Manzano Day School

Joy in Learning® Since 1938

Important Dates

Applications

August 1, 2021

The admission process starts a year ahead of time. We accept applications starting August 1 for the following school year. We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. There are several steps to the admission process and space is limited, so we encourage you to start the process early. Please feel free to contact the Admission Office for more information.

 

Open House

September 29, November 14, March 2

We host three open houses every year. Please join us for a brief overview of the school followed by a tour of our campus (in-person open houses only). Your RSVP is required. Visit our events page for more information and to RSVP.

 

Tours

Ongoing

Tours of campus are scheduled at your convenience throughout the school year. Please contact the Admission Office at (505) 243-6659 to schedule.

 

Early Applicant and
Sibling/Legacy Preference Pool
(pre-k and kindergarten)

November 19, December 17

The early application (pre-k and kindergarten) deadline for siblings of current or past Manzano Day School students and legacies (children of past Manzano Day School students), as well as interested early applicants, is November 19. Early applicants who have completed the admission process will be notified of an admission decision by December 17. This policy is in place to guarantee that preference for available spaces is given first to siblings/legacies and then to interested candidates. (*Please note that the last playdate for early applicant eligibility is December 4.)

 

General Applicant Pool
(pre-k and kindergarten) 

January 19, 2022 

The general application deadline is January 19. Pre-k and kindergarten applicants who have completed the admission process will be notified of an admission decision by February 4. (*Please note that the last playdate to meet the general application deadline is January 22). Subsequent applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling admission basis as space is available.

 

General Applicant Pool
(1st - 5th grade) 

January 19, 2022 

The general application deadline is January 19. First through fifth grade applicants who have completed the admission process will be notified of an admission decision by March 4, or as soon as a space is available. Subsequent applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling admission basis as space is available.

Financial Aid

March 1, 2022

The financial aid application process is available online through the School and Student Services website beginning October 1, 2021. Please note that you will need to have your income taxes completed in order to complete the financial aid application process. The filing deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is March 1, 2022 for returning students and ongoing for new applicants. Please note that the financial aid process is separate from the admission process. Returning families will be notified of financial aid decisions in late March and new families will be notified in early April. Please contact Emily Villegas, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, with any questions or concerns.