Battery Park City Day Nursery is a private non-sectarian preschool, licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Children are admitted without regard to race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin or sex.
Scheduling a school tour is the first step in the application process. Individual tours are given from 9:00 – 11:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 throughout the year. Visits last 30 – 45 minutes and you may bring your child or come alone. We do not interview or pre-test applicants. Instead, we explain our policies and philosophies carefully and allow parents to decide whether the Nursery is a good match for their family. This allows for a diverse mix of children in the classroom. You may visit alone or with your child as many times as necessary to help you feel comfortable with our program.
Parents interested in a July or September start date should tour from September 20th to November 30th of the previous year. Families applying by November 30th will be offered space at the end of February, after our currently enrolled families re-sign contracts. Families applying after December 1st will be offered remaining spaces after March 1st. Preference is given to families currently enrolled or on our current year Wait List. New children are admitted on a “first come” basis. We do enroll throughout the academic year as long as space is available. Most parents sign contracts for the entire academic year (September through June), but three and five month contracts are also available.
A complete application includes submitting an Application Form and a $75.00 application fee. Space cannot be offered without a complete application.Schedule a Tour