1st.

CASA DEI BAMBINI (3 to 5 year olds)
Full day (9am-3pm)
Students must turn three, four, or five before December 31st.

Admissions Checklist

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

2018-2019 Rolling Admissions Cycles

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

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

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

All admissions steps complete between January 29-March 1, 2019:
Decisions sent on March 8, 2019 | Parent Reply deadline is March 22, 2019

Applying to Both Sister Schools

Battery Park Montessori has a sister school – Pine Street School – just a short walk from us, in the heart of the Financial District. 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, Pine Street School, 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.