Applying to Nursery School

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Thank you for your interest in Temple Emanu-El Nursery School!

Your child must be 2 years and 3 months or older by September 30 to be admitted.

Temple membership is not required to apply or enroll.

We observe Jewish holidays with our children; however, we welcome children from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

As we strictly adhere to the rules and guidance of the CDC and the DOH, we will not be permitted to have prospective parents tour our school this year. Although you will not be able to see the physical premises in person, we have made every effort to provide a comprehensive view of the space and learning environment.

As required by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) rules, we will not review any applications until after Labor Day. At that time, you will be emailed a date for a one-hour group Zoom meeting where you will learn about the social, emotional, and cognitive goals of our program. This will be a “live” meeting so all questions can be answered. We strongly encourage both parents to attend.

After your virtual group meeting, you will receive a SignUp Genius link for an individual family meeting via Zoom. At this time, you will be able to learn more about our program and, hopefully, we can say “hello” to your child.

Through the video on this website, you can get an overview of our facilities including our classrooms, library, kitchen, and playgrounds.

Please complete an application for your child and email a small recent family photo to Susanne Fischer at . You can pay the $80 application fee for each child through this Acceptiva link.

It has long been our policy to give priority to members of the Congregation and siblings with respect to admission to the Nursery School. However, that priority does not guarantee admission. Temple members do receive a reduction in tuition. All admission decisions will be emailed in accordance with dates set by ISAAGNY.

We want to assure you that we will do our best to make this process as informative, safe, and comfortable for you as possible.

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Thank you for your interest in Temple Emanu-El’s Nursery School!

Children must be 2 years and 3 months or older by September 30 to be admitted.

Temple membership is not required to apply or enroll.

We observe Jewish holidays with our children; however, we welcome children from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

As required by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) rules, we will not review any applications until after Labor Day.

Completed applications should be mailed by October 31 to:

Temple Emanu-El Nursery School
One East 65th Street
New York, New York 10065

With your application, please include the following:

  • $75 application fee for each child. Make check payable to Congregation Emanu-El.
  • One small, recent photo of your family. Print your name on the back.
Upon receipt of completed applications…

Parent Tour

We will email a date for a one-hour group tour for parents only. At this time, you will meet with the director for an overview of the program and a tour of the school. Tours are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM through mid-December. We strongly encourage both parents to attend. To make a specific request for one of these days of the week, please note this on your application.

Play Sessions

When parents come for their tour, we provide a date to bring your child for a school visit and play session. Six children meet for a group play session with four members of our staff. We ask that one parent accompany the child for this appointment.

Decisions

As required by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) rules, we will not review any applications until after Labor Day. All decisions will be emailed in accordance with dates set by ISAAGNY.

Membership

Preference is given to temple members, but membership does not guarantee admission. Temple members do receive a reduction in tuition.

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Click here to download our Nursery School application