We are currently closed due to COVID-19.
For any enrollment questions please contact Preschool Director, Christine Missakian, cmissakian@nmsnewhaven.org

The goals of the Preschool at NMS are to:

  • Provide a setting in which young children can learn to become members of a group as well as to develop an awareness of themselves as unique individuals
  • Offer a variety of learning experiences that develop a child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for all areas of learning
  • Create a foundation for future involvement in music, dance and art
  • Provide parents with opportunities to interact and learn with their children through music and community-related activities

The Preschool and Toddler Program runs from September through June. Open enrollment begins in January after priority registration for existing families. New applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited space available, please inquire.

Families interested in applying to the Preschool and Toddler Program are invited to schedule a tour of the classrooms with the program director.

Please click here to submit your inquiry. Inquiries can be made at any time, although we do recommend you call during the Fall prior to the year you would like your child to attend.

Download our 2019 Preschool Brochure here.

Contact our Program Staff:

Christine Missakian, Director
203-624-5189 x23; cmissakian@nmsnewhaven.org
Serena Hatch, Program Administrator
203-624-5189 x 33; shatch@nmsnewhaven.org.

Fee Structure

No-refundable registration fee $50
Non-refundable deposit (at time of enrollment): $500

2019-2020 Preschool 

Full-day – 8:30-5:00- $15,300
Half-day – 8:30-1:00- $10,175

2019-2020 Toddler Program
3 Days (M/W/F 8:30 – 11:30 am)
2 Days (T/TH 8:30 – 11:30 am) –

A monthly automatic payment plan is available.

  • Families paying via payment plan:
    • $550 non-refundable payment is made to hold spot. This covers the $50 Registration Fee and $500 Deposit.
    • Remaining balance is put on a 12 month payment plan, which starts May 15th
    • 3% Payment Plan Fee is assessed.
  • Families paying in full:
    • $550 non-refundable payment is made to hold spot. This covers the $50 Registration Fee and $500 Deposit.
    • By May 1st, family must notify the Preschool Director that they will pay in full
    • 25% of the remaining balance is due May 15th
    • The remainder is due on August 16th

Limited need-based financial aid is available. Prospective families should contact the Preschool Office for information about financial aid.