Thank you for considering Cold Spring Harbor Nursery School. We welcome a range of applicants and look forward to meeting you and sharing our school with you.

You may download our Admissions Packet, which includes an application here: CSHNS ADMISSIONS PACKET. A non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child is required to be placed on the waiting list.

Due to the small size of our classes, we encourage parents to submit an application as soon as possible. Children must be two years of age by September 1st of the year of enrollment for the Toddler Program. We seek to create classes that are balanced in terms of gender, age, and diversity.

For all admissions inquiries and tours, please contact us at or fill out the inquiry form on the “Contact Us” page. Please do not call the school. There is no administration on site.


Proof of immunizations is required for all students. Cold Spring Harbor Nursery School follows the same Immunization Guidelines as required by New York State for School Entrance/Attendance. For further information, please visit:

All nursery and Pre-K students must also be toilet-trained. Two-year-old/toddler program students are not expected to be toilet-trained but parents are asked to follow a school diapering policy.