Manhattan is home to a large number of independent schools that truly reflect the diverse New York City lifestyle in every sense of the word.  Below is a listing of all the independent schools in Manhattan and their application deadlines. The schools are separated by neighborhoods which will aid in choosing the best school for your child. A number of the schools have a Nursery Program where enrollment starts at age 2. The links take you directly to the school’s admissions page and you will be able to navigate from there.