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Application Process



We find the best way to approach applying to any school is “get educated.” To make the right decision, you will need to spend some time. Research a school’s background, examine its philosophy and methods of teaching, visit its premises, and meet the director. Ask lots of questions. Only then can you really decide if your family will be comfortable there.

At Epiphany Community Nursery School, we hope this website, your independent research, school tour and meeting with the director will all help you understand what ECNS is all about. We encourage parents to consider submitting an application if they find our facilities, program and philosophy appealing.

Please remember, requests for applications are available on-line only, the Tuesday after Labor Day through the end of September.

Finally, remember that the most important thing to do is relax. There are many places where your child will be happy and flourish.

Cut-off birthdates for our 2020-2021 school year

Program Minimum Age at time of Entry Age Requirement
Pre-Twos 18 months Child must turn 1 year old by February 29, 2020
2s 2 years, 1 month Child must turn 2 years old by July 31, 2020
3s 3 years, 1 month Child must turn 3 years old by July 31, 2020
4s 4 years, 1 month Child must turn 4 years old by July 31, 2020
Request an application at Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Monday, September 30, 2019
Submit Application No later than October 1
Schedule School Tour Please call 212.737.2977 x2020 after you have submitted your application but no later than October 15
Decision Notification Thursday, February 27, 2020
Parent Reply Date Thursday, March 5, 2020 by noon

“Choosing to put children in preschool is one of the greatest gifts parents can give them—starting them off on the road to learning in an organized manner with a carefully architected curriculum, starting them off on the road to learning to become a contributing member of a group, starting them off on the road to learning to care about others.”

Wendy Levey, Head of School