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ADMISSIONS FAQS

What are the age requirements for admission?


Age 2.0 years by July 31 of entry year Threes Half-Day: Age 3.0 years by September 1 of entry year Threes Full-Day: Age 3 years 3 months by September 1 of entry year. If your child is currently enrolled in a full-day program and has a summer birthday, we will accept an application to the Full-Day Threes. Fours Half-Day & Full-Day: Age 4.0 years by September 1 of entry year Kindergarten: Age 5.0 years by September 1 of entry year Grade 1: Age 6.0 years by September 1 of entry year Please note: a child has to be fully toilet trained before beginning the Full-Day program.




When is your application deadline?


3-Day Twos / 2-Day Twos: December 10, 2021 Threes and Fours: December 10, 2021 Kindergarten: December 10, 2021 Grades 1- 8*: December 10, 2021 *Prior approval from the Admissions Office is required to apply to Grade 8 since it is the terminal grade




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 2022-23 school year: Twos, Threes, & Fours applicants notification is sent on February 24, 2022 (family response due by noon, March 10) Kindergarten applicants notification is sent on February 3, 2022 (family response due by noon, February 10) Grades 1-8 applicants notification is sent on February 8, 2022 (family response due by noon, March 1)




Who comes when?


The parent/guardian interview is scheduled once an application form and fee have been submitted to the school. Please note the interview is for adults only. The format will be virtual. All eligible applicants will be scheduled for a virtual visit with a member of the admission office. The applicant will need to be accompanied by one parent or guardian. The virtual visits will occur in the fall and early winter.




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


Please email the Admissions Office immediately at admissions@bhmsny.org. We will make every attempt to reschedule cancelled appointments; however, be aware that during the busy admissions season rescheduling may be difficult and is not guaranteed.




What are the entry points?


The Early Childhood Twos and Threes are the largest entry points. However, every year children join the community in the Fours through Grade 7.




What are the program hours?


3-Day Twos: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:40am - 11:30am 2-Day Twos: Thursday, Friday 8:40am - 11:30am Half-Day Threes and Fours: 8:30am - 11:30pm Full-Day Threes, Fours, and Kindergarten: 8:30am - 2:50pm Grades 1-3: 8:20am - 3:05pm Grades 4-6: 8:15am - 3:15pm Grades 7-8: 8:20am - 3:15pm




Is there After Care available?


We have a robust after school program, Montessori Afternoons Plus (MAP) available to all full day students. MAP is fee based and registration is required. Learn more about our after school offerings by visiting the MAP page.





FINANCIAL AID FAQS

What are the age requirements for admission?


Age 2.0 years by July 31 of entry year Threes Half-Day: Age 3.0 years by September 1 of entry year Threes Full-Day: Age 3 years 3 months by September 1 of entry year. If your child is currently enrolled in a full-day program and has a summer birthday, we will accept an application to the Full-Day Threes. Fours Half-Day & Full-Day: Age 4.0 years by September 1 of entry year Kindergarten: Age 5.0 years by September 1 of entry year Grade 1: Age 6.0 years by September 1 of entry year Please note: a child has to be fully toilet trained before beginning the Full-Day program.




When is your application deadline?


3-Day Twos / 2-Day Twos: December 10, 2021 Threes and Fours: December 10, 2021 Kindergarten: December 10, 2021 Grades 1- 8*: December 10, 2021 *Prior approval from the Admissions Office is required to apply to Grade 8 since it is the terminal grade




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 2022-23 school year: Twos, Threes, & Fours applicants notification is sent on February 24, 2022 (family response due by noon, March 10) Kindergarten applicants notification is sent on February 3, 2022 (family response due by noon, February 10) Grades 1-8 applicants notification is sent on February 8, 2022 (family response due by noon, March 1)




Who comes when?


The parent/guardian interview is scheduled once an application form and fee have been submitted to the school. Please note the interview is for adults only. The format will be virtual. All eligible applicants will be scheduled for a virtual visit with a member of the admission office. The applicant will need to be accompanied by one parent or guardian. The virtual visits will occur in the fall and early winter.




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


Please email the Admissions Office immediately at admissions@bhmsny.org. We will make every attempt to reschedule cancelled appointments; however, be aware that during the busy admissions season rescheduling may be difficult and is not guaranteed.




What are the entry points?


The Early Childhood Twos and Threes are the largest entry points. However, every year children join the community in the Fours through Grade 7.




What are the program hours?


3-Day Twos: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:40am - 11:30am 2-Day Twos: Thursday, Friday 8:40am - 11:30am Half-Day Threes and Fours: 8:30am - 11:30pm Full-Day Threes, Fours, and Kindergarten: 8:30am - 2:50pm Grades 1-3: 8:20am - 3:05pm Grades 4-6: 8:15am - 3:15pm Grades 7-8: 8:20am - 3:15pm




Is there After Care available?


We have a robust after school program, Montessori Afternoons Plus (MAP) available to all full day students. MAP is fee based and registration is required. Learn more about our after school offerings by visiting the MAP page.





If the Financial Aid Application is complete, this includes all required supporting documentation, by the deadline, the School will make an award decision in accordance with the enrollment and re-enrollment deadlines.