Frequently Asked Questions

My child just missed the age cut-off date for this year. Can we still apply?

You may still be able to apply. Because we are a developmental program, we do sometimes make exceptions. For more information, please contact our Director of Admissions, Ashley Warren at

Is there any advantage to submitting my application early?

We encourage all families to submit an online application as soon as possible. Depending on the number of spots we anticipate for specific grades, we may stop accepting applications before the deadline. If this occurs, we will post a message on our website notifying families of the change.

Do families who are reapplying receive preference?

While we encourage all families who were not offered a spot to re-apply, there are many considerations that are taken into account each year for the spots we have available. Thus we cannot give preference to families who previously applied.

Can parent visits be rescheduled?

Parent visits can be rescheduled but we do have a limited number of available appointments. While we would like to honor all rescheduling requests, this is not always possible. If you need to reschedule, please do so through the SchoolAdmin Portal or reach out directly to our Director of Admissions, Ashley Warren at

Can I reschedule my child’s visit?

Rescheduling your child’s visit may be difficult because these visits are grouped by age. We strongly urge that parents do their best to attend their scheduled visit.

Does BSNS help families with the exmissions process?

Yes! BSNS will help you with kindergarten placement.

Finding and applying to the right school can be a daunting task for New York City families. When it’s time to think about the next step beyond Barrow Street, our teachers and directors support and help guide families through the process, known as exmissions.

Barrow Street Nursery School staff work closely with families throughout the process. To begin, we invite parents to a workshop where we provide the necessary general information to start school applications.

In the classroom, teachers focus on observing and documenting your child’s work. Using words and photographs, teachers interpret and reflect on children’s learning experiences. This process helps us articulate our thinking about your child’s ongoing investigations and to determine future directions for continuing their educational experience. This work begins in the spring of the 3s/4s program so that parents have ample time to research prospective schools and prepare for fall applications.

After parents have toured their preferred schools, a follow-up meeting is scheduled with Barrow Street staff to discuss school options. The director is available to meet with parents throughout the process. Teachers and staff work closely with families and are committed to providing support and guidance during this process.

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