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.

deirdre Grosscup

Director of Admissions

2021-2022 Admissions

For 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 by email

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 admission procedures for this year.

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.

For our Young Three's class, the applicant's birthday range is June 15 - December 31, 2018.

Traditionally, we accept applications for our older classes as well.

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 9:15 or 10:15. It is advisable that both parents attend and we ask that you kindly call the day before to confirm.

At the conclusion of your scheduled tour, you will be given an admissions brochure, which includes an application form and tuition information. If you decide to apply, please return the form and a $50 application fee made payable to St. Thomas More Play Group.

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 Admissions Director, after the tours are completed in December .

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.

Acceptance is based upon available spaces after returning children and siblings of current attendees are considered. Further, there is the desire to balance ages, genders and personalities within each group. 

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 independent schools that are either co-ed or single sex. Some families also apply to specialized public school programs.

The administrative team actively supports the exmission process.


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.