Overview and Admissions

Apply now for the 2017-2018 school year!

Riverside has some remaining openings for the 2016-2017 school year.
Please apply online for the following spaces:
Older Infant: Child must turn 2 years old between April 2017 and September 2017.
Younger Toddlers: Child must turn 2 years old between January 2017 and March 2017.
Toddlers: Child must turn 2 years old by December 31st, 2016.
Early Childhood: Child must turn 3 or 4 years old by December 31st, 2016.

Early Notification for Columbia University Families
As affiliates of Columbia University, Park West Montessori School and Riverside Montessori School will offer an optional early notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. This is optional and a choice that Columbia affiliated families can make. Our early notification date is January 15th with a reply due by January 29, 2016 at noon. Please contact the Admissions Director where you have submitted an application (Park West or Riverside) to be included in early notification.

Please call (212-665-1600) or email admissions@twinparks.org with any questions. You may submit your application online, in person at our school offices, or by mail. Once applications are received we will contact you for a tour and child visit (if applicable).

Riverside Montessori Open House Dates
Wednesday, November 16th, 9:30am
Wednesday, January 18th, 9:30am

RSVP admissions@twinparks.org

The Columbia University Affiliated Child Care Centers offer an optional early notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. If interested, parents should ask each center director for information about the age groups covered by the Early Notification policy.

Centers cannot require parents to opt for early notification but will ask for interest in writing prior to making final admissions decisions.

If a qualifying family chooses to be included in the early notification process, the Center will notify parents of their decisions on January 13th.

In keeping with the ISAAGNY timeline, the early notification Parent Reply Deadline is no later than noon on January 27, 2017.

Riverside Montessori is located at 93rd Street and Riverside Drive, a stone’s throw from Riverside Park, and has approximately 150 students. The school is accredited by both the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools (MSCES), is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Parents League, as well as an affiliate school of Columbia University. All our lead teachers are Montessori certified and have training in early childhood education.

For Riverside Montessori admission inquiries contact Candace La Douceur, Director of Admissions, at admissions@twinparks.org, or call her at 212-665-1600.

You can also use the links on the right to download our directions for admission and application.

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