Thank you for your interest in the East Side Nursery School!


Dhruva at the art tableWe begin accepting applications on September 1 of the year prior to your child enrolling. Children applying for the Tuesday/Thursday class should be 3 years old by September 1 and toilet trained by the beginning of the school year. Children applying for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class should be 4 years old by September 1.

ESNS has 16 students in the Tuesday/Thursday class and 18 students in the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class. The number of openings available each year varies, as alumni families and current families have preference for enrollment, and because ESNS attempts to maintain a gender balance in each class, if possible. 

ESNS does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in its operation or programs.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a completed online application form below, along with a $35 non-refundable application fee. We will get back to you in a timely fashion.

Apply now with our online form


Families are offered admission based on the date ESNS receives your completed application form and $35 application fee. ESNS mails acceptance letters in early March. Upon acceptance, a $250 deposit is required to secure your child’s spot. The application fee and deposit are non-refundable.


Our tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $2825 for the Tuesday/Thursday class and $3422 for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class. Tuition payments are due May 1, July 15, September 1, and December 1. The $250 deposit is applied to the December tuition payment. 

Apply now with our online form