Preschool Directory

Bank Street School for Children

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The Bank Street School for Children is an independent demonstration school for Bank Street College and a working model of the College’s approach to teaching and learning. Education at the School is experience-based, interdisciplinary, and collaborative.

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BASIS Independent Manhattan

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At BASIS Independent Manhattan, a PreK-grade 8 private school, students are inspired to learn at the highest international levels in a world-acclaimed liberal arts and sciences curriculum built from top educational systems. From day one, the teachers foster ingenuity, creativity, and individuality in students as they gain the skills needed to succeed in every endeavor. Educators with subject-specific expertise lead each discipline—from Mandarin to fine arts, engineering to advanced mathematics, logic to world history, and more. The teachers use their passion and depth of knowledge to help students grow into creative problem solvers who are poised to tackle whatever challenges come their way.

BASIS Independent Manhattan fosters a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes, and believes that with the right tools, encouragement, and support, any motivated child can achieve academic success. 

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BASIS Independent Schools

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At BASIS Independent Schools, students are inspired to learn at the highest international levels in a world-acclaimed liberal arts and sciences curriculum built from top educational systems. From day one, the teachers foster ingenuity, creativity, and individuality in students as they gain the skills needed to succeed. Educators with subject-specific expertise lead each discipline—from Mandarin to fine arts, engineering to logic to world history, and more. The teachers use their passion and depth of knowledge to help students grow into creative problem solvers who are poised to tackle whatever challenges come their way.

BASIS Independent Schools foster a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes, and believe that with the right tools, encouragement, and support, any motivated child can achieve academic success.

BASIS Independent Manhattan offers PreK-9.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn offers PreK-12.

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Battery Park Montessori

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Battery Park Montessori is New York City's only trilingual Montessori program and one of just a few in the world. The school supports all children ages 2 through Kindergarten in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. It is known for its warm, diverse, and vibrant community of families dedicated to the internationally respected child-led Montessori approach. In 2013, the school launched in a beautiful riverside location in Battery Park City with a vision to bring a world class early childhood learning center to the downtown New York City community while offering children a quiet haven for peaceful, introspective learning. Battery Park Montessori stands out among peer schools in the exquisite natural beauty of its setting and its commitment to nurturing independence in children. It is also the only Montessori school in the city with an early childhood "maker space" and a fully functioning farm plot managed by students. Sign up for a tour or contact admissions@greenivy.com or 212-235-2304.

Birch Family Services - Long Island City Early Childhood Center

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The Long Island City Early Childhood Center is a vibrant, community program located in Long Island City that serves three- to five-year-old multi-cultural and multi-lingual children with special education needs. Its classrooms utilize techniques such as structured teaching, visual communication systems, developmentally appropriate practices, and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support [PBIS] framework.

Blue School

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Blue School’s inquiry-based approach to education emphasizes the value of play, from the dramatic play areas of the 3s program to play with language and project work in the 5th grade. 

Children construct some of their most important learning through play. Joy, engagement, and relatedness increase the possibility for learning and creativity and are required for rigorous and powerful educational experiences. At Blue School, play is one of the ways children express themselves, process new topics and ideas, and form relationships. The Blue School program fosters creativity, promotes academic excellence, nurtures human relationships, and inspires a growing passion for learning. 

Bridge Community Playschool

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At Bridge Community Playschool, we provide children with a gentle introduction to school life that is happy and positive. Here, young children gain a sense of responsibility while they explore fun and educational materials centered on monthly themes.

Our teachers work together to create a daily schedule which provides a balance between active and quite times, small and large group play, as well as, times for self-selection and teacher directed activities. The children’s physical well-being is encouraged and supervised in our large indoor play space.

A 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio coupled with small classes enable our teachers to give each child in our care the individual attention that is essential during their early years of development.

We offer a four-morning program with classes Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 8:45-noon. Extended afternoons are available where children may stay 2, 3 or 4 days until 2:30pm.

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Bright Horizons at Long Island City

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As a leading provider of high quality early education and preschool in the metro NYC area, Bright Horizons empowers children from infancy on to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. It provides a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment where children learn and develop to their full potential. Bright Horizons strives to grow young readers, scientists, artists, and explorers who are engaged and curious.
 

Bright Horizons at Long Island City serves children who are 6 weeks to 5 years old with infant through kindergarten preparation programs. Bright Horizon's signature curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®, guides children through each age and stage and empowers them to reach New York City CORE standards.
 

Enrichment activities include Handwriting Without Tears, Everyday Math, Weekly Reader, Growing Readers, Ready for School, Movement Matters, and ArtSmart.

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