Admissions and Registration

We invite you to visit our school for a tour of facilities and a personal introduction to our programs. We also hold Open Houses every fall and spring. Stay tuned for postings of those dates!

PRE-K PROGRAMS (Children born in 2013, for Fall 2017 classes)

We pleased to announce that we have been funded this year for three FREE full-day UPK classes for children with 2012 birthdays. For information about our UPK classes for the 2017-18 school year for children 2013 birthdays, please call 212.593.0750 or email us at Registration for these classes will begin through the Department of Education website

INFANT-TODDLER and PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS (Turning 3 mos – 2.9 years by Sept 1)

Fall 2017 registration opens to the public on March 13, 2017, 8:30 am – 3pm (last registration at 3pm) at our 4 River Road site. Children are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration continues until all classes are filled. We maintain a wait-list for classes that are currently fully enrolled. (Priority registration for current RIDN families, siblings, and 405 Main Street residents begins in mid February.)

To reserve an open space for your child, a non-refundable deposit equal to 12% of the total tuition is required at the time of registration, along with proof of child’s date of birth, and a completed contract. The balance of the tuition may be paid in 4 equal payments between July 1st and January 1st or in 7 equal payments between July 1st and January 1st. Payments may be made by check to Roosevelt Island Day Nursery or wire transfer.

Update on Financial Aid

For the 2016-2017 school year, RIDN awarded families $111,796.91 in need-based aid.  Financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year has been awarded to 11 returning families.  At this time, we are unable to offer aid to new families that are applying for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, RIDN is proud to offer three Universal Pre-K classes to the Roosevelt Island Community, which enable up to 49 children to attend the school tuition free.  RIDN also offers at 10% sibling tuition discount