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Preschools, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Special Education Services, & Academic Enrichment in Brooklyn

Preschools, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Special Education Services, & Academic Enrichment in Brooklyn

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UPDATED September 2019: Giving your child the gift of a stellar education is something that will benefit them for a lifetime, from specialized learning and tutoring and test prep, to small classrooms, Catholic school education, and leaning in a bilingual setting. Brooklyn is home to a variety of schools and educational programs, including private and independent schools, preschools, nursery schools, pre-K programs, Catholic and parochial schools, charter school, and academic enrichment. Whatever curriculum and educational philosophy you're looking for, you're sure to find the perfect school for your child to thrive in academics. You'll find academic enrichment, tutors, and test prep centers Williamsburg, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Park Slope, and Mill Basin; preschools in Greenpoint, Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Marine Park, Midwood, Bensonhurst, and Cobble Hill; religious schools in Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Dyker Heights, Fort Greene, and Downtown Brooklyn; and special education services in Park Slope and Fort Greene.

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Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE INC.
Several Locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island Call for a location near you!,
718-232-0114

Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Specializing in reading and math tutoring, TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Programs offered include tutoring in all subjects, test preparation, Mandated Summer School programs, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students.

CBE KIDS-CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-768-3814
Camps:

CBE KIDS CAMP
cbebk.org/camp
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210



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Ha'Geemnasia is CBE KIDS Hebrew language and Israeli culture after-school program. All Ha’Geemnasia classes allow children to have fun while engaging in activities such as music, art, and cooking with Israeli teachers. Children are divided according to age and Hebrew speaking level, whether that is a Hebrew learner or speaker.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
718-230-4600

Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten students through 12th grade. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers.

Educational Services

PJ LIBRARY – FREE JEWISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS
67 Hunt St., suite 100, Agawam
413-276-0800
Email [email protected]

PJ Library is a free program for families raising Jewish kids ages 6 months to 12 years old, offering books that capture children’s imaginations with fun characters, compelling stories, and vibrant illustrations. We send your child an age-appropriate, expertly curated Jewish children’s book every month. Sign up at pjlibrary.org/metro.

Parochial & Religious Schools

A. FANTIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
195 State St., Brooklyn
718-624-0501

A. Fantis graduates enter their high schools of choice fluent in Greek and educated in the Socratic Method with strong faith as foundation. The A. Fantis School is a small, private, and inclusive Greek Orthodox school in Brooklyn Heights for preschool to eighth grade. Visit us during our fall open houses.

DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK) (THE )
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email [email protected]

The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School is committed to providing students from nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten through eighth grade, with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, principal


Leif Ericson Day School celebrates more than 50 years as a Christian school for children in nursery-eighth grade. Small class sizes and state-approved curriculum (but no state tests) are enhanced by multi-faceted music performance classes and state-of-the-art computer technology program. Professional, nurturing faculty and staff, and a safe, caring environment.

MARY LOUIS ACADEMY: EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN SINCE 1936
176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates
718-297-2120

The Mary Louis Academy has established several exciting initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals, and form strategies to achieve those goals. Successful completion of a program, all of which begin September 2018, will be recognized at graduation with a special designation certificate. The academic concentrations will include: Pre-Med, Dual-Language/International Studies Program, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Fine Art, Music, and Physical Education and Wellness. For more info visit: tmla.org.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email [email protected]

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics designed to meet the common core standards and a vibrant arts and extracurricular program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER - QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC ACADEMY
300 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn
718-857-3114

St. Francis Xavier-Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy values and nurtures the whole child in an ethically responsive manner. To this end, the Academy is more than a building, it is a source of support, growth, community, and family, throughout the student’s life. Our active alumni community is part of a living system of the St. Francis Xavier – Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy network and the success of any member of our network is a success for all.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
241 Prospect Park West ,
718-768-7629

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy offers Toddler Time, Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and grades Kindergarten-eighth. The academy is a safe, encouraging environment that challenges bright minds to discover the best in themselves, their classmates, and the world. Development of character, self-discipline, and respect are strong pillars of SJWCA’s curriculum and culture. SJWCA offers affordable after-school, Spanish, Music, Computer and Coding, Honors Club, SETSS, OT, Speech Services, IEP, and nurse. Prime location in Windsor Terrace, nearby Prospect Park. F/G train across the street. Bus and tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.

Preschools

A WHOLE NEW WORLD ACADEMY
910 Union St.,
718-230-0022, 718-230-0026

A Whole New World Academy provides a safe and supportive environment. “The Mother Goose Time” curriculum embraces your child’s uniqueness to ensure they will learn 33 key skills. Lunch and snacks are provided by Yumble Kids, since we believe in nurturing a child’s body as well as their mind.

A. FANTIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
195 State St., Brooklyn
718-624-0501

A. Fantis graduates enter their high schools of choice fluent in Greek and educated in the Socratic Method with strong faith as foundation. The A. Fantis School is a small, private, and inclusive Greek Orthodox school in Brooklyn Heights for preschool to eighth grade. Visit us during our fall open houses.

BROOKLYN AMITY SCHOOL
3867 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn
718-891-6100
Email [email protected]

Brooklyn Amity School will now be offering a tuition-based pre-K-3 program. This early childhood program will offer two enrollment options: half-day (8am-12pm), and full-day (8am-3pm). Our free UPK program provides an integrated curriculum of activities balancing emotional, social, physical, and intellectual development. Visit amityschool.org, for more details about the program.

BRYAN’S EDUCATIONAL CENTER
3922-3924 Church Ave., Brooklyn
718-282-6944
Email [email protected]

Give your child a strong start at Bryan's Educational Center! We strive to provide access to high quality early childhood programming. Bryans is accepting applications for our preschool (ages 2-3), UPK, kindergarten, and after-school programs. Schedule your tour today.

GUIDEPOST MONTESSORI
717 Driggs Ave.,Williamsburg
347-464-0490
guidepostmontessori.com/williamsburg

212 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights
929-524-3588
guidepostmontessori.com/brooklyn-heights


Guidepost Montessori is among a growing network of schools that serves more than 2,200 families worldwide. Our campuses in Brooklyn serve children age 12 months through fifth grade. Guidepost’s exceptionally beautiful classrooms are equipped with lovingly chosen furniture and authentic Montessori materials, designed to inspire your child. Visit guidepostmontessori.com.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email [email protected]

The International Academy of New York is multi-cultural and diverse, developing culturally astute, confident, and empathetic students with fluency in Mandarin or Spanish, while excelling in literacy, math, and the arts. Pre-nursery (2s)-eighth grade, but accepting applications through fourth grade for 2019-20.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
Caryn Symons, director of camping
[email protected]


The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our gymnasium, climbing in our playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, dance, and academic enrichment programs.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE (THE)
412 Kings Highway , Brooklyn
718-627-7340 845-608-4251
Email [email protected]

The Learning Experience® Child Development Academy welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. TLE® offers year-round full- and part-time schedules with extended day options and UPK. We implement ground breaking childcare and early education programs in safe and nurturing environments. Come see how your child will "learn, play, and grow!"

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, principal


Leif Ericson Day School celebrates more than 50 years as a Christian school for children in nursery-eighth grade. Small class sizes and state-approved curriculum (but no state tests) are enhanced by multi-faceted music performance classes and state-of-the-art computer technology program. Professional, nurturing faculty and staff, and a safe, caring environment.

LIGHTHOUSE GROUP FAMILY DAYCARE
212-219-8813
Email [email protected]

Lighthouse Group Family Daycare was originally called Lighthouse Preschool, Inc. and was founded in New York City in 2001. Despite our change of location, our teachers still have the ambitious idea of guiding children through their early years of life in a preschool setting. We welcome children ages 2-5.

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)

Little Hands & Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our staff is dedicated, qualified, and trained.

LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
718-210-3233, Mariana Korsunsky, M.S.ED director
52 Quentin Road
448 Neptune Ave.
104 West End Ave.
4123 Avenue U
1502 W. 1st St.
631 E. 18th St.


Email [email protected]

At Little Scholars Childcare Center, we provide a carefully crafted curriculum to fit various learning styles. Children are provided opportunities to explore with hands-on learning activities to inspire creativity and learning. Our philosophy centers on the idea that children should be taught how to think and not what to think.

REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
718-833-7700

Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for more than 40 years. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email [email protected]

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics designed to meet the common core standards and a vibrant arts and extracurricular program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email [email protected]

While providing a safe, warm, and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the whole child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for ages 2-3, and free universal pre-K for age 4, with extended-day option.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-630-1001


Email [email protected]

Join Stepping Stones to share the joys of early exploration and discovery. The children at Stepping Stones achieve successful social skills and build a wonderful rapport with their peers and teachers. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction based on an independent and creative curriculum.

STUYVESANT HEIGHTS MONTESSORI, EMMANUEL MONTESSORI OF CLINTON HILL
644 Macdonough St. 36 St. James Place,
347-241-7305
Email [email protected] / [email protected]

At Stuyvesant Heights Montessori and Emmanuel Montessori of Clinton Hill our approach to early childhood education is aligned with the educational philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori as well as various progressive approaches. We have worked to create a flexible learning environment where all of the children’s needs are met.

THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTER
1723 8th Ave.,
718-290-2700

Therapy and Learning Center (TLC) preschool program is now enrolling for summer and fall. Small class sizes, UPK, full time nurse, integrated setting, music, yoga, dance, rooftop playground, and early drop-off /late pick-up available. Visit our website: tlckids.org.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street),
718-238-7676
Email [email protected]

Every child deserves a champion who connects with them and helps them to become the best that they can be. At Treasure Island our staff are champions for all children, helping each child to become a confident, motivated, engaged learner. The program promotes social competencies, active thinking, and problem-solving skills.

WORLD OF WONDERS EARLY CHILDCARE CENTER
7219 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-4216
6705 13th Ave.


Email [email protected]

World of Wonders Early Childcare Center is a premier program that provides a safe and nurturing environment. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum helps foster each child's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development through free play, dramatic play, computers, music and movement, and outdoor play.

Private Schools

BASIS INDEPENDENT BROOKLYN
556 Columbia St., Brooklyn
718-643-6302
Email [email protected]

At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a pre-K–12th private school in Red Hook, students learn at the highest international levels in a world-acclaimed liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Subject expert teachers bring advanced material to life and prepare students with the knowledge, confidence, and independence to succeed.

BLUE SCHOOL
Pre-primary and Primary School, 241 Water St., Manhattan
212-228-6341
Upper-primary and Middle School
156 William St.




Blue School is an independent school for ages 2 through eighth grade where the dynamic balance of academic mastery, creative thinking, self and social intelligence instills a lifelong passion for learning. The curriculum emphasizes inquiry, observation, and reflection, encouraging children to become bold, creative, and compassionate innovators.

BROOKLYN FRIENDS SCHOOL
375 Pearl St., Brooklyn
718-852-1029
Email [email protected]

Intellect, energy and heart characterize a Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) education. Founded in 1867 in downtown Brooklyn by the Religious Society of Friends, BFS enrolls 800 students from preschool through 12th grade culminating in the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program.

GUIDEPOST MONTESSORI
717 Driggs Ave.,Williamsburg
347-464-0490
guidepostmontessori.com/williamsburg

212 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights
929-524-3588
guidepostmontessori.com/brooklyn-heights


Guidepost Montessori is among a growing network of schools that serves more than 2,200 families worldwide. Our campuses in Brooklyn serve children age 12 months through fifth grade. Guidepost’s exceptionally beautiful classrooms are equipped with lovingly chosen furniture and authentic Montessori materials, designed to inspire your child. Visit guidepostmontessori.com.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email [email protected]

The International Academy of New York is multi-cultural and diverse, developing culturally astute, confident, and empathetic students with fluency in Mandarin or Spanish, while excelling in literacy, math, and the arts. Pre-nursery (2s)-eighth grade, but accepting applications through fourth grade for 2019-20.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, principal


Leif Ericson Day School celebrates more than 50 years as a Christian school for children in nursery-eighth grade. Small class sizes and state-approved curriculum (but no state tests) are enhanced by multi-faceted music performance classes and state-of-the-art computer technology program. Professional, nurturing faculty and staff, and a safe, caring environment.

LIGHTHOUSE GROUP FAMILY DAYCARE
212-219-8813
Email [email protected]

Lighthouse Group Family Daycare was originally called Lighthouse Preschool, Inc. and was founded in New York City in 2001. Despite our change of location, our teachers still have the ambitious idea of guiding children through their early years of life in a preschool setting. We welcome children ages 2-5.

ROSSALL SCHOOL, UK
Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8JW ,

Celebrating 175 years, Rossall is a coeducational boarding and day school for ages 2-19, situated next to the sea and only an hour from Manchester airport. Educating more than 40 nationalities, we offer semester and yearlong courses alongside a wealth of extracurricular opportunities with first-rate signature programs for golf and soccer.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email [email protected]

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics designed to meet the common core standards and a vibrant arts and extracurricular program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism.

SCIENCE, LANGUAGE & ARTS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
9 Hanover Place , Brooklyn
718–636–3836
Early Childhood Campus:132 4th Place


Science, Language & Arts International School is an independent nursery-eighth grade school in Brooklyn, focused on hands-on science, arts, and math. Committed to providing children with a rich and rigorous education in French or Mandarin. Hands-on, project-based approach informed by brain development research promotes collaborative learning and critical thinking.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-630-1001


Email [email protected]

Join Stepping Stones for fall to share the joys of early exploration and discovery. The children at Stepping Stones achieve successful social skills and build a wonderful rapport with their peers and teachers. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction based on an independent and creative curriculum. Full- and part-time programs for ages 2, 3, and 4, as well as an after-school program are offered. Hours of operation are from 7am-6:30pm. Come visit us. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Public Schools

SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS
locations throughout New York,
646-597-4641

Success Academy Charter Schools is the largest and highest-performing public charter school network in New York City. With our robust curriculum, hands-on approach, and exceptional teachers, we provide the tools that students of all backgrounds need to thrive and ignite a lifelong love of learning

Special Education

ATLAS FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
252 W. 29th St., 3rd Floor, New York
212-256-0846
Email [email protected]

The Atlas Foundation for Autism houses the Atlas School as well as speech, OT services, music, after-school classes, and weekend social skills groups! Atlas is different in its approach to working within modalities that address communication, emotional and social thinking, as well as behavior and self-esteem!

HEBREW PUBLIC
555 Eighth Ave. suite 1703, New York
212-792-6234

Hebrew Public Charter School is a network of diverse-by-design schools. We are committed to serving instructional services to all students, from a wide range of racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Services include: occupational and physical therapy, special education itinerant services, speech and language therapy.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
718-230-4600

Huntington is the leader in kindergarten-12th tutoring and test prep. Our certified tutors provide individualized instruction in all areas including executive functioning, ADHD, Dyslexia, and learning disabilities. We help students prep for the SAT, ACT, and state exams. Huntington also testifies on student’s behalf and attends IEP/504 meetings.

LEIGH CONNER TUTORING

Leigh Conner Tutoring is a private tutoring service offered in NYC specializing in serving students with special needs. With eight years of classroom experience, Leigh has the skills necessary to support students traditionally considered to be "challenging" as they become academically successful in the areas of reading, writing, and study skills.

LITTLE STEPS 1, INC. SPEECH & LANGUAGE CLINIC ADELINA SAMUELS, M.A. C.C.C.-S.L.P. SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
63-70 Woodhaven Blvd. , Rego Park
929-335-7707

Little Steps 1, Inc. aims to help people develop their communication abilities, as well as treat speech, language, swallowing, and voice disorders. Services include prevention, identification, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Therapy is provided via play, utilization of PROMPT techniques, and ABA therapy using a naturalistic approach.

TRUE CHANGES BEHAVIOR THERAPY, L.L.C.
718-986-3163

We have more than 12 years of ABA experience. We deliver results. We use science-backed methods to make positive behavior change verifiable through carefully recorded and analyzed data to ensure your child is progressing at a steady pace, meeting challenges, and rising to opportunities.


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