Application Process

Purple Circle is accepting applications for all age groups for  2021/2022.

Rolling Admissions is still available for 2020/2021. 

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.



Purple Circle is accepting applications for all age groups 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-January, and on a rolling basis thereafter (based on availability).
  • As a result of the COVID pandemic, we regret that Purple Circle is unable to offer in-person tours as we have done 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. Below is a video from the first days of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Purple Circle will be hosting four Virtual Open House and Information Sessions. Join our Director, Elaine Karas, along with current family members and our Admissions Team to learn more about Purple Circle Early Childhood Program. At these events, families will have an opportunity to enjoy a live and interactive presentation, complete with videos, pictures and a live Q & A. To schedule your Virtual Open House, please click here.
  • If you’ve enjoyed our videos, pictures and Open House, we encourage you to submit an Application for membership. All applications submitted before Thursday, February 25th 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 January 28th. 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.

Tuition Fee Schedule 2021-2022

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