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.

Please note that preschool students must be at least two years of age by September 1 to be enrolled in school. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1. Parents of students born between September 1 and December 3 who would like to contest this policy can submit teacher recommendations and a School Readiness Test to be considered.

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. After your form has been received, you’ll receive an email with open dates available.

Step 2: Submit an Online Application

Applications for middle school are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications for preschool and elementary are accepted until February 15 for the forthcoming school year. 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.

Apply Online Here

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

Step 3: Classroom Visits

After the application has been received, we invite all students applying for kindergarten to visit our kindergarten classroom for a morning. Students applying for 1st grade and beyond will be invited for a full day visit.

Step 4: Receive Notification

Acceptance letters are sent via email by February 16 for elementary school and in March for preschool. Applicants who did not receive a spot will also be notified via email that the student has been placed on the waitlist.

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.