Application Process

Application Process

Welcome and thank you for your interest in The Co-op School, we appreciate your confidence. As a cooperative school that prides itself on being connected to our families, we understand how important and challenging the process of finding the best school for your child can be. The Co-op School strives to provide a process that is both supportive and transparent. We look forward to meeting your family and introducing you to our school and community.  Learn more about our Educational Philosophy here.

Applications are accepted for the forthcoming school year until February 10th.

Step 1: Inquire and schedule a tour

All parents are asked to submit an online inquiry and tour the school before applying. Tours are given on the first and third Wednesday of every month for the Irving Place Preschool and on the second Wednesday of every month for the Brevoort Place Elementary School. Tours begin in October and run through the end of March. Our tours involve a comprehensive tour of the school building (dependent on which program you are viewing) followed by a curriculum/cooperative overview and Q&A.

Step 2: Submit an online application

All applications require a non-refundable $50 processing fee.
All applications received after February 10th will be automatically placed in a waiting pool. If you would like to be notified of mid-year openings, please clearly state on your application.

If your child is applying to Elementary School, please submit the Record Release Form (PDF)  to your child’s current school for completion.

Step 3: Receive your notification

Acceptance notification letters are sent out in March via email. Applicants who are not accepted will be placed on waitlist.


Any questions about the application and admission process should be directed to Meredith Gray, Director of The Co-op School:, (347) 721–3408.


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. The roster is made based on school and community needs. Spots are first reserved for current students and then for siblings. Once current Co-op members and their siblings have been placed, we then begin to take applicants from our wait pool. Applicants are selected based on classroom needs and selection is made with thoughtful consideration of the classroom dynamic and community, including class balance in terms of age and gender.