Applying to Cold Spring School: Preschool

Cold Spring School has one preschool classroom that serves children ages three and four and can have up to 14 students. Children entering as three-year-olds stay in this classroom for two years.  The preschool program is a full school day program with an optional Extended Day until 5:30pm. Preschoolers enjoy a rich, hands-on curriculum that is play and discovery based and includes Spanish, Fitness, Music, and Tinkering.

Preschool applicants must turn three years old before November 1 of the year they will begin the preschool program.

We strongly encourage families to join us for one of our Tours for Parents before submitting an application if you have not yet seen Cold Spring School in action.

After wereceive the application from you, you will be contacted toschedule your child’s visit to the preschool classroom. If applicable, please submit the Student Evaluation form to your child's current teacher/daycare provider.

Preschool visits are individual and last about 30 minutes. No formal screening is administered, but you and your child will visit the preschool classroom with the Director of Admissions. A time will alsobe arranged for you to discuss your child’s application with theDirector.

The application timeline for students applying to kindergarten through sixth grade is different. Please click here for details.

Before submitting a PRESCHOOL APPLICATION for 2018-2019, please reach out to Sara Armstrong, Director of Admissions.

Tours for Parents begin and run throughout January.


Families begin to submit applications.

Admissions visits begin for students whose families have submittedapplications. Visits continue in December, January, and February.

December 15
Application deadline for the first-round of preschool admissions. After this date, all preschool applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.
Admissions decisions begin to go out to families who have applied in the first-round of preschool admissions. Please note that financial aid decisions, however, are often made in March.

January through Summer:
Rolling admissions dependent upon space available in the preschool class