Application Process

Purple Circle is accepting applications for all age groups for  2022/2023.


Apply to Purple Circle
To apply to Purple Circle, please complete the below online membership application in full and submit a non-refundable application fee.

Alternately, you can download an Application form (PDF), print it out, enter your information, and mail it along with the $50 application fee made payable to “Purple Circle Day Care, Inc.” to:

Purple Circle
2697 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Or, call us at 212-866-9193 to request an application by mail.

For your convenience, we now offer an additional payment option through Zelle by searching “” Make sure to comment your child’s full name and “application fee” in the comment/memo section. 


Purple Circle is accepting applications for all age groups for 2022/2023. Rolling admissions available for 2021/2022.

Our Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Purple Circle Early Childhood Program. Below you will find general guidelines for our Application Process. Should you have any questions, we encourage you to contact our office at any time.

  • Purple Circle fully complies with the rules, guidelines and Admissions Timeline for Notification and Reply Dates of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).
  • Applications may be submitted as early as September through mid-February, and on a rolling basis thereafter (based on availability).
  • As a result of the COVID pandemic, Purple Circle is offering fewer in-person tours than in years past. To gain a better understanding about our program and classroom environment, we encourage you to take a virtual tour through our school videos and pictures throughout our website.
  • The below video is from the 2021/2022 school year. We are pleased to highlight and celebrate Purple Circle’s 50th Anniversary!
  • We will be hosting our final Virtual Tour on February 24th before first-round acceptances are sent on March 3rd. Virtual Tours begin at 9:15am and are available to all families regardless of application. Families will have an opportunity to virtually visit our new space and hear more about our play-based, emergent  curriculum for all age groups, Infants through 5 years. We will also be highlighting Purple Circle’s expansion which includes the opening of our new Infant and Toddler classrooms to better support the youngest members of our community! To RSVP, please email our office at
  • Please check our site regularly for other touring opportunities as dates will be available here through Spring 2022.
  • If you’ve enjoyed our videos, pictures and Open House, we encourage you to submit an Application for membership. All applications submitted before Thursday, March 3rd will be considered for first-round acceptance. Thereafter, we will open up enrollment based on availability.
  • All Applications for Tuition Aid must be requested, completed and returned by February 18th. If you would like to an Application for Tuition Aid sent to you, be sure to note your request on your Application when applying.
  • Acceptance Letters with Registration Forms and Contracts are mailed late February/early March.
  • Registration Forms, Signed Contracts and Deposits from Accepting Families are due approximately two weeks after Acceptance.

Preschool Tuition Fee Schedule for 2022-2023

Infant/Toddler rates will be made available in early February 2022

Online Application







1st Choice2nd Choice3rd Choice4th Choice
8:30am - 1:50pm
8:30am - 4:00pm
8:30am - 6:00pm
2:10pm - 6:00pm
Please indicate your preferred schedule by 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice. Please note that Purple Circle is a five-day, full-year program offering four different schedules for each classroom.


How did you learn about Purple Circle? (ex.: Purple Circle family or affiliate, search engine or other). What led you to apply?
Has your child had experience with other group settings? Please describe.
What is your family's vision for your child while enrolled at Purple Circle?
As a cooperative school, Purple Circle relies on parent involvement. How do you see your role in the center?
Are there any other adults who care for your child? Please describe.
How is "family" define in your home?


Please note: Purple Circle offers limited financial aid based on need. The school's financial aid policy is part of our commitment to developing a diverse student population. For further financial aid information, please check here to speak with the Director.
Price: $ 50.00