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22 Ericsson Place
New York, NY, 10013
United States

(212) 226-9070



Photo: Daniel S. Burnstein, Manhattan Media

Photo: Daniel S. Burnstein, Manhattan Media


Thank you for your interest in TriBeCa Community School! We are thrilled to share our learning community with you throughout the admissions process.  TriBeCa Community School is a welcoming and engaging place for young children to discover and explore their interests and construct knowledge through exciting and enriching experiences. Our warm, nurturing, and bright teachers work and learn alongside the children while providing a supportive environment in which children thrive.  

Please see the application process below and we are looking forward to welcoming you this admissions season!

Ayala and Kristen

TriBeCa Community School Application Process

 2018-2019 School Year

  September 5th, 2017: Application available online (click here to open)
  October 12, 19, & 24, 2017: Evening Introductory Presentations (click to register)
  November 6, 2017: Application deadline
  November 8, 2017: Lottery results for Tour and Family Meeting slots are emailed
  November 2017 through February 2018: Tours and Meetings are scheduled
  March 1, 2017: Notification of admission
  March 9, 2017: Parent reply deadline

 Age Requirements and Program Offerings:
  2s program: Born in 2016 calendar year
       2, 3, 4, or 5 days / 9am-12pm or 1:30pm-4pm
  3s program: Born in 2015 calendar year
       5 days / 9am-12pm, 9am-1pm, 9am-2:30pm, or 1:30-4pm
  4s program: Born September 1st 2013-December 31st, 2014
       5 days / 9am-1pm or 9am-2:30pm

 Children enrolled beyond noon eat lunch at school and our extended day options do not include a nap. More information will be shared during the Introductory Presentations and Tours.

 Admissions Process:

 Introductory presentations will be held on October 12th (FULL), 19th, and 24th at 5:30pm and 7pm.  During this presentation, families will learn more about our school culture and educational philosophy and have the opportunity to ask questions about our program.  Parents may attend an Introductory Presentation prior to submitting the application.  The presentations are for parents only.  

 The application deadline is November 6th.  In the event the number of applications received is greater than the number of slots available for Tours and Family Meetings, applicants will be notified and we will hold a lottery for those slots.  Lottery results will be emailed on November 8th.

 During the Tour led by TCS parents and staff, small groups of parents will have the opportunity to tour and observe the classrooms during school hours followed by a meeting with the school director.  These tours are for parents only.

 Each family selected by lottery will also visit the school for an individual Family Meeting.  This will provide an opportunity for the admissions staff to connect with each family and child during a 20 minute meeting.  These are typically scheduled in the afternoons and on Saturday mornings.

 Admissions decisions will be emailed on March 1st with a reply date of March 9th.

 Please email with admissions inquiries.

  2017-2018 School Year
 Please email or call to inquire about current openings.