Our December 1 application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year has passed. We are no longer accepting applications to the 4-5s or 5-6s; however, we are continuing to accept applications to the 6-7s through eighth grade on a rolling basis. For more information about the admissions process for older applicants, please contact the Admissions Office.

The admissions team at Manhattan Country School will work with each family to guide them through the admissions process. To help you familiarize yourself with the process, all the admissions steps and details are outlined below.

Age Requirements

  • Children must be four by September 1, 2020 to be considered for the 4-5s classroom for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Children must be five by September 1, 2020 to be considered for the 5-6s classroom for the 2020-2021 school year.

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tanya Espy-Disparti

    Tanya Espy-Disparti  

    Director of Admissions and Enrollment
  • Photo of Jennifer Eugenio

    Jennifer Eugenio 

    Admissions Associate

Steps to Apply to MCS

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  • Get To Know Us

    4-5s and 5-6s (Pre-K and K)
    As applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed, please submit an Inquiry Form to be contacted once we have set 2020 Spring Tour dates.

    6-7s (First Grade) Through Seventh Grade
    Admissions to the 6-7s through seventh grade is rolling, based on enrollment and attrition. The families of older applicants will be invited to tour if and when we see spaces becoming available.
  • Submit an Application

    4-5s and 5-6s (Pre-K and K)
    Applications for the 4-5s or 5-6s are now closed. To receive updates about the 2021- 2022 school year, please submit an Inquiry Form.
    6-7s (First Grade) Through Seventh Grade
    Availability in the older grades is based on space and will be determined in February. We encourage interested families to apply. Should the application fee present a hardship, or for more information about the process, please contact the Admissions Office.
  • Submit Family Financial Worksheet

    In our tuition sliding-scale model, all families submit a confidential Family Financial Worksheet (FFW) to determine their tuition. Please note a deposit of 25% is due shortly after acceptance and families can choose from three different payment plans.

    FFWs are due by January 8, 2021 and can be emailed to admissions@manhattancountryschool.org or, if you prefer, you are welcome to send it in the mail.

    We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office with any questions regarding tuition or the FFW.
  • Family Visit

    4-5s and 5-6s (Pre-K and K)
    Each child whose application was received by December 1 will be invited to attend a child playgroup and family interview. Playgroups will be scheduled throughout December and January. Adults will meet together informally with a member of the administration while their children are engaged in the playgroup. Only one adult is required to attend.
    6-7s (First Grade) Through Seventh Grade
    Children applying to the 6-7s through seventh grade will be invited to attend a child tour and interview based on enrollment and attrition. The Admissions Office will reach out to applicant families if and when we see spaces becoming available.
  • Submit Supplementary Materials

    4-5s Through 6-7s
    If your child is in a school setting (nursery, preschool, daycare, co-op, etc.), please submit the appropriate Confidential Report to your child’s current teacher(s) or preschool director. Teachers/directors should return these forms directly to MCS by January 8, 2020. Families applying to 6-7s (grade 1) must also submit Kindergarten school reports.
    7-8s Through 7th Grade
    Please submit the appropriate Confidential Report to your child’s current teacher(s). Teachers should return these forms directly to MCS by January 8, 2020. In addition, please arrange to have MCS receive the previous 2 years of school reports/transcripts from your child's current school.
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