We know applying to preschool can be stressful. That’s why at the Downtown Little School we try to keep this process as simple and fair as possible. We don’t screen children or families; instead we use a lottery system for admissions. We believe that a high quality program does not need to pick and choose the children who can attend; rather we bring together a diverse range of children and families who form a cohesive community and build relationships that last well beyond the preschool years.


Due to COVID-19; the admissions process for 21/22 is being modified.  If you are interested in applying for the 21/22 school year, please complete this form; we will contact you when more information is available. There will be no in-person tours of the school in 2020. 


The Downtown Little School is a not-for-profit organization. The Downtown Little School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.  

The Downtown Little School
15 Dutch Street  New York, NY 10038

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