Preschool (2’s through Pre-K)
Thank you for your interest in the Preschool program at Maryel School.
It is never too early or too late to learn a new language, but it is true that the younger the child, the easier it will be to become more fluent in the second language.
Maryel’s Preschool program uses an immersion technique in which instructions are conducted strictly in the Spanish language and English is not spoken. Students of any level of Spanish are welcome to be part of the preschool at Maryel. Our curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child — intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically — providing the building blocks for the future learning.
The admissions process starts in the fall one year ahead of the school year being applied for and continues on a rolling-admissions basis. The number of available places is based on attrition at all grade levels and varies year to year.
Steps to apply
Submit the online application form
2. Parent interview and child assessment
Once the application is submitted, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a family meeting and child assessment. The parent conversation and child’s assessment will be scheduled for separate dates.
3. Applicant visit
Children meet in small grade-specific groups, and participate in teacher-directed activities and have a brief period of unstructured play. Only one parent needs to be present for the child assessment. One parent will be asked to accompany the child into the classroom and to separate as much as possible.
The school aims to communicate the application outcome within a few weeks of the assessment date. Parents who accept admission must return a signed contract with a non-refundable deposit which will be credited toward tuition.
Siblings of current students applying to the preschool qualify for early notification. Early notification options are discussed during the meeting between the applicant family and the Admissions department. Sibling applicants do receive special consideration. Decisions on financial aid awards are made at the same time as early notification.