It is our greatest pleasure is to welcome new families into the Little Mish community every year!
We are able to accept about 16 children in each Twos Program (with some of those spaces taken each year by siblings) – though each class has only 12 children daily. We accept 20-30 children into the Threes Program though each class has only 15 children. Some of these spots will be filled by current students from the 2s program. We accept 12-18 children into the Fours Program, and preference is given to current students. Currently we are accepting application for a Kindergarten/First Grade program commencing in September 2017.
While we are never able to accept everyone who applies we really do make an effort to keep our admissions process casual and welcoming, (no essays!) and we look forward to meeting your family!
We hope the following information helps you understand our admissions process:
Your child must be 2 years old by September 1 of the incoming year to be eligible for our 2s Program. Your child does not need to be potty trained! For the 3s program, a child can be 3 any time up until December 15 of the year of entry.
Please note that our school is non-denominational. We try to keep a racial balance, and a healthy proportion of boys and girls. All are welcome to apply. We do give preference to siblings of alumni. Applications must be received prior to scheduled tours to obtain priority in our selection process. We do not discriminate on the basis of race religion or any other criteria.
Health forms need to be presented showing your child is fully vaccinated. No exceptions are permitted.
Please download the application form here (or call us to request one if you are not able to download and print the form). Mail, fax, or email the application form to us by December 15th. Please remember that we do not accept exemptions from vaccinations.
Please send to:
Mail: LMDN, 93 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10009
Any applications received after December 15th will be put on the waitlist.
SCHOOL VISITS (OPEN HOUSES)
We will contact you and schedule you for a School Visit in mid-January. These visits take place on Saturdays. On these visits you and your child will spend time in the classroom along with two or three other children and parents. Your child can play while the Director gives a description of the program. The Director and teachers are present and available to answer any questions you may have at that time. There is no formal interview – these school visits are our chance to get to know you and your child! We do ask that both parents attend. This year the TWOS tour is on January 7th and the THREES tour is on January 21st, 2016, and you will be contacted in mid-December with a time for your visit. Fours applicants are given individual tours.
NOTIFICATION & DEPOSITS
Acceptances and requests for deposit are sent out in early February. You will be asked to sign an annual contract and submit your deposit to secure the space. If you are not admitted, we will add you to the waitlist – and we appreciate hearing that your interest is still strong in the event that you are waitlisted. Changes often occur, and in that case parents on the waiting list will be contacted. Please do not fail to apply later in the year as we often have opportunities later on and others on the waiting list may have found alternative spots.
Your deposit consists of two months tuition. Deposits are non-refundable on withdrawal from the program. This deposit is applied to your last two months of tuition or applied to the Summer Program if you wish. There is a one-time Materials Fee of $600 payable prior to your first tuition payment.
Please contact us with any questions at all:
Eileen Johnson, Director
If you are interested in applying to our Summer Camp program, please DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION