Admissions Procedures2021-11-16T16:37:10+00:00

Admissions Procedures

Age Requirements

PK-3 (3’s) –  3 years old by December 31.

PK-4 (4’s) –  4 years old by December 31.

K (5’s) –  5 years old by December 31.


Online applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available beginning Wednesday, September 1. A non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon submission. Although we continue to accept applications throughout the year, the December 15 deadline provides applicants with the best possible chance of admission and financial aid considerations. This timeline is suggested to help maximize your chance for enrollment given our small class sizes and limited availability.


After you apply online and submit an application fee, you will be contacted by an admissions representative to set up your Virtual Family Meeting. This will be an individual private virtual session through Zoom for PARENTS ONLY. Both parents, if applicable, are encouraged to attend.


We can’t wait to meet your child! Since we are not able to meet your child in person, we will work to know him/her through multiple lenses:


  • Short videos
  • Parent reflections
  • Recommendation form, if your child is attending another preschool
  • Brief Zoom calls that will be play/conversation-based as in our in-person assessments.

Elementary School

  • School transcript or two most recent report cards (Kindergarten: if available)
  • Academic recommendation from a current teacher (Kindergarten: if available)
  • Child assessment by our faculty through Zoom.



  • Families will be notified (by email) of their admissions decision, not before Friday, February 25, 2022.
  • Parent replies are due no later than noon on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Elementary School

  • Families will be notified (by email) of their admissions decision on Friday, February 4, 2022.
  • Parent replies are due no later than noon on Friday, February 11, 2022.

Parents who accept admission must return a signed contract with a non-refundable deposit which will be credited towards tuition.


Early Notification Option for Siblings


  • Families will be notified (by email) of their admissions decision, not before Wednesday, December 1, 2021, and not later than Friday, January 14, 2022.
  • Parent replies are due no later than noon on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Elementary School

  • Families will be notified (by email) of their admissions decision, not before Thursday , December 9, 2021, and not later than Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
  • Parent replies are due no later than noon on Friday, January 14, 2022


Additional Ways to Learn about Maryel School:

1-The Admissions Staff is always available to speak with you on the phone or respond to your emails.


3- Talk to a Maryel Parent.

Talk to a Maryel parent

We would like to offer you the unique opportunity to talk to a Maryel parent directly. Please fill out the form by clicking on the link and a parent will contact you.

Equal Opportunity

Maryel School of New York admits children of any race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.





Your child must be 2.9 by August 31.

Separation anxiety is common in preschool, and we fully understand that it can be challenging for both the children and parents. In order to make the separation process easier and for the child to acclimate to their new environment, we have come up with a schedule that will accommodate children at the beginning of the school year. However, if your child needs extra time during the separation process, we will modify it on an individual basis. We respect the pace of each individual child, and our teachers are caring and patient during this phase-in process. Teachers will also work closely with the caretakers to ensure a smooth transition.

Our school classes have a maximum of 12 students with 2 teachers, and a third floater teacher is also present when a class needs extra support.

Your child does not need to be toilet trained before starting in the 2’s program. Learning to use the toilet is like learning any new skill, it takes time. Each child learns at their own pace. While some children learn to use the toilet within one week, the process will be a much longer one for many others. Your child will eventually learn to use the toilet on their own time. By working in partnership with your child’s teacher, the process of learning to use the toilet can be a positive and gratifying experience for all concerned.

Toilet training is conducted in a relaxed manner. Therefore, when your child is ready for toilet training, we ask that you begin the process at home during a weekend or vacation. We will follow through and encourage your child while in our care.

Potty training is required for children starting in the 3’s program.

National studies have shown that children in dual-language programs, as a group, perform the same or better than their monolingual English speaking peers in achievement tests in math, reading, and writing.

You do not need to speak Spanish to be supportive of your child’s learning. Attending our parents’ workshops and reaching out to your child’s teacher via email for further clarification are all useful venues for support. Classroom newsletters and weekly updates give helpful background information about students’ day-to-day activities at school.

Maryel School celebrates diversity as part of its mission. Therefore, it may be surprising to hear that most of our Spanish language learners come from English-speaking households.






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