The Application Process for New York City’s Christ Church Day School

Our admissions and application process is easy, and we’re always available to help you through the journey. If you are interested in a private preschool on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, please consider us.

We are delighted that you are interested in applying to Christ Church Day School.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

In addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee, payable by credit/debit card or electronic check, we also require a family photo and a video of you and your child doing a favorite activity. Please limit your video to 1-2 minutes due to file size limitations.

In addition to submitting an application, our admissions process includes a virtual family visit with you and your child and a separate virtual Open House to give you an opportunity to meet our faculty and view a tour of our school. We are planning to offer optional in-person tours of our school in early 2023.

If you have any other questions, please contact us by phone (212.838.3039) or email

Notification Dates: Christ Church Day School is a member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and follows its guidelines for admissions notification. If your application for 2023-2024 is completed by January 12, 2023, we will notify you of our admission decision on Thursday, March 2, 2023 and your deadline to reply is due no later than 12 noon on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Early Notification: Sibling/Church/Legacy Admissions

Christ Church Day School siblings, legacies, and children of Christ Church United Methodist members can opt for early notification consideration. Church members are required to be active for one year prior to the application submission in order to qualify for early notification. If you are a sibling, legacy or church member family, please indicate your relationship to us on your application. If you qualify and choose to be notified of our decision earlier, you will be notified on December 9, 2022 and your deadline to reply will be December 16, 2022.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to families who need tuition assistance. If you apply for financial aid, we will waive your application fee. Our decision to grant an award is based on demonstrated need and available funds. Need is determined by a third-party service called TADS, which uses an objective and consistent methodology to determine a family’s ability to contribute toward educational expenses. If your application indicates that you will be applying for financial aid, we will contact you with instructions for submitting the requested financial information directly to TADS. If Financial Aid is awarded, the family will be notified when they receive an acceptance letter.