Admissions for the 2018-19 School Year

The admissions process takes place during the year prior to intended entry. The 2018-19 process will begin September 5th, 2017. Children who will be 2 years old (or older) on or before August 31st, 2018 are eligible to apply for the 2018-19 school year.

Our Admissions Process


All admissions applications must be submitted to FPCNS no later than Friday, October 13th, 2017. Applications submitted after October 13th will be placed on a wait list for space in our admissions process.


Parents who have submitted applications before the deadline will be entered into an admissions lottery and will be notified of lottery results by the end of October. Parents whose applications are drawn from our lottery will be contacted to schedule a school visit, and an application fee will be requested at that time.

School Visit 

School visits for parents take place in November and December.

Play Date Visit

Children visit a classroom for a small-group play-date with one parent in January or February.


Letters of notification will be emailed on Thursday March 1st, 2018 in accordance with dates set by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York, (ISAAGNY).

To get started, please access our >> 2018-19 admissions application.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for families is available through the FPCNS Scholarship Fund. As a part of our commitment to diversity at FPCNS, we actively raise funds to provide financial assistance for children who would otherwise not be able to attend our school. Financial assistance awards are based on demonstrated need and the availability of funds.

Applicants Eligible for Early Decision Notification

The option of Early Decision Notification is offered to siblings, children of alumni, and First Presbyterian Church members who are active in the life of the Church and who have joined the Church by the dates listed below.*

Please note that Early Decision Notification is never a guarantee of admission. Families in this category are always encouraged to research and apply to several nursery schools.

*Effective FPC Membership Dates  

FPC Members who have joined the Church by October2015 will be eligible for Early Decision Notification in the fall of 2017, applying for the 2018-19 school year.

FPC Members who have joined the Church by October 2016 will be eligible for Early Decision Notification in the fall of 2018, applying for the 2019-20 school year.

For additional questions, please contact:

Helen Makohon
Director of Admissions
at or 212-691-3432

Federal, State and City statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of certain protected classifications. The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School supports and complies with such laws in providing equal opportunity and consideration to all employees, and to all applicants and their families.