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Early Childhood Center (N, Pre-K, K)

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Welcome to the Ramaz Early childhood center, a unique community of learners and educators working collaboratively toward the pursuit of excellence in our dual Judaic and secular curriculum. 

Through this robust and nurturing education, we aim to stimulate our children to pursue independent work, become life-long learners, and integral members of the larger Jewish community.

We look forward to receiving your child’s application and thank you for your interest in Ramaz.

Applications are accepted  for children entering Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, and Kindergarten.  We encourage families to apply based on age requirements and dates listed below.

Age Requirements:

  • Applicants for Nursery must be three years old by August 31 of the entering year.

  • Applicants for Pre-K must be four years old by August 31 of the entering year.
  • Applicants for Kindergarten must be five years old by August 31 of the entering year.

Applying to Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten at Ramaz

  • Applications for siblings of current Ramaz students are due by November 4, 2022.

  • New Ramaz family (not a sibling of a current Ramaz student) applications should be completed and submitted online along with a non-refundable application fee of $150 by December 2, 2022.

  • After submitting your application online, you will be able to download confidential teacher recommendation forms which should be sent to your child’s current teacher.  

  • Tours, parent meetings and student observations will be scheduled once your application and application fee have been received and  processed. Judy Kahn or Ashley Buterman will reach out to set this up and discuss all next steps of the application process.

  • Students must be fully immunized based on New York State requirements.

  •  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions office at, 212-774-8025 or email or

  • Late applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Applying to Kindergarten at Ramaz

In addition to what is listed under “Applying to Nursery and Pre- Kindergarten”, kindergarten applicants  will need to take a scholastic preparedness test, details will follow upon receipt of your application when you are contacted by our Admissions Team.

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