From the first day that I opened the red doors and walked into the lobby of the Parkside School, my concept of a special education teacher was refined. Parkside is where children with special needs feel free to take learning risks, while receiving the quality education they’ll need to be successful individuals. Parkside is not just an idea, it’s a treasure.
— A Parkside Staff Member

The Parkside admissions process seeks to create a beneficial match between our program resources, parents goals and each child's needs. The application process gives families a chance to learn the details of our educational approach and to see it first hand.



While your family is learning about our school, we get to know you and your child as well.  We invite children to interview with us and often they spend time in a classroom.  Families begin learning more about our school by using this website or calling with any questions.  A complete application packet can be downloaded when needed.  Families should then arrange to visit our school by submitting a completed application with relevant school or outside evaluations.  As we receive these materials, we follow up to arrange for an interview and further visits.  Completed applications are due by December 31st.

Admissions Checklist
The following checklist will help ensure that you have all the necessary components for a completed application. We are unable to process your application until has been compiled completely.

Application Form: Complete, sign and send this form with the application fee of $100 to the attention of Leslie Thorne and Albina Miller at The Parkside School.  Please include a photograph of the student applicant to aid our memory during the admissions process.

Download Parkside School Application Form Here
Download Other School Forms Here

School, Therapist, Board of Education Reports and Evaluations: A copy of your child’s most recent reports and/or evaluations from his/her current school and current therapists should be included. This must include a psychological.

After your application has been processed, The Parkside School will screen the information and may call you to schedule an appointment for your child to be seen either at his or her current school setting and/or at Parkside.

Visiting Parkside
The Parkside School is located on West 74th Street in Manhattan, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. If you are coming by train, take the 1, 2, 3, B or C trains to the 72nd Street stations.  The Parkside School is located at 48 West 74th Street
New York, New York 10023.  Telephone: 212-721-8888 Ext. 138.

Open House Tours
Interested families and professionals who would like to see and hear about our program can visit us during one of our regularly scheduled Open House days. Tours run from 8:45-10:30 AM. Please call Rachel Vannucci at (212) 721-8888 Ext. 138 to schedule an appointment.   

Upcoming Open House Dates For Prospective Families

October 11, 2018
October 18, 2018
November 29, 2018
December 6, 2018
December 13, 2018
January 24, 2019
March 7, 2019
April 11, 2019 

Upcoming Open House For Professionals
October 25, 2018

The session agenda includes:
> Professionals and Referrals Intro
> Our Therapeutic solutions
> Diagnosis and Outcome
> Referral Considerations