Brooklyn Sandbox offers a private 2s program as well as public 3K and 4K programs. Our school year runs from September to June with an optional private summer program for families who enroll in the school year. Our admissions process entails attendance at one of our Virtual Open Houses. Applications for our 2s preschool program must be submitted in February for entry in September. For applications to our 3K and 4K programs, please create a MySchools account at for additional information, application timelines and email notifications. 

Open House

Our Open House season opens in the fall of the year preceding entry into school. Our Open House is comprised of two components:

  1. A weekday evening Virtual Open House Zoom
  2. A weekend tour of our school. Parents must first attend the virtual zoom in order to receive a link to sign up for a tour.

We strongly encourage attendance at our virtual Open House before applying.

All 2s applications for Brooklyn Sandbox are due by Saturday, February 10th. A $75 non-refundable application fee must be submitted with your application for consideration.

   What to Know Before You Apply:

  • Brooklyn Sandbox provides care for children ages 2 to 5 years as calculated in September.
  • Children must be two at time of entry. A one-month deposit will hold a space in our 2s program for children turning two after the school year begins.
  • We offer a private 2s, and a public 3K and 4s/Pre K program.
  • Our program is open from September to mid-August. There are 10-month enrollment and 12-month enrollment options available.
  • Half Day, School Day and Extended Day options are available for our 2s program. Our 3K and 4K programs offer School Day and Extended Day only (limited availability).
  • The afterschool fee for 3K and 4K children is $595 per month. There is a one-time materials fee of $35. Space in afterschool is limited.
  • Please see schedule table below:  

   Application Timeline for 2s program

  • Application period opens in November 30th.
  • Applications are due February 10th.  
  • Acceptances are emailed to families by Monday, February 12th.
  • Accepted families must submit a completed enrollment agreement along with a one-month, non-refundable deposit by Friday, February 16th to secure their child’s space. 

Download an application here.

Application Timeline for 3K and 4K programs

  • NYC central application period opens January 10th and closes March 12th.
  • Create MySchools account at  
  •  Applications are due in by March 12th. 
  • Acceptances are released to families through in May
  • Acceptance is randomized and based on family-ranked choices and school proximity to home.
  • Accepted families must accept their 3K or 4K spot via by June. 

Tuition for 2s program 2024-2025

We know that today’s families need childcare that suits both the child’s individual educational and the family’s scheduling needs. The various enrollment options were created with families in mind. We offer 10 month (Sept – June) or 12 month school year enrollment (Sept – Aug).

School Day
9:00a – 3:00p

5 Days | M-F $2225
3 Days | M/W/F $1695
2 Days | T/Th $1335

Extended Day
8:00a – 6:00p

5 Days | M-F $2580
3 Days | M/W/F $1925
2 Days | T/Th $1525


Half Day
9:00a – 12:00p

5 Days | M-F $1925
3 Days | M/W/F $1450
2 Days | T/Th $1225



Early Drop Off
8am9am$300 MONTHLY$300 Monthly

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