To apply to CNS, please fill out the online application below.  Once we receive your application, we will email you an invoice for the application fee.  You can pay the fee online or mail/deliver a check to CNS at 309A Highland Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Application fees are $25 per child and $10 per additional sibling and are non-refundable. Please make checks payable to CNS. 

Placement is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, based on when the application fee is received. Payment of the application fee does not guarantee enrollment.

If you prefer using a printed application form instead of the online form below, you can use the CNS printable application form, and mail it in with your application fee.

We begin notifying families of enrollment decisions in February or March, at which point we ask for a deposit of one month’s tuition to officially accept and hold your child’s class space. Deposits are refundable through May 31 for families who choose to withdraw, but no deposits will be refunded after June 1.

Students not immediately offered a spot will be placed on the wait list and informed of any enrollment opportunities that arise.


NOTE: If you recently applied to CNS using our online application, and you have not yet received an invoice or a confirmation email, please contact us.

Online Application Form

Which classroom are you applying for?*

Extended Day
Which days would you like the Extended Day option (pick up at 3pm)?
same as morning programMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Child's Name*

Child's Date of Birth*


New studentFormer or returning CNS studentSibling of CNS student

Parent/Guardian Name*

Other Parent/Guardian Name