The 2017-2018 application is now available!
  • Reade Street Prep's admissions season runs from October through mid-February. If you have an inquiry outside of this time frame, email for information and availability.
    Step One:

    Submit an application. Applications must be submitted prior to the scheduling of any tours or meetings, but it is possible to update your program preferences and applicant pool (Regular Admissions vs. Early Admissions) after your visit. All such changes must be received in advance of the relevant deadline. 

    • A fee of $75 is required to process each application.
    • Applications may be scanned and emailed to, mailed to 77 Reade Street, or dropped off in person.

  • Step Two:

    An RSP Admissions representative will contact you to confirm receipt of your application and to schedule a tour. Please note that tours are required for your application to be considered. 

    • Tours are for adults only.
    • Maximum one tour per family.
    • Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
    • Tours take place at either 77 Reade Street or 104 Reade Street, depending on the program to which you have applied.

    Reade Street Prep's tour season runs from mid-October through mid-February.
  • Step Three:

    An RSP administrator will contact you to schedule a parent meeting. Please note that parent meetings are required for your application to be considered.  

    • Parent meetings are for adults only.
    • Parent meetings last approximately 15 minutes.
    • Reade Street Prep does not meet with prospective students.

    Step Four:

    Early Admissions notifications are distributed via email in mid-December. Regular Admissions notifications are distributed via email in mid-February. 


  • Admissions FAQ:
    Is there a birthday cutoff date for Reade Street Prep applicants?
    Yes. Our age policy requires that, by September 30th of the year they would enter the program, children must be: Between 18 and 26 months for the Preschool Prep Program Between 2 and 3.5 years old for the Explorers Program Between 3.5 and 5 years old for the Discoverers Program
    How do the Early Admissions and Regular Admissions processes differ?
    Reade Street Prep has two application cycles: Early Admissions and Regular Admissions. Early Admissions families submit applications - and accordingly, receive their admissions notifications - prior to Regular Admissions families. Early Applicants are in the first pool to which we extend offer letters; as such, they enjoy an increased rate of acceptance to their first choice of program. The process is also binding: if a student is offered admission to a first choice of program during Early Admissions, he or she must withdraw all applications and decline all offers from other schools. Early Admissions Deadline: November 25, 2015 Notification: December 14, 2015 Regular Admissions Deadline: February 5, 2016 Notification: February 22 through February 26, 2016
    Do any applications have priority in the admissions process?
    Yes. We are committed to offering seats to those families whose educational beliefs align with ours. As such, siblings of enrolled students do receive priority in our admissions process. We also extend priority to Early Admissions applicants, as these families have designated Reade Street Prep as their first choice for their children's preschool.
    Does Reade Street Prep have a wait list?
    Yes. Each year, we receive applications from more candidates than we are able to accommodate. Those children who are not offered a seat due to the constraints of our class sizes are, therefore, added to wait lists for all age-appropriate programs. Should openings become available, Reade Street Prep notifies wait list candidates by email and/or phone.
    Click here to view our Admissions Fact Sheet