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Marble Hill Nursery School offers a preschool program for 3 year olds and Universal PreKindergarten for 4 year olds.

Thank you for your interest in Marble Hill Nursery School. We offer a half-day and extended-day preschool program for 3 year olds and full-day and extended-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten for 4 year olds.

For Pre-K:

Admission is managed through the New York City Department of Education’s pre-K application process. Children born in 2014 are eligible for pre-K in the 2018-2019 academic year. Children born in 2015 are eligible for pre-K in the 2019-2020 academic year. Please contact the school for more information.

For 3 year olds:

Please contact the school in early October to inquire about the following academic year. Children must reach their third birthday by December 31, 2019 (born in 2016) to be eligible for the 3-year-old program in the 2019-20 academic year.

All interested applicants should fill out an application and return it to the school, along with a $35.00 non-refundable application processing fee. After receipt of your application and check, we will schedule a tour and classroom observation. (Although we will meet your child later in the year, we ask that you make other arrangements for childcare on the day of your visit.)

Actual acceptance in all cases will depend upon the child’s meeting the following criteria: age, maturity, and the ability of the family to fulfill its cooperative responsibilities.


Some children who qualify, but cannot be placed because of lack of space, are placed on a waiting list and will be given priority for consideration as openings occur. In the case of 3 year olds who cannot be placed for the entire year, priority for consider­ation for the following year will be given. If a child is accepted for the half-day program, one-fourth of the annual fee will become due and payable. If a child is accepted for the all-day program, one month’s tuition will become due and payable. In addition to tuition, there is a $150.00 registration fee, payable with the first tuition payment.

Residents of the Marble Hill Houses, presently attending chil­dren, and siblings of those who have attended previously receive first consideration of their application. (NOTE TO PARENTS OF SIBLINGS: SIBLINGS RETAIN PRIORITY FOR CONSIDERATION UNTIL FEBRUARY 15. AFTER THAT DATE, THEY RECEIVE THE SAME CONSIDERATION AS OTHER APPLICANTS.)