Admissions

Grades N–PK

We are excited by your interest in Avenues. Simply follow the steps below to complete the application process.

If you have already submitted an application, please click here to request the required documents.

Please Note: Avenues does not require the Early Childhood Admissions Assessment (ECAA) administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) for applicants to Nursery and Pre-K.

Apply ELC

Step 1: Meet us at an Admissions Event

  • We offer a variety of events designed to meet the needs of prospective families.
  • Introductory Events are held in the evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. These events provide an overview of our school, our mission and our vision as well as a vivid insight into our teachers, students and classrooms.
  • Divisional Events are primarily held in the daytime and are intended for parents interested in learning more about a specific division.

REGISTER FOR AN EVENT

Step 2: Submit Online Application and $60 Fee

  • To begin your online application and submit all required documents, simply click on the Apply button below.
  • Remember to indicate your immersion language preference: Chinese, Spanish or No Preference.

APPLY

Step 3: Schedule your School Visit

  • Once you submit the application, the admissions office will send you information to schedule your parent conversation and student playgroup. Please note that these appointments will take place on separate dates.
  • Parent Conversation: A 30–40 minute conversation is designed to allow you to learn more about Avenues and to answer questions specific to your child.
  • Student Playgroup: Avenues has developed a small group classroom experience, lasting approximately 45 minutes, guided by our ELC faculty.

Step 4: Submit School Report Form (if applicable)

  • The online school report form is used if the child is attending a formal daycare, toddler group, nursery or early childhood program.
  • The report form is available once you submit an application. The form may be submitted online directly to the current teacher or school director.
  • Only official reports submitted directly from the school to the Avenues admissions office will be accepted.
  • Avenues also accepts the ISAAGNY School Report.

Step 5: Monitor your Application Status

  • The admissions office will send frequent email communications regarding the status of your application.

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New York Admissions Team

Office Email: admissionsnyc@avenues.org

Andrew T. Weller, Ed.D.
Director of Admissions
admissionsnyc@avenues.org

Melissa Hong
Director of ELC (N–K) and Grades 1-4 Admissions
mhong@avenues.org

Janie Ruiz Yang
ELC (N–K) and Grades 1-4
jruizyang@avenues.org

Kate Treitman
Grades 5–8
ktreitman@avenues.org

Kristen Ahye
Grades 9–12
kahye@avenues.org

Taryn Siegelberg
Admissions Data Coordinator
tsiegelberg@avenues.org

Emily Dahlke
Admissions Coordinator
edahlke@avenues.org

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