UPDATED JANUARY 2014: Consult our guide to find schools and education programs in Rockland, whether it be preschools, private schools, public schools, tutors, teachers, educational programs or learning programs for Rockland kids.
EYE LEVEL LEARNING CENTER OF POMONA
14 Thiells-Mt. Ivy Road, Pomona
Eye Level Learning Center is an after school, supplementary learning program specializing in Math and English. Our center supports success, whether the goals for the child are early learning, supplementary education, or academic challenge. We foster confidence through mastery. Eye Level Learning Centers also nurtures and promotes effective study practices for immediate and lifelong academic goals. The academic program is based on self-directed, individualized learning, and caters to students of all abilities. Our center is brand new and beautiful, and is the first one located in Rockland.
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
23 Jefferson Ave., Westwood, NJ
75 N. Maple Ave. , Ridgewood, NJ
Eastchester Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
335 Downing Drive, Yorktown Heights
Huntington is your tutoring solution for students in grades K-12. At Huntington, our certified teachers will help your child achieve his or her academic goals. We offer tutoring in basic skills such as reading, vocabulary, phonics, spelling, math and study skills, as well as subject tutoring in high school math and science. We also work with students to prepare them for high-stakes tests including High School Entrance Exams, State Tests, Advance Placement Exams, and the SAT or ACT.
KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS
216 Congers Road, Bldg. 3, New City
9D Pascack Plaza, Perlman Drive, Spring Valley
Kumon is an after-school 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 more than 20 years. She uses Kumon’s individualized approach to help children develop a solid command of math and reading. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills.
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
384 New Hempstead Road, New City
We are an independent, evangelical, elementary school (K-7th grade) serving the local Christian community since 1984. We want our students to have the awareness that they’re very significant individuals, each one very special to God, each one marked by Our Lord for His purpose. Our certified teachers integrate a biblical worldview throughout the curriculum, thereby impacting every aspect of knowledge and learning. The small class size allows for more individualized academic instruction. Our Kindergarten program is full day. Bus transportation available throughout Rockland. We’re a ministry of Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship.
LOTS OF LOVE DAYCARE
1 Anderson Drive, Stony Point
Lots of Love offers enriched full-day, half-day, and before- and after-school programs. We offer a full schedule with theme weeks, arts and crafts, science experiments, physical education, and plenty of outdoor activities. Our after-school program includes homework assistance, healthy snack, and activities that keep young minds engaged and excited about learning. School buses safely pick up and drop off children directly in front of our facility. Your child will feel right at home in our safe and loving environment. NYS-licensed; CPR- and First-Aid certified. Affordable year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks-12 years.
NEW CITY JEWISH CENTER NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
47 Old Schoolhouse Road, New City
The NCJC Nursery School is proud to be a NYS-accredited nursery school, which aims to instill a love of learning and Jewish life. Our programs are all-encompassing, from Mommy and Me to Pre-K, with the goal of helping your child grow during the monumental early childhood stages. We also incorporate programs such as yoga, music, and Hebrew language. Our Hebrew School offers a truly innovative approach to Jewish education designed to engage, educate, and empower our young people to form a lasting connection to their Jewish identity.
ROBIN HILL SCHOOL
70 Wesley Chapel Road, Suffern
Where your child's education begins makes all the difference. Since 1965, Robin Hill has offered the most innovative, quality educational programs for nursery and pre-school (U.P.K.). We encourage 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 three separate, fully equipped playgrounds. The well-rounded and enriched curriculum includes academic and creative areas designed to stimulate your child's interest in learning, while enhancing social skills. Afternoon enrichment program and extended hours available.
THE ROCKLAND COUNTY YMCA
18 Parkside Drive, Suffern
Y?s Beginnings Toddler & Pre-School Camp
Our YMCA program is conveniently located one mile from Mahwah, New Jersey, and provides a loving place in a beautiful woodland setting for your children to grow and learn, from 18 months to 5 years. Classes run two, three or five days a week. AM or PM sessions are offered. A special Adult/Tot Program is held on Fridays. We are a New York State Universal Pre-Kindergarten Site. We also offer a satellite program in Sloatsburg, NY, for 3- and 4-year olds. Limited space is available in all classes.
SMARTY PANTS LEARNING CENTER
Located at Nanuet Hebrew Center, 411 S. Little Tor Road, New City
Smarty Pants Early Learning Program at the Nanuet Hebrew Center is an early nursery program for ages 2.5 through 5 years . We encourage a fun, nurturing learning environment with an emphasis on Jewish traditions. Smarty Pants is also aligned with Day Camp in the Park, to continue enrichment through a true summer camp experience. With our certified teachers, your child will enjoy actively learning, while developing as a whole child.
ST. CATHARINE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
517 Western Highway, Blauvelt
Our program provides an opportunity for young children to join together in a loving, nurturing, educational, fun environment. Each child is introduced to a full curriculum of early learning in a center-base setting. Hands-on activities and participation in all areas provide the perfect setting for young children to develop and grow. Each child is recognized as a unique individual with many special talents and abilities. Phonemic awareness skills, social, cognitive, fine, and gross motor skills are introduced through a creative curriculum. A wonderful place for pre-schoolers to learn, grow, and have fun!
TENDER LOVING CARE DAYCARE
40 Park Ave., Suffern
We are a family-oriented facility offering programs and flexibility to fit your needs for ages Infant-12 years, including FREE Universal Pre-K. Before- and after-school program with Ramapo central bus transportation. We are open most school holidays, and during school vacations. Hours: 7am-6:30pm. Near the Suffern train station and free parking. Small class sizes. Fenced in playground. Our goal is to provide a warm, healthy environment, and to be your child's home-away-from-home. We’ve been in business for 26 years. Let your child be a part of our loving family!
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
Blue Rock School is the lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive school, serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and offering a unique educational experience based on a hands-on and holistic approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enables them to follow their own natural curiosity, and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum which is infused with the arts, nature, and play. Open House dates: Jan. 25 and Mar. 1 at 10am. Registration required.
315 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood
Dwight-Englewood School is an independent college preparatory day school for students in Preschool (age 3) through Grade 12. Located on a 40-plus-acre green campus within minutes of the George Washington Bridge, the school enrolls approximately 950 students from 90 communities in Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey, Rockland County, and New York City. Challenging minds for a changing world, Dwight-Englewood fosters independent thinking; the ability to solve problems; and the skills, tolerance, and integrity it takes to thrive in the 21st century.
GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge (in Rockland County, just over the Tappan Zee Bridge) offers Parent & Child classes for babies and toddlers up to age 3, serves children from Nursery-12th grade, and also runs popular Farm Days & Garden Days summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the US, with about 350 students. Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Visit gmws.org to see how we are transforming education.
ROCKLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
Contact: Judy Klein, x104
Rockland Jewish Academy is an independent, community, Jewish day school, providing Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Bergen County children a superior education focused on 21st-century skills, from early childhood (ages 3 and 4) through 5th grade General and Judaic studies are interwoven, enabling students to develop high-level critical thinking, analytical, and literary interpretive skills. Intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development is fostered organically through our integrated curriculum. Our individualized instruction with a desirable student-to-teacher ratio provides a stimulating learning environment that celebrates each child's talents and gifts. Extended hours (7:30 am-6pm) are available.
SADDLE RIVER DAY SCHOOL
147 Chestnut Ridge Road, Saddle River
Founded in 1957, Saddle River Day School is an NAIS/NJAIS-accredited, co-ed, college-prep day school enrolling approximately 325 students in grades K-12. A 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio provides personalized attention for every student in a challenging academic environment. The school embraces core values of responsibility, honesty, compassion, and respect. The beautiful 26-acre campus offers two gyms, two media/library centers, technology lab, performing arts center and three fully equipped art/graphic art studios. Recent graduates are attending Boston College, Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Tufts and U Penn.
TEMPLE BETH EL NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
415 Viola Road, Spring Valley
In the tradition of the finest private schools, Temple Beth El Nursery School provides young students, ages 1-5 years, with an outstanding early childhood education. Our curriculum offers music, movement, computers, and much more. Temple Beth El is a NYS-accredited nursery school with state-of-the-art, 21st-Century indoor and outdoor playgrounds. All programs are taught by fully-licensed and -experienced instructors. The Temple Beth El Religious School offers a nurturing, reform Jewish education to K-12th graders. We now offer a tuition-free religious school program for K-2nd graders. Call regarding our new registration incentive programs.
YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah
Young World Day School provides a safe, nurturing environment where ordinary kids do extraordinary things. An experienced staff utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning using individualized instruction, cooperative learning, and small group instruction. The school includes a transitional/traditional pre-school beginning with a two-year-old program, a Montessori school for ages 2.9-5, and a transitional or traditional Kindergarten, all with low pupil to teacher ratios. The primary school for grades 1-5 is comprised of small, mixed-age classrooms providing individualized instruction so students learn at a rate appropriate to their ability. Morning and afternoon extended care available.