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Private Schools, Public Schools, Preschools, & Special Education Services in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Private Schools, Public Schools, Preschools, & Special Education Services in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

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


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UPDATED August 2019: 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

COLLEGE NANNIES+SITTERS+TUTORS
845-213-4760
Email [email protected]

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is the nation’s most respected, complete, and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident kids. Since 2001 local professional teams across the country help busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter or nanny, and get tutoring for college bound students.

GENERAL AND SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE TUTORING BY HOWARD GORMAN
Serving Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, and CT ,
845-304 –7074
Email [email protected]

Using research based methods, your child will not only improve academically, but her sense of self will get stronger. It starts with getting to know your child as a unique person, identifying those areas that need enhancement, and then following a structured strategy that is achievable and closely monitored.

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 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.

ROMP N’ ROLL
28-29 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
845-580-9065
Email [email protected]

At Romp n’ Roll Orangeburg, we offer play-based classes that foster independence, imagination, and physical and cognitive development for kids ages 3 months-5 years. Our curriculum is based on research which shows that children learn and grow from playing and socializing. We offer music, STEAM, cooking, sports, and dance.

Parochial & Religious Schools

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK- CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OF NY
646-794-2885

Now is the time to apply for Catholic School for 2019-2020! Considering a Catholic education for your child? Online admissions are now open for our five schools in Rockland county. Apply online at catholicschoolsny.org/apply or over the phone at 646-794-2885.

BETH AM TEMPLE
60 E. Madison Ave., Pearl River
845-735-5858

This is not your parents' Hebrew School! Creative teaching, high standards, and individual attention are the hallmarks of our religious school program. From Tot Shabbat through bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation, our students shine, excel, and enjoy. Large enough to offer a comprehensive program, small enough to listen to every comment.

REFORM TEMPLE OF ROCKLAND (THE) RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
330 N. Highland Ave., (Route 9W), Upper Nyack
845-358-2248 Brad Zicholtz

Welcome to your Jewish home away from home. We are offering free religious school to all students in pre-K through 12th grade! We have a commitment to create proud, Jewish adults who can utilize their Jewish values to guide them. Experience our groundbreaking Onward Hebrew program. Call for details.

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. 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!

Preschools

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


We offer two great locations to meet your preschool and childcare needs for ages 2 to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher, we follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum, offer before- and after-school programs, flexible scheduling, NYS-licensed/NAFCC accredited facility. Staff are CPR- and first aid-certified.

BRILLIANT MINDS DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
67 N. Little Tor Road, New City
845-535-9658
Email [email protected]

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. All staff are 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 [email protected]

The Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center located at JCC Rockland is committed to providing excellent care and education. We partner with our families to encourage creativity, curiosity, and imagination, and to build trusting relationships. Registration is ongoing for infants through pre-K. Kindergarten enrollment opens February 2019.

KIDS CLUBHOUSE DAYCARE, INC.
40 Gregory St., New City
845-570-1549
Email [email protected]

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 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. We offer small class sizes and flexible, extended hours.

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. 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.

PALISADES COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
248 Herbert Ave., Closter
201-784-7600
Palisades Preschool and Kindergarten
2324 Fifth St., Fort Lee, NJ
201-947-3898

Palisades Country Day School and Camp
212/248 Herbert Ave., Closter, NJ
201-784-7600



With more than 50 years in early childhood education, our schools are trusted and proven to be a positive first step for young children. Palisades enhances learning through small group size and age appropriate curriculum, taught by experienced, professional educators in a child-centered, hands-on learning environment. A memorable experience for every child who attends.

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. 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!

TUTOR TIME CHILDCARE LEARNING CENTER
227 N. Main St., New City
845-708-8270

Tutor Time Childcare Learning Center in New City, provides early education and care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Its proprietary LifeSmart curriculum was designed to grow the whole child cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. We offer full- and part-time programs, and a state-of-art facility with security cameras.

WISH FOR CHILD DAYCARE/LEARNING CENTER
5 Thorn Place , Chestnut Ridge
845-578-1803

We are a safe, nurturing, Christian-based childcare center offering full time daycare and after-school care for children 2-12. Preschool activities include hands-on academic lessons, computer instruction, and creative expression through art, bible based stories and songs, and field trips. We are NYS licensed, CPR- and First Aid-certified.

YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, NJ
201-327-3888
Email [email protected]

Young World provides a safe, nurturing environment where children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We offer traditional preschool beginning at age 2, Montessori at age 3, and small, mixed-age elementary classrooms beginning with TK/K through sixth grade where we offer individualized instruction. Enrichment includes Spanish, music, yoga, computers, and athletics.

Private Schools

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.

REFORM TEMPLE OF ROCKLAND (THE) RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
330 N. Highland Ave., (Route 9W), Upper Nyack
845-358-2248 Brad Zicholtz

Welcome to your Jewish home away from home. We are offering free religious school to all students in pre-K through 12th grade! We have a commitment to create proud, Jewish adults who can utilize their Jewish values to guide them. Experience our groundbreaking Onward Hebrew program. Call for details.

YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah, NJ
201-327-3888
Email [email protected]

Young World Day School provides a safe, nurturing environment for children to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Experienced staff utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning using individualized instruction and small group instruction. Traditional preschool begins at age 2. Montessori begins at ages 3-6. Our elementary school begins with TK/K through sixth grade and is comprised of small, mixed-age classrooms providing individualized instruction for your child. Spanish, music, yoga, computers, and athletics are included in the school-wide curriculum. Challenging, enriching, and engaging. Motivating your children to achieve their personal best. Since 1972.

Special Education

GENERAL AND SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE TUTORING BY HOWARD GORMAN
Serving Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, and CT ,
845-304 –7074
Email [email protected]

Using research based methods, your child will not only improve academically, but her sense of self will get stronger. It starts with getting to know your child as a unique person, identifying those areas that need enhancement, and then following a structured strategy that is achievable and closely monitored.

HELP IS HERE COACHING, L.L.C. ISABEL EBRAHIMI CERTIFIED ADHD COACH AND CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
66 N. Broadway Suite 9 , Nyack
917-359-5442
80 Theodore Fremd Ave.
Rye


Email [email protected]

Isabel is a compassionate, supportive, certified coach offering help to children, teens, and adults dealing with ADHD, stress, anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed. She effectively helps identify factors contributing to these issues, and can customize steps to facilitate and address these struggles in a concrete way. She teaches cognitive tools such as mindfulness, organizational skills, and specific strategies to bring about the achievement of their goals, through the acquisition of skills needed to create positive and lasting change in their lives. Isabel works in office or virtually. Call for a free consultation.

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 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.


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