UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year in September. Please return your application by December 6. We will include applications received after December 6th if possible.
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 or November to schedule the parent tour.

Dates for 2020 – 2021 Application Process
  • Beginning in September
  • Return your application by mail to UPNS by December 6
  • October/November
  • School tours scheduled
  • November/December
  • School tours
  • January
  • Group play visits scheduled
  • January
  • Contracts for continuing students and siblings mailed
  • January
  • Contracts for continuing students and siblings due
  • February
  • Group play visits
  • February
  • Contracts for new students emailed
  • March
  • Contracts for new students due