Private Schools, Public Schools, Preschools, and Special Education Services in Rockland County

Private Schools, Public Schools, Preschools, and Special Education Services in Rockland County

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Find the right school or educational service for your children in Rockland and Bergen counties.


UPDATED July 2018: Choosing the right schools and educational programs is essential to providing a solid academic foundation for kids that will carry on throughout the rest of their lives. Our comprehensive guide to schools and educational programs across Rockland County encompasses academic enrichment and educational services, preschools, private schools, public schools, religious schools, and special education services for children of all ages. Find schools and educational programs in and around towns in Rockland County such as Blauvelt, Chestnut Ridge, Nanuet, New City, Sparkill, Suffern, West Nyack, and neighboring towns in Bergen County, NJ such as Closter, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Mahwah, Ridgewood, and Westwood.

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Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800
Westwood
23 Jefferson Ave.
Westwood, NJ
201-664-2000
Ridgewood
75 N. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ
201-447-1200


Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for grades K-12. 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. Areas of instruction include phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, ACT, SAT, PSAT, high school entrance exams, and state and other standardized exams. To learn more and locate a center near you, visit: huntingtonhelps.com.

MATHNASIUM OF NANUET
209B W. Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-MATH (6284)
Email nanuet@mathnasium.com

Make this school year greater than last year! Mathnasium’s unique teaching method is designed to help students reach their full potential, and boost confidence. As your child gears up for success, Mathnasium is ready to assist year-round with math gaps and enrichment, homework, and test preparations (Common Core Assessments, Regents, Terra Nova, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, and GRE/GMAT). We make math fun, most of all we make math make sense.

Preschools

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
914-420-5785
2 Mountainview Court, Pomona


We provide a safe, loving environment accredited by the National Association for Family Childcare Accreditation (NAFCC). Two great locations meet your preschool and childcare needs for ages newborn to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher with a literacy specialization, we offer before- and after-school programs, as well as a drop-in for school delays and closures. We work with your schedule, and offer discounted rates for teachers! We are a NYS-licensed facility and follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum. All staff is CPR- and first-aid certified.


67 N. Little Tor Road, New City
845-535-9658
Email myra@brilliantmindsdaycare.com

We are a NYS-licensed daycare and learning center for children ages 6 weeks–5 years and after-school care for children 12 and younger. Children are taught following a common core based curriculum and evaluated to ensure Kindergarten readiness. Additional activities include baking, Spanish, dance, yoga and exercise, science experiments, daily outdoor play (weather permitting), learning centers with iPads and computers, dramatic play, and art. Infants are cared for in a designated area providing safety and space to rest, play, and eat. All staff First Aid- and CPR-certified. Flexible scheduling.

DEBORAH KOENIG EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AT JCC ROCKLAND
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
845-501-4100
Email dkecc@jccrockland.org

The Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center at JCC Rockland is committed to providing excellent care and education to our diverse community in Rockland County. We believe that our children are precious, and we support your efforts to provide them with a bright start. We partner with our families to encourage creativity, curiosity, and imagination, and to build trusting relationships. Our mission is the same as yours; for your child to grow and develop in an environment that is safe, warm, and stimulating. Registration is ongoing for infants through pre-K.

KIDS CLUBHOUSE DAYCARE, INC.
40 Gregory St., New City
845-570-1549
Email 1kidsclubhouse@gmail.com

We are a licensed preschool and daycare in New City offering a safe, nurturing, learning, preschool environment for your child. Some of our activities include story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading activities, puzzles and games, music, and outside playtime in our large fenced in area. Before- and after-school care program. Open year-round including summer, school vacations, during school delays and early dismissals. Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Reasonable rates. Contact co-owners Debra and Gregory Raho to schedule a private tour. Flexible scheduling to accommodate your family’s needs.

KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S DANCE STUDIO
61 Maple Ave., New City
845-634-2202

Kreative Kids is a toddler and nursery program for boys and girls ages 16 months to 4 years (diapers welcomed)! Classes are divided by age. We offer arts and crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative movement, tumbling, story time, snack time, and early learning skills. Our professional staff balances active and quiet activities, as they provide comfort and love to each child, making separating from parents easy. Classes are kept small to provide individualized attention. We also offer flexible, extended hours to fit your work schedule.

LINDGREN NURSERY SCHOOL AND CAMP (THE)
211 Irving Ave., Closter
201-768-3550

It is our mission to engage young children in direct and meaningful experiences with the natural world and other people. We encourage questions and exploration. We invite free expression through language, songs, drama, art, play, and invention at all levels. We value individuality and teach respect for others. Our campus includes seven classrooms, three-and-a-half acres of gardens, play areas, and farm animals. Daily program is a balance of indoor and outdoor free-play, teacher directed experiences, and small group activities. Full- and half-day programs, before- and after-care, and summer camp available.

RED OWL ACADEMY
645 Main St., suite 1, Sparkill
845-848-2407
Email info@redowlacademy.com

Red Owl Academy is an exciting new preschool that aims to inspire creativity, self-confidence, and a love for learning in young children. Our STEAM based curriculum fosters children's natural sense of curiosity, imagination, and joy; and learning to "think outside the box" takes place through interactive exploration and discovery using the five senses. We develop knowledge and skills through real life science and math activities, growing and observing our organic garden, music and movement including yoga, early literacy and language experiences, as well as French language. We invite you to visit to see the difference!

ST. CATHARINE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
517 Western Highway, Blauvelt
845-359-4330

Our program provides an opportunity for young children to join together in a loving, nurturing, educational, fun environment. Each child is introduced to a full curriculum of early learning in a center-based setting. Hands-on activities and participation in all areas provide the perfect setting for young children to develop and grow. Each child is recognized as a unique individual with special talents and abilities. Phonemic awareness skills, social, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills are introduced through creative curriculum. A wonderful place for preschoolers to learn, grow, and have fun!

Private Schools

BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234

Blue Rock School is the Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive school, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. We offer a unique educational experience based on a hands-on and holistic approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enabling them to follow their own natural curiosity and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum which is infused with the arts, nature, and play.

CONGREGATION SHAAREY ISRAEL
18 Montebello Road, Suffern
845-266-6445

Exciting and Hebrew School now go together! Guided by our warm and experienced teachers, and prior student assistants, your child will want to learn about Hebrew, holidays and Israel and come to love being Jewish. We meet Tuesday afternoons with additional after-school activities available on Mondays and Wednesdays. On all days we offer transportation from local schools, plus a healthy snack and homework help, as an additional option. Programs end at 6:30pm. We are a traditional congregation that welcomes Jews of any background and level of practice. Membership not required to join our school.

GERMAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL-WESTWOOD
47 Berkeley Ave., Westwood
201-825-9770
Email info@germanschoolnj.org

The German Language School Westwood is a non-profit organization in Bergen County. We welcome students of all nationalities and backgrounds. Most classes meet on Saturday mornings, with additional adult classes offered on evenings. All teachers are experienced language instructors. Classes for children range from "Mommy/Daddy and Me" through high school. Students can prepare for the SAT II German, AP German, and the German Government sponsored Sprachdiplom tests, which can result in the opportunity to study at a German university. Adult classes include conversation, literature, composition, business German, and grammar.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514
For open house:
gmws.org/admissionseventschedule


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 also runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the U.S., with approximately 375 students. Green Meadow students go on to top colleges and fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Visit gmws.org to see how we are transforming education.

LINDGREN NURSERY SCHOOL AND CAMP (THE)
211 Irving Ave., Closter
201-768-3550

It is our mission to engage young children in direct and meaningful experiences with the natural world and other people. We encourage questions and exploration. We invite free expression through language, songs, drama, art, play, and invention at all levels. We value individuality and also teach respect for others. Our campus includes seven classrooms, three and a half acres of gardens, play areas, and farm animals. Daily program is a balance of indoor and outdoor free-play, teacher directed experiences, and small group activities. Full- and half-day programs, before- and after-care, and summer camp available.

YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, NJ
201-327-3888
Email director@ywdschool.org

Young World Day School provides a safe, nurturing environment where ordinary kids do extraordinary things. An experienced staff utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning using individualized instruction, cooperative learning, and small group instruction. The school includes a traditional preschool, beginning with a two-year-old program, a Montessori school for toddler and ages 2.9-5, a transitional and traditional kindergarten, all with low pupil-to-teacher ratios. The primary school for grades first-fifth is comprised of small, mixed-age classrooms providing individualized instruction so students learn at a rate appropriate to their ability. Morning and afternoon extended care available.

Special Education

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800
Westwood
23 Jefferson Ave.
Westwood, NJ
201-664-2000
Ridgewood
75 N. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ
201-447-1200


Huntington Learning Center is an accredited tutoring and test prep leader for grades K-12, since 1977. Huntington’s certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, math, science, study skills, and executive functioning skills and prepare students for the SAT, ACT, and state and standardized exams. Huntington helps students at all levels achieve results by building their skills, confidence, and motivation. According to one parent: “In just four months, I have seen incredible improvements in Jessica's grades and confidence.” To learn more about Huntington’s programs and find the center near you, please visit: huntingtonhelps.com.

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

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We have looked beyond both typical and special educational models to provide an extraordinary education to those who need it most. We offer kindergarten, grades first– eighth, high school (with the opportunity to earn a diploma), High School Practical Life Skills (certificate program), and Transitional Life Skills (post-secondary program).


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