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 waitlist, 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. Any questions about our admission process or application should be sent to

We look forward to introducing you to our community!

Step 1: Schedule a Tour

Sign up for a virtual tour of the school before applying. After your form has been received, you’ll receive an email with open dates available. If you’re applying for a mid-year spot for elementary school, reach out to our head of school, Deanna Bocchetti:, 347-721–3408.

Step 2: Submit an Online Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each of our divisions: preschool, elementary and middle school. 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 or middle school, print and submit the Grades 1–8 Admission Recommendation Form to your child’s current school for completion. Download the form here.

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Step 3: Classroom Visits

After the application has been received, students who are invited to visit will participate in class-wide activities as well as assessments to ensure we can support their needs.

Step 4: Receive Notification

First wave acceptance letters are sent via email by February 15 for elementary and middle 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.