Welcome to Admissions at Central Synagogue’s May Family Nursery School
With school beginning in September, there are a limited number of spots available. If interested, please apply for the 2021–22 school year here. The application process for the 2022–23 school year will begin on September 9, 2021, when the application will be live on this page.
Due to the Coronavirus, our admissions process is completely virtual. Every year, we typically welcome families to come to our school, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers, members of the Clergy, and current Nursery School parents. While our process is modified this year, our invitation for you to get to know us remains the same.
We hope that you enjoy watching the video describing our school and synagogue community, and will join us at a virtual admissions open house for prospective parents with representatives from our school where you will get to hear from us about our educational philosophy, synagogue community, parent involvement, and next steps in the admissions process. We also will answer your questions, ranging from curriculum to separation, Jewish values and celebration, the exmissions process, toilet training, and everything in between!
The admissions application for the 2022–23 school year is due by December 3, 2021. Once we have received your application, we will invite you to attend a virtual open house. These open houses will be small, intimate gatherings to facilitate interactive conversation and are held on selected Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00–11:00 am beginning in October and continuing through December. For questions about our school or admissions process, please contact Sue Stiner, Admissions Coordinator, at [email protected] or (212) 838-5122 x4050, or Stephanie Flugman, Assistant Early Childhood Director, at [email protected] or (212) 838-5122 x4006.
Our school has classes for children from two to five years old. Children must turn two by September 15, 2022, in order to be eligible for admission to the Nursery School for the 2022–23 school year (no exceptions can be made to the age cutoff). For younger children who just miss the age cutoff for enrollment in the Nursery School, we offer Toddlers Turning Two, a class for children who will be 21 to 24 months in September 2022. Children enrolled in this class attend in the fall with a parent or other trusted grown-up. Full separation begins in January 2023 when they have turned two.
We look forward to meeting you!
Please note that membership in Central Synagogue is required for all families whose children are enrolled in the May Family Nursery School.
Financial aid is available. Apply here.
Director of Early Childhood Education
(212) 838-5122 x4001