It's that time again for kids to go back to school...here's our guide to Rockland County's schools, afterschool classes, programs, & activities, sports, tutors and more.
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack
Blue Rock School, "Where Every Child is an Honored Student", is an
independent, co-educational school for grades K-8 that offers a
challenging and creative curriculum, small classes and a joyful
learning environment emphasizing math, sciences, children's classic
literature, world mythology, music, art, drama, movement and language.
We also offer afterschool and summer camp programs. 2008/2009 Open
House Dates: Saturday, Nov. 8, Jan. 24 and March 14, 10am to noon.
CHABAD JEC HEBREW SCHOOL
6 Whitefield Rd, Chesnut Ridge
Through fun, creative and interactive activities, today’s child can
enjoy studying about they’re heritage and to nurture a love for
Judaism. Our Aleph Champ Hebrew Reading program makes learning to read
exciting and natural. Children love coming to celebrate, learn and
experience Judaism at Chabad. With tuition at a reasonable rate, our
Hebrew School is open to all Jews regardless of affiliation or level of
observance. No building fund or membership required.
CHILDREN OF AMERICA
265 North Highland Avenue, Nyack
Welcoming children from 6 weeks to 12 years, Children of America is a
high-quality childcare service provider focusing on early childhood
education. Offering safe and innovative environments where children
thrive and learning comes alive, Children of America’s programs and
curriculum are specifically designed with each key age group in mind.
Children of America’s play-oriented programs foster self-esteem,
confidence and competence in self-help skills necessary for children’s
social interactions while laying the foundation for reading, writing
and logical thinking.
CLUB Z! TUTORING
ClubZ! Tutoring Services is the world's largest one-on-one tutoring
program. Our tutors have helped over 200,000 students improve their
grades, raise their test scores, learn productive study skills, build
their academic self-confidence and reach their full potential. ClubZ!
tutoring programs are successful because we provide highly
individualized, one-on-one instruction in the comfort and security of
home, free from distractions. All ages, pre-kindergarten through adult.
Reading, mathematics, science, history, study skills, foreign
languages, ACT and SAT.
75 Bardonia Rd, Bardonia
E.nopi helps students Pre-K to 8th grade achieve a greater standard of
learning through a highly individualized program that focuses on
students' unique strengths and weaknesses. Children achieve a strong
academic foundation and study skills, which increase their
self-confidence and motivation to learn. Basic and Critical Thinking
Math Skills develops advanced problem solving and critical thinking
skills. The Reading and Writing program is comprehensive and unique to
each student. Certified E.nopi instructors provide personal attention
and feedback. Call today for a FREE assessment.
75 Bardonia Rd, Bardonia
At FastracKids, we reinforce the innate love of learning and help
develop each child's potential. Three- to 7-year-olds learn new skills
and develop self-confidence with fun activities that stimulate brain
development and encourage creativity at a critical time in their
growth. With a student-teacher ratio maximum of six to one, the
FasTrackids Interactive Learning Station and lessons in 12 subjects,
the program delivers substantial developmental gains in general
knowledge, concentration, problem solving and other areas. This fun and
unique program can lead to higher academic performance throughout a
child’s learning years.
GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge
Green Meadow is an independent school offering parent/child classes, an
early childhood program and grades one to twelve. Waldorf is one of the
fastest growing educational movements, with over 850 schools worldwide
and 150 in North America. Green Meadow’s educational approach provides
students with a strong academic curriculum integrated with the arts.
This is an education for a lifetime - one that instills balance and
wholeness, mobility of thought, artistic sensitivity, individual
judgment and the courage to act.
121 W. Nyack Rd, Nanuet
Accredited with NAEYC
18 Thiells Mount Ivy Rd, Pomona
Stacie Scollo, M.Ed, and Robert Scollo, Directors/Owners
We specialize in early childhood education. Our kingdom for
kids is simply a happy place to be! Every child is welcome, every child
feels safe and every child grows — socially, emotionally, physically,
cognitively and appropriately. Our child-friendly classrooms encompass
a wealth of learning experiences, and we have a very unique indoor play
“kingdom” where our children strengthen large motor skills daily. We
are very proud to have established this very special place for young
KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S STUDIO
61 Maple Ave, New City
Kreative Kids is a toddler/nursery program for 16 months to 4-year-old
boys and girls (diapers welcomed!). Classes are divided by age. We
feature arts & crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative
movement, tumbling, story time, snack time, early learning skills and
lots more. Our professional staff balances active and quiet activities
as they provide comfort and love to each child making separating easy.
Classes are kept small to provide individualized attention.
KUMON MATH & READING CENTERS
216 Congers Rd, Bldg 3, New City
9D Pascack Plaza, Perlman Dr, Spring Valley
Kumon is an afterschool math and reading program that unlocks
the potential of children to achieve more on their own. Jay Raghunath
has been a certified Kumon instructor for 19 years. She uses Kumon’s
individualized approach to help children develop a solid command of
math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of
materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and
develop better study skills. For more information, please call.
450 S. Main St, (Rte. 304), New City
Lead Academy is a learning center for students, K to 12th grade,
dedicated to excellence. Individual attention to each child is
guaranteed, with tutoring services and small classes designed to help
students excel in writing, critical reading and mathematics. Focus on
E-nopi math drills aid in speed and accuracy. The program builds
confidence by helping to alleviate stress from school by guiding
students to master appropriate levels. Call now for your free
We are a special education advocacy firm that assists parents in
understanding and navigating the special education process. We can help
parents who are struggling to get their school district to provide the
special education services their child needs. Jodi Liston, founder and
director of Liston Advocates, offers a helping hand for you and your
child. Whether your special needs child has a physical, emotional,
behavioral or developmental delay, Liston Advocates has the tools,
knowledge and experience necessary to help you obtain the educational
services your child is entitled to.
MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, NYC
The Seaver and New York Autism
Center of Excellence is dedicated to discovering the biological causes
of autism and developing breakthrough treatments. The Center strives to
translate scientific efforts into optimal community care and has
alliances with numerous support groups and community agencies, as well
as formal affiliations with YAI/NIPD and FEGS. The Seaver Center’s
interdisciplinary approach integrates the work of psychiatry,
psychology, neurology, molecular genetics and neuroimaging. For more
information, call or visit our website.
MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR NEUROPSYCHIATRY
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1668, NYC
The Laboratory of Molecular Neuropsychiatry conducts research
studies on the genetic causes of autism. We are using molecular
genetics to identify, and ultimately characterize, genes that
contribute to autism. Our lab has identified a region on chromosome 2
that appears to harbor an autism susceptibility gene. Additionally,
through our involvement with the Autism Genome Project, we are
currently recruiting families and children with autism to participate
in our research. If interested in learning more about our research,
contact Danielle Zurawiecki.
MY CREATIVE ZONE
261 S Middletown Rd, Nanuet
"All that a child could want at a price parents love." My Creative Zone
has earned the reputation as a loving and safe, child centered
pre-school. We offer toddler, nursery, Pre-K and afterschool programs.
We are now registering for the fall. Our experienced teachers hold NYS
teaching certification and degrees in Early Childhood Education. Hours
of operation, M-F 9am-6pm. Please call and ask for Angela. Also, don't
forget to ask about our sibling discount.
NANUET HEBREW CENTER
411 South Little Tor Rd, New City
Our religious school fosters Jewish education on many levels,
empowering our students with tools which enable participation in
synagogue life. Our instructional menu runs from free Mommy and Me
Holiday Classes to free kindergarten, as well as religious school for
grades 1-7. Our post Bar/Bat Mitzvah program — Jewish Education Teen
Academy — provides teens with an enriched curriculum where they
experience Jewish literature, music and arts. By mastering ritual life,
they enjoy traditional and innovative events, from Shabbat and holiday
services to dinners and Seders to festivities.
ORANGETOWN JEWISH CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
8 Independence Avenue, Orangeburg
845-359-5920 x 110
We offer a creative, fun, developmentally appropriate secular and
Jewish educational program for 2-, 3- and four-year-olds. Mommy N’ Me
and Bubbe N’ Me programs offered for children 12-24 months. MOM-
Mornings Out for Moms with children ages 0-12 months, and a Jewish
Culture Club for children in secular or therapeutic nursery school
programs. Classes include literacy, art, music, cooking, science, motor
skills, socialization, culture, Shabbat and holidays. Qualified,
nurturing staff, loving environment. Brand new playground, flexible
schedules and extended days. Ongoing enrollment.
PEACE THROUGH PLAY NURSERY SCHOOL
8 Amber Ridge Rd, Chestnut Ridge
We provide a Montessori based nursery school and afterschool program
that fosters children's independence intellectually and emotionally
while providing a challenging and fun-filled environment that nurtures
friendship, love, harmony and peace. We are open 7:30am-6pm daily with
both full and half day programs. Our programs offer free play and small
group activities, circle time, daily yoga, healthy snack, story time
and plenty of physical activity in our outstanding playground with two
acres of property. Half-day kindergarteners are welcome! We are NYS
License and NAEYC Accredited.
REUBEN GITTELMAN HEBREW DAY SCHOOL
360 New Hempstead Rd, New City
We educate and nurture Jewish children to become accomplished,
courageous and compassionate human beings who will make a difference in
the world. Our whole-child approach encompasses the head and the heart,
educating the mind as we nurture the soul. We provide a full Jewish and
secular education for children age 3 through grade 8. Art, music,
computers, science lab, sports, trips, cultural arts, community
service, Hebrew support for children new to the language, and more.
THE RIVER SCHOOL
85 Marion St, Nyack
The River School is a co-ed, small, private, independent elementary
school, incorporated under New York State educational law. We offer an
integrated, multi-cultural educational experience that meets State
standards while recognizing the multiple learning styles and
intelligences of our students. Our dedicated, certified teachers and
specialists cooperatively synthesize a well-rounded, academically
challenging core curriculum that is enriched by a program of special
classes. We are committed to the efficacy of foreign language
instruction and offer a unique program of daily language instruction.
We provide a family-like environment that nurtures self-esteem.
ROBIN HILL SCHOOL
70 Wesley Chapel Rd, Wesley Hills
Since 1965, Robin Hill has been offering the most innovative, quality
eduational programs for nursery, toddler and kindergarten. They have
always encouraged children to discover themselves and the world around
them as they grow socially, emotionally and intellectually to their
fullest potential. Classrooms are large, sunny and invite creativity.
Outdoor play areas include 3 separate, fully equipped playgrounds. They
provide a well rounded and enriched curriculum that includes academic
and creative areas designed to stimulate your child's interest in
learning, while enhancing their social skills. New Afternoon Enrichment
program also offered.
65 Parrott Rd, West Nyack
Interested in getting your son or daughter a headstart in a career? The
Rockland BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) is the
place to start. CTEC offers high school students half-day
career-oriented programs leading to college credits and scholarships,
state and national certifications/licenses and technical skills leading
to higher paying jobs. GED courses also available. Visit our website
for more information, call to schedule a visit and check out our ad!
Don’t miss out on the CTEC Advantage!
ROCKLAND COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
34 Kings Highway, Congers
Founded in 1959 as an alternative to public education in Rockland
County, Rockland Country Day School is an independent college
preparatory school for grades PreK through 12, situated on a 20-acre
campus in Congers. RCDS focuses on the whole child, where children
become rooted in ethical integrity and learn to sustain individual
differences. Their regard for humanitarian idealism and community
service opens their awareness to human need in the larger world.
SADDLE RIVER DAY SCHOOL
147 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Saddle River
Founded in 1957, Saddle River Day School is a K–12 co-educational,
college-preparatory independent day school accredited by the Middle
States Association of Colleges and Schools. We offer a rigorous
curriculum, small classes and outstanding faculty. Students are drawn
from Bergen, Essex, and Passaic Counties in New Jersey and Orange and
Rockland Counties in New York. Saddle River Day School is a member of
the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
SONSHINE COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL SCHOOL AND DAY CARE
384 New Hempstead Rd, New City
845-634-2163 x 2
Sonshine Community has been serving children ages 2 years and 9 months
to 5 years-old and their families since 1981. Pre-K classes are
available in the morning and afternoon with extended care available
between the hours of 7:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Developmental
appropriate activities are designed to foster your child’s academic,
social, emotional and physical growth. Conveniently located off exit 11
of the Palisades Parkway. Further information available via email or
TEMPLE BETH TORAH HEBREW SCHOOL
330 N. Highland Ave (Rt. 9W), Upper Nyack
At Temple Beth Torah, our goal is to provide outstanding Jewish
education and to work together with families to ensure a lasting love
of Judaism. Our Religious School offers exciting, interactive
educational programs for students in grades 1-6, a vibrant Academy
program for students in grades 7-10, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation and
Post-Confirmation classes, and an outstanding nursery school for ages
3-4 and kindergarten class for 5-year-olds. For more information,
contact Juliet Barr.
THE MONTESSORI CENTER OF NYACK
85 Marion St, Nyack
At the Montessori Center of Nyack, learning is a natural and joyful
experience for every child. Education is the active pursuit of many
different experiences — social, physical, emotional and cognitive.
Placed in a supportive environment where individual rates of
development are respected and nurtured, children develop a healthy,
natural curiosity and a love of learning. The Center has been serving
the community’s children for nearly three decades. Our teachers are
carefully chosen and trained through the Association Montessori
Internationale, the American Montessori Society or other accredited
Montessori teacher training programs.
TUTOR TIME CHILDCARE LEARNING CENTERS
227 N. Main St, New City
285 Route 303, Congers
Tutor Time Childcare Learning Centers in Congers and New City, provides
early education and care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Its
proprietary LifeSmart™ curriculum was designed to grow the whole child
cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally. Our Centers utilize
the Safe N Sound™ security system to ensure a safe environment and give
parents peace of mind. The center is opened Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6:30pm. We
also offer a summer camp for kids ages 5-8.
91 Miry Brook Rd, Danbury
An outstanding education is more than challenging academics,
competitive sports and innovative arts. Our PreK through grade 12,
coeducational, college preparatory day school develops the
intellectual, athletic, creative, spiritual and ethical growth of
students for their benefit and for the good of the world. Located on
the Ridgefield-Danbury border, our campus of over 100 acres provides a
scenic setting in which to learn, to play and to grow up. Wooster
School — an excellent education in a community that cares.
YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Avenue, Mahwah, NJ
Young World Day School provides a safe, nurturing environment with an
experienced staff and a low student to teacher ratio. The school
includes a traditional preschool, a Montessori school for ages 2-1/2 to
5, and a transitional or traditional Kindergarten. The primary school
for grades one through five is comprised of small, mixed-age classrooms
instructed by at least two certified teachers. Students learn at a rate
appropriate to their ability and achievement.
Challenging...enriching...engaging...motiving your child to achieve
their personal best.