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

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

Give your child the best early childhood education in NYC.



Start your search for the top preschools, nursery schools, and pre-K programs in Manhattan. See the full list of early childhood classes here.

One of parents’ biggest concerns is ensuring their kids get a good education—and enrolling your child in the best preschool for them sets the foundation. After all, educators and child development experts say early childhood education offers kids advantages long after they leave their preschool classroom and helps set them up for success in school and beyond. Preschool helps young children learn to face social interactions, develop social and emotional skills, boost resiliency and curiosity, get ready for classroom learning, understand the concept of a routine, and more. The good news is there are plenty of quality preschools in Manhattan to choose from for your child. You’re sure to find the perfect preschool for your child in Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Meatpacking District, Hell's Kitchen, Financial District, Battery Park, Harlem, and more.

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LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY
Locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island,
Email Baldwin_ny@lightbridgeacademy.com

Lightbridge Academy is The Solution for Working Parents® providing the Gold Standard for health and safety in a nurturing environment for infant, toddler, and preschool age children. Our proprietary curriculum embraces every moment as another opportunity to learn and unlocks every child's potential. Join our Circle of Care!

MOMMYBITES NANNY BOARDS
1501 Broadway 12th floor, New York
Email mommybites@mommybites.com

Mommybites is a community that connects expectant, new, and young moms to resources, education, expert parenting tips, fun family activities, job opportunities, childcare, and each other.

Preschools

CHINA INSTITUTE'S IMMERSIVE SUMMER PROGRAM
40 Rector St., 2nd floor, Financial District, Manhattan
212-744-8181 x143
Email zfeng@chinainstitute.org

China Institute's early school year program is an engaging, fully immersive, in-person language environment where children learn skills to begin a lifetime of discovery and inspiration. All classes are conducted in Mandarin, providing the best foundation for acquiring academic, social, and language skills and success in kindergarten and beyond. www.chinainstitute.org/early-school-year-program.

THE ÉCOLE
111 E. 22nd St., Flatiron, Manhattan
646-410-2238
Email bonjour@theecole.org

The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of Maternelle-to-Middle School students in New York City's Flatiron District. Currently accepting applications for 2022-2023! In September 2021, The École is opening its first class for age 2. This class is fully integrated into The École’s unique bilingual program.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL
12 W. 12th St., Greenwich Village, Manhattan
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.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

Our students experience a solid core curriculum taught in English and also become fluent in Spanish or Chinese language. Our unique approach to language learning is completed through art, music, and cultural exploration delivered in the target language. Join our small international community that values knowledge and understanding of the world.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY
Locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island,
Email Baldwin_ny@lightbridgeacademy.com

Lightbridge Academy is The Solution for Working Parents® providing the Gold Standard for health and safety in a nurturing environment for infant, toddler, and preschool age children. Our proprietary curriculum embraces every moment as another opportunity to learn and unlocks every child's potential. Join our Circle of Care!

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

A multi-faceted program that inspires curiosity and a love of learning! 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 languages, musical theatre, swimming, dance, yoga, chess, cultural events, and robotics!

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

We are a German and Spanish language immersion school with after-school/enrichment programs open to students from other schools. Special inquiry and exploration based curriculum is provided. Native-speaking faculty teaches music, movement, literacy, math concepts, and visual arts. Our fun, warm, learning environment cultivates the growth and development of your child.

WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
7 E. 96th St., Upper East Side, Manhattan
646-213-3400
Email jean.monaco@wetherbypembridge.org

Wetherby-Pembridge is a unique, coed, independent school for students nursery to eighth grade that holds sacred its core values of respect, resilience, and responsibility. The curriculum is based on the rigorous English National Curriculum and is enriched by NYC’s cultural experiences. WPNY children are inspired to achieve personal confidence and success.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a coeducational independent school for children 18 months through eighth grade. Whitby offers a Montessori curriculum and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in grades first-eighth. These two programs form the foundation for an educational continuum where students thrive and learn to think creatively and critically.


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