UPDATE: As of December 15, 2018, we are only accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for children born before May 2016.
Please email with any questions about admissions. Children applying to UPNS must be 2 by September 15 for our entry level Blue Room (ages 2 and 3 years). The school gives priority to currently enrolled students, siblings of current students and of students enrolled within the last five years, and children of full-time faculty, staff and students of NYU. Parent tours are held in November and December. We will contact families who have applied to schedule a parent tour. In January and February, applicants come to the school for a play visit in a small group. We send notification by mail in early March, based on the admissions timeline set by the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Most nursery schools use the ISAAGNY guidelines so families receive acceptance notifications on the same day and they can then make the best decision for their family. Download an application here: UPNS Application and return it with a $25 application fee to UPNS Admissions, 110 Bleecker Street, L2, New York, NY 10012. Please send a check payable to UPNS. We will be in touch in October to schedule the parent tour.

Dates for 2019 – 2020 Application Process
  • Beginning in September
  • Return your application by mail to UPNS
  • October/November
  • School tours scheduled
  • November/December
  • School tours
  • January
  • Group play visits scheduled
  • January 18
  • Contracts for continuing students and siblings mailed
  • January 25 by noon
  • Contracts for continuing students and siblings due
  • February
  • Group play visits
  • February 28
  • Contracts for new students emailed
  • March 8 by noon
  • Contracts for new students due