The United Nations International School stopped accepting applications for admission last Friday October 5th.  From their website:

If your family is not connected to the United Nations: we regret that because UNIS has received a large number of applications so far, we unfortunately can no longer accept applications for the 2013-14 school year.

If you still go ahead and submit, they will wait list you for an interview.

I don’t remember UNIS closing this early last year or any year previously.  It’s also the first time I recall a private school closing admission for non-kindergarten, typical entry grade years as well as kindergarten or preschool.

In my experience Avenues is drawing some New Yorkers and relocating private school families who would otherwise want UNIS.