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2011-12 GUIDE TO MANHATTAN SCHOOLS

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AARON ACADEMY
42 E 30th St, NYC
(212)
867-5443
Email [email protected]

Aaron Academy is a private Middle and High School for students with special needs, including speech and language impairment, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and Asperger’s. The goal of Aaron Academy is to foster individual strengths, engage students with a rigorous curriculum, and prepare students for success as citizens of the 21st Century. Applications are available for grades 7-10 (11th & 12th grades opening in 2012/2013). Aaron Academy is located at 42 E. 30th St. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information: “Like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AaronAcademyNYC)!


BATTERY PARK CITY DAY NURSERY
215 South End Ave,
New York
(212) 945-0088
Email [email protected]

Battery Park City Day Nursery is a safe, nurturing, learning environment where children, parents and teachers are mutually respected. Located in NYC’s busy financial district since 1986, the Nursery offers an environment carefully planned to develop each child’s individual potential. Children play and learn in the beautiful parks of this family friendly neighborhood. Small classes with excellent child/teacher ratio assure personalized attention. For ages 1-5 years old, full- or half-days available. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the NYC Department of Health.


THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
319 E. 74th St, New York
(212)
249-2840

Founded in 1949, The Cathedral School provides a warm, nurturing, family atmosphere to 130 day students in Nursery-Grade 8. With a 10:1 student/teacher ratio, an international student body, and placement of graduates in the city’s best high schools, The Cathedral School continues its legacy. In addition to the standard core classes of Math, English, History, Social Studies and Science, The Cathedral School offers French, Computer Science, Physical Education, Art and Music. Financial Aid is available. Full- and half-day programs are available for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten students.


CENTRAL PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL
1 W. 91st St, New York
(212)
595-2000
Twin Parks Montessori Schools
Central Park Montessori School
1 W. 91st St
(212)
595-2000
[email protected]
Park West Montessori
435 Central Park West
(212)
678-6072
[email protected]
Riverside Montessori
202 Riverside Dr.
(212)
665-1600
[email protected]
www.twinparks.org

Twin Parks Montessori Schools are accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools (MSCES). They are members of the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYAIS), the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Parents League, as well as affiliate schools of Columbia University. The Schools provide nurturing, child-centered settings for children ages 3 months-5 years, and are committed to building and fostering a community of lifelong learners using Montessori methodology, which has been successful for over 100 years.


CITY AND COUNTRY SCHOOL
146 W. 13th St,
(212) 242-7802

City and Country School is a premier and unique progressive school in NYC. The mastering of academic, social, physical, and ethical disciplines is embedded in experiential learning. Students graduate from C&C as original, creative thinkers who embrace inquiry and experimentation, and have the ability to problem solve in any situation. C&C graduates develop an authentic sense of confidence and an unmistakable respect for others. Students are accepted to a wide range of high schools, and most attend their schools of choice.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL
12 W. 12th St., New York
(212)
691-3432

Founded in 1952, FPCNS welcomes children ages 2.3-5 years of diverse backgrounds and religions. Curriculum is based on the belief that young children learn through interaction and relationships. They are encouraged to explore materials and the environment, and to express their feelings, thought,s and ideas through words and the arts. There are four large, bright classrooms, a rooftop playground with climber, big blocks, and riding toys, as well as an indoor play space. Teachers are chosen for their creativity, warmth, and expertise. There are specialists for music, movement, and studio.


JCC THERAPEUTIC NURSERY
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ
(201) 408-1497

Email [email protected]

Unique parent-child program for bright pre-school children with special needs who have language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, attention deficits, or autistic behaviors (including PDD and Asperger’s Syndrome). Developmental and communication-based curriculum. Speech-Language, Occupational Play Therapy, parent counseling, and a parent support group is offered. Intensive social skills curriculum prepares our students to participate successfully as they become ready for mainstream settings. Most of our students have entered some form of mainstream setting upon graduation.


THE KID'S KORNER PRESCHOOL
247 W. 24th St,
(212)
229-9340
Email [email protected]

Chelsea's best-kept secret, Kid's Korner Preschool is a NAEYC-accredited pre-school/nursery school, whose intimate, small classrooms are designed to provide a sense of warmth and acceptance for children. A backyard brings the country to the city, "paved" with fake grass so that children can take off their shoes, lie down, and look at the clouds. The calm, quiet space is decorated with birds, butterflies and sunflowers.


LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
111 E. 59th St,
(212)
821-9200

The Ethel and Samuel J. LeFrak School at Lighthouse International offers a quality preschool with special-education services & universal Pre-Kindergarten for everyone! We welcome children ages 2-5 years to attend our integrated preschool where visually-impaired children learn alongside their sighted peers, for an enriching educational experience. Our curriculum is designed to maximize learning and growth in a safe and nurturing environment. We offer a convenient midtown location, a certified, highly trained, and nurturing staff, small teacher/student ratios, and reasonable fees. Enroll today! (212) 821-9604 or www.lighthouse.org/school.


MORNINGSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
251 W. 100th St, New York
(212)
316-1555

Full-day, half-day, extended-day, and 6-week summer programs available for ages 2-5. MMS provides a warm, nurturing learning environment. Colorful, inviting Montessori materials are used in our three large, sunny classrooms. The curriculum is enriched with music, creative arts, movement, science and physical exploration on our spacious rooftop playground. Small staff/student ratios allow staff to be receptive to individual needs. Now accepting applications for 2012-2013. Limited afternoon spaces available for 2011. Scholarships available.


MY LITTLE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
225 W. 99th St, New York
(646)
389-7552

Give your child the gift of language. My Little Language School provides children with full immersion in the Spanish language, while simultaneously using the Montessori method to build self-discipline, confidence, and a love of learning. Within our unique learning environment, children are free to explore their individual interests. All our students learn to be global citizens by being introduced to different cultures, and learning to respect themselves, others, and our materials. Classes are taught entirely in Spanish. Currently accepting applications for the 2011-12 school year. Come see our bright, open classroom!


THE NEW YORK CITY CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL CONSORTIUM
(888) 469-5999

The New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium offers free information to help you find child care, and so much more. The Consortium works to improve and increase access to a range of early-learning programs, including child care, Head Start, and Pre-K. Focused on improving the quality of services available, we provide training, technical assistance, and more for child care programs and providers. We offer other free and low-cost services, including consultations and referrals for families to support them in making appropriate choices for their children.

PLANET HAN
2466 Broadway,
New York
(212) 724-2421

Mandarin for all kids! Planet Han provides a fresh approach to teaching children Mandarin. We use the novel Model.Action.Talk. method to teach Mandarin to kids, from infants to 12 years old, through our group classes on Manhattan's Upper West Side, afterschool programs, and private tutoring. We send our parents MP3 files with “sneak previews” of the words kids can look forward to learning each week, as well as audio files that recap what the children have learned.


THE POPPYSEED PRE-NURSERY
424
West End Ave (at 81st St), New York
(212) 877-7614

Enrich your child’s day with music, art, gym, and play at Poppyseed Pre-Nursery. Groups for babies, toddlers, 2s and 3s, meet two or three times a week, providing the continuity and consistency needed for forming special friendships. A highly professional staff offers individual attention and age-appropriate activities. Self-expression through singing, dancing, and art develops children’s imagination and creativity. Call for information about the summer mini camp.


RHINELANDER CHILDREN'S CENTER
350 E. 88th St, New York
(212)
876-0500

For more than 20 years, the best beginnings start at Rhinelander. During the school year, Rhinelander offers toddler classes, enrichment workshop pre-school alternative, and Rhinelander Nursery School for young children. Working parents appreciate our Arts & Smarts After School Clubs for elementary-school children in public schools throughout the Upper East Side. Stop in, call, or visit the website for more information.


RIVER PARK NURSERY SCHOOL
711 Amsterdam Ave (at 94th St), New York
(212)
663-1205
Email [email protected]

River Park Nursery School has been providing the West Side community with quality early-childhood education since 1967. River Park puts an emphasis on whole-child development, while a strong focus is placed on academics through creative play. River Park is open to children ages 2.8 to 5 years.


RUTGERS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
236 W. 73rd St , New York
(212)
877-8227 x212

Come to Rutgers Presbyterian Church for enrichment, friendship, and fun! Enjoy classes for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids: Mommy & Me playgroups, On My Own playgroups for gentle separation, art, dance, gym time, soccer, musical theatre, Mandarin, and our preschool alternative program for children 3-5 years old. Our caring, experienced teachers make children feel welcome in a nurturing community open to all. Great programs, great prices! Click the Community Programs button on our website for information. Summer and fall registration are happening now!


THE SPEYER LEGACY SCHOOL
15 W.
86th St, New York
(212)
581-4000

Speyer Legacy, a non-profit K-8 independent school founded in 2009, is designed to meet the unique needs of intellectually advanced learners, needs that are not addressed in the mainstream public or private classroom environment. The innovative educational approach and teacher training set this school apart as a model and demonstration school for best practices in gifted education. Our curriculum is designed to educate the mind, body, heart, and spirit of advanced learners with respect, responsibility, and rigor.


ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
487
Hudson St, New York
(212)
924-5960

Located on an historic garden block in the West Village, St. Luke’s School offers a balanced yet challenging curriculum for children (JK through Grade 8), designed to educate a child intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The academic program balances basic skills and critical thinking through collaborative learning and interdisciplinary study. Science, art, foreign language, drama, physical education, and technology complement a core curriculum of reading, writing, and mathematics. Our commitment to diversity and global perspectives creates caring and responsible students. St. Luke’s School graduates enroll in outstanding high schools.


SUTTON PLACE SYNAGOGUE
225 E. 51st St,
New York
(212)
593-3300

Sutton Place Synagogue’s nursery and religious schools promote children’s sense of Jewish integrity, self-esteem, and social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our Jackson Religious School offers manageable class sizes, highly skilled instructors, Saturday class options, and one Bar- or Bat-Mitzvah per service. Our Kaplan Nursery School features structured and open-ended activities to help children become confident, joyful, and life-long learners. This fall, we’re introducing a new Toddler Program for children 12-24 months. For more information, please contact us at (212) 593-3300, or at [email protected]


THIRD STREET EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS DAY CAMP 2011
235 E. 11th St,
(212) 777-3240
Third Street
Music School Settlement
235 E. 11th St
(212) 777-3240
www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org

Third Street offers weekly after-school and Saturday music instruction in most instruments, as well as a variety of dance classes. In addition to these programs, Third Street offers a range of early-childhood activities, including a licensed preschool program, preschool musicianship, and arts programs for children 18 months and up. The school also provides music instruction for adults of all ages and levels, and presents more than 200 free, public concerts and recitals by students, faculty, and guest artists every year.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
126 W. 17th St, New York
(646) 638-2705
57 W. Rocks Rd
, Norwalk, CT
(203)
229-0465
www.winstonprep.edu

Winston Prep offers an individualized and responsive setting for middle and high school students with learning differences. The WPS program provides continuously modified instruction based on each student’s dynamic learning profile, with curriculum designed to challenge each student’s strengths while developing both academic and life skills. The individualized instruction offered at WPS has successfully resulted in 94% of graduates going on to attend college or university.


WORLD CLASS LEARNING ACADEMY
44 E. 2nd St, New York
(212)
600-2010
Email [email protected]

World Class Learning Academy, New York is an international school for children ages 3-11, located in the East Village. Part of a successful network of schools in the US and abroad, WCLA has a rigorous, learning-focused curriculum that is used in over 1100 schools in 65 countries. Passionate, highly trained teachers personalize learning opportunities for each student, helping children gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their local and global communities.

 


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