Twin Parks Montessori Schools - Preschool Manhattan, Upper West Side, New York City (NYC)

Overview and Admissions

Apply now! We are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.
We accept children 3 months (by September 1st) to 5 years old.

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.

Some openings still remain for the 2015-2016 school year.
Younger Toddler: Child must turn 2 years old between January and May 2015
Toddler: Child must turn 2 years old by December 31st, 2015.
Early Childhood: Child must be 3 or 4 years old by December 31st, 2015.

Please call (212-665-1600) or email 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).

Open House Dates
November 18th from 9:30am – 10:30am
January 20th from 9:30am – 10:30am
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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, or call her at 212-665-1600.

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

A Day at Twin Parks Montessori School