Buckley Country Day School

Buckley Country Day School
2 I.U. Willets Road
Roslyn, NY  11576

Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared secondary schools and beyond.

“Opening the eyes and awakening the mind. . .

that is the essence of education.”

B. Lord Buckley, 1923


Blue Rock School

Blue Rock School — Where Learning Comes Alive!

110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack, NY 10994
Kindergarden - 8th

Blue Rock School is hosting a free event for 4-and 5-year-olds and their parents on October 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. While the children play, their parents can learn about Blue Rock’s unique learning environment.
“Children can enjoy a fall harvest-themed morning with Blue Rock’s kindergarten staff that includes storytelling, crafts, homemade snacks and outdoor play on our beautiful four-and-a-half-acre campus,” says Admissions Director Beverly Stycos. “Magical play spaces abound here, as the grounds have numerous creative play structures as well as a sandbox among the flower gardens.”
Blue Rock School features small class settings and an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes the arts, nature and play and encourages creativity, collaboration, depth of learning, critical thinking and confident self-expression.
“As the Lower Hudson Valley's only progressive, independent day school, Blue Rock is committed to fostering a non-elitist community of students from diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds,” Stycos says. “We offer a unique discovery-based, test-and-grade-free learning environment that encourages and nurtures children’s natural curiosity and innate love of learning. It is a truly dynamic and joyful learning community for grades K-8.”
Registration required please.

EF Academy International Boarding Schools

582 Columbus Ave., Thornwood, NY 10594

(914) 495-6028

EF Academy prepares students not only for academic success, but also for true global citizenship through critical learning and unparalleled intercultural immersion in what amounts to a diverse United Nations-style high school community. Our three school promises are to provide a superior education, thorough preparation for university, and a future that knows no borders.

Our flagship campus, EF Academy New York, is located on 98 acres in suburban Westchester County, under an hour north of Manhattan and its boundless educational opportunities. Home to 715 students from 60 different countries, EF Academy embraces the spirit of collaborative international perspective — in no small part through our IB Diploma program. Beyond that, we offer a range of programs so that all of our students master a key set of global competencies in multilingualism, leadership and travel, enhanced by a broad array of clubs, activities and competitions. With everything from equestrian to soccer, coding to fine arts, students have the opportunity to discover their true passions—fitting in and developing the confidence and independence that will serve them well in college and the real world after.

EF Academy also offers a global campus rotation option among its other locations in the heart of Oxford, England, and the Jewel of the English Riviera: Torbay.

Green Meadow Waldorf School

307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Nursery – 12th grade

Green Meadow Waldorf School offers programs for babies and toddlers from birth to age three, serves children from Nursery through 12th grade, and runs popular summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the US, with almost 400 students. Benefiting from discovery and play in our Early Childhood program, skill-building in our Lower School, and rigorous intellectual challenges in the High School, Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Come to an admissions event or call us to learn more about how we are transforming education. We also have a strong commitment to serving a diverse range of children, and we welcome LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming families. We invite you to read about our commitment to diversity at

Hackley School
293 Benedict Ave
Tarrytown, NY 10591

A member of both the Ivy Preparatory League and the international schools consortium Round Square, Hackley has a 285-acre woodland campus in Tarrytown with extensive facilities to support our K-12 educational program, including a science building, geothermal library, competition cross-country trail system, eight athletics fields, and a new 110,000-sq ft Center for Health and Wellness.  Through ongoing effort to increase socioeconomic diversity, Hackley now draws from over 70 communities, from Cold Spring to Manhattan, from Ridgefield, CT to Franklin Lakes, NJ and all points in between.

Hackley’s mission “challenges students go grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from the varying perspectives and backgrounds in our community and the world.”  Hackley students discover themselves through relationships with others—in classrooms, on stage, in arts studios, through community service, and on playing fields. Committed to international understanding, diversity, environmental stewardship, adventure, leadership, and service, Hackley prepares students to think and act with care and effectiveness both at school and in their broader communities.

Welcomed by the motto, “Enter here to be and find a friend,” Hackley honors strength of character, offering students a warm, supportive community that enables both challenge and nurture, giving them the means to set high personal goals and attain them. Through this strong ethos and the quality of its faculty and students, Hackley has achieved distinction as an educational force shaping the lives of generations.

Rye Country Day School
Cedar St., Rye, NY 10580
PreK - 12th grade

Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school in Rye, New York, dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect  and promote moral responsibility, and strive to develop strength of  character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.


The Allen-Stevenson School
132 E. 78th St., New York, NY 10075

Allen-Stevenson¹s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen. In the belief that there are many ways to be a boy, the School offers an ongoing commitment to each student and uses the best insights and tools available to understand him as a whole person. We inspire in each boy an appreciation of responsible citizenship and a lifelong love of learning.

Allen-Stevenson upholds the educational goals originally established by our founders, Mr. Allen and Mr. Stevenson. As an elementary school for boys, Allen-Stevenson lays out an educational path that is developmentally appropriate, while also preparing its students for rigorous college preparatory secondary schools, both boarding and day.

Allen-Stevenson’s course of study is thoughtfully balanced to include very strong academics and a variety of positive experiences in the arts and athletics. While the sense of competition is strong, there are many opportunities for boys to work together both within their age group as well as with older or younger students.

Throughout the curriculum, the program stresses dedication to achievement and the pursuit of excellence. We encourage a sense of community and respect for others, and the expectation of personal integrity and responsibility.

Avenues: The World School
259 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Launched in September 2012, Avenues: The World School is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Serving nursery through 12th grade, Avenues is focused on three principles: second language proficiency, which is essential to achieve true global citizenship; global readiness, delivered through a global studies curriculum called the World Course; and international experience.

Bank Street School for Children
610 West 112th St., New York, NY 10025
430 Children

Lower School: Nursery – Kindergarten
Middle School: 1st Grade – 4th Grade
Upper School: 5th Grade – 8th Grade

Bank Street School for Children is a progressive independent school and a working model of the Bank Street College of Education’s approach to learning and teaching. The curriculum is experience-based, interdisciplinary, and collaborative. The emphasis is on educating the whole child – the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual being – while at the same time, recognizing and valuing the child’s integrity as a learner, teacher, and classmate. Children become self-motivated learners and strong community members though active engagement with all aspects of the environment.  Education at the School for Children is experienced-based. Carefully designed and executed educational experiences offer the framework for each child’s process of “meaning making” and personal reflection. Constructivism - the idea that a child makes discoveries from his or her own observations, explorations, and experiences, and then uses all of them to construct understanding – is the basis of the educational program.

The School has a commitment to diversity that is consistent with the progressive tenet that schools should represent the demographics of the society in which they exist. We strive to acknowledge, support, and educate every member of our community, both children and adults, to be sensitive to and respectful of the diversity among us with regard to race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, learning style, family structure, and physical ability. Moreover, a broadly based financial aid program provides tuition assistance, based on need, to attract and maintain a range of socio-economic diversity. Our philosophical beliefs and scholarly practice in our classrooms have a prominent anti-bias foundation, as well as a social justice and equity-driven curriculum reflected in all subject areas.

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool

131 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Our inclusive, caring community has been nurturing young learners and their families since the fall of 2002. Our on-going focus is on creating a warm, child-centered, inquiry-based school setting. An emergent curriculum and exceptional child/teacher ratio allows us to focus on children’s interests – exploring aspects of their lives, imaginations, and community in an atmosphere of fun and play. We are a Reform Jewish school and teachers introduce the Jewish holidays to children in much the same way they approach curriculum, by making it relevant, meaningful and accessible to young learners. Stories, symbols, songs and even the tastes of holidays allow our students to begin exploration of Jewish traditions and values.

Blue School
241 Water Street
NYC 10038

Blue School is an independent school for 2 year olds through 8th grade where the dynamic balance of academic mastery, creative thinking and self & social intelligence instills a lifelong passion for learning. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family and community connection. The curriculum emphasizes inquiry, observation and reflection, encouraging children to become bold, creative and compassionate innovators. The campus in lower Manhattan features thoughtfully designed classrooms, designated lab spaces for art, STEAM, science, music and drama, and a gymnasium, Wonder Room, Upcycling Center, Materials Library and outdoor terraces.

The Calhoun School
Preschool – 12th Grade

433 West End Avenue at 81st Street (3rd–12th grades)


160 West 74th Street at Amsterdam Avenue (3’s–2nd grade)


A leader in progressive education, Calhoun School inspires a passion for learning in a joyful environment that values intellect, creativity, diversity and community involvement. Students become scholars, writers, scientists, artists, critical thinkers and problem solvers, engaged in the construction of knowledge and promotion of social justice.

Calhoun is a warm, inclusive community that is committed to striving for equity; we celebrate racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity, and believe it is an essential component of a rich education for all students. We appreciate the uniqueness of each student, and sustain an atmosphere of inquiry, curiosity, collaboration and mutual support—not one of competition and comparison. Our mission is to support and challenge our students so that they will emerge as sensitive, healthy, thoughtful, well-prepared citizens of the world community.

Interested families are invited to visit us at

The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 111th St.)
New York, NY 10025 

The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is an independent, Episcopal, K-8 day school for girls and boys of all faiths. The School is committed to a rigorous academic program that integrates the arts, athletics, and leadership development. Located on New York City’s Upper West Side on the 13-acre Close of the Cathedral, the School offers a unique setting for the celebration of the many traditions shared by its families. The School prides itself on being a diverse community in partnership with families who take an active role in their children’s intellectual, ethical, social, and emotional growth. The Cathedral School offers a stimulating environment in which each child can become an articulate, confident, and responsible citizen of the world. Continuing a century-old relationship, the School draws upon the Cathedral’s vast resources and provides its children’s choir.


The Churchill School and Center
Bob Thomas
Director of Admissions and Communications

The Churchill School and Center is a community dedicated to helping students with learning differences become confident, self-advocating learners. At The Churchill School, all children are capable of achieving their goals in life when provided the support and nurturing they need. Our mission as a K-12 coeducational college preparatory day school, “is dedicated to working collaboratively with students, educators, and families to help children with language based learning disabilities realize their full potential.”

Academic instruction emphasizes the development of metacognitive strategies to strengthen executive functioning and self-awareness. Coupled with a curriculum centered around our Core Values of Integrity, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Perseverance, Churchill teaches students acceptance of themselves and empathy towards others. With a wide choice of arts, sports, club, and elective offerings, students’ existing and new interests and abilities can also flourish.

The Churchill School community is a safe, welcoming community for both the student and family. We partner with you as your child moves through this journey and, together, we work to help them “Reveal Their Abilities”, recognizing and celebrating who they are and who they can become. Students leave Churchill as well-rounded, confident self-advocates prepared for the challenges of life.

City and Country School
146 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Director of Admissions: Elise Bauer
Admissions Associate: Erika Greenberg

City and Country School, for ages two – eighth grade, is a historically significant progressive school founded in 1914 by pioneer educator Caroline Pratt. Housed in seven brownstones in the West Village, its buildings and courtyards are filled with character and natural light.

Early childhood classrooms follow a simple-by-design philosophy. Children use basic materials including paint, clay, wood, water, and Pratt’s creation: wooden blocks, now used the world over. These open-ended materials, along with expert teachers, inspire creativity and cooperation, while promoting attention span and cognition.

Young children use another of Pratt’s innovative designs: outdoor blocks. Children create play structures using boxes, blocks, boards, and sawhorses. Older groups use the School’s gym facility; the team sports program is introduced at age 10.

Older children engage in sophisticated historical studies of our diverse world, incorporating themes of social justice. Art, Technology, Music, Science, Woodshop, Rhythms, and Spanish complement their studies of history and culture. A hallmark is the Jobs Program: each group performs a job for the School (for example, school supply store). Through their jobs, children solidify skills in context, and develop authentic confidence, responsibility, and resourcefulness.

Students are accepted to an impressive range of high schools, most attending their top choice.

The Co-op School
40 Brevoort Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Preschool to 5th Grade

All members of The Co-op School — students, families and staff — contribute to the development of our unique culture. Teachers collaborate and guide students in the dynamic, life-long process of questioning and deepening connections.

We, The Co-op School, believe in and nurture the following Core Values:
Compassion: the strength to work together as a team, to be an individual, to respect differences of opinions, and have the ability to empathize with others.
Uniqueness: the confidence that leads to risk taking, problem solving, and taking pride in one’s own point of view.
Innovation: curiosity, creativity, experimentation and perseverance when faced with challenges.
Community Action: an awareness, respect and care for our surroundings, community and environment.
Joy: the simple joy of playing, learning, and friendship making.

The Co-op School is an inclusive community. We welcome and celebrate students and families who represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond, as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic class and physical ability. We are committed to anti-bias teaching, which for young children is as much about precluding the formation of biases as it is disproving their myths.

Corlears School
324 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

Preschool - 4th grade

In 1968, Corlears School was founded as a nursery/kindergarten school by Irene Neurath and a group of New York City teachers and parents. It was originally located on Grand Street near Corlears Hook on the lower east side of Manhattan. As the school grew, the school moved to its present Chelsea area site in 1971. Corlears School focuses on early childhood and elementary years, up to and including the fourth grade. Class sizes are kept small and offer its young students extra attention. Nursery students are introduced to reading and language skills and are encouraged to communicate their needs and experiences. Letter and word sounds, and rhyming and rhythms are taught using literature and music. Time, spatial relationships, temperature, and weight are used to explore mathematical ideas. In addition to typical toddler creative activities, science is introduced to develop skills of observation and the ability to draw conclusions. Students, kindergarten-through-fourth grade, begin acquiring the basic skills and knowledge for future academic development. The social studies curriculum integrates language arts, math, geography, history, science, and the visual and performing arts. The dance and drama program combines modern dance techniques and creative movement with improvisation and dramatic acting.

Friends Seminary
222 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003

Kindergarten - 12th grade

Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary is the oldest continuing coeducational school in New York City. As a Quaker school, Friends is guided by the values of equality, simplicity, integrity and peace. In the Quaker tradition, time is set aside each day for Quaker Meeting which provides an opportunity for students to gather as a community and to reflect silently as well as to share their thoughts with others. Friends Seminary values a multicultural program that fosters the understanding of differences of cultural heritage, language, race, religion, socioeconomic class, gender and sexual orientation. The Lower School, Kindergarten - Grade 4, consists of mixed-age groups organized within a two-year span while the Middle School, Grades 5 - 8, and the Upper School, Grades 9 -12 are more traditionally structured. The college preparatory curriculum is complemented by foreign and classical languages, computers, advanced placement courses, visual and performing arts and electives. Friends has foreign study programs in several countries including Spain, France, Mexico and Italy.

Grace Church School

86 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Junior Kindergarten - 8th grade

Grace Church School (GCS) was founded in 1894 by Grace Church as the first choir boarding school in New York City. From the original sixteen choristers, it has grown to its current enrollment of over 380 boys and girls drawn from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. GCS's curriculum encourages children to appreciate diversity whether the difference is grounded in race, class, cultural tradition, religion, gender, nationality, or personal style. The School is divided into three divisions. Early Childhood Division (Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten), Lower School (grades one through four) and Upper School (grades five through eight). GCS's structured curriculum includes Spanish, Latin and French, and extensive computer and religious views of the community. The opportunity for responsibility and personal expression is enhanced through student council, community service, expanded sports and arts programs, and social activities such as dances and extended trips.

Green Ivy Schools

Battery Park Montessori

Battery Park Montessori is a Montessori preschool, nestled among trees and tucked away on the riverfront in South Battery Park City.

Children are free to explore the Montessori materials in a nurturing environment where light, nature and water are ever-present themes. Our patio and garden offer rich options for work periods, during which children are encouraged to become thoughtful, compassionate learners who interact respectfully with the natural world.

Each child is constantly challenged to take risks and develop their interests. Montessori teachers gently guide children according to those interests, which helps spark their individual passions and a life long love of learning. Our children are encouraged to cultivate a curiosity to know more and the confidence to ask meaningful questions. They are invited to become confident students who find their own answers and celebrate their mistakes as valuable moments on their journey to mastery.

As our children learn so do they teach. As each child masters a particular concept or skill they are invited to teach that material to their peers throughout the school. Montessori children develop deep care for their friends, their community and the environment.
We are enrolling children ages 2 through 6, with half-day sessions for ages 2-3 and full-day sessions for ages 3-6.

Pine Street School

Pine Street School is the first candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in Lower Manhattan. Home to 40 bright, modern classrooms and tailored learning spaces, we span 85,000 square feet in the heart of FiDi.

Our technology-forward curriculum is inherently STEAM-based. From math, science and language, to music, arts and athletics, we combine disciplines in unique ways to keep students challenged and engaged while providing a rigorous course of study. Real world problems of personal interest are given real world answers through hands on inquiry.

With IB, students are extremely involved in their own development. Before beginning any new project they work with their teacher to define the characteristics of an “excellent” outcome. They engage rubrics, checklists, benchmarks and standards to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their effort at key milestones. In this way they learn to focus on excellence rather than task completion.

Helping students become bilingual, biliterate, binumerate and bicultural, our curriculum features a dual language Spanish immersion program. In addition we reflect our international downtown community with over 20 countries and more than 15 languages represented in our school.

We are currently admitting students from 2 years through 4th grade – with Montessori running concurrently in the preschool program - and will expand grades each year through Middle School.

The Hewitt School
45 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

At Hewitt, we believe that the key to a meaningful life is to connect authentically to self and others, and to a sense of purpose. The Hewitt experience is full of human interaction, with teaching and learning that are highly interactive and personalized to the individual girl.

Our curriculum is guided by the belief that the harder an accomplishment is, the greater the feeling of reward for having accomplished it. But achievement, accolades, and a great resume are, in and of themselves, insufficient end goals. A Hewitt girl learns to transcend the short-term, narrow definitions of success and fix her gaze on a longer horizon: contributing to the world as only she can. By understanding and ultimately surpassing society’s often-rigid expectations for how girls should behave and succeed, a Hewitt girl displays a rare combination of empowerment and empathy, camaraderie and compassion, grit and grace, all the while constructing a life uniquely her own and of consequence to something larger than herself.

Our program is carefully constructed around four academic pillars—presence, empathy, research and purpose—that shape the way our teachers teach, our students learn and, ultimately, the way both our teachers and students live their lives.

Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School
Lower and Middle School
272 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10014

High School
40 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014
Preschool - 12th Grade

New York City's Little Red School Little Red House/Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI) has numerous gay-positive attributes. Founder, Elisabeth Irwin, was a model of lesbian leadership. She and her partner, Katharine Anthony, were adoptive parents. A lesbian-and-gay-issues committee of faculty, parents, and administration is an active voice in the school. The committee and the school co-sponsors the "Love Makes a Family; Living in Lesbian and Gay Families" photo-text exhibit which is attended by all students and faculty. "It's Elementary", a documentary about the importance of including lesbian and gay voices and themes in elementary curriculum, was viewed by the faculty and parents. Lesbian and Gay Pride Month is celebrated each October through assemblies and class discussions. Lower School teachers have devised an inclusive family curriculum, which recognizes gay and lesbian parents. The Middle School Adolescent Issues program deals with a wide range of matters, including sexuality and discrimination, with a focus on developing decision-making skills. LREI's library collection includes books for children of gays and lesbians and books which address sexuality.

Manhattan Country School
150 W. 85th St.
New York, NY 10024

PreK - 8th grade

Manhattan Country School is a pre-K through eighth grade co-ed elementary school where children are members of a collaborative learning community. A recognized leader in progressive education, Manhattan Country School offers a cohesive, challenging academic program—one in which teachers rely on experiential learning and creative pursuits to stimulate intellect. In addition to being well-trained in the academic disciplines, students acquire a deep understanding of activism and social justice and develop the strength and resources to effect change and pursue their goals. The student body reflects the diversity of New York City, with no racial group accounting for more than 50 percent. This diversity is supported by an innovative sliding-scale tuition program that enables every family to pay according to its means. A unique feature of the school is the award-winning MCS Farm in the Catskill Mountains. The farm program engages students with the natural processes that support life and provides an unparalleled experience of social growth. Manhattan Country School students graduate with highly developed critical-thinking skills, a sense of purpose and a deep understanding of our multicultural world. They go on to attend a variety of highly selective independent, public and parochial high schools, and boarding schools.

Mary McDowell Friends School

Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) is an independent K-12 college preparatory Quaker school for students with learning disabilities. The school opened in 1984 with an elementary class of five students, and has grown to its current enrolment of 393 students reflecting the diverse ethnic and racial spectrum of the New York City metropolitan area. The school is comprised of three campuses in Brooklyn: an elementary school at 20 Bergen Street, a middle school at 135 Summit Street, and an upper school at 23 Sidney Place.
Mary McDowell Friends School provides a structured, multi-sensory, interdisciplinary approach to education combining large and small group work, language modification, and hands-on learning. A high staff-to-student ratio enables students to receive differentiated instruction to meet their unique learning needs. The arts – visual arts, music, and theater – and physical education are important components of the curriculum. Support services are provided during the school day by language therapists and psychologists.

Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, the school cultivates a diverse community. By offering a supportive environment and innovative programming, MMFS is helping students with learning disabilities become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.

Montclare Children's School

Montclare Children’s School

747 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC 10025

Montclare Children’s School is an enriched preschool, engaging children in a joyful and dynamic environment. Our inclusive community is reinforced by an active and engaged parents association and comprehensive home-school communications. We inspire lifelong learners by cultivating collaboration, creativity, and independent thinking. Our balanced pedagogical approach establishes a durable educational foundation, bolstering the skills children need for Kindergarten and future learning.

Montclare’s teachers scaffold certain activities to stimulate deeper learning, encouraging students to ask questions, problem-solve, and work collaboratively. By engaging in both teacher-guided and unstructured play, children build confidence and independence, becoming more willing to take appropriate risks while creating meaningful interactions and friendships. Furthermore, both in and out of the classroom, fine and gross-motor physical development are an integral part of each day. Specialist-led activities include movement, yoga, physical education, as well as art, library, and music. Our facility includes a library, music room, art studio, rooftop play-space, two gyms, climbing wall and 13 classrooms.

The Nightingale-Bamford School
20 East 92nd Street
New York, New York 10128

The mission of the Nightingale-Bamford School is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Our vision is for Nightingale students to be joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and the courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives; in doing so, we advance equity for the betterment of all.

Founded in 1920, Nightingale is an independent K–12 girls’ school that provides an unmatched liberal arts education adapted to the modern world. We welcome motivated students of varied backgrounds, interests, and talents, and cultivate in each a capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance.

The Nurture Center at Twin Parks
The Nurture Center
202 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025

Learn how to help your child develop a love of learning. Twin Parks is excited to introduce The Nurture Center. Our new program is designed to assist parents and caregivers with developmentally appropriate activities to do with babies and toddlers. Our Infant and Toddler Coordinator will introduce children and adults to the Montessori philosophy and method of teaching. Adults will be bonding, exploring Montessori materials and collaborating around a variety of topics related to child development.

During the class children explore a carefully prepared environment, choose from the materials provided and learn at their own pace. Caregivers take delight in children’s exploration, observe children’s discoveries and come together for music, stories and a community snack. Parent discussion groups allow adults to share ideas and questions about eating, sleeping, toileting, discipline and many other topics. The Nurture Center offers parents and caregivers an opportunity to meet other parents for sharing and networking with one another.

Park Avenue Methodist Day School

Park Avenue Methodist Day School (PAMDS)

106 East 86th Street

New York, NY 10028

Molly M. DeGesero – Director

Park Avenue Methodist Day School (PAMDS) was founded in 1953 with many families across the city well acquainted with our secular pre-school serving children 2 to 5 years of age. When the school was established, our play-based pedagogic model was virtually the only form of early childhood education.  While other educational approaches have been introduced or developed since then, we continue to hold play at our core. PAMDS is the home of ‘Playful Inquiry’. Through constructive and meaningful play experiences and ‘Cycles of Inquiry’, children not only learn what they need to know, but also acquire the skills that they need to be successful learners and citizens beyond preschool. We listen to what each child has to say and treat each child as an individual. We praise the child’s process of discovery and encourage them to take risks. We support children to be respectful, active, excited, autonomous, curious and courageous learners.

We are seeking families who take an active role in their child’s life and firmly believe that play is a child’s work. PAMDS understands that a quality school relationship puts the child and the family at the center of our mission. We look forward to partnering with you throughout your time with us.

Riverdale Country School

5250 Fieldston Rd., Riverdale, NY 10471
718-549-8810, 718-549-7780
PreK - 12 grade

At Riverdale Country School, we educate boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 based on guiding principles in four areas: mind, character, commitment, and community.

High standards are valued, but so are innovative approaches to learning. We invite students to cast a wide net during their years on campus, encouraging them to explore subjects in the arts and sciences that interest them. Students' intellectual curiosity and emotional growth are given thoughtful support even as they grow independent as learners.

Honesty, self-discipline, resilience, and perseverance are qualities we encourage. A multifaceted support system provides students with the assistance they need as they pursue opportunities and learn life lessons.

A successful life is made up of the many commitments we make, both to ourselves and to others. Riverdale's emphasis on commitment to a wide range of activities, including academics, sports, community service, and the arts, endows students with a sense of satisfaction and balance.

The Riverdale campuses are an ideal setting for an intimate community of learners. Students also expand their view of community beyond the wooded campuses; they are encouraged to view themselves as citizens of the world, with all the joy and responsibility that implies.

Rodeph Sholom School

Rodeph Sholom School
10 West 84th Street

168 West 79th Street

7 West 83rd St.
New York, NY 10024

646-438-8600 Admissions

646-438-8500 Main

Rodeph Sholom School, a Reform Jewish day school, fosters intellectual curiosity through a challenging independent school academic program. At the heart of RSS is a warm, vibrant community, where students are guided by Jewish knowledge, values and ethics to become self-confident and socially responsible leaders.

Founded in 1958, RSS is the only Reform Jewish day school in New York City to serve students from nursery school through 8th grade. We believe that these are the most critical years in a child's development, when we can help establish a cultural identity and academic foundation that will allow students to flourish in high school and beyond.

With more than 600 students total, RSS is large and diverse enough to offer a stimulating and academic program, yet small enough to guarantee that every child receives the individualized attention he or she deserves. Upon graduation, our 8th Grade students routinely attend the most competitive independent and public high schools in New York City and beyond.

The benefits of an RSS education extend far beyond the classroom. The moment your child joins the Rodeph Sholom School community, your family becomes part of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, a warm and welcoming community on the Upper West Side.

St. Luke's School
487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

Junior Kindergarten - 8th grade

Founded in 1945, St. Luke's School is located in the West Village of New York City. It is a coeducational Episcopal day school with two hundred students of all faiths from Junior-Kindergarten through Grade eight since its inception, St. Luke's School has encouraged diversity by seeking both students and teachers of varying backgrounds. The schools unique 2-acre campus includes three outdoor playgrounds. St. Luke's Garden, filled with quiet paths, flowers, lawns, benches, and trees. Facilities include spacious and sunny classrooms, a gymnasium, an art studio, a small theater, an 18,000 volume library and media center, computer, and foreign language rooms. Chapel services and special programs are held in The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, a landmark building, constructed in 1822 and rebuilt in 1985.

Lower School Junior-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students' days are tilled with the "work" of play-paints, blocks, dress-ups, sand, water, cooking, and regular outdoor activities in the playground. As children become ready, reading, writing and math skills are introduced. In Grades 1 through 4, the focus is on developing proficiency in reading, writing, mathematics, and critical thinking.

The Upper School program. Grades 5 through 8, continues to build upon the base of academic skills and concentrates on study habits, time management and independence to prepare students for high school. All students learn and participate in community service, and St. Luke's Partners Program pairs older and younger children for projects and activities.

The Town School
540 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in Nursery through Eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “let there be joy in learning.”

Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.

We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them to discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The program enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.

Twin Parks Montessori School


Central Park Montessori

1 West 91st St., NYC 10024


Park West Montessori School

435 Central Park West, NYC 10025


Riverside Montessori School

202 Riverside Dr., NYC 10025

(212) 665-1600

Twin Parks Montessori Schools (TPMS),, are accredited by the American Montessori Society, the Middle States Commission and are affiliates schools of Columbia University. TPMS provide nurturing, child-centered settings for children ages 3 months-6 years. TPMS are committed to fostering a community of lifelong learners using proven Montessori methodology. Problem solving and creativity are emphasized along with age-appropriate academic subjects. TPMS are among Manhattan’s most spacious preschools, offering rich and varied environments— from individual activity tables to open floor areas promoting group interaction, from the quiet areas for independent interests to the abundance of the Schools’ glorious backyards: Central and Riverside Parks. Each of these environments invites exploration, discovery and fully meets the developmental needs of young children.

West Side Montessori School
309 West 92nd St.
New York, NY 10025


ages 2.8 - 6 years old

Mimi Basso, Head of School

Judy Lyons, Director of Admissions

West Side Montessori School … where to begin a lifetime of learning
Since 1963, West Side Montessori School has provided an exceptional early childhood education within a welcoming and richly diverse community. Here, children are nurtured, families find friendship and support and faculty can flourish. We embody the best practices that have evolved in early childhood and Montessori education, and as a community of learners, we use the process of self-reflection to continually improve what we know and what we do to best support our students. We share our growing understanding of early childhood education and our findings with parents and with the broader educational community. Our mission is made feasible by our outstanding faculty and is further enhanced by our internationally recognized teacher education program.

We maintain our unique identity by: 
Actively involving families in their children’s educational lives. Modeling our belief in the importance of diversity. Living our Montessori philosophy.
 Continually building on our knowledge of child development and Montessori education.

Winston Preparatory School

At Winston Preparatory School, we view each student as a unique individual learner who has potential and is Able to Learn. It is also important that our work is grounded in research regarding how people learn and the learning differences that cause students to struggle. We begin our understanding by looking through a neuropsychological lens based on decades of research on learning and cognition. This is just the first step. It is important that we understand both who our students are as learners, as well as who they are as people. WPS students have some notable gifts, and our individual approach allows us to explore and develop these gifts. Everything we do is based on this in-depth understanding of each individual student.

Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students, grades 4-12, with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. We do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs and that builds a powerful sense of community. We call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student's specific learning profile including their strengths and potential.

Come to an open house and learn more about our educational philosophy and tour our school.

York Avenue Preschool
1520 York Ave., New York, NY 10028

York Avenue Preschool is a private independent school chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, licensed by the Department of Health, Bureau of Daycare of the City of New York and a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). The mission of the school is to provide our students with joyful, early childhood education integrating sequential curriculum with scheduled periods of art, music, physical education and French for older students within a safe, interactive learning environment which promotes social skills, language, literacy and daily opportunities for discovering mathematics and science. The facilities include two spacious gymnasiums customized for early learners, a library, an art room, a well-equipped outdoor playground, and several self-contained, newly renovated classrooms, each with a kitchenette and restroom. The Head teachers hold Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and are certified by the New York State Department of Education.




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