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Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Pre-K Programs in Manhattan

Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Pre-K Programs in Manhattan

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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.


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.


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

The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is dedicated to the development of the whole child in a warm, nurturing environment. FPCNS offers experienced classroom teachers, and specialists in studio art, library, music, movement, gardening, and a healthy snack program. Children enjoy large airy classrooms, roof top playground, and indoor play spaces.


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

Founded in 1992, Gillen Brewer School is a family-oriented, 12-month early childhood program for children ages 2.8-10 years with language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities. We provide developmentally appropriate academic instruction, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and social groups, music, art, science, technology, sports, and physical fitness.


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.


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 a multi-cultural, diverse, independent school for toddlers-5th grade (with a future middle school). At the core of the school's curriculum is an exceptional Chinese/Spanish bilingual program, daily instruction in the arts, and a focus on excellence in literacy and math. Visit ianyc.org to learn more.


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.


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

Children enthusiastically 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 is reopening Sept. 9! As we embark on a new school year it is our highest priority to keep our families, students, teachers, and staff safe and in a low-risk environment. Our spacious, light-filled facility with lots of windows and purposefully capped enrollment allow us to follow best practices.


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.


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: 2-14

Email info@wetherbypembridge.org

A British independent school for ages 2-14, our school vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, and celebrate successes. The Team at Wetherby-Pembridge has worked hard to implement thorough safety and hygiene measures and with our small class sizes, we shall be able to welcome back all pupils.


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