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.

Important Dates and Events

Application Process


The admission process starts a year ahead of time. We accept applications starting August 1 for the following school year. For instance, we will start accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year on August 1, 2016. You may submit an application at any time, however, there are several steps to the admission process and space is limited, so we encourage you to start the process early.

Open House

October 5, 2016 and November 13, 2016

We host two open houses every fall. Please join us for a brief overview of the school followed by a tour of our campus. Your RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Our upcoming open houses are:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If these open house dates have passed or are not convenient for you, please call the Admission Office to schedule a tour.



Tours of campus are scheduled at your convenience throughout the school year. Please contact the Admission Office to find out more or to schedule a personal tour.

Sibling/Legacy Preference Pool

December 15

The application deadline for siblings of current or past Manzano Day School students and legacies (children of past Manzano Day School students) is December 15. This allows admissible siblings and legacies to be offered admission instead of being placed on the wait list. 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.

Admission Decisions

Early February to Early March

The first round of admission decisions for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are made during the first full week of February. Admission decisions for applicants to grades first through fifth are made during the first week of March. Subsequent applications for all grades are accepted and reviewed on a rolling admission basis.

Financial Aid


The financial aid application process is available online through the School and Student Services website beginning November 1. Please note that you will need to have your income taxes done in order to complete the financial aid application process. The filing deadline for the 2017 - 2018 school year is March 1, 2017 for returning students and ongoing for new applicants. Please contact Madonna Prokopiak, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, with any questions or concerns.

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