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Manhattan Star Academy works with families and caregivers to simplify the admissions process so everyone can remain focused on what will benefit the student. We have outlined simple steps below but are available by phone or email at any point in the process to discuss your situation or answer questions.

1. Submit an inquiry

We encourage everyone to reach out to us either by submitting an inquiry, calling, or emailing

2. Attend a Manhattan Star Academy open house

Our open houses show prospective families our facilities and our learning and therapeutic resources. The open house is your first opportunity to ask questions about MSA’s unique curriculum, learn about the application process, and meet our school staff.

3. Submit an application

Each non-refundable application fee is $50. 

4. Student observation and parent interview

Each student will be observed in either their current school or invited to participate in a 30-minute activity at MSA. During this time, families meet privately with the admissions coordinator or school counselor.

5. Acceptance

Families will be notified once the process is completed.

Monica and Steve Parker

MSA Parents

We love how Jamal is reading, writing, and doing basic arithmetic just like his older sister. The school found a way to reach him, which we’ll never forget.


Donate to Manhattan Star Academy

Gifts to Manhattan Star Academy enrich every element of the school, from new classroom technology to advanced curricular and therapeutic tools that further students’ aspirations. Fully tax-deductible donations also defray new costs associated with keeping students and staff safe from COVID-19.

Manhattan Star Academy student outside playing in water sprinkler, they wear a red bathing suit and holding a red cup