Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a diverse community committed to educational excellence, serving students in preschool through grade 8.

Frequently Asked Questions



Q. What are the age requirements for admission?

Twos Program: Age 2.0 years by July 31

Preschool 3s Half-Day: Age 3.0 years by September 1

Preschool 3s Full-Day: Age 3 years 3 months by September 1. If your child is currently enrolled in a full-day program and has a summer birthday, we can accept an application to the Full-Day PS 3s.

Note: a child has to be fully toilet trained before beginning the Full-Day program.

Preschool 4s Half-Day & Full-Day: Age 4.0 years by September 1

Kindergarten: Age 5.0 years by September 1

Grade 1: Age 6.0 years by September 1

Q . When is your application deadline?

For the 2018-19 school year deadline dates:
3-Day Twos: September 22, 2017 / 2-Day Twos: September 22, 2017

TWOS Application Deadline extended until: September 29, 2017

PS 3s and PS 4s: November 15, 2017

Kindergarten: November 6, 2017

Grades 1- 8: November 15, 2017

Q.When will parents be notified of admissions decisions?

BHMS adheres to the ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York) notification dates. Notification is sent via email. For the 2018-19 school year:

Twos, PS 3s, and PS 4s applicants notification is sent on February 7, 2018 (family response due by noon, March 6)

Kindergarten applicants notification is sent on February 9, 2018 (family response due by noon, Feb. 16)

Grades 1-8 applicants notification is sent on February 6, 2018 (family response due by noon, Feb. 27)

Q. Who comes when?

The parent/guardian interview and classroom observation is scheduled once an application form and fee have been submitted to the school; this visit is for adults only. The classroom observation is not available in the Twos Program.

All eligible applicants will be scheduled for a visit to the School and need to be accompanied by one parent or guardian.

Candidates for the Twos, PS 3s, and PS4s will be scheduled for a 30 minute small group visit on a weekend or weekday in the fall and early winter.

Candidates for Kindergarten will be scheduled for a 60 minute small group visit on a regular school day, in the fall and early winter.

Candidates for Grades 1 - 3 will be scheduled for a 60 minute visit on a regular school day, in the fall and early winter.

Candidates for Grades 4 - 5 will be scheduled for a 90 - 120 minute visit on a regular school day, in the fall and early winter.

Candidates for Grades 6 - 8 will be scheduled for a 3 hour visit on a regular school day, in the fall and early winter.

Q. What do I do if I have to cancel a scheduled admissions appointment?

Please call the Admissions Office immediately at 718-858-5100 x 120. We will make every attempt to reschedule cancelled appointments promptly; however, be aware that during the busy admissions season rescheduling may be difficult.

Q. What are the entry points?

The Twos Program and Preschool 3s are the largest entry points. Every year children join the community in the Preschool 4s through Grade 7. Enrolling for Grade 8 is infrequent since it is the terminal grade.

Q. What are the program hours?

Twos 3-Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 - 11:45 am

Twos 2-Day: Thursday, Friday 9 - 11:45 am

Half-Day Preschool: 9 am - 12 pm

Full-Day Preschool and Kindergarten: 9 am - 3 pm

Grades 1-3: 8:20 am - 3 pm

Grades 4-8: 8:15 am - 3:15 pm

Q. Is there Early Care and After Care available?

Early Care: free of charge, registration required

After Care: fee based, registration required, please see Montessori Afternoon Plus for more information

Twos: No Early Care or After Care

Half-Day Preschool: Early Care available 8 - 9 am

Full-Day Preschool and Kindergarten: Early Care available 8 - 9 am and After Care 3 - 6 pm

Grades 1-3: Students can enter their classroom at 8 am. After Care 3 - 6 pm

Grades 4-8: Students can enter their classroom at 8 am. After Care 3 - 6 pm

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