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Application Form

The Red Balloon’s Admissions Application

Thank you for your interest in our program! To apply, simply fill out the form below or download Our Application Form in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.

To learn more about our school you may wish to download and review The Red Balloon Parental Handbook in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.


The Columbia University Affiliated Child Care Centers offer an optional early notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. If interested, parents should ask each center director for information about the age groups covered by the Early Notification policy.


Centers cannot require parents to opt for early notification but will ask for interest in writing prior to making final admissions decisions.


If a qualifying family chooses to be included in the early notification process, the Center will notify parents of their decisions after December 5 and no later than January 20.


In keeping with the ISAAGNY timeline, the early notification Parent Reply Deadline is no later than noon on January 27, 2017.


Application Fee

As of September 15, 2016, there will be an Application Fee of $40 per application. The application submitting process will be complete when both application and payment fee are received. A confirmation of receipt will be emailed to you.

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Don’t forget to make your Application Fee payment. See Payment Button on top

Children in Motion

Children at the Red Balloon where they learn, play, grow and learn to socialize with others, on the road to success.


The Road to Success Starts at The Red Balloon
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start his educational experience, with loving and nurturing teachers and staff who created an environment that enabled him to develop important social and academic skills that helped him to become the student and person that he is ...


The Red Balloons scholarship program provides over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our families. Most of these families are of diverse backgrounds and low-income. 

Your generosity will help us continue to give these families the financial aid necessary to secure a quality education and a successful future. 

Thank you for your donation and support in the road to quality education for preschoolers.

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