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Applying to Battery Park Montessori

2020-2021 Admissions

We are accepting applications for 2020-2021 on a rolling basis. Please contact the Admissions team to learn more about how to get started!

Virtual Tours and Individual Info Sessions are now available for families interested in 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 admissions! Select your date and RSVP here

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 Nursery / Twos program must turn 2 by September 1 of their entry year.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Extended to September 30!
For this year only, we are extending group annual tuition discounts of $4,000 per child for groups of two or more new families who enroll together at Battery Park Montessori during the month of August for the 2020-2021 School Year.

*Mention the names of the families in your group when you connect with our Admissions team. It's that easy!


2020-2021 Program Offerings

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

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) Currently being offered as private, one-on-one online Information Sessions, with 3D virtual campus tour, including your child's classroom.
  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

You can get started by created a family profile in Ravenna, our online admissions management program. Once you've created your profile (or simply login if you already have one!), go ahead an RSVP for an upcoming School Tour or Open House. When applications open, you will be able to continue on to fill out and submit your application in Ravenna as well.

NOTE: Any in-person steps are currently being held virtually. Contact our Admissions team for details.

2019-2020 Rolling Admissions Cycles

All admissions steps complete after February 18, 2020:
Decisions sent within 2 weeks.

New Fall 2020 Rolling Admissions Dates: TBA!

Start Your Journey Here

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.