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Public, Private Schools & Special Education Guide in Manhattan

Public, Private Schools & Special Education Guide in Manhattan

Set your child up for a lifetime of learning at one of these NYC schools.



UPDATED January 2020: Find options for private preschools, full-day schools, and religious schools in Manhattan. View our full list of all-day day care or an after-school programs.

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Academic Enrichment & Educational Services


APPLE SEEDS
10 W. 25th St., New York
212-792-7590
200 West End Ave.
212-792-7591
6 Stuyvesant Oval
212-253-3643

apple seeds is an all-in-one children's play space with more than 80 exciting weekly classes. Join them in art, movement, dance, and songs for seeds! Looking for a gentle introduction to school? seedlings PREP 2/3s group is the perfect start. apple seeds also has an indoor playground and party packages!


CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN (THE)
The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St., New York
212-721-1223

Classes at the Children's Museum of Manhattan offer an entry point to lifelong learning. We believe that children develop and learn best in nurturing, creative environments that support play, curiosity, and exploration. Our five floors of hands-on exhibits and learning spaces are designed to support the development of young minds.


CHINA INSTITUTE
40 Rector St., 2nd floor, New York
212-744-8181 x110
Email emarks@chinainstitute.org

With two convenient Manhattan locations-Upper East Side and the Financial District, China Institute's classes allow children to learn Chinese using an integrated, comprehensive approach. Classes are level- and age-appropriate. Expert, native-speaking teachers lead classes for kids 18 months to 17 years.


COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Email info@collinaitaliana.com

Set on the Upper East Side, our Italian classes allow children to benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning in an age-appropriate, inviting atmosphere. Children gather to share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories. For all the bellissimi details visit collinaitaliana.com!


COSMIC CUBS
Email support@cosmiccubs.com

Cosmic Cubs apps are fun and engaging while teaching children 3 and older about the solar system and the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Download Cosmic Cubs apps including Planet Puzzles, 3 Rs Puzzles, Rockitect, and Storymaker. Download Cosmic Cubs apps at the App store, Google Play, and Amazon.


DR. LYNN FOR EARLY EDUCATION
445 Park Ave., 9th Floor (Between 56th and 57th Streets), New York
212-517-7787

For ages 2 years to third grade, Dr. Lynn and her skill development Tutor Team support your child’s overall academic readiness, test preparation for NYC admissions (private and public), through one-to-one personalized tutor sessions. They offer a patient, professional style and give children a sense of pride in their accomplishments.


GOOROO
646-791-3081
Email support@gooroo.com

Gooroo offers in-person tutoring in your neighborhood! Our tutoring membership matches students to tutors based on their unique learning needs. Members have access to experts in more than 300 subjects. Gooroo provides continuous feedback, progress reports, and a designated Personal Learning Consultant to guide students through their learning journey.


HEX & COMPANY
1462 First Ave.,
646-833-7574
Email kids@hexnyc.com

When kids play board games together, they develop critical thinking, interpersonal, and strategy skills. That is the goal of our play-based curriculum, built upon neurodevelopmental theory. We create a learning environment that teaches problem-solving skills and encourages social engagement. Kids have a blast while learning important skills!


NEW YORK CITY EDUCATION CONSULTING COLLEEN N. VASEY, FOUNDER/CONSULTANT
347-916-4567
Email info@nycedconsulting.com

Sending your child to school in NYC isn’t as easy as moving into neighborhood and going to your zoned school. The process to find the right school can be daunting. NYC Education Consulting has experience placing children into top preschools, high schools, and all grades in between. Let us ease the stress of finding a school. We’re with you every step of the way.


PLAY ON! STUDIOS
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St.,
347-709-4149
Play On Studios Theater Camps
Lena Moy-Borgen, director

Email info@playonstudios.com

Play On! Studios offers after-school programming in theater. Our classes meet weekly-the perfect solution for busy NYC kids in grades kindergarten-eighth! We keep class sizes small, so kids get the personal attention and non-competitive environment they need to do their best. Explore improvisation, playwriting, or put on a play in a theater.


RENASCENT INSTITUTE SPANISH AND MANDARIN IMMERSION
Ella Baker School, Julia Richman Educational Complex 317 E. 67th St. ,
917-805-1232
Email info@renascentintitute.org

Spanish and Mandarin Saturday classes are offered in Midtown. Give your child the gift of learn a foreign language taught by native, caring teachers. Students will learn the language using puppets, storytelling, arts and crafts, board games, songs, and dancing. Learn a new language and have fun!


TREEBATH EXPLORERS SCANDINAVIAN OUTDOOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The Battery, Central Park, Brooklyn, Queens ,
203-529-5379 Oskar and Nicole Elmgart, founders
Email youmatter@tree-bath.com

Treebath offers Scandinavian after-school programs for pre-K to second grade that run entirely outdoors! Our science-based philosophy and sustainability curriculum foster outdoor play while encouraging children to develop a lifelong respect for the world we share.

Charter Schools


MANHATTAN CHARTER SCHOOL
100 Attorney St., New York
212-533-2743
Manhattan Charter School II
220 Henry St.
212-964-3792

Email info@manhattancharterschool.org

Two small public elementary schools educating children kindergarten-fifth grades. Committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Never more than 25 students in a class. All students receive weekly French, art, physical education, and technology instruction, in addition to daily music instruction.


NEW YORK FRENCH AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL
311 W. 120th St., New York
212-666-4134 x2
Email mba@nyfacs.net

New York French American Charter School provides a free French immersion education to elementary and middle school students. Our commitment to French immersion, diversity, cultural enrichment, and high academic standards is unparalleled in our district. Our school community succeeds in growing the next generation of bilingual, global citizens.


ZETA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Zeta Bronx 1 Elementary
222 Alexander Ave.
Bronx, NY 10454
929-458-3000

Zeta Inwood 1 Elementary
Inwood/Washington Heights
652 W.187th St.
New York, NY 10033
929-447-5282

With a focus on rigorous, hands-on academics, wellness, innovation, and family service, Zeta Schools prepare students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a modern world. Zeta offers children in pre-K through third grade a high-quality, free elementary education in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Apply now for the 2020-21 school year.

Educational Services


DR. LYNN FOR EARLY EDUCATION
445 Park Ave., 9th Floor (Between 56th and 57th Streets), New York
212-517-7787

For ages 2 years to third grade, Dr. Lynn and her skill development Tutor Team support your child’s overall academic readiness, test preparation for NYC admissions (private and public), through one-to-one personalized tutor sessions. They offer a patient, professional style and give children a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

Parochial & Religious Schools


CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (THE)
319 E. 74th St., New York
212-249-2840
Email info@cathedralschoolny.org

At The Cathedral School our nursery through eighth grade program encourages children to become bold and compassionate thinkers. We offer a challenging curriculum that engages students in becoming independent and joyful learners. Our small class size allows for individual attention where every child's voice is heard.


CONGREGATION OR ZARUA
127 E. 82nd St.,
212-452-2310 x15, Sigal Hirsch
Email shirsch@orzarua.org

At Or Zarua's Hebrew School, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, children connect with Jewish heritage, gaining knowledge and skills through Hebrew language, text study, ritual, and prayer. Students of all ages learn and laugh with friends and teachers as they build a Jewish community of their own.


EPIPHANY SCHOOL (THE)
Gramercy, Murray Hill,
Early Childhood Center:
152 E. 29th St.
212-725-7220
Lower School:
234 E. 22nd St.
212-473-4128
Upper School:
141 E. 28th St.
212-725-7220

Email admissions@theepiphanyschool.org

Serving approximately 500 students of all faiths, age 2 through eighth grade, The Epiphany School provides a value-centered education that educates the whole child and inspires academic success. Low teacher-student ratios, bright, colorful classrooms, and outdoor play space provide students an inviting and comfortable environment to begin their educational journey.


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

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School was founded in 1952 in Greenwich Village. Our school offers a non-sectarian program, welcoming children and families of all configurations, religions, races, cultures, and economic backgrounds. FPCNS is dedicated to the development of the whole child in a warm and nurturing environment.


IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
419 E. 13th St.,
212-475-2590
Email info@immaculateconceptionschoolnyc.org

Immaculate Conception School is dedicated to achieving excellence in learning. From pre-K3 and UPK, through eighth grade, we provide a caring, well-run, high-performance foundation for children of all faiths and cultures. Well-equipped classrooms offer technological innovations in learning and committed educators create a safe and inspiring environment in which to grow.


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.


MOUNT SAINT MICHAEL ACADEMY
4300 Murdock Ave., Bronx
718-515-6400

Mount Saint Michael Academy, in the tradition of the Marist Brothers, provides a rigorous, college preparatory education to young men in grades sixth-12th. 100 percent of Mount graduates gain admission to college, including top tier universities. Special programs include Honors Program, Sports Medicine Program, and a Focus Education Program.


ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
487 Hudson St., New York
212-924-5960
Email sharriot@stlukeschool.org

St. Luke’s School is a small, independent, coeducational day school located on a two-acre landmark block in the West Village. It offers a balanced, yet challenging junior kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum that serves students of all faiths in preparation for rigorous high school placement. Its small size fosters a feeling of family—a supportive climate of trust and understanding, communicating values and building community where children learn to use their gifts in ways that help others.

Preschools


BET TORAH NURSERY SCHOOL
60 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco
914-666-7595
Email nurseryschool@bettorah.org

Bet Torah Nursery School programs are designed to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child through a child-centered curriculum with an emphasis on Jewish values. An outstanding, nurturing, and creative staff strives to provide opportunities for children to learn through play each day. The curriculum includes regularly scheduled visits by music, sign language, science, and movement specialists. Bet Torah Nursery School registration continues for the 2018-2019 school year for our Kitah Katan 18 months-old toddler separation program as well as for our 2s, 3s, and 4s classes.


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 children ages 2 through eighth grade where academic mastery, creative thinking, self and social intelligence are dynamically balanced to instill a lifelong passion for learning. The campus in lower Manhattan is full of thoughtful classrooms, lab spaces for studio art, STEAM, science, music, and drama, as well as a gymnasium, wonder room, and outdoor roof and terrace. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family, and community connection. Our inquiry-driven approach makes space for bold collaboration and rich project work.


BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email admissions@bis-ny.org

BIS-NY offers a global education which encourages critical thinking and problem solving through which children gain confidence to ask questions, and to take risks in a nurturing environment where they are both stretched and supported. With a focus on encouraging early literacy and numeracy, even our youngest also enjoy French or Spanish, drama, music, swimming, and art every week. It’s a tested approach to learning that promotes success and independence, preparing all our children academically, socially, and emotionally-ready for the wonder of the world that lies ahead.


CALHOUN SCHOOL (THE)
433 West End Ave., Manhattan
Main Building
third-12th grades
433 West End Ave.
212-497-6500

Robert L. Beir Lower School Building
2.8 years-second grade
160 West 74th St.
212-497-6550

Calhoun’s preschool is a place where children take their first steps to becoming lifelong learners. Preschoolers at Calhoun learn to build, create, communicate, and collaborate as community members. Within the safety and structure of their school day, our youngest scholars receive a strong foundation for their future academic pursuits.


CATHEDRAL SCHOOL PRESCHOOL (THE)
319 E. 74th St., New York
212-249-2840
Email info@cathedralschoolny.org

The Cathedral School Preschool program is focused on the whole child. Through positive experiences in our classrooms, children gain confidence and comfort in a school setting enabling them to discover the joys of learning, exploring, and working within a classroom community and beyond. We believe that creating a positive classroom experience while building a collaborative relationship with each family is key to ensuring a child will succeed and flourish. Students’ days are filled with art, music, movement, and foreign language! Our youngest learners enjoy new experiences while becoming increasingly independent.


CONGREGATION OR ZARUA
127 E. 82nd St.,
212-452-2310 x15, Sigal Hirsch
Email shirsch@orzarua.org

At Or Zarua's Hebrew School, on Manhattans Upper East Side, children connect with Jewish heritage, gaining knowledge and skills through Hebrew language, text study, ritual, and prayer. Students of all ages learn and laugh with friends and teachers as they build a Jewish community of their own.


CREATIVE STEPS EARLY CARE & EDUCATION CENTER
4 Washington Square Village , New York
212-982-2273
Email creativesteps@universitysettlement.org

Creative Steps, a program of University Settlement, offers a nurturing and culturally diverse community for children and families. Our child-centered, play-based program provides hands-on experiences and an opportunity for children ages 12 months-4 years to initiate and direct their own learning. Early drop-off, after-school, and summer programs available.


ÉCOLE (THE)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
646-410-2238, for open houses 646-582-9941
Email bonjour@theecole.org

The École, formerly École Internationale de New York, is an intimate and independent French-American school that cultivates an internationally-minded community of students. From Maternelle to middle school, we blend the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting our students with deep academic bi-literacy and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective.


EPIPHANY COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
510 E. 74th St., New York
212-737-2977

Since 1975, the core philosophy of ECNS centers on positive self-image, curiosity, strong educational curriculum, creativity, and independence. Bright, spacious classrooms are filled with books, toys, and manipulatives, to facilitate cognitive growth. With a private rooftop playground, large indoor playroom, and fully equipped gym, there is plenty of room to play.


EPIPHANY SCHOOL (THE)
Gramercy, Murray Hill,
Early Childhood Center:
152 E. 29th St.
212-725-7220
Lower School:
234 E. 22nd St.
212-473-4128
Upper School:
141 E. 28th St.
212-725-7220

Email admissions@theepiphanyschool.org

Early Childhood classes at The Epiphany School utilize art, music, movement, learning centers, and socialization activities to support the growth of each child's cognitive, linguistic, physical, and social emotional skills. Low teacher-student ratios, bright, colorful classrooms, and outdoor play space provide students an inviting, comfortable environment to begin their educational journey.


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

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School was founded in 1952 in Greenwich Village. Our school offers a non-sectarian program, welcoming children and families of all configurations, religions, races, cultures, and economic backgrounds. FPCNS is dedicated to the development of the whole child in a warm and nurturing environment.


GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email julian@gillenbrewer.com

Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month, early childhood and elementary program for children ages 2.8-10 years with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide an integrated, developmentally-appropriate, academic-therapeutic program that includes speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling. Our curriculum is enriched with arts, music, science, and physical fitness programs.


GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Green Vale is Long Island's premier and largest coed, independent elementary school for pre-nursery through eighth grade. A program of exceptional academics and small class sizes is combined with emphasis on athletics, visual and performing arts, and character education at every grade level.


IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
419 E. 13th St.,
212-475-2590
Email info@immaculateconceptionschoolnyc.org

Immaculate Conception School is dedicated to achieving excellence in learning. From pre-K3 and UPK, through eighth grade, we provide a caring, well-run, high-performance foundation for children of all faiths and cultures. Well-equipped classrooms offer technological innovations in learning and committed educators create a safe and inspiring environment in which to grow.


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

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.


JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
Caryn Symons, director of camping
symonsc@jccmw.org

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.


LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK
505 E. 75th St., New York
212-369-1400

Get an early start on your child's bilingual education at one of the most renowned bilingual schools in New York City. In fall 2019, the Lycée opens its new full-day bilingual Nursery-3s program. Non-French speakers are welcome in this authentic, immersive program that combines play with structured activities, using real-world projects to engage children in the community. Bilingual aftercare also offered. Register for the Lycée's fall preschool open houses for nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten and take the first steps to prepare your child for an extraordinarily international life.


LYCEUM KENNEDY FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL
Manhattan 225 Campus (Lower School)
225 E. 43rd St.
212-681-1877

Ardsley Campus (Lower School)
1 Cross Road, Ardsley
914-479-0722

Manhattan 815 Campus (Middle and Upper School)
815 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10017
212-661-1916

Lyceum Kennedys preschool program provides children with a unique bilingual experience. Our curriculum follows the complete program from the French Ministry of Education and the New York State Education Department. Through activities that challenge and captivate young minds, we instill a lifelong desire to learn.


MARYEL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK
28 E. 35th St., New York
212-213-2097

Maryel School of New York is an independent, bilingual English/Spanish school, educating children from nursery-fifth grade. Maryel is a harmonious combination of the educational system of the United States and Europe. With a rigorous, challenging education, Maryel incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a lifelong love of learning.


MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL (THE)
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place , Manhattan
212-223-4630

Children explore academic dimensions at their own pace and interest level. Classes are equipped with didactic Montessori materials that encourage absorption of concepts through play, leading children to become well-rounded and confident. Program includes science, music, foreign language, musical theatre, swimming, dance, yoga, chess, cultural events, and robotics.


PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., New York
212-206-1137
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

Pusteblume International Preschool provides children with a fun and community-oriented multicultural environment. Our preschool program welcomes families with children from ages 2-5 of all international backgrounds who are interested in having their child learn German, Spanish, or both, in a language immersion classroom.


RED BALLOON EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER (THE)
560 Riverside Drive, New York
212-663-9006
Email director@redballoonlearningcenter.org

We offer an 8am-6pm, year-round, Pre-K program (ages 2-5) in West Harlem in a Columbia University residential building. The Red Balloon is rich in diversity. Each child is encouraged to express their individuality. Intellectual curiosity, creative risk-taking, and problem-solving are encouraged. Our emerging curriculum is play-based, exploratory, and child centered.


SARA CURRY DAY SCHOOL
93 St. Marks Place ,
212-777-9774
Email saracurryschool@aol.com

Children in The Sara Curry Day School are focused, relaxed, communicative, and engaged. This is done through emotional education, and self-directed learning. They learn to reflect on their feelings before they act, and to understand the feelings of others. Conflict is an opportunity to discuss feelings, recognize patterns, and find communal solutions. In self-directed learning children learn what motivates and excites them. Projects do not come from the top down, but from children’s ideas. Children grow to be fulfilled as individuals and as unique and important members of the group.


SMARTER TODDLER NURSERY & PRESCHOOL
101 John St., Manhattan
212-766-3222

Smarter Toddler is a warm, community-oriented learning environment with curriculum geared toward the growth of the "whole child." Smarter Toddler's uniqueness lies in their mission, which is an enhanced-quality childcare program through cultural experiences and the arts.


TRIBECA COMMUNITY SCHOOL
22 Ericsson Place,
212-226-9070
Email info@tribecacommunityschool.com

TriBeCa Community School is a preschool for ages 2-5 inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. We are located in Tribeca and offer half- and extended-day programs. We believe that children are born with a natural curiosity about the world, and that cultivating this curiosity is the key to successful lifelong learning.


WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
7 E. 96th St.,
646-213-3400
Ages:3-14

Email info@wetherbypembridge.org

A British independent school for ages 3-14, our school vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, and celebrate successes. Our curriculum is based on the rigorous English National Curriculum and combines the merits of single-sex and coeducation, infused with our three school values of respect, responsibility, and resilience.

Private Schools


ACADEMY OF THOUGHT AND INDUSTRY
917-338-2820
Email manhattan@thoughtandindustry.com

The Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) in Manhattan joins a network of middle and high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, and St. Louis. ATI is an autonomous learning community that offers hands-on work, self-directed projects, and entrepreneurial endeavors among expert mentors and ambitious peers.


BARBIZON
1384 Broadway 17th Floor, New York
212-239-1110

The Barbizon School and Agency has been a landmark of NYC’s Garment District for more than 85 years. Brought into the 21st century, Barbizon of Manhattan provides a space for ambitious kids and teens to showcase their talent while developing professional skills and gaining industry experience. Barbizon’s alumnae include former U.S. secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, celebrated television host Giuliana Rancic, and Disney channel star Nina Liu. As a successful agency and training program, we are continuously searching for new talent to add to our ever growing team of young professionals. Barbizon of Manhattan is your child’s place to shine!


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.


BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email admissions@bis-ny.org

With a stunning campus full of light, and a proven, portable curriculum which both stretches and supports every student across a breadth of subject areas, BIS-NY offers a supportive and truly balanced approach to education. For children 3 years and older.


BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-627-1910

Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared for secondary schools and beyond.


CALHOUN SCHOOL (THE)
433 West End Ave., Manhattan
Main Building
third-12th grades
433 West End Ave.
212-497-6500

Robert L. Beir Lower School Building
2.8 years-second grade
160 West 74th St.
212-497-6550

Calhoun School, preschool–12th, offers a hands-on “learning by doing” curriculum, embracing the individuality of our students while supporting intellectual, emotional, and social growth. At all ages, Calhoun students engage in challenging and exciting learning experiences. Whether building machines in kindergarten, researching race and identity in middle school, or creating an innovative project in Junior Workshop, students are encouraged to experiment, take risks, and pursue their passions. Calhoun graduates, supported by thoughtful college counseling, leave with both a strong academic foundation and the skills to thrive in college and beyond.


CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (THE)
319 E. 74th St., New York
212-249-2840
Email info@cathedralschoolny.org

At The Cathedral School our nursery through eighth grade program encourages children to become bold and compassionate thinkers. We offer a challenging curriculum that engages students in becoming independent and joyful learners. Our small class size allows for individual attention where every child's voice is heard.


DWIGHT SCHOOL
291 Central Park West, New York
212-724-6360
Email admissions@dwight.edu

Founded in 1872, Dwight is a leading nursery-12th grade private school dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child. Dwight has one of the lowest student-teacher ratios among NYC independent schools and was the first in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate curriculum for ages 3-18.


ÉCOLE (THE)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
646-410-2238, for open houses 646-582-9941
Email bonjour@theecole.org

The Ecole, formerly Ecole Internationale de New York, is an intimate and independent French-American school that cultivates an internationally-minded community of students. From Maternelle to middle school, we blend the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting our students with deep academic bi-literacy and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective.


GATEWAY SCHOOL (THE)
211 W. 61st St., 6th floor, New York
212-777-5966
Email admissions@gatewayschool.org

The Gateway School is an independent day school for children ages 5-14 with language-based learning disabilities or attention deficits. It was among the first schools to recognize that bright children who had difficulty learning simply had to be taught differently. At Gateway, students recognize their strengths and develop self-advocacy skills.


GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email julian@gillenbrewer.com

Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month, early childhood and elementary program for children ages 2.8-10 years with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide an integrated, developmentally-appropriate, academic-therapeutic program that includes speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling. Our curriculum is enriched with arts, music, science, and physical fitness programs.


GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Green Vale is Long Island's premier and largest coed, independent elementary school for pre-nursery through eighth grade. A program of exceptional academics and small class sizes is combined with emphasis on athletics, visual and performing arts, and character education at every grade level.


IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
Email JKemp@theidealschool.org

On any given day at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, students may present on a civil rights leader, participate in a dance workshop, showcase their writing, enjoy Riverside Park, build a robot, perform in a musical, or visit the Met. IDEAL is New York's only kindergarten-12th independent inclusion school.


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

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.


KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496

King School opens minds and sparks courageous thinking. Our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence, as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.


LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK
505 E. 75th St., New York
212-369-1400

Get an early start on your child's bilingual education at one of the most renowned bilingual schools in New York City. In fall 2019, the Lycée opens its new full-day bilingual Nursery-3s program. Non-French speakers are welcome in this authentic, immersive program that combines play with structured activities, using real-world projects to engage children in the community. Bilingual aftercare also offered. Register for the Lycée's fall preschool open houses for nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten and take the first steps to prepare your child for an extraordinarily international life.


MARYEL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK
28 E. 35th St., New York
212-213-2097

Maryel School of New York is an independent, bilingual English/Spanish school, educating children from nursery-fifth grade. Maryel is a harmonious combination of the educational system of the United States and Europe. With a rigorous, challenging education, Maryel incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a lifelong love of learning.


MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL (THE)
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place , Manhattan
212-223-4630

In a lovingly, thoughtfully prepared environment, children explore academic dimensions at their own pace and interest level. Classes are equipped with didactic Montessori materials that encourage absorption of concepts through play, leading children to become well-rounded and confident. Program includes science, music, foreign language, musical theatre, swimming, dance, yoga, and chess.


NORD ANGLIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK
44 E. 2nd St.,
212-600-2010
Email info@ny.nae.school

Nord Anglia International School New York is a truly international school with a highly personalized approach to learning, for ages 2-14. We recognize that all children are unique and as such, our classes are small enough to provide each child with a tailored and well-rounded academic and personal experience.


PORTFOLIO SCHOOL (THE)
27 North Moore St., New York
212-226-8252
Email admissions@portfolio-school.com

Portfolio School is an independent school in Tribeca for grades kindergarten through sixth. Grounded in research, our integrated STEAM approach combines personalized learning and immersive projects. We provide an innovative education that celebrates your child’s curiosity, creativity, and love of learning. Applications for fall 2019 are open.


PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., New York
212-206-1137
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

Pusteblume International Preschool provides children with a fun and community-oriented multicultural environment. Our preschool program welcomes families with children from ages 2-5 of all international backgrounds who are interested in having their child learn German, Spanish, or both, in a language immersion classroom. Our after-school programs and holiday camps welcome children from other schools and also offer activities for school-age children (ages 6-12). Pusteblume International Preschool is directed by Friends of the German International School of New York, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.


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.


SARA CURRY DAY SCHOOL
93 St. Marks Place ,
212-777-9774
Email saracurryschool@aol.com

Children in The Sara Curry Day School are focused, relaxed, communicative, and engaged. This is done through emotional education, and self-directed learning. They learn to reflect on their feelings before they act, and to understand the feelings of others. Conflict is an opportunity to discuss feelings, recognize patterns, and find communal solutions. In self-directed learning children learn what motivates and excites them. Projects do not come from the top down, but from children’s ideas. Children grow to be fulfilled as individuals and as unique and important members of the group.


WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
7 E. 96th St.,
646-213-3400
Ages:3-14

Email info@wetherbypembridge.org

A British independent school for ages 3-14, our school vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, and celebrate successes. Our curriculum is based on the rigorous English National Curriculum and combines the merits of single-sex and coeducation, infused with our three school values of respect, responsibility, and resilience.


WINDWARD INSTITUTE (THE)
40 W. Red Oak Lane, White Plains
212 E. 93rd St., Manhattan

The Windward Institute, affiliated with The Windward School, provides professional development based on scientifically-validated research in child development, learning theory, and pedagogy. Courses and workshops address a broad range of topics for mainstream and remedial education settings and are available throughout the year for educators, parents, and non-Windward students.


YORK PREPARATORY SCHOOL
40 West 68th St.,
212-362-0400

York Preparatory School is a New York City independent school committed to guiding students in grades sixth through 12th to reach their maximum potential-intellectually, socially, and physically-and to prepare them for college and beyond. Compassionate educators creatively address the needs and interests of a diverse community, thereby appropriately supporting and challenging students as they progress through a traditional curriculum within a structured environment. York Prep encourages the development of lifelong learners who are responsible members of their community.

Public Schools


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

Harlem Hebrew's rigorous curriculum makes education meaningful and engaging for your child. From personalized math and English, to learning a new language, we provide your child with a well-rounded academic experience that will set them on a path to success.


MANHATTAN CHARTER SCHOOL
100 Attorney St., New York
212-533-2743
Manhattan Charter School II
220 Henry St.
212-964-3792

Email info@manhattancharterschool.org

Two small public elementary schools educating children kindergarten-fifth grades. Committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Never more than 25 students in a class. All students receive weekly French, art, physical education, and technology instruction, in addition to daily music instruction.


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


ZETA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Zeta Bronx 1 Elementary
222 Alexander Ave.
Bronx, NY 10454
929-458-3000

Zeta Inwood 1 Elementary
Inwood/Washington Heights
652 W.187th St.
New York, NY 10033
929-447-5282

With a focus on rigorous, hands-on academics, wellness, innovation, and family service, Zeta Schools prepare students to be leaders and problem-solvers in a modern world. Zeta offers children in pre-K through third grade a high-quality, free elementary education in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Apply now for the 2020-21 school year.

Special Education


ATLAS FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
252 W. 29th St., 3rd Floor, New York
212-256-0846
Email info@atlasforautism.org

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!


BOOST! LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY
646-998-4284
Email info@boostaba.com

We are a boutique private practice offering Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) and educational support to BOOST! your child's behavioral, social-emotional, and academic development. We pride ourselves on providing high quality services that are delivered by top notch BCBAs and special educators. In addition to ABA therapy, we also provide individualized home and school-based special education services (private SEIT), parent education, and school consultation. We serve children from 18 months through elementary school ages in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Founder and executive director Erica Wyner, M.A., B.C.B.A., L.B.A.


CHATTY CHILD SPEECH, OCCUPATIONAL & PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
Email info@chattychild.com

Chatty Child is a personalized therapeutic center in downtown Manhattan. We provide comprehensive speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy services. We offer evaluations, individual sessions, social skills classes, and enrichment programming. We accept DOE-RSAs, EI, and Private Pay. Our therapists are experienced and passionate about creating a unique learning experience.


GATEWAY SCHOOL (THE)
211 W. 61st St., 6th floor, New York
212-777-5966
Email admissions@gatewayschool.org

The Gateway School is an independent day school for children ages 5-14 with language-based learning disabilities or attention deficits. It was among the first schools to recognize that bright children who had difficulty learning simply had to be taught differently. At Gateway, students recognize their strengths and develop self-advocacy skills.


GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email julian@gillenbrewer.com

Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month, early childhood and elementary program for children ages 2.8-10 years with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide an integrated, developmentally-appropriate, academic-therapeutic program that includes speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling. Our curriculum is enriched with arts, music, science, and physical fitness programs.


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
1556 Third Ave., suite 209, Upper East Side, New York
212-534-3200

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.


IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
Email JKemp@theidealschool.org

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York's only kindergarten-12th independent inclusion school, where we celebrate the tremendous social, emotional, and academic growth born in a diverse and nurturing educational community.


OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email info@ottospecht.org

At Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering exceptional educational programs that reach beyond the four walls of a traditional classroom. Designed for students with learning challenges and developmental delays, we offer kindergarten-12th, Transitional Life Skills, and 21 plus programming.


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