The Admissions Process

Application Process

Please contact our office to inquire about openings for the 2015-2016 school year. 212-316-1555

To complete an application for your child:

  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Complete the online Application 
  • Save your application submission confirmation email
  • We will process your application and contact you within a few days to schedule a Parent Tour
  • Schedule a Child Visit after your tour

application timeline


Submit Application. Once we have received your application and confirmation of your paid application fee, we will contact you to schedule a Parent Tour and you will be invited to one of our Open House events in either October or November.


Parent Tours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 in November and December. A current Morningside Montessori School parent will host your tour of the facilities; Dr. Showah and Ms. Martin will host a question and answer session. At the Parent Tour, you will schedule your Child Visit.


Child Visits for Children applying to our Toddler 2-Day Program are on Fridays at 12:45.

Child Visits are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12:45 for Children applying to our 3-day or 5-Day Morning  or 5-Day Afternoon  Programs.


Financial aid is available for all programs except for our Toddler Program. applications are due in January.

Admission Notification is in late February. 

Admission contracts are signed by March 6th. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Morningside Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, its scholarship programs, or other school-administered programs.

Sibling and Legacy Policy


As an ISAAGNY school, Morningside Montessori School participates in the Early Notification option for sibling and legacy candidates. These candidates are evaluated according to the same criteria as all other applicants and must follow many of the same procedures.

Morningside Montessori School believes that our families help make our community strong; sibling and legacy applicants who meet our admission criteria can be reasonably assured that a space will be offered when applying.  This being said, our goal is to ensure the right match between an applicant and our school. The most important criteria for admission include that the applicant will be well served by our mission and program. Sibling and legacy families must actively pursue other school options for each applicant.

In order to be considered for early notification, all application materials and a form confirming your understanding of the Sibling/Legacy procedures must be received by the beginning of December.  Families who choose Early Notification receive notification sometime between mid-December and early January. Early Notification is contractually binding. If a child is accepted as an Early Notification candidate, then all applications to other Member Schools to which the child has applied as a regular candidate must be promptly withdrawn.  Parents will have until noon of the Early Notification Parent Reply Deadline to formally notify in writing their acceptance of the Early Notification contract.

In the case where an applicant qualifies, and the parents have opted for Early Notification at more than one Member School, upon receipt of Early Notification acceptance by any Member School, the parents shall be obligated to promptly withdraw all Regular Decision applications to other Member Schools. Parents will be granted the full Early Notification Parent Reply period to choose between the Early Notification acceptances.

Morningside Montessori School is committed to this early notification policy because we believe that families who know our community well understand the value of a Morningside education. As such, for the purpose of our Sibling and Legacy Application Policy, we use the following definitions:

Sibling:  Any child who is a sibling of a current  or former Morningside student.

Legacy:  Any child whose parent or guardian is either an alum or a current employee of Morningside Montessori School.

Legacy preference will be given to alumni who remain active in the Morningside community.