Welcome to the Admissions process here at Tompkins Hall Childcare and Nursery School.  Our Early Decision and Regular Admissions cycle is between October and March of  each year.  The admissions process is made up of two important parts: 1. a Tour and 2. an Open House.  

We have now concluded the regular season of tours, open houses and receipt of applications for the 2023-2024 school year.  At times, we do off-cycle admissions, if we have a space in the age group that you are interested in.  If you are need more information about off-cycle admissions, please email the office at: [email protected]


Centers cannot require parents to opt for early notification. If a qualifying family chooses to be included in the early notification process, the Center will notify families of the schools decisions after December 9th, 2022 and no later than January 20, 2023.

The Columbia University parent reply deadline is no later than 12noon on January 20th, 2023. There are no exceptions to this rule. 


Tuition for 2022-2023 School Year

Financial Aid

We use the TADS system in processing financial aid applications. We can only consider those applications listed in "fair" and "good" standing on the TADS system. Please indicate your intent to apply for financial aid on your paper application and via email to: [email protected].

Please keep in mind that due to limited resources, financial aid is not available to every financially qualified student who applies.

Calendar and Phasing-In

Our school year starts the week before Labor day and ends on the last Thursday in June. We have a  full 10 month school year and an optional 1-6 week summer program.  View the current school year calendar for more information.

A parent and/or caregiver must be available for the first two weeks of the school year to help your child with separation process. You will receive your family's phase-in schedule in your Welcome Packet, which is emailed in July.