Find private schools in Manhattan, plus public schools, after-school programs for kids, and educational resources in NYC from Greenwich Village to SoHo, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Midtown, and more in Manhattan.
HARLEM HEBREW LANGUAGE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Offices Located at: 6 E. 39th St., New York
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School is a free public charter school in Manhattan's Community School District 3 that provides students with the foundation to successfully pursue advanced studies and achieve continued personal growth as global citizens. Harlem Hebrew offers a rigorous K-5 curriculum featuring intensive instruction in the modern Hebrew language. Students in our diverse student body develop social and civic responsibility through service learning and community service. Harlem Hebrew opens August 2013 with grades K-1, and will add one grade each year. All are welcome!
Alpha Tutors offers one-on-one expert tutoring services in your home, or wherever it is most convenient for you. Our service is highly individualized and centered around your child's specific needs. We tutor children from Elementary School through High School, including SAT and ACT preparation. To learn more about our program, please visit our website at alphatutorsinc.com.
CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION
536 LaGuardia Place, New York
The Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness and appreciation of architecture and design through educational programs for children and adults at the Center for Architecture, and in schools throughout the New York City area. Our programs include K-12th grade classroom residencies, school group visits to the Center for Architecture, summer and vacation camps, family workshops, and public programs for adults. For more information, visit cfafoundation.org or email email@example.com.
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th St.), New York
Collina Italiana's Italian Fall and Winter in the City program is for children of all ages who want to learn and practice Italian, meet new friends, absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy, and have fun Italian style...right here in New York City! Giardino dei Bambini, a morning drop-off playgroup for ages 2-5, is offered year 'round. Other programs, including comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts, are Girotondo ("Circle") and Teatro Italiano.
Communicating Kidz provides private pediatric Speech-Language Therapy services. These services include evaluations, consultations, parent training, and individualized treatment to toddlers and school-age children with a wide variety of speech, language, feeding, and voice needs. We have therapists who are trained in PROMPT and Reading with TLC, and certified in LSVT. These services take place in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Our therapists are located throughout the Manhattan area. Find out more information by calling us at 347-770-5439 or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D or Your Home!, New York
Dr. Emily Levy is the founder and director of EBL Coaching, which offers individualized one-on-one tutoring and intensive three week academic summer programs for students in grades preK-12. She is also the author of the Strategies for Study Success workbook series, emphasizing test taking, note taking, reading comprehension, writing, and summarizing strategies. This workbook series is currently used at schools nationwide. Dr. Levy speaks at national and international conferences and is on the Education Committee of the New York Branch of the Learning Disability Association of America.
FLORENTINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, ART & ACADEMICS
384 Broadway, 2nd Floor, (between Walker & White Sts.), New York
Florentine's Yamaha music program sets children and parents on a fun and rewarding path in music! Our students learn to listen, sing, and play keyboard in a joyful group setting led by highly trained teachers. Your child will develop excellent reading, rhythm, and classroom skills that lead to a lifelong love of learning and creating music with others. Florentine, in downtown Manhattan since 1982, also offers enriching children's programs in Mandarin, Chinese brush painting, private instrumental lessons, and academics.
GREENWICH HOUSE KIDS
27 Barrow St./46 Barrow St./16 Jones St.
Greenwich House offers a rich, arts-focused curriculum for students ages 3-17 at its After-School, Summer Camp, and Music and Pottery programs. Expert instructors guide children in music, art, dance, and other creative classes, providing a safe, fun environment for learning and growing. Opportunities range from private music instruction and group choral programs (for adults too!), to pottery, cartoon art, and digital photography; select from more than 40 different weekly after-school and Saturday classes. The Music School also presents many free or low-cost concerts and recitals throughout the year.
JUNIOR TEST PREP
Junior Test Prep is the leading practice test publisher and online bookstore of books designed for entry into New York City Gifted & Talented Elementary schools. We offer practice tests and critical-thinking skill builders for the OLSAT and NNAT2. Our books closely mimic the type and difficulty of the questions encountered on the actual tests, and are designed to help children achieve their potential by using the JTP 2-Pronged Approach to "Acing the Test." For study tips and advice on how to maximize the time you have before your child takes the test, visit us at juniortestprep.com.
THE KID'S KORNER PRESCHOOL
247 W. 24th St., New York
Chelsea's best-kept secret, The 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.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO LIP SERVICE LICE SERVICE
LiceXchange takes head lice management and treatment to a whole new level. Rapid response and customized service means you’ll never pay for more than you need. School nurses depend on Debra’s caring, experienced staff to deliver preventative screenings that get results! Parents everywhere are spreading the word that LiceXchange costs less, but gives you more. Every treatment includes an array of organic and homeopathic products designed to maintain a clear scalp and repel head lice…plus, a special gift for every child!
NEW YORK CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER
390 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York
Study Chinese language & culture, make friends & have fun! New York Chinese Cultural Center offers exceedingly fun bilingual classes in language, traditional dance, ballet, Peking opera acrobatics, martial arts, and arts & crafts. Our programs provide social interaction and cultural enrichment in a safe and caring environment for children 3½ years old and up. For more information, visit nychineseculturalcenter.org, or call 212-334-3764.
PARENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
115 E 82nd St., New York
The Parents League has been a vital resource for parents and independent schools in NYC for 100 years. We provide advice to families applying to preschools, ongoing K-12th schools, boarding schools, special-needs programs, and camps. We also offer workshops on wide-ranging parenting topics, and a substantive selection of publications: The Parents League Review, The Guide to Preschools, Let’s Play, and The NY Independent Schools Directory on behalf of ISAAGNY. Contact us today at 212-737-7385 or parentsleague.org.
401 West End Ave. (at 79th St.), New York
Mandarin for all! Planet Han provides a fresh fun approach to teaching Mandarin. We use the novel ‘Model.Action.Talk.’ method to teach Mandarin to kids (from infants to 12-year-olds), and to adults, regardless of ethnicity, through our group classes, afterschool programs, and private tutoring. Enroll today!
RUTGERS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
236 W. 73rd St. (at Broadway), New York
Rutgers Community Programs are for families who want a nurturing, fun environment where children can learn through creative play. All our programs take place in a warm, inclusive community. Our instructors have been with Rutgers for many years, and support each other through team teaching and collaboration. Our facilities include an art studio, a gym, an auditorium with stage, and a new classroom for Ready, Set, Go! It is a safe and supportive environment, conveniently located on the Upper West Side at the corner of 73rd and Broadway.
210 E. 86th St., Suite 202, New York
Linda Bejoian, the director of Speech Matters, a private practice on the Upper East Side, is a speech pathologist with 30 years experience. She takes great pride in her creative approach to therapy, where each session incorporates the child’s learning style, interests, and their individual personality. Her sessions are highly motivating as she takes her “cue” from each child regarding the material she uses to achieve a particular goal. Making that “connection” with each child motivates them to achieve their goals.
THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT
235 E. 11th St. (at 2nd Avenue), New York
Located on East 11th Street, Third Street Music School Settlement has been changing lives and its community by providing world-class music and dance instruction since 1894. Serving children and adults ages 0-99, Third Street has something for everyone! Early childhood and preschool programs instill a lifelong love of the arts and learning. For older children, teens, and adults, individual/group lessons as well as enrichment programs, ensembles, and performance promote skills, achievement, and enthusiasm to all who wish to move along the pathway of excellence in music and dance.
Vocal Chords offers unique one-on-one coaching for kids and teens, ages 8-18. Whether your child is a budding singer, or ready to work toward the next big audition, Vocal Chords will provide the expert training he or she needs, both vocally and with regard to self-assurance and poise. On that note, Vocal Chords also offers public speaking lessons and confidence-building programs that will help open doors for your child in every area of life. Contact Erin Ellis at email@example.com for more details or to get started today.
167 W. 81st St. (Amsterdam & Columbus), New York
Book Nook has a creatively designed, inviting, and warm atmosphere that offers both a home and school setting for ages 1½-7 years. The warm colors and literacy-rich environment are ideal for reading and learning success. The program builds vital skills needed for kindergarten acceptance through a whole-child literacy approach. Classes run 90 minutes, once a week, from mid-September to mid-June. It’s the perfect transitional, supplemental, or tutoring program.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL
12 W. 12th St., New York
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, thoughts, and ideas through words and the arts. There are four large, bright classrooms, a rooftop playground with a climber, big blocks and riding toys, and an indoor play space. Teachers are chosen for their creativity, warmth, and expertise. There are specialists for music, movement, studio, and gardening.
MORNINGSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
251 W. 100th St., New York
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 2013-2014. Scholarships available.
132 W. 112th St., New York
Situated two blocks from Central Park in a 6,000-square-foot space in Upper Manhattan, Peartree Preschool is a play-based, eco-preschool whose mission is teaching children the wonders of the world. With a flexible schedule and dedicated outdoor area, this progressive preschool provides families with a child-centered approach to early learning, a collaborative family atmosphere, and a safe, inspiring environment that encourages exploration and creativity. Peartree was founded by local mom who wanted more options for her family. The school can serve up to 75 children ages 2-5 years. Check out Peartree at peartreenyc.com.
291 Central Park W., New York
Founded in 1872, Dwight was the first school in the US to adopt the comprehensive International Baccalaureate curriculum for students from preschool-12th grade. The IB is widely recognized as one of the most rigorous pre-university programs of study anywhere. Dwight in New York is the flagship campus of The Dwight Schools, a global network of campuses in London, Canada, and Seoul, as well as a program in Beijing. All Dwight Schools are united by a commitment to igniting the “spark of genius” in every child. Learn more at dwight.edu.
ÉCOLE INTERNATIONALE DE NEW YORK (EINY)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
ÉINY is an outstanding French-American international institution offering an academic, bilingual education in French and English in a vibrant, family-sized school. The school currently enrolls 145 students from nursery through 5th grade. Mandarin language is also taught in Grades 3-5. In September 2013, the international Middle School section will open with Grades 6-8. ÉINY excellence combines the rigor of France’s curriculum with the American emphasis on independent thinking. Faculty work closely with each child in a multicultural environment. The Enrichment Program runs every day after school, offering 35 activities in three languages.
FUSION ACADEMY & LEARNING CENTER
Fusion Academy & Learning Center is a non-traditional, college-prep, private school for grades 6-12 that offers the smallest class sizes: one student and one teacher per classroom. Flexible scheduling and customization are key elements of our academy and tutoring programs. Classes are self-paced and taught with consideration for each student’s individual interests, emotional health, and learning style. Each campus is also equipped with a state-of-the-art recording studio and a full mixed-media art studio, and students complete their homework under teacher supervision in the Homework Café® before they leave. Learn more: fusionacademy.com.
THE GREEN VALE SCHOOL
250 Valentines Lane, Old Brookville
Recognized for academic excellence since 1923, The Green Vale School's exceptional teachers, extraordinary learning environment, and careful attention to each student, lead to outstanding high school and college placement. Green Vale serves families from over 30 school districts on Long Island, and is the ideal choice for the most formative years of a child's life -- early childhood through middle school. Expanded financial aid program for qualified applicants is available. Open House: Tuesday, January 15 at 8:30am. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Colleen Fortuna for an individual campus tour at 516-628-5146.
THE MANDELL SCHOOL
795 Columbus Ave.
The Mandell School, founded in 1939, is a co-educational institution for Toddlers-Grade 8 located on the Upper West Side. We have a Preschool location in Lincoln Square, and a new Preschool opening in the West Village in September 2013. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment for children and their families. Along with our focus on the social and emotional well-being of our students is our goal to ensure their academic preparedness, enabling them to become responsible, active citizens of the world. K-8 Open House January 22, 6-8pm; please RSVP at mandellschool.org.
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
24-50 FDR Drive (25th St. & Waterside Plaza), New York
173-53 Croydon Road, Jamaica Estates
Ours is a remarkable learning community in which students from over 120 countries and staff from nearly 60 nationalities teach, learn, and grow each day. The UNIS curriculum, allied with the International Baccalaureate Diploma program, provides a rigorous comprehensive curriculum which prepares young people for the next phase of their education, equips them to be productive members of their own communities, and prepares them for the leadership that this world so urgently needs. Our school serves children and youth from the UN community, the diplomatic corps, the non-governmental sector, and local New York families.
WORLD CLASS LEARNING ACADEMY
44 E. 2nd St., New York
World Class Learning Academy, New York, is an international school for children ages 2-11 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 more than 1,500 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.
CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
350 Broadway, Suite 905 (Bet. Franklin & Leonard Sts.), New York
Chatty Child Speech Therapy is a private therapeutic center in downtown Manhattan offering comprehensive speech therapy evaluations, individual, and small group treatment sessions. We specialize in treating children with delays in speech, articulation, auditory processing, language development, feeding, fluency, and socialization. We offer PROMPT services, and are knowledgeable in issues of Apraxia of Speech and Autism. We accept DOE/RSAs, EI, and private pay with insurance reimbursement.
NYU SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS
The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
A seven-week, evidence-based, therapeutic day program exclusively for children ages 7-11 with ADHD and behavior disorders. Focus of program is to build self-esteem and help children develop attentional, organizational, and friendship skills. Clinical psychologists and qualified teachers supervise undergraduate and graduate-level counselors. Staff/child ratio is 1:1 to 2. The program is directed by Dr. Karen Fleiss, a nationally renowned clinical psychologist and expert in the treatment of children with ADHD. Enrollment is limited.
Team Esteem uses a unique communal approach for children with social emotional and behavioral challenges in and out of the classroom. A collaborative approach enables us to maximize the results for each individual student, ages 2-12. It takes a TEAM of people to raise the ESTEEM in a single child. Call us at 917-757-7271 or visit us at teamesteem.net to find out how we can get started on a customized action plan.
WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
126 W. 17th St., New York
57 W. Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for high-potential middle and high school students with learning differences, such as language-based learning difficulties, nonverbal learning difficulties, and attention deficit difficulties. The program is designed to challenge each student's strengths while developing the essentials of reading, writing, mathematics, organization, and study skills. Students participate in a daily one-to-one instructional period called Focus, which serves as the diagnostic, instructional, and mentoring centerpiece of their experience. This individualized approach has successfully resulted in 90 percent of graduates going on to attend college or university.