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

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

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UPDATED September 2019: Looking to choose the right or academic enrichment program, private school, preschool, or parochial school in Westchester County for your child? Or maybe you’re looking for a school with dedicated programming for children with special needs. Whatever educational service or school you need, we have you covered. Listed here you will find a directory of academic services and after school help, as well as a broad list of private day schools throughout Westchester from nursery school through high school. The resources in our guide include private education evaluations and private and group tutoring for test prep. Additionally, you will find homework help and assistance for those with learning difficulties and special needs. The private nursery and day schools included here offer various types of curriculum such as dual languages, religious programming, and the Montessori approach to education. Locations throughout Westchester County include Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Yonkers

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Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Eastchester
Eastchester Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-6100
Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
914-946-7800
Yorktown Heights
335 Downing Drive
Yorktown Heights
914-245-8882
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800


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.

PROJECT EXPLORE
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options.

STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT MUSIC
78 Garth Road, Scarsdale
914-924-0995
Email [email protected]

Nurture your child's musical growth in parent-child Music Together or Spanish-immersion Canta y Baila Conmigo classes, for children ages newborn to 5. We offer Music Together Babies for infants through 6 months, Uke U, parent-child beginner ukulele for ages 3-6, and Guitar for Grownups for the adults in Music Together.

Parochial & Religious Schools

CARMEL ACADEMY
270 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-983-3503, Danielle Cohen
Email [email protected]

Carmel Academy is a TK-eighth grade private school for children of all Jewish affiliations. Located on a beautiful 17-acre campus in Greenwich CT, Carmel offers every child rigorous and differentiated academics, award-winning social emotional learning, and broad enrichment opportunities–all wrapped in deep commitment to Jewish learning, values, and community.

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL K–12
Brother Thomas R. Leto, C.F.C., Ed.D., President,
Lower School (grades pre-K-4 to eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Upper School (grades ninth- 12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle
914-632-0714


Westchester’s only all-boys, K-12th Catholic school has been preparing young men for success for more than 100 years. Rigorous academics with three levels of study, personalized and comprehensive school counseling and college advisement, unique Christian service and leadership opportunities, and championship athletics, provide students with the foundation for success.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, and Stay and Play Extended Hours. View our microsite at nymetroparents.com/listing/temple-israel-center-nursery-school.

WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Ann Pardes, director,
914-698-2767
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck


WJC’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers programs for children birth to 5. Our developmentally appropriate program provides a balance between preparing for the future, and living fully in the present, in the context of a caring environment. Children learn through discovery, multi-sensory, child-centered, and rich adult-child interactions.

Preschools

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-725-7551


Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs.

ALL ABOARD CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTERS
All Aboard on-the-Hudson
255 North Highland Ave.
Ossining
914-923-1700

All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
Valhalla
914-741-1500


All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996 provide a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards.

ANDRUS EARLY LEARNING CENTER
65 Main St., Tuckahoe
914-337-4492
Email [email protected]

AELC serves ages 6 weeks to 5 years, offering full-time and part-time care. The primary objectives are to foster a love of learning, encourage curiosity, and build positive relationships. We encourage social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development and maintain the flexibility necessary for each child to grow at their own pace.

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email [email protected]

Ann and Andy, family-owned and operated since 1973, offers a variety of fun activities for children ages 2 months to 14 years. We are licensed by NYSOCFS and the health department. We offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips.

CONGREGATION KOL AMI
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717

Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child's unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional.

FIRST HEBREW CONGREGATION JKIDS TODDLER PROGRAM FOR JEWISH AND INTERFAITH FAMILIES
1821 E. Main St., Route 6 (On the border of Cortlandt and Peekskill),
Phyllis Stern 914-739-0500
Email [email protected]

Meet other Jewish and interfaith families with kids ages 2-5. Enjoy creative and social activities and snacks, featuring crafts, music, and songs with Jewish holiday themes. Meets monthly on Sunday mornings. Join anytime.

GODDARD SCHOOL® (THE)
1 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-1390

For more than 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among families. Its classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children 6 weeks to 6 years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. Trained teachers lead each child to reach developmental milestones, preparing children for social and academic success.

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.

KIDS IN SPORTS
365 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-358-9732
Email [email protected]

Kids In Sports’ Pre-School Athletes program offers children ages 2½ through 4 the opportunity to combine the best of the Kids In Sports athletic program with a classroom segment utilizing a curriculum designed to aid preschool learners.

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-4. The Little School provides a Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.

MANDARIN DISCOVERY SCHOOL
Classes in White Plains and Yonkers,
914-351-6788
Email [email protected]

Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer Mommy and Me classes, preschool classes, afternoon program, and Chinese Culture class on the weekend. We also offer tutoring to any age and adults. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them learn Mandarin.

MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
914-723-3001
Jody Glassman – [email protected]


Email [email protected]

Mazel Tots helps children grow! They serve ages newborn through kindergarten-bound. Featuring a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities including sports, music, sign language, yoga, science, art, and the study of Jewish holidays. They also have fully equipped indoor and outdoor play spaces.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that "the first years of a child's education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery-fourth grade school. Celebrating 40 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing Early Reading prepares students to continue on to top private schools.

NURTURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (THE)
914-632-6200
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
Nurtury at Flandreau, 130 Flandreau Drive, New Rochelle


Email [email protected]

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, The Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare.

PROJECT EXPLORE
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options.

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

The Robin's Nest is an accredited childcare center located in Sleepy Hollow that believes children learn best in a homelike environment. We strive to create an atmosphere of safety where children are given opportunities to explore and create while learning how to communicate and interact with adults and other children.

SHAMES JCC ON THE HUDSON
371-425 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
914-366-7898
Email [email protected]

Brand new facilities, 90 years of experience. The Shames JCC offers expert-led early childhood centers, summer and vacation camps, music lessons, and classes in STEAM, circus arts, karate, yoga, fencing, gymnastics, and aquatics. Children can receive needed therapies in our new sensory gym and our birthday parties are a blast!

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, and Stay and Play Extended Hours. View our microsite at nymetroparents.com/listing/temple-israel-center-nursery-school.

TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
914-941-1563

Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences, to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment.

UNITED PRESCHOOL CENTER (THE)
456 North St., White Plains
914-946-4781
Email [email protected]

Part of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, the Day Care Program at the agency’s United Preschool Center is conveniently located in White Plains. It provides high quality, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for preschool children ages 2.9-5, with or without disabilities. Half-day and full-day options, approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Children ages 2.9-5 may enroll. The program offers a comfortable learning environment designed to meet each child’s intellectual, physical, and social needs. Available from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Enrollment is continuous. Call to schedule a visit.

WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Ann Pardes, director,
914-698-2767
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck


WJC's Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers programs for children birth to age 5. Our developmentally appropriate program provides a balance between preparing for the future and living fully in the present, in the context of a caring environment. Children learn through discovery, multi-sensory, child-centered, and rich adult-child interactions.

Private Schools

CARMEL ACADEMY
270 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-983-3503, Danielle Cohen
Email [email protected]

Carmel Academy is a TK-eighth grade private school for children of all Jewish affiliations. Located on a beautiful 17-acre campus in Greenwich CT, Carmel offers every child rigorous and differentiated academics, award-winning social emotional learning, and broad enrichment opportunities–all wrapped in deep commitment to Jewish learning, values, and community.

CHAPEL SCHOOL (THE)
172 White Plains Road, Bronxville
914-337-3202
Email [email protected]

The Chapel School (Est. 1947) welcomes a wonderfully diverse community, where we engage learners, encourage explorers, and empower leaders from preschool 2s through eighth grade. Children at The Chapel School experience nurturing teachers in small class sizes, with expanding extra-curricular activities, social emotional literacy, and service learning programs.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)


Nursery to third grade: Manor Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Grades fourth-eighth: Village Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck
Grades ninth-12th: Harbor Campus, 320 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
914-413-3665
fasny.org
[email protected]


Open your child to the world. FASNY is a coeducational, international, and bilingual day school for children in nursery through 12th grade. We offer the best of American, French, and international curricula, culminating in outstanding college placements and a choice of degrees: IB, French Baccalaureate, and NY High School diploma.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GISNY)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email [email protected]

Bilingual education opens a world of opportunities. German International School New York is an independent, pre-K through 12th, college preparatory program. No German knowledge required for pre-K and kindergarten.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514


Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge offers Parent and Child classes for babies and toddlers age 3 and younger, serves children from nursery-12th grade, and runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with approximately 375 students.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202
Camps:
Hudson Country Montessori Camp
Camp Director, Ms. Megen Perkins
[email protected]


Inspiring and promoting innate curiosity and love of learning through our progressive Montessori pedagogy. We help children grow into respectful, socially-adept and compassionate leaders. Our curriculum is designed to empower students to become independent, creative thinkers and confident achievers. Toddlers (18 months) through eighth grade. Schedule a private tour today!

IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL K–12
Brother Thomas R. Leto, C.F.C., Ed.D., President,
Lower School (grades pre-K-4 to eighth) 173 Stratton Road, New Rochelle
914-633-7744
Upper School (grades ninth- 12th) 255 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle
914-632-0714


Westchester’s only all-boys, K-12th Catholic school has been preparing young men for success for more than 100 years. Rigorous academics with three levels of study, personalized and comprehensive school counseling and college advisement, unique Christian service and leadership opportunities, and championship athletics, provide students with the foundation for success.

KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496 x350

King School, a pre-K-12th grade school educating students from 30 towns, prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. What sets King apart is academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth united within our unique community of engaged minds and meaningful connections.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth grade school. Celebrating 40 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including music, Spanish, yoga, capoeira, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

RIPPOWAM CISQUA SCHOOL
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325 W. Patent Road, Mount Kisco, 914-244-1200 and 439 Cantitoe St., Bedford 914-244-1250


Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade students. An immersive curriculum integrates academics, arts, athletics, wellness, and innovation. By cultivating imagination through play, exploration, and discovery, students engage in joyful learning experiences that spark their intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

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.

SOUNDVIEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL
370 Underhill Ave. , Yorktown Heights
914-962-2780

Soundview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory school for grades sixth-12th, situated on a 13-acre pastoral campus in Yorktown Heights. Small class sizes embody the school’s belief that students best develop academic skills, self-esteem, and leadership when teachers can get to know the learning style and interests of each student. College acceptances include Bard, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Haverford, NYU, Oberlin, RISD, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, and Williams.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836

Thornton-Donovan School, located in the heart of New Rochelle's Beechmont section, was founded in 1901. T-D is an independent, international, kindergarten-12th, coed school that attracts students from 40 different countries, and teaches French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, German, and Japanese.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464
Email [email protected]

Whitby School is an 18 month through eighth grade private school in Greenwich serving students throughout Westchester and Fairfield County. Whitby challenges students to ask big questions, solve real world problems, and achieve big dreams. Students become empathetic leaders who bring out the best in themselves and others.

Special Education

GREEN CHIMNEYS
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
845-279-2995
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
845-225-8226


Green Chimneys School is an accredited special education program for students kindergarten-12th who need a highly structured, supportive setting. Therapeutic day and residential programs include an enriched curriculum for individualized academic, behavioral, and emotional support, and experiential learning. An innovative nature-based approach integrates animal-assisted activities into treatment and education programs.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Eastchester
Eastchester Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-6100
Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
914-946-7800
Yorktown Heights
335 Downing Drive
Yorktown Heights
914-245-8882
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800


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.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email [email protected]

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.

PROJECT EXPLORE
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options.


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