A Window To The World For Children and Their Families


Admissions Process: 

Step 1: Submit an Application. Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 school year

Step 2: Schedule Your Parent Tour

After you apply online and submit an application fee, you will receive a confirmation email. You will be contacted by an admissions representative to set up your Parent Tour date. Tours, FOR PARENTS ONLY, are held on weekdays starting promptly at 9:15 and will last approximately one hour. The tour begins with an information session followed by a tour of the school. Both parents, if applicable, are encouraged to attend. Parent tours run from October to February.

  • Parents of siblings are not required to tour the school. Please contact the Admissions Director of your location to discuss your application.

Step 3: Child’s Play Session

After your parent tour, you will be contacted by an Admissions Director to schedule a play session, which will be held in January. The child will participate in a small play session, conducted by IPS teachers. Although both parents are welcome to attend, only one parent will be invited into the play session with the child. The child will not be asked to separate from the parent.

Additionally, applicants currently enrolled in another school should submit an ISAAGNY form, completed by the child’s current teacher no later than January 31, 2020.

Step 4: Decision Letter

Decision letters are emailed according to the dates established by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Parents who accept admission must return a signed contract with a non-refundable deposit which will be credited toward tuition.

Additional Ways to Learn about The International Preschools

The Admissions Staff is always available to speak with you on the phone or respond to your emails. In addition,

Equal Opportunity

The International Preschools admits children of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin, religion or disability in administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Need-based financial aid is available. Please click here.

If you have questions about admissions contact the following:

West 76th Street Director of Admissions: Ms. Susan Ehrlich, 212.371.8604 ext.1202 or sehrlich@ipsnyc.org

East 86th Street Director of Admissions : Ms. Martha Smeaton, 212.371.8604 ext.1112 or msmeaton@ipsnyc.org