How to Apply

To begin the application process, please call the office at 845-809-5695 to schedule a visit. Alternatively, you can email us at





Parents tour the school, observe a classroom in session, and meet with the Director of Manitou School. This allows prospective parents and the school representatives to become acquainted with each other and to share pertinent information ensuring a good match between the family and The Manitou School. Please call 845.809.5695 or email to schedule a tour. Tours are currently offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15am each week. Please pre-register and plan for your tour to last up to 1 hour.  Parents may choose whether or not they would like to bring their child for this initial meeting. Alternative times may be arranged in advance to meet your needs. We begin tours on November 1st, 2017 for the 2018-2019 school year.



Parents are encouraged to submit a completed application form accompanied by a $75.00 nonrefundable application fee as promptly as possible after the school tour. Children currently enrolled at school must submit a teacher recommendation form and release of records form. Depending on your individual needs, you may elect to submit and application prior to your tour. The application is available online at the bottom of this page, or may be picked up at The Manitou School. We begin accepting applications on February 1st, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.



Children currently enrolled in Elementary School must submit a teacher recommendation and release of records form.



A student classroom visit will be arranged once all the application materials have been received. Children will explore the classroom, participating in the daily routine and working directly with the teacher. All children will be informally assessed by a Manitou School teacher as a part of the admissions process.



The Manitou School mails admission decision information in April. If your child is accepted, an Enrollment Contract will be sent out. Submission of a signed Enrollment Contract and a Payment of $1,500.00 as a tuition deposit will be due to secure your child’s space in our program. The tuition deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to your last tuition installment. If the school has full enrollment for a particular classroom, a waiting list is established from applications on file. As space becomes available, the Admissions office will notify parents and proceed to the next step of the enrollment process.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy:
The Manitou School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, national or ethnic origin, sexual preference, or gender identity in administration of its admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.