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If you're making the rounds to visit Manhattan preschools, check out our list below of alternative types to keep in mind. Before you choose, make sure you read each school’s mission statement carefully, and talk to the director during your visit to see how he or she describes the school’s educational philosophy.


The Kids Korner Preschool

247 W. 24th Street, Chelsea
(212) 229-9340
Accredited by NAEYC



Twin Parks Montessori School

1 W. 91st Street, Upper West Side
(212) 595-2000
Accredited by AMS, MSCES, & NYAIS


Reggio Emilia

Tribeca Community School
22 Ericsson Place, Tribeca
(212) 226-9070



Rudolf Steiner School
15 E. 79th Street, Upper East Side
(212) 327-1457
Accredited by AWSNA and NYSAIS



The British International School of New York
20 Waterside Plaza, Kips Bay
(212) 481-2700
Independent School Association of Overseas Affiliate (ISA), Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

Ecole Internationale de New York
111 E. 22nd Street, Gramercy
(646) 410-2238

Rebecca School
40 E. 30th Street, Midtown East
(212) 810-4120



Also see: Alternative Preschools in the New York Metro Area 

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child

Our Education Resource Guide to Manhattan and the New York metro area


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