Additional Information

Admissions Lottery
All new applicants to Park West are selected on a lottery basis to fill the spots remaining after the priority students have been admitted.  The lottery is usually held in March.  Names are drawn one by one, class-by-class until a class is filled.  We continue drawing names until every name has been drawn and these names are then placed on a waiting list.  The classrooms are generally divided equally between boys and girls and separate waitlists are maintained for each gender.  Those waitlists remain active in case a vacancy arises.


More information on our lottery system is available in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our site.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to all eligible families attending Park West Nursery School programs, and have no impact on admissions. Financial aid is not available for Parent/Toddler programs or Camp Sunshine. For more information on our financial aid program, please review the Financial Aid FAQ.

Multiples Policy
When a family has twins or triplets, etc.:
1. Each child must submit an application and fee

2. Each applicant is entitled to one draw in the lottery

Non-Discrimination Policy
PWCNS admits students regardless of race, gender, religion, disability or ethnic origin. It does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions or educational policies, financial assistance or other programs.  Park West will compile and provide program information to families in a language the family can understand.

Priority Status
Children who are currently enrolled in Park West (excluding the Parent/Toddler I program) and eligible to return to school are given priority admissions status. Once current students are admitted, priority status is then conferred on siblings of present or former Park West children who will be eligible for school the following year.