Benefits of a New York Education (and helpful school listings)

Benefits of a New York Education

Parents know that education plays a pivotal role in shaping the minds and lives of our children. New York is well-known for its excellent educational institutions, both public and private, offering a wealth of resources and opportunities to students at every level. 

As parents, we are lucky to have access to cutting-edge academic programs and innovative teaching methods, from prestigious private schools to top-notch charter and public schools. Our kids benefit from exposure to groundbreaking research, state-of-the-art facilities, and extracurricular activities that nurture their passions and talents. 

We broke down an easy go to outline on your educational options, check them out!

There are endless daycare options for families in New York City

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Nursery, Daycares, and Preschools

When it comes to your child’s first school experience, which can start as early as a newborn, New York has the best early childcare choices for parents. From enrolling before the birth of your little one to being available on a schedule that supports your busy life, your family’s mental well-being, and your sense of community, there is truly an early education care option that will work within your budget and life. 

Psst…check out NYC School Calendar 2023-2024: NYC DOE Calendar is now out!

New York Schools are Rich in Cultural Diversity

Bilingual education in New York offers numerous benefits to students. Bilingual education enhances cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving skills and critical thinking, as students are exposed to different language structures and cultural perspectives. New York is a diverse melting pot, and bilingual education fosters cross-cultural understanding, empathy, and tolerance, promoting social cohesion among students from various backgrounds.

Charter Schools are a great education choice in NYC
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Charter Schools

A charter school education benefits students, families, and the community through innovation, personalized learning, strong community connections, and increased educational opportunities for students. Charter schools provide a unique and creative educational experience. Many charter schools promote smaller classes, enabling more individualized attention and personalized student learning plans. This customized approach fosters academic growth and helps students reach their full potential. A huge plus- charter schools employ highly qualified and passionate educators committed to providing their students with a high-quality education. 

Catholic Schools

Catholic school education provides a solid academic foundation, emphasizing discipline, critical thinking, and a rigorous curriculum. The commitment to academic excellence is coupled with a focus on moral and ethical values, instilling virtues such as compassion, integrity, and respect in students. Catholic schools often have smaller class sizes, allowing individualized attention and fostering a supportive learning environment. If you are looking for a strong school community, Catholic schools promote belonging and foster strong relationships among students, parents, and teachers. Integrating faith and spirituality in daily activities and teachings encourages students to understand their beliefs and values better. 

There are endless Highschool options in New York City
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High School

By the time your child is ready for High School, you have an idea of what sort of school will be a good fit for best them. High school students can attend one of the many public school offerings (via a lottery), a High School Charter School, a Catholic school, or private. New York high schools are so good they have more of a collegiate vibe, with many high school programs in New York often having access to internships, mentorship programs, and apprenticeships, enabling them to gain real-world experience and establish valuable connections early on. 

When it comes to living in New York and your child’s education in vibrant and diverse New York, parents have endless opportunities and the privilege of mapping out their dream education plan from nursery school to high school. Visit newyorkfamily.com for our helpful guides and articles to support you in your child’s school journey. 

Browse our Education Guide below. Click on your preferred region to jump to the section.

 

Bronx Education Listings

Charter Schools

Advanced Math and Science II

900 Tinton Ave. Bronx

718-665-3671

newvisions.org/ams2

[email protected]

Advanced Math and Science II (AMS II) is a nationally recognized, exemplary, high-performing school often described as a family. Every student in the building has an adult they feel close to and can count on. Students are deeply cared for, and rigorous support is offered to ensure all students meet their full potential. AMS II is a place where all students will be challenged to be the best version of themselves.

 

AECI NYC Charter School for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries

838 Brook Avenue, Bronx

aecicharterhs.org

[email protected]

AECI 1 is dedicated to providing a unique and comprehensive college-prep learning experience, with drafting and 3D modeling classes specializing in architecture, engineering, and construction. Through strong partnerships with universities such as Cooper Union, SVA, and Syracuse, students get hands-on design experience and earn significant college credits. An outstanding counseling program provides individualized guidance for their entire high school career. With a graduation rate of a remarkable 96%, AECI 1 students consistently achieve exceptional results.

 

Amani Public Charter School

60 S Third Ave., Mount Vernon

amanicharter.org

914-668-2553

[email protected]

The Mission of Amani Public Charter School is to provide 100% of Mount Vernon students who attend the school from 5th-8th grade with the academic and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in competitive high school programs, college, and the career of their choice.

 

American Dream Charter Schools

Middle School:

510 E. 141st Street, 4th Floor, Bronx

718-585-3071

American Dream Charter School

High School:

403 Concord Avenue, Bronx

718-924-2809

theamericandreamschool.org/apply

The American Dream Charter School develops academic excellence in both Spanish and English for grades 6-12, preparing students to excel in college and become leaders in their communities.  The school cultivates a welcoming, encouraging environment for English language learners and immigrant students in the South Bronx. Through their dual-language program, they strive to maintain the scholars’ native language and develop their English language skills as it is proven to accelerate language learning. They also strongly believe that through Project-Based Learning, their students are able to create projects that resemble real-life situations while hitting on the core standards required for success in high school, college and beyond.  Now accepting applications for middle school and high school applicants.

 

Atmosphere Academy Public Charter Schools

6th & 7th Grade Campus: 22 Marble Hill Avenue, Bronx

8th Grade Campus: 3700 Independence Avenue, Bronx

9th Grade Campus: 5959 Broadway, Bronx

10th & 11th Grade Campus: 3893 Waldo Avenue, Bronx

718-696-0745

atmosphere.org

Atmosphere Academy is a tuition-free public charter middle and high school in the Marble Hill and Riverdale sections of the Bronx. Atmosphere’s rigorous academic program is intentionally designed to promote experiential learning and provide social-emotional support for our scholars. If you are looking for a high-quality middle school or high school, apply to Atmosphere Academy Today!

 

Brilla Public Charter Schools

Brilla College Prep Elementary – 413 E 144th St.

Brilla College Prep Middle School – 230 Alexander Ave.

Brilla Veritas – 600 E 156th St.

Brilla Veritas Middle – 500 Courtlndt Ave, 

Brilla Caritas – 2336 Andrews Ave.

Brilla Pax – 2336 Andrews Ave.

347-273-8439

brillaschools.org

Brilla Public Charter Schools, K-8 schools in the classical tradition, help students to grow intellectually, socially, and physically into young men and women of good character and spirit and to be prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. Still accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now available. Families can apply for seats in grades K-8 in Mott Haven, K-6 in Melrose, and K-3 in University Heights.

 

Broome Street Academy Charter High School

121 Avenue of the Americas

646-969-6797

broomestreetacademy.org

[email protected]

Broome Street Academy, a public charter high school in SoHo, offers a dynamic environment with holistic resources, including arts, college, and career programs, co-located with The Door. Social workers provide individualized support, and dedicated teachers guide students toward graduation. BSA also offers athletics, clubs, and AP courses. Applications for the 9th-grade lottery for the 2024-2025 school year are open until April 1, 2024, with limited seats available for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

 

Capital Preparatory Bronx Charter School

755 Co Op City Blvd, Bronx

929-436-2728

capitalprepbronx.org

[email protected]

Capital Prep Bronx is a public, tuition-free charter school providing children grades 6-11 with a rigorous college preparatory education with a social justice lens. Capital Prep’s mission is to equip scholars with the college and career readiness skills to succeed in college and beyond and to change the narrative that a child’s race, zip code, or socio-economic status defines their capacity to achieve. 100% of Capital Prep graduates have been accepted to 4-year colleges.

 

Mott Hall Charter School

1260 Franklin Ave., Bronx

718-991-9139

motthallcharterschool.org

[email protected]

Mott Hall’s mission is to prepare scholars in mind, body, and character to succeed in top high schools, colleges, and careers. Mott Hall offers access to community-based organizations focused on mentoring, adult civics classes, adult ESL classes, engaging online platforms to increase student learning, after-school and Saturday tutoring, art, music, softball, basketball, and much more!

 

Rosalyn Yalow Charter School

650 Grand Concourse, Bronx

347-735-5480

yalowcharter.org

[email protected]

Rosalyn Yalow Charter School is a K–5 public charter school in the South Bronx. They provide a private school education with low student/teacher ratios. Their strong curriculum will benefit your child throughout life, as will their extracurriculars – fencing taught by Olympians, chess by grandmasters, and music by Juilliard graduates. These can set your child on a strong path to college. They also have a partnership with Montefiore School Health Program for your student’s health needs.

 

South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts

164 Bruckner Blvd

718-292-5737

sbcsica.org

[email protected]

The South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts implements an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides hands-on learning experiences for students to develop language proficiency in English & Spanish. Integrated across all content areas, it allows students to continuously build on language skills while learning content. The arts are essential for human development, academic success, and enriching our culture. Arts programming reflects the international school community, diversity, and history.

 

Zeta Charter Schools – Bronx

Zeta Bronx Mount Eden Early Childhood School

1325 Jerome Ave.

Zeta Bronx Mount Eden Elementary School

1475 Macombs Rd.

Zeta Bronx Tremont Park Elementary School

1910 Arthur Ave.

Zeta South Bronx Elementary School

425 Westchester Ave.

Zeta Bronx Middle School

425 Westchester Ave.

716-226-0192

zetaschools.org

[email protected]

Zeta schools are free, high-performing schools that combine a caring, whole-child approach and world-class academics with unrivaled opportunities for students to discover joy through art, dance, chess, music, sports and Taekwondo. Zeta’s approach helps students develop the confidence, awareness, and knowledge to prepare them for future access and leadership. Zeta’s Bronx schools will serve children from Pre-K through 7th grade for the 2024-25 school year and grow by a grade each year to eventually serve students through 12th grade.

Independent Schools

George Jackson Academy

104 St. Marks Place, New York

212-228-6789

gjacademy.org

[email protected]

George Jackson Academy (GJA) is NYC’s only independent middle school for bright boys from all incomes. All families receive financial aid. GJA offers a rigorous curriculum and fosters a love for learning where boys thrive academically and personally. High School Placement begins in seventh grade with test and interview preparation, essay writing, and an exploration of schools. Students go on to independent (day & boarding), parochial, and top public schools throughout the tri-state area.

 

The Gillen Brewer School

410 East 92nd Street, New York

212-831-3667

gillenbrewercom.finalsite.com/admissions/sessions-tours-nym2023

[email protected]

The Gillen Brewer School offers students Pre-K – 8th grade an academic-therapeutic approach to special education. Our mission is to educate and support students to become confident, independent, and engaged learners. Our program features a hands-on, language-based curriculum that integrates speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and social groups into each child’s schedule. Children from across NYC are immersed in developmentally appropriate and socially engaging learning.

 

Hudson Country Montessori School

340 Quaker Ridge Rd.,
New Rochelle

914-636-6202

[email protected]

hudsoncountry.org

Hudson Country Montessori School inspires and promotes innate curiosity and a love of learning through progressive Montessori pedagogy. Striving to help children grow into respectful, socially-adept and compassionate leaders, the curriculum is designed to empower students to become independent, creative thinkers and confident achievers. Private, co-educational school, toddlers (18 months) through 8th grade.

 

The Knox School

541 Long Beach Road

knoxschool.org

631-686-1600

[email protected]

The Knox School is Long Island’s oldest established private school. Their inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and post-graduate, providing students with broad world perspectives and a wide range of skills. At Knox, each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences Knox education provides. Whether your child is an aspiring engineer or entrepreneur, artist or architect, performer or physicist, a Knox education unlocks every student’s potential and prepares them for success after high school.

 

LearningSpring School

247 East 20th Street, New York

212-239-4926

learningspring.org

[email protected]

LearningSpring School, for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum, is accepting applications for immediate enrollment, as well as for the 2024-2025 school year. It is a wonderful place for children ages 4.9 to 14 to learn, to grow and to belong.

 

Brooklyn Education Listings

Charter Schools

Brooklyn Prospect Charter Schools

Locations throughout Brooklyn (CSD 13 &15)

718-643-1086 ext 4016

brooklynprospect.org

Brooklyn Prospect is a K-12 college preparatory network of seven schools where excellent educators support a diverse community of learners to explore their passions, make positive social change, and achieve strong academic outcomes. Brooklyn Prospect Schools is an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school community with the purpose of giving students the education they need to thrive in a global community. Brooklyn Prospect’s outstanding results can be credited to what happens when world class academics are combined with a commitment to racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic diversity in the classroom. In addition to outstanding music, arts, and theatre enrichment classes, all Prospect Schools have after-school programming until 6PM everyday and invest in students’ physical and mental wellbeing with outdoor activities, sports and socio-emotional curriculum built into the every school day.

 

Broome Street Academy Charter High School

121 Avenue of the Americas, NYC

646-969-6797

broomestreetacademy.org

[email protected]

Broome Street Academy, a public charter high school in SoHo, offers a dynamic environment with holistic resources, including arts, college, and career programs, co-located with The Door. Social workers provide individualized support, and dedicated teachers guide students toward graduation. BSA also offers athletics, clubs, and AP courses. Applications for the 9th-grade lottery for the 2024- 2025 school year are open until April 1, 2024, with limited seats available for 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students.

 

Williamsburg Charter High School

198 Varet St., Brooklyn

347-217-6995

thewcs.org

[email protected]

WCHS unites youth, families, staff, teachers and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to become citizens of the local and global community. Students at WCHS accomplish this through participation in a liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the visual and performing arts, technology and explorations in justice, independent thinking, respect and compassion for themselves and others as well as critical thinking, communication and research.

Independent Schools

Elite Minds Montessori

117 Union St, Brooklyn

eliteMindsMontessori.com

[email protected]

347-916-1433

Elite Minds Montessori is a women-owned and family-owned preschool run by local moms with education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship backgrounds. They are deeply committed to providing a strong foundation and developing a love of learning as part of a natural process. The Montessori philosophy strongly focuses on mutual respect and independent learning. The staff believes their children are fully equipped to enter elementary schools with a balanced passion for academics and creativity after graduating from this program.

 

The Gillen Brewer School

410 East 92nd St., NYC

212-831-3667

gillenbrewercom.finalsite.com/admissions/sessions-tours-nym2023

[email protected]

The Gillen Brewer School offers students pre-K to 8th grade an academic-therapeutic approach to special education. Their mission is to educate and support students to become confident, independent, and engaged learners. Their program features a hands-on, language-based curriculum that integrates speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and social groups into each child’s schedule. Children from across NYC are immersed in developmentally appropriate and socially engaging learning.

 

Guidepost Montessori at Brooklyn Heights

212 Hicks St, Brooklyn

929-524-3588

[email protected]

guidepostmontessori.com/schools/brooklyn-heights-brooklyn-ny

Overlooking the corner of Montague and Hicks, Guidepost Montessori at Brooklyn Heights is a treasure to the neighborhood. Offering programs for children 2 years 8 months through 12 years old, Guidepost Montessori at Brooklyn Heights is an authentic Montessori School.  With hours from 8am to 6pm, GMBH is convenient for parents. It’s a place where children love to learn and become the best human beings, capable and confident for life.

 

Guidepost Montessori Williamsburg

347-464-0490

[email protected]

Guidepost Montessori in Williamsburg, NYC, offers a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from infancy through kindergarten. The school is conveniently located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, on the corner of Driggs Avenue and South 1st Street.The Guidepost approach is designed to empower each child to achieve independence by combining our hands-on curriculum with personalized learning to create an environment where curiosity flourishes, independence grows, and academic excellence is a natural outcome. 

 

Hannah Senesh Community Day School

342 Smith St.

718-858-8663

hannahsenesh.org

Senesh is an open and inclusive Jewish day school where K-8 students from different backgrounds grow into more curious, kind, and confident people. Senesh cultivates intellectual curiosity in a rigorous and joyful academic environment that teaches the whole child. Guided by Jewish values, students are challenged to be agents of change toward a more just world. Together, they create a welcoming and vibrant community, offering a place of belonging for diverse Jewish families.

 

The IDEAL School of Manhattan

5 Hanover Square, NYC

212-769-1699

theidealschool.org

[email protected]

The IDEAL School of Manhattan, New York’s only K-12+ independent inclusion school, is now in the Financial District. IDEAL students thrive in a diverse and nurturing learning community where a robust academic program helps them recognize their potential to effect change, seek out difference, advocate for themselves, stand behind others, and be a part of a diverse, caring community. Learn more at an open house or email [email protected] to schedule a tour.

 

LearningSpring School

247 East 20th Street, New York

212-239-4926

learningspring.org

[email protected]

LearningSpring School, for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum, is accepting applications for immediate enrollment, as well as for the 2024-2025 school year. It is a wonderful place for children ages 4.9 to 14 to learn, to grow and to belong.

 

NY Preschool

Brooklyn Heights:

182 Henry St., 718-866-4955

nypre.com/brooklyn-heights-ny-preschool/

[email protected]

Cobble Hill:

299 Court St., 917-781-4809

nypre.com/cobble-hill-ny-preschool/

[email protected]

Dumbo:

30 Pearl St., 718-831-6277

nypre.com/dumbo-ny-preschool/

[email protected]

Park Slope:

125 5th Ave., 718-866-3009

nypre.com/park-slope-ny-preschool/

[email protected]

Since 2001, NY Preschool has been shaping young minds aged 18 months to four years through a harmonious blend of traditional and progressive teaching. Their classrooms, enriched with stories, songs, and STEAM activities, alongside a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, cultivate a love for learning. They emphasize holistic development in a safe, inclusive environment, fostering social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth through our child-centered, play-based approach.

 

Petits Poussins Brooklyn

11 Hoyt St.

151 York St.

718-710-4403

[email protected]

vhggroupny.com

Nestled in the dynamic borough of Brooklyn (Downtown and Dumbo), Petits Poussins daycares and preschools, part of the VHG group, stand as the beacons of bilingual education, offering Daycare for students from 3 months to 5 years old, weekdays 8 am-6 pm. Visit vhggroupny.com, to discover their top-notch schools. With the mission of raising socially conscious global citizens, VHGGroupNY is committed to fostering growth. Join them at their centers, where the core values are love, fun, and duty!

 

Rebecca School

40 E 30th St.

212-810-4120

rebeccaschool.org

[email protected]

Rebecca School is a school for neurodiverse students aged 3-21 and offers a nurturing environment where students are supported and challenged. Following the DIRFloortime® model, the school emphasizes individualized learning and social-emotional development. Classrooms are tailored to sensory, symbolic, and semi-structured learning, aligning with each student’s unique needs and interests. Quiet Areas provide a calming space as needed. Daily activities enhance developmental capacities, extending learning to hallways, kitchens, and community spaces through trips and playground visits.

 

Rivendell School

277 3rd Ave.   

718-499-5667

rivendellnyc.org        

[email protected]

Located in Gowanus, Brooklyn, Rivendell Preschool is an ‘amplified’ Montessori program for children ages 2 – 5. At Rivendell teachers know that learning to get along with a wide range of friends and respecting their similarities and differences has lasting benefits for each student! Visit Rivendell for an in-person tour of the classrooms, rooftop play yard and backyard Growing Connections greenhouse where children and teachers work and play together.

Long Island Education Listings;

Independent Schools

Buckley Country Day School

2 I.U. Willets Road

516-627-1910

buckleycountryday.com

[email protected]

Buckley Country Day School is an inclusive, diverse environment that nurtures the whole child and lays the foundation for success in high school, college, and beyond. Buckley’s mission, “Opening The Eyes and Awakening The Mind” is at the heart of its curriculum, which seeks to inspire and prepare students for a lifetime of learning. Buckley accepts students as young as two years old in Pre-Nursery and admits students on a rolling basis through grade seven.

 

Countryside Montessori School

354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck

516-466-8422

[email protected]

Countryside Montessori School offers children, 18 months to 6 years, a well-balanced and enriched curriculum which includes traditional subjects, art, and music. They are located in an estate-like setting with an outdoor playground and surrounded by nature. Classrooms are fully equipped and spacious. Countryside Montessori also offers camp for children ages 18 months to 6 years old. There are morning academics for the older children and playtime for all children.

 

Friends Academy

270 Duck Pond Rd.

516-676-0393

friendsacademy.org

[email protected]

Friends Academy is an outstanding K-12 college prep private school serving students from age 3 through 12th grade. Since 1876, Friends Academy has set the standard of academic excellence on Long Island. They are the #1 ranked K-12 private school on Long Island. Their extraordinary academic program is enhanced by timeless Quaker values and provides an exceptional education for their students, preparing them for success in college and life.

 

The Green Vale School

250 Valentine’s Lane Old Brookville

greenvaleschool.org/

516-621-2420

[email protected]

Green Vale is Long Island’s largest preeminent private school for Pre-Nursery (age 2) to 8th grade. Families from some of NY’s top school districts choose Green Vale for its exceptional academics taught in a joyful atmosphere. Coupled with dynamic offerings, including theater and music instruction, STEAM and technology, interscholastic sports, and leadership and character building. GVS graduates go on to excel at top secondary schools and elite colleges.

 

The Hagedorn Little Village School

Jack Joel Center for Special Children

750 Hicksville Road, Seaford

516-520-6000

littlevillage.org

[email protected]

The Hagedorn Little Village School is a not-for-profit school highly regarded for providing outstanding educational and therapeutic services for children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. HLVS provides year-round programs and services that include diagnostic evaluations and treatment, early intervention, a preschool, an elementary school, SEIT and related services.

 

The Knox School

541 Long Beach Road

knoxschool.org

631-686-1600

[email protected]

The Knox School is Long Island’s oldest established private school. Their inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and post-graduate, providing students with broad world perspectives and a wide range of skills. At Knox, each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences Knox education provides. Whether your child is an aspiring engineer or entrepreneur, artist or architect, performer or physicist, a Knox education unlocks every student’s potential and prepares them for success after high school.

 

Lawrence Woodmere Academy

336 Woodmere Blvd., Woodmere

516-374-9000

lawrencewoodmere.org

[email protected]

Lawrence Woodmere Academy “LWA”, founded in 1912, is a Pre-K through 12th grade, non-sectarian, Elite Private College Preparatory School. LWA is an International School offering a Global Scholars Certificate and has a strong history and reputation of educating and preparing students for the Top Universities in the United States. Meet with the faculty, tour the campus and learn how Lawrence Woodmere Academy will help your child get ahead.

 

Park Shore Country Day School

450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills

631-499-8580

parkshoredayschool.com

[email protected]

Park Shore Country Day School is a beacon of preschool educational excellence, providing a dynamic and nurturing environment for students to flourish. With a rich history and commitment to holistic development, the school cultivates a love for learning while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Dedicated educators and state-of-the-art facilities make Park Shore a premier choice for families seeking a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.

 

The Waldorf School of Garden City

225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City

516-742-3434

[email protected]

waldorfgarden.org

The Waldorf School of Garden City educates the next generation of leaders through an innovative and age-appropriate curriculum that builds on 75+ years of dynamic learning and 100+ years of Waldorf education.

 

Winston Preparatory School Long Island

30 Deforest Road Dix Hills

631-779-2400

winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/long-island

[email protected]

Winston Prep Long Island offers a highly individualized learning environment for students grades 4-12 with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). Winston Prep fosters a learning environment where each student feels understood. Winston Prep’s research-driven model for students with learning differences results in extraordinary transformations in their lives and learning. Register for an Open House or contact the Director of Admissions, Michele Bellantoni, for learn more.

 

YMCA of Long Island Early Child and Preschool Programs

121 Dosoris Ln, Glen Cove

855-296-2254

ymcali.org/childcare

[email protected]

YMCA of Long Island Early Childhood and Preschool programs provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop social skills. The curriculum is designed for ages 18 months to 5 years old and includes art, science, music, fitness and swimming, outdoor play, circle time, math & reading readiness skills, and so much more. Visit on January 25th from 5-7pm for the Preschool Open House.

Manhattan Education Listings

Charter Schools

American Dream Charter School

652 W. 187th St.

347-975-2745

The American Dream School in Washington Heights, opening fall 2024, offers a distinctive bilingual education, starting with Kindergarten and 1st Grade and expanding to 5th Grade in future years. Committed to academic excellence in Spanish and English, the school aims to cultivate future leaders. Its program focuses on a solid bilingual foundation and life skills development. Ensuring students maintain language proficiency and gain English fluency, applications for this unique educational opportunity are now open!

 

Broome Street Academy Charter High School

121 Avenue of the Americas

646-969-6797

broomestreetacademy.org

[email protected]

Broome Street Academy, a public charter high school in SoHo, offers a dynamic environment with holistic resources including arts, college, and career programs, co-located with The Door. Social workers provide individualized support and dedicated teachers guide students toward graduation. BSA also offers athletics, clubs, and AP courses. Applications for the 9th-grade lottery for the 2024-2025 school year are open until April 1,2024 with limited seats available for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

 

Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School

2041 Madison Ave.

212-328-9370

capitalprepharlem.org

[email protected]

Capital Prep Harlem is a public, tuition-free charter school providing children grades 6-12 with a rigorous college preparatory education with a social justice lens. Capital Prep’s mission is to equip scholars with the college and career readiness skills to succeed in college and beyond, and exists to change the narrative that a child’s race, zip code, or socio-economic status defines their capacity to achieve. 100% of Capital Prep graduates have been accepted to 4-year colleges.

 

East Harlem Scholars Academy I Elementary School

2050 2nd Ave.

212-897-2897, Extension 2304

EastHarlemScholars.org

enrollment@eastharlemscholars

East Harlem Scholars Academy I Elementary School prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college. Scholars Academies are operated by EHTP, a community-based organization that has been providing educational opportunities since 1958. With a community that fosters a culture of learning, service, kindness, and respect. It incorporates responsive classroom and restorative practices to create joyful, academically challenging classes where children feel safe and valued.

 

East Harlem Scholars Academy II Elementary School

1573 Madison Ave.

212-348-2518

EastHarlemScholars.org

enrollment@eastharlemscholars

East Harlem Scholars Academy II Elementary School prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college. Scholars Academies are operated by EHTP, a community-based organization that has been providing educational opportunities since 1958. With a community that fosters a culture of learning, service, kindness, and respect. It incorporates responsive classroom and restorative practices to create joyful, academically challenging classes where children feel safe and valued.

 

East Harlem Scholars Academy Middle School

2050 Second Ave.

212-897-2897 Ext. 1101

enrollment@eastharlemscholars

EastHarlemScholars.org

East Harlem Scholars Academy Middle School prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, and to lead in their communities. Scholars Academies are operated by EHTP, a community-based organization that has been providing educational opportunities since 1958. Scholars Academy Middle School fosters a culture of learning, service, kindness, and respect. Our school model is designed to be academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable.

 

East Harlem Scholars Academy High School

1 East 104th St.

212-897-2898, Extension 1104

EastHarlemScholars.org

enrollment@eastharlemscholars

East Harlem Scholars Academy High School, believes all young people deserve a great education in a challenging, nurturing environment. Operated by EHTP, a community-based organization providing students with the tools needed to succeed in college and career since 1958, Scholars High emphasizes academic skills and emotional well-being. It encourages students to join extracurriculars to develop leadership skills. A new 70,000 sq ft. building will open in 2024, enhancing the school’s commitment to student success.

 

Manhattan Charter Schools

100 Attorney St.

212-533-2753

manhattancharterschool.org

[email protected]

Manhattan Charter School operates two schools on the Lower East Side, committed to providing its students with the tools and support necessary for success. MCS provides students a rigorous curriculum of core subjects to ensure high levels of academic achievement. They are committed to offering a well-rounded education designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students receive music instruction every day. Other enrichment programs include French, art, physical education, and technology.

 

New York City Charter School of the Arts

26 Broadway, 12th Floor

646-793-6320

cityschoolofthearts.org/learnmore

[email protected]

Education Redefined and Revolutionized: New York City Charter School of the Arts is the only NY public charter middle school (Grades 6-8) dedicated to the synergy of artistic, academics, and social/emotional learning as a model for whole child education. Their focus on multiple perspectives gives students a rich experience and prepares them for a wide range of high school opportunities. Applications are open.

 

Zeta Charter Schools – Manhattan

Zeta Inwood Elementary School

401 West 218th St.

Zeta Manhattan Middle School

401 West 218th St.

716-226-0192

zetaschools.org

[email protected]

Zeta schools are free, high-performing schools that combine a caring whole-child approach and world-class academics with unrivaled opportunities for students to discover joy through art, dance, chess, music, sports, and Taekwondo. Zeta’s approach helps students develop the confidence, awareness, and knowledge for future access and leadership. Zeta’s Manhattan schools will serve children from Pre-K through 7th grade for the 2024-25 school year, and grow by a grade each year to eventually serve students through 12th grade.

Independent Schools

Bard Academy

84 Alford Rd.

413-644-4400

simons-rock.edu

[email protected]

Bard Academy is the nation’s first two-year boarding and day school designed to prepare 9th and 10th graders to start college early. The program takes a collegiate approach to learning. Located in the heart of Berkshire County Massachusetts, the Academy shares a 270-acre campus with Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Academy students enjoy all of the College’s resources and facilities, from our community gardens and research labs to our library, art studios, and theater spaces.

 

BASIS Independent Manhattan

Lower School (PreK–Grade 5): 795 Columbus Ave.

Upper School (Grades 6–12): 556 West 22nd St.

347-305-4960

manhattan.basisindependent.com

[email protected]

At BASIS Independent Manhattan, students in PreK–Grade 12 engage in a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum, with advanced STEM offerings, benchmarked to the best education systems in the world. The innovative BASIS Curriculum offers a robust program prioritizing foundational knowledge while encouraging curiosity, exploration, and discovery as each child prepares for the next step in their educational journey.

 

Church of the Epiphany Day School

351 East 74th Street

212-717-4137

cedsnyc.org

[email protected]

CEDS is a preschool community of children, families, and educators committed to learning and growing in a space where children can be children; where they can explore and delight in their play, and where they can take risks and pursue their creative and intellectual curiosities with freedom and encouragement. It is a joyful and loving community on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that utilizes a play-based, child-centered, and emergent curriculum approach to teaching.

 

Corlears School

324 West 15th Street

212-741-2800

[email protected]

corlearsschool.org

Corlears School is a progressive independent school located in the heart of Chelsea. Since 1968, Corlears has been one of the few schools in NYC focused exclusively on the early years of education; in a safe and supportive environment, students from toddlers through fifth grade benefit from an interdisciplinary curriculum that instills a lifelong love of learning. Plus: An innovative new partnership introduced in 2023 guarantees a pathway to 12th grade for all Corlears graduates.

 

Early Childhood at Manny Cantor Center

197 East Broadway at Jefferson Street

646-395-4231

mannycantor.org/EC

[email protected]

Early Childhood at Manny Cantor Center is an inspired, responsive, and progressive neighborhood preschool built on the following principles: All children are competent, capable, and curious. All families have something to contribute; they are stronger together. The school is nestled within Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center and welcomes families from a diversity of backgrounds and income levels through an innovative funding model braiding together Early Head Start, Head Start, NYCPS, financial aid, and tuition funding.

 

George Jackson Academy

104 St. Marks Place, New York

212-228-6789

gjacademy.org

[email protected]

George Jackson Academy (GJA) is NYC’s only independent middle school for bright boys from all incomes. All families receive financial aid. GJA offers a rigorous curriculum and fosters a love for learning where boys thrive academically and personally. High School Placement begins in seventh grade with test and interview preparation, essay writing, and an exploration of schools. Students go on to independent (day & boarding), parochial, and top public schools throughout the tri-state area.

 

The Gillen Brewer School

410 East 92nd St.

212-831-3667

gillenbrewercom.finalsite.com/admissions/sessions-tours-nym2023

[email protected]

The Gillen Brewer School offers students pre-K to 8th grade an academic-therapeutic approach to special education. Their mission is to educate and support students to become confident, independent, and engaged learners. Their program features a hands-on, language-based curriculum that integrates speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and social groups into each child’s schedule. Children from across NYC are immersed in learning that is developmentally appropriate and socially engaging.

 

Guidepost Montessori at Columbus Square

775 Columbus Ave. d

551-333-1337

[email protected]

Guidepost Montessori in Columbus Square serves children from infants through early childhood. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work, learn, and grow. The curriculum follows a sequence designed to follow the children’s natural curiosities, and each teacher creates an individualized lesson plan to ensure that every child is invited to explore their deepest interests.

 

Guidepost Montessori at East Village

1 Avenue B

332-910-8325

guidepostmontessori.com/schools/east-village-ny

Serving children ages 2 1/2 to 12 years old, through preschool, kindergarten, and elementary. Guidepost Montessori at East Village is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Manhattan, New York. Rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. The school is conveniently located at the corner of Avenue B and Houston Street in the vibrant East Village neighborhood.

 

Guidepost Montessori & ATI at Museum Mile

12 E. 79th St.

917-388 1710

guidepostmontessori.com/schools/museum-mile-new-york-ny

Guidepost Montessori (ages 2yrs 8 months to 12 yrs/grade 5) and The Academy of Thought & Industry (ages 13-16/grades 6-8) provides a high quality educational program that will change the life of students. This Montessori program outshines traditional education while building executive functions, self-control, and practical life skills. The campus is a beautiful 100+ year old building on the Upper East Side, where children enjoy the beauty of Central Park daily and cultural explorations offered by nearby museums.

 

HudsonWay Immersion School

525 W 52nd St.

212-787-8088

hwis.org

HudsonWay Immersion School provides an environment where preschool 2’s through Grade 8 students learn academic content in two languages – Mandarin or Spanish and English, while developing critical thinking skills and an appreciation for diverse cultures. Through their unique full immersion model, academic rigor using thematic units, and differentiated learning in small classes, students consistently outperform monolingual peers in reading and math, and achieve advanced levels of biliteracy in a second language. Students who complete the program through middle school qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy by taking Advanced Placement language assessments. Approximately 90% of HudsonWay graduates are admitted to their top choice independent school.

 

The Knox School

541 Long Beach Road

knoxschool.org

631-686-1600

[email protected]

The Knox School is Long Island’s oldest established private school. Their inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and post-graduate, providing students with broad world perspectives and a wide range of skills. At Knox, each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences Knox education provides. Whether your child is an aspiring engineer or entrepreneur, artist or architect, performer or physicist, a Knox education unlocks every student’s potential and prepares them for success after high school.

 

The IDEAL School of Manhattan

5 Hanover Square

212-769-1699

theidealschool.org

[email protected]

The IDEAL School of Manhattan, New York’s only K-12+ independent inclusion school, is now in the Financial District. IDEAL students thrive in a diverse and nurturing learning community where a robust academic program helps them recognize their potential to effect change, seek out difference, advocate for themselves, stand behind others, and be a part of a diverse, caring community. Learn more at an open house or email [email protected] to schedule a tour.

 

LearningSpring School

247 East 20th Street, New York

212-239-4926

learningspring.org

[email protected]

LearningSpring School, for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum, is accepting applications for immediate enrollment, as well as for the 2024-2025 school year. It is a wonderful place for children ages 4.9 to 14 to learn, to grow and to belong.

 

Lyceum Kennedy International School

225 East 43rd Street

212-681-1877

lyceumkennedy.org

[email protected]

Lyceum Kennedy International School offers two bilingual programs: French-American (Nursery through 12th) and Japanese-American (Nursery through K). Students receive rigorous, bilingual education in small, diverse classrooms with individualized support from teachers. Lyceum Kennedy provides a transformative dual-language education that promotes global citizenship and cultural competence. Additionally, Lyceum Kennedy’s 11th and 12th graders pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, giving them opportunities to attend a variety of top-rated universities domestically and internationally.

 

Mannes Prep

55 West 13th St.

646.909.3855

newschool.edu/mannes/prep

[email protected]

Mannes Prep combines a warm and supportive atmosphere with thorough musical pre-professional training. Mannes Prep welcomes students ages 4-18 each Saturday, from beginners through advanced students aspiring to professional careers. Each student’s curriculum is individually tailored to include age- and level-appropriate class and ensemble assignments. Under the direction of a faculty dedicated to creating a supportive community, students learn to encourage one another to reach their full potential.

 

The Montessori School of New York International

347 East 55th Street Sutton Pl.

212-223-4630

montessorischoolny.com

[email protected]

In thoughtfully prepared environments, children explore academic dimensions at their own pace and interest level, helping them grow in self-esteem and independence. Didactic Montessori materials encourage absorption of concepts through play, leading to well-rounded and confident children. Program includes Science, Music, Foreign Languages, Swimming, Dance, Yoga, Chess. Children excel academically, gaining admittance to gifted programs. A unique summer program, staffed by the year-round teachers, offers a balance of academics, outdoor activities, theme-based trips and sports!

 

NY Preschool

38 E 22nd St.

369 3rd Ave.

219 E 67th St.

168 Amsterdam Ave.

601 Amsterdam Ave.

345 E 94th St.

Battery Park – 393 S End Ave.

Greenwich Village – 11 5th Ave.

Sutton Place – 401 E 55th St.

Tribeca – 88 Leonard St.

West End – 21 West End

nypre.com

Since 2001, NY Preschool has been shaping young minds aged 18 months to four years through a harmonious blend of traditional and progressive teaching. Their classrooms, enriched with stories, songs, and STEAM activities, alongside a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, cultivate a love for learning. They emphasize holistic development in a safe, inclusive environment, fostering social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth through our child-centered, play-based approach.

 

Nord Anglia International School New York

44 east 2nd St.

212-600-2010

nordangliaeducation.com/nais-new-york

[email protected]

NAISNY is a school that provides a welcoming and stimulating learning environment, with the benefit of rolling admission throughout the year. As a part of the Nord Anglia Education network, students can connect with peers from 86 other NAE schools worldwide. The British International curriculum, students receive a strong foundation. The school places equal emphasis on academic rigor and emotional wellbeing. NAISNY has a strong collaboration with MIT, Juilliard and UNICEF, enriching the educational experience.

 

Petits Poussins Too & Three

2235A Frederick Douglass Blvd

19 Clinton Street

1439 First Avenue, and

Bilingual Nest at 300 Manhattan Avenue

212-663-7777

[email protected]

vhggroupny.com

Nestled in the dynamic borough of Manhattan (LES, Harlem, UES), Petits Poussins daycares and preschools, part of VHG group, stand as the beacons of bilingual education, offering daycare for students from 3 months to 5 years old, weekdays 8am-6pm. Visit vhggroupny.com to discover their top-notch schools. With the mission of raising socially conscious global citizens, VHGGroupNY is committed to fostering growth. Join them at their centers, where the core value is love, fun and duty.

 

Professional Children’s School

132 West 60th St.

212-582-3116

pcs-nyc.org

[email protected]

Professional Children’s School provides a rigorous college preparatory program for busy artists, athletes, and innovators in grades 6 through 12. Young people in serious pursuit of their dreams can find balance at PCS, where traditional academic studies are met with an adaptable approach to accommodate the unique needs of each individual. The PCS schedule is designed to be flexible, empowering students to take ownership of their studies in school while celebrating their career-mindedness.

 

Pusteblume International Preschool

244 West 14th St.

212-206-1137

pusteblumenyc.org

[email protected]

Pusteblume International Preschool offers German, Spanish or Dual Language Immersion for 2-5 year olds in a light-filled facility in Chelsea. The curriculum is built around inquiry, play and exploration. A licensed, native-speaking faculty teaches social skills, literacy, math and science concepts, music, movement and visual arts in a fun and warm learning environment. It is a nurturing setting that cultivates the growth and development of its students. A multicultural, multilingual school for our international world.

 

Rebecca School

40 E 30th St.

212-810-4120

rebeccaschool.org

[email protected]

Rebecca School is a school for neurodiverse students aged 3-21 and offers a nurturing environment where students are supported and challenged. Following the DIRFloortime® model, the school emphasizes individualized learning and social-emotional development. Classrooms are tailored to sensory, symbolic, and semi-structured learning, aligning with each student’s unique needs and interests. Quiet Areas provide a calming space as needed. Daily activities enhance developmental capacities, extending learning to hallways, kitchens, and community spaces through trips and playground visits.

 

Robert Louis Stevenson School

24 West 74th St.

stevenson-school.org

[email protected]

Stevenson is Manhattan’s therapeutic college preparatory independent school. Their proven track record of academic and therapeutic progress begins with their unique program. Stevenson students receive small classroom instruction, intensive advisor support, and on-demand access to a fully staffed Counseling Center throughout each day. Furthermore, their Transition Coaching Program helps to promote post-secondary success. Anxiety and depression aren’t locked into a calendar. Neither is Stevenson’s Admissions.

 

United Nations International School

24-50 FDR Drive

212-684-7400

unis.org

[email protected]

The United Nations International School is a pre-K to 12th grade, coeducational independent school founded in 1947 by UN parents. UNIS is a pioneer in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and offers a comprehensive Pre K-12 curriculum featuring 9 languages. Graduates succeed in top colleges and universities worldwide. UNIS enables students to become cognizant of the differences among the world’s people and to work together for the benefit of humankind.

 

The Windward School

Lower and Middle schools

212 E 93rd St,
New York, NY 10128

212-222-8628

thewindwardschool.org

As an independent day school for children with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, The Windward School believes that difference is power. Through highly trained educators and evidence-based programs, Windward empowers students in grades 1 through 9 with the skills and confidence to return to mainstream schools. Committed to making a Windward education accessible for all, the school awards more than $8.5 million per year in tuition assistance.

 

Winston Preparatory School New York

126 West 17 St.

212-496-8400

winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/new-york

[email protected]

Winston Prep New York offers a highly individualized learning environment for students grades 4-12 with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). Winston Prep fosters a learning environment where each student feels understood. Winston Prep’s research-driven model for students with learning differences results in extraordinary transformations in their lives and learning. Register for an Open House or email the admissions team for more.

Queens Education Listings

Charter Schools

Broome Street Academy Charter High School

121 Avenue of the Americas, NYC

646-969-6797

broomestreetacademy.org

[email protected]

Broome Street Academy, a public charter high school in SoHo, offers a dynamic environment with holistic resources, including arts, college, and career programs, co-located with The Door. Social workers provide individualized support, and dedicated teachers guide students toward graduation. BSA also offers athletics, clubs, and AP courses. Applications for the 9th-grade lottery for the 2024-2025 school year are open until April 1, 2024, with limited seats available for 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students.

 

New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science IV

156-10 Baisley Blvd, South Jamaica

718-525-2041

newvisions.org/ams4

[email protected]

AMS IV’s is a STEAM school where the culture is centered on PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence. Their scholars experience a family-like atmosphere that prioritizes project-based learning and supports their social and emotional needs. Through an advisory structure, they ensure a strong connection between the school community and families. They offer scholar support that fosters life skills beyond graduation by way of courses focused in College and career readiness, Entrepreneurship, Health, and wellness.

Independent Schools

Countryside Montessori School

354 Lakeville Rd., lower level, Great Neck

516-466-8422

[email protected]

Countryside Montessori School offers children, 18 months to 6 years, a well-balanced and enriched curriculum that includes traditional subjects, art, and music. They are located in an estate-like setting with an outdoor playground and surrounded by nature. Classrooms are fully equipped and spacious. Countryside Montessori also offers camp for children ages 18 months to 6 years old. There are morning academics for the older children and playtime for all children.

 

Garden School 

33-16 79th St.

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

718- 335-6363

[email protected]

gardenschool.org

Founded in 1923 to address the demand for a high-quality, independent school education in Queens, Garden School’s affordable tuition makes it a viable choice for many families. The student body mirrors the vibrant and diverse Queens community, and families have placed their trust in Garden School for a century.

 

The Gillen Brewer School

410 East 92nd St.

212-831-3667

gillenbrewercom.finalsite.com/admissions/sessions-tours-nym2023

[email protected]

The Gillen Brewer School offers students pre-K to 8th grade an academic-therapeutic approach to special education. Their mission is to educate and support students to become confident, independent, and engaged learners. The program features a hands-on, language-based curriculum that integrates speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, and social groups into each child’s schedule. Children from across NYC are immersed in learning that is developmentally appropriate and socially engaging.

 

The Kew-Forest School 

119-17 Union Turnpike

718-268-4667

kewforest.org

[email protected]

The Kew-Forest School, a leader in private education in Queens since 1918, prepares students with the future-ready skills needed to lead purposeful lives driven to do good in the world. The small, challenging, nurturing environment provides individualized attention and ensures each student is well equipped for life in college and beyond. $3MM+ is awarded annually in tuition assistance and 100% of recent graduates matriculated to four-year colleges. Kew-Forest students prepare for a world of possibilities.

 

LearningSpring School

247 East 20th Street, New York

212-239-4926

learningspring.org

[email protected]

LearningSpring School, for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum, is accepting applications for immediate enrollment, as well as for the 2024-2025 school year. It is a wonderful place for children ages 4.9 to 14 to learn, to grow and to belong.

 

NY Preschool

Court Square:

44-16 23rd St., 347-382-9829

nypre.com/court-square-ny-preschool

[email protected]

Long Island City:

4545 Center Blvd., 347-448-5802

nypre.com/long-island-city-ny-preschool

[email protected]

Since 2001, NY Preschool has been shaping young minds aged 18 months to four years through a harmonious blend of traditional and progressive teaching. Their  classrooms, enriched with stories, songs, and STEAM activities, alongside a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, cultivate a love for learning. They emphasize holistic development in a safe, inclusive environment, fostering social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth through our child-centered, play-based approach.

 

Windsor School

37-02 Main Street, Flushing

718-359-8300

[email protected]

thewindsorschool.com

Windsor School is a small private middle and senior high school for grades 7-12 students. Windsor offers its students a focused and individualized instructional setting with an average class size of 15 students per class. Windsor’s administration and guidance department provides students with one-to-one counseling and comprehensive college advisement. Financial assistance and scholarship packages are available. Contact James DeFeo, Principal, for more information.

Staten Island Education Listings

Preschool

Big Bird’s Playhouse

1859 Richmond Ave.

bigbirdsplayhouse.com

[email protected]

718-982-0550

Big Bird’s Playhouse has been serving parents in Staten Island since 1991, providing them with a safe environment where children feel loved, respected and safe in a place where kids learn, grow, and build a foundation for their future. Big Bird’s Playhouse believes that children can learn from play, stories and arts and crafts at their daily centers. Their staff is warm and caring, and sensitive to each child’s specific needs. The school serves children from 3 months to 12 years old.  Pre-K and Pre-K3 are free full days of instruction for 6 hours 20 minutes; before and after care is available for a fee. Extended hours are available; open from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

 

Bright Minds Academy

347-996-9315

[email protected]

Bright Minds Academy serves children between the ages of 2 years and 12 years old and provides a clean and safe environment. Bright Minds Academy believes in advancing physical and intellectual abilities; physical development and cognitive development work together as children engage in active play and discovery.The school works very hard to ensure that the goals and objectives set for each child are met.

 

Children’s Harbor Montessori

1000 Richmond Terrace

718-442-6112

childrensharbormontessori.com

Children’s Harbor Montessori School was founded in 1978 by a group of local parents who saw the need for an Arts-based Montessori Preschool on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. The Preschool is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is chartered as an educational corporation by the NYS Board of Regents. Children’s Harbor Montessori School is a Pathway 3 school affiliated with the American Montessori Society and is licensed by the NYC DOHMH.

 

High Hopes of Staten Island

1298 Woodrow Rd.

718-317-8143

highhopeschildcare.com

[email protected]

High Hopes has been providing childcare since 1996 and is licensed by the DOHMH. Each of their programs are dedicated to creating a loving and nurturing environment. High Hopes has been working with the NYC Department of Education providing free Pre-k and Pre-K3. They offer full and half day programs in their nursery classroom for children 2-3 years old and a full day infant/toddler program for children born in 2023.

 

Hylan Daycare

2346 Hylan Blvd.

718-351-2705

hylandaycare.com

[email protected]

Hylan daycare is where students thrive and reach their full potential. At Hylan Day Care, it is their top priority to make sure the needs of students are fulfilled. Our dedicated licensed teachers foster love for learning through engaging and creative hands-on activities! Our 3K and Pre- K programs offer your children a fun, friendly, safe, and caring environment, where they Learn, Play, and Grow!

 

Ivy Prep Early Learning Academy

1779 Richmond Ave.

718-982-0202

Ivyprep.org

[email protected]

At Ivy Prep Early Learning Academy, they take pride in child care curriculums, instructors, locations, and programs. Each of the age-appropriate programs has been designed and developed to help young children receive the care they need while simultaneously establishing a love and need for learning. Children are given both the compassionate care and early learning methods he/she needs at any of the school’s outstanding locations.

 

JCC Early Childhood Education Center

Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC

1466 Manor Rd., 718-475-5230

Avis/South Shore JCC

1297 Arthur Kill Rd., 718-475- 5224

Aberlin/North Shore JCC

485 Victory Blvd., 718-475-5290

JCC/Berman Early Childhood Education Center

2221 Richmond Ave., 718-475-5100

sijcc.org/early-childhood-education

The JCC of Staten Island offers a daycare program and 3-K and Pre-K for All. Teachers create fun, hands-on learning opportunities that provide children with a strong educational foundation. The JCC offers flexible schedules at four locations. Programs are staffed with caring and experienced professionals. Teachers are certified by the State Education Department of New York. The JCC is licensed by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Day Care.

 

JCC First Foot Forward

Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC

1466 Manor Rd.

Avis/South Shore JCC

1297 Arthur Kill Rd.

JCC/Berman Early Childhood Education Center

2221 Richmond Ave.

718-475-5226

sijcc.org/first-foot-forward

The JCC has over 30 years of experience serving preschool children with special needs. First Foot Forward assists children 2.5 to 5 years old with developmental needs. An individualized curriculum allows children to reach their full potential in a warm, nurturing environment. New York City and State fund First Foot Forward programming. First Foot Forward specializes in helping children with speech/language delays, socialization concerns, developmental delays, poor motor skills, sensory needs, and autism spectrum disorder.

 

Prodigy Preschool at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion

3080 Arthur Kill Rd.

718-948-4800

pavilionprodigypreschool.com

[email protected]

Prodigy Preschool is a Pre-K For All Department of Education 4-year-old specialty program in which children learn the fundamentals of ice skating and become academically prepared for kindergarten. Small classroom size provides an intimate setting where children are able to receive one-on-one attention from NY State certified teachers.Children learn the techniques and foundations of ice skating with on-ice activities weekly. A home away from home for children to learn, laugh, grow, and have fun.

 

St. Joseph Hill Academy Pre-Kindergarten

850 Hylan Blvd.

718-981-1187

[email protected]

stjosephhillacademy.com

SJHA’s Pre-Kindergarten for three-and four-year-old students is a traditional academic setting filled with joy and exploration. SJHA lays the foundation for a lifelong love of learning, all set in a Catholic environment. Pre-K students are learning through play and fostering healthy habits. SJHA’s Pre-K is modeled on center-based play, where each center provides a different educational focus that inspires hands-on learning in an organized way. Students enjoy STEM, Spanish, Gym, Dance, Music and Art classes.

 

Staten Island Academy

715 Todt Hill Rd.

statenislandacademy.org

718-303-7803

[email protected]

Programs include coed college prep school for pre-K 3 to grade12. Free extended day 7am- 7pm. Full-day 3 or 5-days-a week program offered for pre-K 3 students. Summer programs. College guidance program. Academic Resource Center staffed with Orton-Gillingham trained specialists. Need-based financial aid available beginning in kindergarten.

 

Tender Care Preschool Catholic Charities of Staten Island

6581 Hylan Blvd.

718-317-2849

tendercarepreschool.com

Tender Care Preschool is a loving and caring place for children and families. The preschool supports children where they need it and challenges them when they are ready for the next step. At Tender Care Preschool, children become lifelong learners with a strong foundation and are well prepared for their educational journey. Full-day 2-year-old program, Free full-day 3K and pre-K4 Extended hours: 7am-5pm.

 

Tiny Treasures University

396 Van Duzer St.

718-273-5157

tinytreasuresdaycare.com

[email protected]

Tiny Treasures University aims to create a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment while providing high-quality early education. Using a holistic approach, they embrace the discovery of how people uniquely learn, engaging both the body and mind. As brain builders, they provide children with strategies that foster their development to become lifelong learners with responsive relationships, respecting children and giving them the opportunity to be their own unique self.

 

Where Little Minds Grow

501 Richmond Hill Rd.

718-689-2795

wherelittlemindsgrow.com

[email protected]

Where Little Minds Grow in an Integrated Special Education Center for children ages 2-12. WLMG is directed by a Speech-Language Pathologist who works alongside a team of certified SpEd teachers, SLP’s and OT’s. Individual and small group instruction is provided to foster both academic and social growth. Our Little Essentials program offers a fun-filled, structured, Pre-K readiness opportunity where the children gain life skills and prepare for future success through a multi-sensory approach.

Elementary

Academy of St. Dorothy

1305 Hylan Blvd.

718-351-0939

academyofstdorothy.org

[email protected]

The Academy of St. Dorothy offers free half day UPK with extended day available and is open to K-8th grades. Founded in 1932 by the Sisters of St. Dorothy, the Sisters continue to be involved with the spiritual guidance of the children and families. The school features air-conditioned classrooms, technology integrated classroom instruction, drama, Girl Scouts, music lessons and sports including basketball,bowling, cross-country and track. The Academy of St. Dorothy is dedicated to helping those in need through community service projects.

 

Blessed Sacrament School

830 Delafield Ave.

718-442-3090

blessedsacramentsi.com

[email protected]

Blessed Sacrament School strives to provide students with a Christian foundation that assists them in developing spiritually, academically, and socially. Blessed Sacrament offers early drop off and after-care programs, Technology, Art, Physical Education, Music, Italian, Book club, Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Track, Swimming, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Volleyball, Cheerleading. Girl Scouts, Choir, and Drama. FREE UPK, tuition-based Pre-K 3, K through 8th grades. Financial Aid available in grades K-8th.

 

Bridge Prep Charter School

715 Ocean Terrace

718-274-3437

bridgeprepcharter.org

[email protected]

Bridge Prep Charter School is a diverse community of learners that serves elementary school students from every zip code across Staten Island. As the city’s only public school that is both rooted in the Science of Reading and committed to the development of the whole child, Bridge Prep’s unique, rigorous academic program has a proven track record of success in improving literacy outcomes and supporting language development for learners at all levels.

 

Community School

1135 Teaneck Road

201-862-1796

Communityschoolk12nj.org

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Community School serves the bright child with learning and attentional disabilities. For 55 years the school’s primary goal has been to help children achieve a level of classroom performance that is fully commensurate with their abilities, intellects and talents. Community School welcomes students from New York and New Jersey, and is located just over the George Washington Bridge, in Teaneck, NJ.

 

Fr. Vincent Capodanno Catholic Academy

100 Jerome Ave.

718-447-1195

frcapodannocatholicacademy.org

FVCCA offers STEM, animal studies in partnership with the SI Zoo, Trout in the Classroom Initiative, SEL, music, and yoga, welcoming students with varying learning styles. There is a dedicated resource room with onsite SETSS, Speech, OT, PT and counseling available. They also offer a National Junior Honor Society, Altar Servers, Chess, Drama, CYO Sports and before and aftercare and hold community partnerships with veterans and NYPD. FREE PK3, FREE UPK, K-8th grades. Financial Aid is available to new students entering K-8th.

 

New Dorp Christian Academy

259 Rose Ave.

718-982-1188

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newdorpchristianacademy.com

New Dorp Christian Academy is an exceptional Christian Academy that offers academic excellence in a supportive and nurturing environment. With a focus on project-based learning, students are encouraged to actively engage in hands-on, real-world experiences that foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. NDCA offers a variety of enriching after-school programs that cater to students’ diverse interests and talents. The school proudly serves students from PreK3 to 8th grade, providing a seamless and comprehensive educational journey.

 

New World Preparatory Charter School

285 Clove Rd.

718-705-8990 Ext. 211

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New World Preparatory Charter School (NWP) is a public college preparatory charter school serving kindergarten through 8th Grade. NWP’s Guiding Values are Pride, Respect, Excellence, and Purpose. NWP supports the academic, social and emotional needs of their students. They primarily serve the North Shore Community of Staten Island. Lottery preference is given to scholars who come from a home where English is not the primary language spoken in the home. NWP’s new building will be open in 2024.

 

Notre Dame Academy Elementary

78 Howard Ave.

718-273-9096

notredameacademy.org

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Founded by the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, NDA is an all-girls school whose mission is to educate young girls in an academically challenging community. Offering-foreign language, music, art, physical education, project-based & computer science, performing arts, religion & STEAM. Middle School electives-theater, coding, journalism, yoga, & world cultures. The ExtendNDA Program offers a variety of after school enrichment oriented around the arts, sciences, & movement.

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel School 

42 Austin Place

718-447-7260

goodcounselsch.org

Our Lady of Good Counsel develops the child in every way. They offer a rigorous academic experience, enhanced with sign language, art, music and physical education. Extracurricular activities include drama, fencing, chess, art club, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, as well as basketball, cheerleading, track, soccer, swimming, golf and intramural volleyball.

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace

22 Steele Ave.

olqpsi.com

718-351-0370

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OLQP is committed to academic excellence and rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith. Offering early morning drop & afterschool programs, Spanish, Yoga, Music, Physical education, Speech, OT, PT, SETTS, and Sacramental preparation. St. Joseph by the Sea SOLE iPad and Robotics Program Partnership, Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Swim, Soccer, Cheerleading. Financial aid is available.

 

​​Our Lady Star of the Sea

5411 Amboy Rd.

718-984-5750

olss-si.org

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Our Lady Star of the Sea offers a rigorous Academic curriculum rounded out by Physical Education, Art, Music, Computer, & Spanish classes, National Junior Honor Society, STEM club, and St. Joseph by the Sea SOLE iPad and Robotics Program Partnership. Besides a fully equipped technology lab, we have 1-1 Chromebooks K-5 & iPads 6-8. Sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Scouting. PreK 3 & 4, K-8th grades.

 

St. Ann School 

125 Cromwell Ave.

stannschoolstatenisland.com

718-351-4343

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Saint Ann School, the times may change, but the excellence remains. Offering: Air-conditioned classrooms; SmartBoards, National Junior Honor Society; Morning and After-school care; Enrichment program-Art, Spanish, Music, Gym all grades. Sports-Track, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball. After school clubs-Drama, Science, Young Christian Servants. FREE UPK, tuition-based Pre-K 3, K through 8th grades. Financial Aid Available for new students K-8th grade.

 

St. Charles School

200 Penn Ave.

saintcharlesschoolsi.org

718-987-0200

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St. Charles School prides itself on creating a community of learners that is united under the teachings of the Catholic Church. St. Charles School offers: 1 to 1 devices; Google Classroom: Art, Music, Spanish; STEM Summer Camp; Clubs: Drama, Journalism, Archery, Art, Chess; Services: Speech, OT, PT, SETSS, SEIT; Before and Aftercare; Boy/Girl Scouts; CYO Sports. FREE UPK, tuition-based Pre-K 3, K through 8th grades. Financial Aid available to new students K-8th grades.

 

St. Clare School

151 Lindenwood Rd.

school.stclaresi.com

718-984-7091

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Established in 1936, St. Clare School, provides your child with a foundation built upon the principles of faith and academic excellence. Offering: Bring Your Own Device Program Grades 4-8, State of the Art Stream Lab; Smartboards, coding curriculum grades 5-8, air-conditioned school, After and Early Care. Extracurricular-Altar Servers, Children’s Choir, Yearbook, Sports, Drama, Art, Rosary, Chess, Science, Environmental Clubs.

 

St. John’s Lutheran School

663 Manor Rd.

school.stjohnslutheransi.org

718-761-1858

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St. John’s Lutheran School is a small Christian school that provides each child and family with the attention they deserve. The small class sizes allow talented teachers to tailor education according to the needs of the student. The family oriented climate and strong academic foundation means success for all. St. John’s has the philosophy that every child can learn. Teachers, leadership, and families work as a team to ensure the best education is being provided.

 

St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary

850 Hylan Blvd.

stjosephhillacademy.com

718-981-1187

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Where Tradition Meets Innovation. SJHA provides a premier, co-ed Catholic education from Pre-K 3-8th Grade with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio; an award-winning Jr. High STEM program; an evidence-based early literacy program; state-of-the-art collaborative learning technology and spaces; 17 afterschool clubs including podcasting, e-sports, woodworking, robotics, & theater; and an extensive athletics program. Spanish and hands-on STREAM program is offered from Pre-K 4-8th Grade. Aftercare and morning care available.

 

St. Patrick School

3560 Richmond Rd.

Stpatrickssi.org

[email protected]

718-979-8815

St. Patrick’s School provides a quality, comprehensive education based on Christian values. Offering: Accelerated Math-Reading prep, Math and History Regents; Design thinking STEM, SmartBoards, Stem lab, iPad Program 7-8 gr; Enrichment-Spanish, Instrumental Music, Gym, Art. Sports-Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Cheerleading. Performing Arts-Plays, Talent Show, Music Recital, Choir. After-school programs-Chess Club, Yearbook, Peer tutoring. Before and After-school care. FREE PK3, FREE UPK, K-8th grades

 

St. Teresa – St. Rita STREAM Academy

1632 Victory Blvd.

718-448-9650

stsrstreamacademy.com

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FREE 3KFA, FREE PKFA (4 year olds), K-8 grades K-8. St. Teresa-St. Rita STREAM Academy provides a place where each child is welcomed and respected. Financial aid is available. STREAM Program/Lab/Academies, STEM/Robotics/Communications collaboration with St. Joseph by the Sea H.S., SmartBoards, Enrichment-Art, Gym, Foreign Language, ADAPP counselor, Gr 8 National Junior Society. After school enrichment-Catapult classes in Literacy, Math, and STEM, Archery, Drama, Art, Chess clubs. CYO sports, Scouts. Before and After care for all grades.

 

Sacred Heart School

301 N. Burgher Ave.

sacredheartschoolsi.org

718-442-0347

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FREE PK3, FREE UPK, K-8th grades. Financial Aid available to new students entering K-8th grade. Sacred Heart School provides all children with a Values-Infusion Curriculum deeply rooted in Catholicism. Offering: STEM/Robotics collaboration with St. Joseph by the Sea, Chromebooks in K-8; Title I Reading, Math and Counselor. Enrichment includes: Library, Art, Music, Physical Education, Theatre Group. National Junior Honor Society, Sports programs-Basketball, Track, Soccer; Morning/After Care Programs.

 

Staten Island Hebrew Public Charter School

829 Father Capodanno Blvd.

347-694-5090

hebrewpublic.org/schools/staten-island

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Staten Island Hebrew Public is a tuition-free charter school open to students of all backgrounds. Serving the community in a state-of-the-art facility in Midland Beach, our school fosters a culture of academic excellence. At Staten Island Hebrew Public, students receive daily instruction in Modern Hebrew, coupled with rigorous literacy, math, and science programming. With a focus on global citizenship, we provide a holistic educational experience to ensure future success for every student.

High School

Monsignor Farrell High School

2900 Amboy Rd.

718-987-2900

msgrfarrellhs.org

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In addition to its exceptional college preparatory curriculum, Monsignor Farrell High School offers several academic institutes including the Business & Finance Institute/Bloomberg Lab, the Marine Biology Society, the Leadership Institute, the Writing Studio, the Institute for Law and Public Policy, and the STEM Institute. Its students learn from professionals in the fields of medicine, law, business, science, government, and more. Monsignor Farrell graduates attend the most prestigious colleges and universities across the nation.

 

Moore Catholic High School

100 Merrill Ave.

moorecatholichs.org

718-761-9200

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Moore Catholic High School is a co-educational secondary school dedicated to a student-centered learning environment in the Catholic tradition. Moore Catholic is committed to academic excellence as well as to providing a rich and varied curriculum such that all students develop their full intellectual, spiritual​, ​physical, artistic, and moral potential. Moore Catholic students develop as responsible citizens, educated for thoughtful, meaningful participation in society. “Enter as a student; leave as a leader.”

 

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School

5150 Hylan Blvd

718-984-6500

Josephsea.org

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St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School has been providing students with the full high school experience grounded on Catholic Faith and Values for over 60 years. From a 26-acre campus and college program to specialized institutes and seamless online learning environment, there’s truly something for everyone at Sea.

 

St. Joseph Hill Academy High School

850 Hylan Blvd.

718-447-1374

[email protected]

stjosephhillacademy.com

​​Hill is a Catholic all-girls college preparatory high school that educates and empowers students to become confident, independent leaders. Hill offers a robust student life on a beautiful campus with 18 sports teams, STEM and Humanities academic pathways, college counseling, medical institute, Legal Education and Advocacy Institute, performing arts program, communications program, and many spiritual and service opportunities. Hill introduced the AP Capstone Program, giving every student the opportunity to take an AP course.

 

Susan E. Wagner High School

1200 Manor Rd.

718-698-4200

wagnerhigh.net

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Susan E. Wagner High School is a large comprehensive high school that offers a rigorous academic program with a wide range of Scholars/Honors and college-level courses, electives, and a rich extracurricular experience including 42 teams and 50+ clubs. All students are a member of a Learning Center based upon their interests, academics, and post-secondary goals. These smaller learning communities are designed to ensure that all students’ needs are met in a supportive and inclusive environment.

 

Westchester Education Listings

Charter Schools

The Charter School of Educational Excellence

260 Warburton Ave, Yonkers

914-476-5070

charterschoolofeducationalex-cellence.org

The Charter School of Educational Excellence (CSEE) is a regional charter school open to students in grades k-12, that reside in Westchester, Rockland and Bronx counties. In partnership with parents, teachers and community, CSEE instills in students a passion for learning, to be critical thinkers, leaders and lifelong learners. Their curriculum fosters a healthy body and mind course of study that has been recognized by the NYS Department of Education as an “Exceptional School” for its academic program.

Independent Schools

A Child’s Dream, LLC

10 Mill Road, New Rochelle

914-633-4332

Achildsdreamnursery.com

A Child’s Dream is a learning space that offers early childhood education to children ages 2-5. They provide a nurturing environment full of energy with an interest in stimulating young minds. Throughout the year they offer many school wide activities such as Trick or Treating, a holiday grab bag, a family holiday dinner, an egg hunt, an end of year celebration and many more. They pride themselves in a family like community and the development of each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

 

Ann and Andy Childcare

2170 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford

914-592-3027

annandandychildcare.com

Each child is considered first as an individual and then as a member of the group. Regularly planned group activities meet the natural, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of children at play. The staff is carefully trained to promote a positive environment and to keep a balanced routine that does not stress or overstimulate children.

 

Blue Rock School

110 Demarest Mill Rd., West Nyack

bluerockschool.org

845-627-0234

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Blue Rock School has been fostering confident critical thinkers for over 30 years. They offer an educational approach based on hands-on experiences and real world problem solving. In small dynamic class settings, their challenging academic curriculum is infused with the arts, nature and play from kindergarten through eighth grade. By nurturing children’s love of learning and encouraging deep thinking, Blue Rock School prepares them for a changing world.

 

The Chapel School

172 White Plains Rd., Bronxville

914-337-3202

thechapelschool.org

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Since 1947, The Chapel School (TCS) has proudly provided a wonderfully diverse community in NYC and Westchester with a safe, Christ-centered place to grow. TCS’s award-winning preschool for 2s, 3s and 4s nurtures social-emotional development while offering enrichment and a strong foundation for Kindergarten. TCS’s Lower and Middle School students enjoy an accredited academic program, expanding extra-curricular activities and opportunities to serve and lead others as they prepare for high school and beyond.

 

Cooper’s Corner Montessori Int’l School

New Rochelle

11 Wilmot Road

1115 North Avenue

200 Quaker Ridge Road

208 Quaker Ridge Road

914-235-0606, 718-685-9515

cooperscornermontessori.com

The Mission of Coopers Corner Montessori is to be made available to the children and families of Southern Westchester with both a Montessori education and daycare of the highest quality, consistent with the methods and principles of Montessori education. The school is a private, non-denominational, profit corporation operated by the Board of Directors. Cooper’s Corner Montessori International accepts students without regard to race, gender, religion, or national origin.

 

Eagle Hill School

45 Glenville Rd., Greenwich, CT

203-622-9240

eaglehillschool.org

Eagle Hill, an independent school, caters to bright elementary and middle-school students with diverse learning needs. The research-based, individualized learning program, guided by expert faculty, nurtures strong foundational literacy skills, independence, and a love for learning. Integrated social-emotional support and pragmatic language skills are seamlessly woven into the curriculum. Arts and athletics programs inspire creativity and teach sportsmanship, fostering confident students with strong moral character, who are well-prepared for continued academic success.

 

Early Childhood Center at Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way, Bronxville

914-395-2353

[email protected]

sarahlawrence.edu/ecc

Established in 1937, the Early Childhood Center at Sarah Lawrence College is a living laboratory of child development for students ages 2-6. Each classroom is staffed by a lead teacher with an advanced degree in early childhood education and is supported by undergraduate and graduate students studying our unique play-based, progressive model. Their school community includes families from across Westchester County, the Bronx, and upper Manhattan.

 

EF Academy

582 Columbus Ave.

914-495-6087

efacademy.org

Experience a high school that prepares you for the future and beyond. EF Academy is a private day and boarding school with students from over 60 nationalities – including the US. Choose from 100+ clubs, sports, activities, field trips, and a variety of courses in every subject, including the opportunity to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Prioritize your education with one-to-one university guidance, dedicated critical thinking courses, and global studies in every classroom.

 

FlexSchool

Bronxville, NY and Berkeley Heights, NJ

908-279-0787

flexschool.net

Accredited private school for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) learners. Their gifted curriculum, infused with executive functioning support and social-emotional learning, is custom-designed for insatiable minds. Summer enrichment / ESY offered on Cloud and NJ campuses. International students are welcome on all campuses. FlexSchool is proud to provide financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify. Weekly Virtual Open House.

 

French-American School of New York

Harbor Campus (Grades 9-12)

320 E Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck

Village Campus (Grades 4-8)

145 New Street. Mamaroneck

Manor Campus (N-3)

111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont

914-250-0401

fasny.org

The French American School of New York (FASNY) is the only school in the New York metropolitan area accredited to offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and the French baccalaureate. Students are offered the opportunity to participate in either the French-American Program or the International Program, which begins in first grade. Regardless of program choice, the innovative approach is the same, based on values of respect, empathy, and positivity, centered on learning, continuous progress, and the well-being of students.

 

The Harvey School

260 Jay Street, Katonah

914-232-3161

harveyschool.org

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The Harvey School personalizes an educational journey to be as unique as each individual student in grades 6-12. Students thrive in Harvey’s college-preparatory program that cultivates academic excellence, artistic exploration, and athletic achievement. Harvey’s diverse and welcoming community includes students from over 100 zip codes in New York and Connecticut, with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12 as well as international students from eight countries. Students feel confident challenging themselves to become their best selves at Harvey.

 

Hudson Country Montessori School

340 Quaker Ridge Rd., New Rochelle

914-636-6202

[email protected]

hudsoncountry.org

Hudson Country Montessori School inspires and promotes innate curiosity and a love of learning through progressive Montessori pedagogy. Striving to help children grow into respectful, socially-adept and compassionate leaders, the curriculum is designed to empower students to become independent, creative thinkers and confident achievers. Private, co-educational school, toddlers (18 months) through 8th grade.

 

Kehillah School for Early Learning

1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle

914-637-3808

[email protected]

KehillahSchool.org

Temple Israel’s Kehillah School provides care for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten preparation, using the Reggio Emilia approach to education. Their educational objective is to provide children with a love of learning, a forum for curiosity, respect for individual spirit, and a

foundation of Jewish ethics, morals, and values. They offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which balances emergent and child-initiated approaches to learning through play, utilizing authentic experiences with nature, the arts, and music to nurture the whole child.

 

Kids’ B.A.S.E & The Little School

307 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale

914-472-5409

[email protected]

kbls.org

Kids’ B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-5. The Little School provides a Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichments, and sports. KBLS is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

 

King School

1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford

203-322-3496 ext 4350

kingschoolct.org

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King uses an inquiry-based approach to learning, leveraging student curiosity. They encourage students to identify problems, ask questions, and seek solutions. Students engage at the deepest level, draw from multiple disciplines, and develop a range of skills, establishing a depth of knowledge. This yields increased academic learning and student engagement. King students embrace learning in a diverse community, celebrating multiple backgrounds and perspectives. Graduates leave school full of possibility, better prepared to better the world.

 

The Knox School

541 Long Beach Road

knoxschool.org

631-686-1600

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The Knox School is Long Island’s oldest established private school. Their inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and post-graduate, providing students with broad world perspectives and a wide range of skills. At Knox, each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences Knox education provides. Whether your child is an aspiring engineer or entrepreneur, artist or architect, performer or physicist, a Knox education unlocks every student’s potential and prepares them for success after high school.

 

Liberty Montessori Schools        

155 Beechmont Dr., New Rochelle

914-636-3461

631 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck

914-777-1382

libertymontessorischools.com

An amazing waterfront facility offering programs for toddler-Gr. 3 with an updated enrichment curriculum that incorporates special music programs. Liberty’s unique  curriculum includes their special Science programs leading advanced students to a Challenger Program with special multilingual programs in Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. A tour of the facility to meet with the school director can offer more details about the Montessori environment.

 

Mannes Prep

55 West 13th Street

646-909-3855

newschool.edu/mannes/prep

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Mannes Prep combines a warm and supportive atmosphere with thorough musical pre-professional training. Mannes Prep welcomes students ages 4-18 each Saturday, from beginners through advanced students aspiring to professional careers. Each student’s curriculum is individually tailored to include age- and level-appropriate class and ensemble assignments. Under the direction of a faculty dedicated to creating a supportive community, students learn to encourage one another to reach their full potential.

 

Montessori Children’s Center (MCC) 

220 Westchester Ave., West Harrison

914-607-7600

[email protected]

montessorichildrensctr.com

A year-round, full-time Montessori childcare facility, MCC is recognized as a leader in the field of early education and as a model center. They provide high quality, authentic, caring Montessori programs for children from three months to five years old. Montessori certified head teachers lead each group. MCC is an American Montessori Society verified school. To sign-up for a tour and meet the director, call K.T. Korngold.

 

Montessori School of Pelham Manor

1415 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham

914-738-1127

[email protected]

At Montessori, they work to build a sense of community, collegiality, and a learning environment where the children engage in social skills, practical life skills, literacy, math, art, science, music, yoga, and creative thinking. A school that follows the principles of Maria Montessori where children will get personalized attention in small class sizes to develop at their own pace. Developing confidence and a love of learning is the hallmark of Montessori education.

 

Rebecca School

40 E 30th St.

212-810-4120

rebeccaschool.org

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Rebecca School is a school for neurodiverse students aged 3-21 and offers a nurturing environment where students are supported and challenged. Following the DIRFloortime® model, the school emphasizes individualized learning and social-emotional development. Classrooms are tailored to sensory, symbolic, and semi-structured learning, aligning with each student’s unique needs and interests. Quiet Areas provide a calming space as needed. Daily activities enhance developmental capacities, extending learning to hallways, kitchens, and community spaces through trips and playground visits.

 

Ridgeway Nursery School & Kindergarten

465 Ridgeway, White Plains

914-949-3134

ridgewaynsk.com

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Ridgeway Nursery School & Kindergarten has been serving the community for more than 50 years. They offer early childhood programs designed to help children gain a positive self image while encouraging social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development. Twos, Threes and Pre-K classes recognize play and exploration as basic learning tools presented through theme based units while RNSK’s small Transitional Kindergarten allows curriculum to be tailored according to the needs of each student.

 

Rye YMCA’s Nursery School in Mamaroneck

At St. John’s Church, 122 Fenimore Rd.

914-967-6363, ext. 207

[email protected]

ryeymca.org/nursery-school

With classrooms for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and pre-school-age children (3-5 years old), the program offers a choice of morning or afternoon sessions with three, four or five-day options. Children will learn foundational skills, develop healthy relationships, and build self-reliance through activities such as music, literacy, movement, STEM, sports, art and cooking. Register now for Fall 2024.

 

Whitby School

969 Lake Ave, Greenwich CT

203-869-8464

[email protected]

Whitby is a co-educational independent school for children 18 months through Grade 8. The Whitby Montessori Children’s House three-year program and the International Baccalaureate program in Grades 1-8 form the foundation that empowers students to think creatively and critically, preparing them to be future-ready as life-long learners and global citizens.

Whitby Middle School students participate in a comprehensive 18-month Secondary School Program and matriculate to the region’s top day and boarding schools.

 

The Windward School

Lower school: 1275 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

Middle school: 40 W Red Oak Ln, White Plains

914-949-6968

thewindwardschool.org

As an independent day school for children with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, The Windward School believes that difference is power. Through highly trained educators and evidence-based programs, Windward empowers students in grades 1 through 9 with the skills and confidence to return to mainstream schools. Committed to making a Windward education accessible for all, the school awards more than $8.5 million per year in tuition assistance.

 

Winston Preparatory School Connecticut

57 West Rocks Road Norwalk, CT

203-229-0465

winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/connecticut

[email protected]

Winston Prep Connecticut offers a highly individualized learning environment for students grades 4-12 with learning differences, including dyslexia, ADHD, and nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). Winston Prep fosters a learning environment where each student feels understood. Winston Prep’s research-driven model for students with learning differences results in extraordinary transformations in their lives and learning. Register for an Open House or contact the Director of Admissions, Michelle Rolfe.

 

World Cup Nursery School & Kindergarten

160 Joan Corwin Way

914-238-9267

worldcupschools.com

[email protected]

World Cup’s reputation for excellence in early childhood education has been built by its dedicated teachers who keep up-to-date on new approaches to learning and are devoted to the students they teach. Students explore and meet challenges in a fun, safe, nurturing play-based environment and learn while developing self-confidence, discipline and self-esteem.Great teacher/child ratios, special guests/theme days, creative movement, two outdoor playgrounds, indoor bike track, music and gymnastics instruction enhance the program.

 

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<div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">Interactive, live-streaming music and movement class in Spanish for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!<br />Join us every day from Monday through Saturday at 1:30 pm EST to sing, dance and play together while learning Spanish from your home.</div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> </div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;">This class is part of a Spanish Immersion Program where your child will be introduced to basic concepts like the animals, colors, numbers and letters. All of these through the universal language of Music. Each session is fun, interactive and engaging.<br />A selection of Children Songs in Spanish guides the class from start to finish. Activities are related to the lyrics, in order to familiarize the children with the words and their meanings. Some of the songs encourage the children to dance. Nilda uses puppets, musical instruments, and props to teach children basic vocabulary through action and interaction, rather than through translation.</div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"><br />The classes are streamed on Zoom's webinar platform. Participants (children, parents, nannies) are able to join the video from their homes and interact with us in real-time, it is a fun and engaging experience.</div>

Adventuring Portal

<p><a name="m_-1473885667065203258__Hlk72147528"></a>Adventuring Portal runs Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) games for kids.   We have created a safe online space for tweens and teens to learn and play D&D.</p> <p>Our D&D Summer Camp session are a one-week experience.  Monday – Friday.  Each day will be 3 hours of gaming (with 2 breaks build in).  15 total gaming hours for $180.  If you have played with us before, you are entitled to 10% off.   </p> <p>Need your kids, nieces or nephews, grand kids or neighbor’s kids to be occupied for a bit so you can get work done & take care of your to-do list? Maybe your tween or teen is still a bit isolated and craves connection with their peers? Whether your teen/tween has played D&D before or is brand-new to the experience, this safe space brings players together to have fun and solve problems as a team in ways few other online opportunities do.</p> <p>All our games focus on experiential learning.   Our players leave knowing all the basic game play as well as experiencing: teamwork, bravery, compassion, generosity, negotiation, improvisation, gamer etiquette, strategy, critical thinking, problem solving, cartography and probability - all through online D&D adventuring!</p> <p>We are an inclusive organization and welcome gamers who are LGBTQIA+ and those on any spectrum. </p> <p>All girls’ groups available. </p> <p>I am a parent, a certified elementary school and middle school math teacher and last summer in the midst of the mess started Adventuring Portal, an online Dungeons & Dragons business for kids. There are so many benefits to playing D&D and I hope you will consider us as a great way for your child to safely socialize, grow as people and have a great time.</p>