Each family must apply to the Dillon Center in order to attend an Open House, both of which are requirements for enrollment. The 75 minute visit includes an introduction to Dillon’s philosophy and mission, a question and answer session, and a tour of the building.

A reservation to attend one of the scheduled open houses must be made in advance. Since this is an opportunity for families to explore the ways in which Dillon helps develop young learners, we ask that parents do not bring their child to this initial visit.

We are no longer accepting 2020-2021 applications for children born in either 2017 or 2018. However, we are still accepting 2020-2021 applications for children born in 2016 or 2015.

For more information or to register for an open house call 718.940.5678.


Please note that final determination in classroom placement will be made by the school in August.

*** Dillon is first-come, first-served, so only early applications submitted through TADS will be considered for placement. ****

Once you’ve submitted an application and attended a tour, you will be invited to bring your child to Dillon for a play date/visit, where children can interact with each other and staff members, play with toys and take part in various activities. These visits are usually scheduled in December. We ask that only one parent accompany the child to help us accommodate a large group.

During the playdate, the center’s director and other Dillon staff will visit with each child and parent. If the director has no concerns about whether the Dillon Center would be an appropriate fit for a particular child, and if the family is not wait-listed, a spot will be reserved for the child for the following fall. We request that parents notify us as soon as possible if they decide not to enroll their child at Dillon, so that we may contact another family on our waitlist.

The Dillon Child Study Center complies with enrollment guidelines of all of the independent private schools in Brooklyn. Enrollment takes place in February on a first-come, first-served basis.

2021-2022 Dillon Center Tuition

Full Day Half Day
Deposit and Activities Fee *
Due upon acceptance
$5,250 + $750 Activity Fee = $6000 $5,250 + $750 Activity Fee = $6000
First Payment *
May 1, 2020
$8,850 $7,350
Second Payment *
Nov. 2, 2020
$8,850 $7,350
Total Tuition and Activity Fee $23,700 $20,700

* All payments are non-refundable.
† Note: There will be an annual $750 Activities Fee to be paid at the same time as the deposit. This fee will be used to cover expenses of school-wide activities such as weekly gymnastics, ceramics and music instruction, trips and special activities.


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