Application Process

Welcome and thank you for your interest in The Co-op School. As a cooperative that prides itself on being connected to our families, we understand how important and challenging finding the best school for your child can be. Given that, we strive to provide a process that is both supportive and transparent.

Classroom spots for the upcoming year are first reserved for current students and their siblings. We then consider our wait list, then new applicants. Selection is made with thoughtful consideration of the classroom dynamic and community. The Co-op School does not discriminate against students and families on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or physical ability.

Below is our simple process for applying. Please direct any questions about either the application itself or the admission process to our director, Meredith Gray: meredith@thecoopschool.org, (347) 721–3408.

We look forward to introducing you to our community!

Step 1: Schedule a Tour

Submit an online inquiry form to tour the school before applying. Tours are given on the first and third Wednesday of every month for the preschool and on the second Wednesday of every month for the elementary school through the end of March. After your form has been received, you’ll receive an email with open dates available.

The preschool tour takes place at 87 Irving Place, and the elementary school tour is at 40 Brevoort Place. Each session includes a curriculum overview and Q&A.

Step 2: Submit an Online Application

Applications for the forthcoming school year are accepted until February 16 and must include a nonrefundable $50 processing fee. All applications received after that date will be automatically placed in a waiting pool. If you would like to be notified of mid-year openings, please clearly state this on your application.

If your child is applying to elementary school, print and submit the Record Release Form to your child’s current school for completion.

Apply Online Here

Step 3: Receive Notification

Acceptance letters are sent out in March via email. Applicants who did not receive a spot will also be notified via email that the student has been placed on the waitlist.