We are delighted with your interest in St. Thomas More Play Group.
Our impressive teachers strive to bring each child to their potential in preparation for their successful transition to kindergarten. The involvement of our STMPG parents is reflective of their devotion to our program. It is this support that helps to create our unique community. We welcome you to schedule a tour to see STMPG in action.
Director of Admissions
For September 2021 enrollment, please complete our inquiry form and the STMPG Admissions Director will contact you directly to review our application process for this particular admissions year.
For consideration for this school year 2020-2021, please contact Deirdre Grosscup.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the first step in applying to STMPG?
For 2021-2022 admissions please complete our inquiry form, and we will be in touch regarding the procedures for admission this year.
I've scheduled a parent visit. What is the format?
Tours of the school are scheduled October through December. A typical tour will include 2-3 couples led by the Admissions Director, and a current STMPG parent. The 45 minute tours are scheduled for either 9:15 or 10:15. It is advisable that both parents attend and we ask that you kindly call the day prior to confirm.
When will I be notified about an admission decision?
Parents are notified of decisions in early March, following the ISAAGNY notification guidelines. Accepted families are asked to respond by mid-March.
Do you meet my child?
Child visits are not a formal part of our admissions process and are not necessary for admission. Having a child visit is usually dependent on the age of the child and can be discussed with the Director of Admissions, after the tours are completed in December.
Where do children go to school after STMPG?
Children are prepared for a range of continuing school experiences. After three years at the Play Group, many go on to attend single sex or co-ed independent schools. Some families also apply to specialized public school programs.
What is the birthday cutoff for children to apply for September 2021?
For our Two's class, the applicant's birthday range is January 1 - June 15, 2019.
Traditionally, we accept applications for our older classes as well.
WHAT PARENTS SAY...
“The curriculum was rich, engaging and relevant to the children and their needs. We could see that every aspect of the classrooms and the curriculum were well thought out and aimed to spark wonder and curiosity in the children. The learning was fun and weaved seamlessly through play, science, movement, art, woodwork and music at your school. We love that STMPG has a perfect balance of structure and flexibility.”