Manzano Day School
is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world.

How to Apply

Our admission process is designed to get to know our applicants as well as possible, and provides a uniform framework that meets our ISAS accreditation requirements. Navigating the admission process for any school can seem overwhelming at first, but please be assured that we are here to help you every step of the way.

Pre-k and Kindergarten First - Fifth Grade

Admission Decisions

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten admission decisions are made during the first full week of February. Decision letters are then mailed to each family. An email about completing the online enrollment process will be sent to the parents of accepted students. Admission decisions for applicants for grades first through fifth are made during the first week of March and decision letters are mailed to each family. No admission decision can be made prior to completing the admission process.

Subsequent applications for all grades are accepted and reviewed on a rolling admission basis.

Legacies and Siblings

Legacies & Siblings: There is a December 15 application deadline for all siblings and legacies in order for these children to be included in the "sibling/legacy preference pool." A legacy is defined as a child of a parent who attended Manzano Day School. Although you may submit an application after this deadline, it will be considered in the general admission pool and we cannot guarantee a place for your child.


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