The Admissions Process

Application Process

To complete an application for your child:

  1. Complete the online Application and submit the $40 application fee.
  2. Email us a photo of your child.
  3. Save the email confirming your application submission.

We will process your application and contact you within a couple of weeks to schedule a School Tour. After your tour, you will have an opportunity to schedule a Child Visit.

application timeline

Morningside Montessori School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and as such follow their timeline for admissions notifications.

ISAAGNY is a non-profit association of early childhood and ongoing schools that grew out of the need to clarify the process of applying to independent schools and make the transition between schools easier for applicants and their families. 

ISAAGNY serves its member schools by setting guidelines on matters of common interest, such as notification dates, and conducting workshops to increase professionalism and encourage cooperation among schools.


Submit Application. Once we have received your application, 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. Goda 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 12:45pm.

Child Visits are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12:45pm for children applying to our 3-day5-Day Morning or 5-Day Afternoon  Programs.

Admission Notification is February 25th, 2016. 

Admission contracts must be signed by March 4th, 2016. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

ISAAGNY member schools admit students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at their schools. Member schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and 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.  Given that, 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 must be received by the ISAAGNY deadline. 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 Montessori School student.

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