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The Ideal School is located in Manhattan and offers a special needs program for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The high school is referred to as The Academy. The elementary school grades utilize an inclusion program. Faculty are dedicated to inspiring academic excellence in all students. The classes are kept small to maximize individual [...]

On Roosevelt Island in Manhattan there is a special needs school called The Child School. Founded in 1973, the school consists of an elementary school program, a middle school, and a high school geared toward students with learning disabilities. From the earliest ages, faculty strive to make every child at The Child School feel important. [...]

Leif Ericson Day School is a Christian day school located in Brooklyn. Having won awards for its service to preschoolers through middle school children, the school offers a rigorous academic curriculum coupled with religious instruction. Students at Leif Ericson Day School begin studying math as soon as they are admitted. At ages three and four, [...]

Temple Shaaray Tefila is a Jewish congregation in Manhattan with educational programs for children and adults of all ages. The early childhood program focuses on introducing young children to Jewish concepts and Jewish identity. In elementary school, students grow in their knowledge and understanding of Judaism, which prepares them for the upper school program. Like [...]

Focus On NY Preschool

New York Preschool is an extension of NY K!ds Club, an enrichment program for young children that provides educational classes, fun events, and day camps. The preschool part of the program is available for children ages two through four-and-a-half. The program got its start in 2001. Students are encouraged to be themselves through challenging activities [...]

Focus On Temple Shaaray Tefila

Temple Shaaray Tefila is a Jewish congregation located in Manhattan. More than a synagogue. The temple serves as a community for Reform Jews in New York City. The temple got its start in 1845 as an Orthodox Jewish temple. Over time, the focus has shifted to a Reform perspective. Educational opportunities at Temple Shaaray Tefila [...]

Stephen Gaynor School is one of the most unique private schools in New York City. Located in Manhattan, it is a non-profit school whose mission is to provide an individualized learning experience for children with learning differences. The school was founded in 1962 with two rooms. It has since expanded into a 37,000 square foot [...]

Temple Israel of the City of New York is a Jewish congregation located in Manhattan. In addition to its worship programs, the temple has a lifelong learning center that includes programs for early childhood development, K-12 educational curricula, and educational opportunities for adult learners. Educating children from a progressive Jewish perspective, the school got its [...]

St. Gregory the Great School is a Manhattan-based Catholic private school whose mission is to instill Christian values in its students while preparing them for high school and college academically. Students learn to think critically and solve problems while receiving a well-rounded education. Starting with preschool and working up through eighth grade, students prepare for [...]

In Brooklyn, the St. Francis of Assissi School offers curricula for children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school opened its doors in East Flatbush in 1909 and is operated by the St. Francis of Assissi parish. Faculty at St. Francis of Assissi School are dedicated to teaching a traditional academic curriculum alongside a values-based [...]

Brooklyn Jesuit Prep is a private school in Brooklyn dedicated to the Jesuit mission and provides a strong academic curriculum for students in middle school. The school's mission is to "develop young leaders who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious and committed to doing justice". Started in 2003, Brooklyn Jesuit Prep offers a [...]

Trey Whitfield School is a private school in Brooklyn with an early childhood program, a lower school, and an upper school. They educate through the eighth grade, preparing students for high school and college. The academic program at Trey Whitfield School is based on a strong set of moral values, integrity, and leadership. Students are [...]

International Christian School, a ministry of International Baptist Church, in Brooklyn is a K through twelfth grade school that educates children from a Christian perspective. Students get a heavy dose of religious training and study the Bible as they work through a traditional core curriculum. Math training begins in preschool. Three and four year olds [...]

St. Mark the Evangelist School is located in the Bronx and is one of the six schools that are a part of the Partnership for Inner-City Education. Like the others, it is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school for low-income students in the South Bronx. Pre-kindergarten begins at age three. Pre-K is for three and [...]

Located in Staten Island, New York, St. Joseph Hill Academy is a traditional Catholic school that follows the New York state Common Core Standards and includes its own religious instruction to build up students' faith. The school has an elementary school program and a high school program. The high school is an all girls school [...]

St. Joseph Hill Academy is a Catholic school in Staten Island, New York. The school is divided into an elementary school and a high school. The elementary school program at St. Joseph Hill Academy is designed for students from three years old through eighth grade. Students are admitted to St. Joseph Hill Academy as early [...]

In the heart of Staten Island is a Catholic private school that makes no bones about its focus on New York's Common Core Standards curriculum or its faith-based religious instruction. The school is St. John Villa Academy. The school consists of an elementary school that is made up of classes from preschool through eighth grade [...]

St. John Villa Academy is a Catholic school located in Staten Island. With programs from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, the school is divided into an elementary school program and a high school. The elementary school consists of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. St. John Villa Academy founded in 1922 by the Sisters of St. John the [...]

The Gateway School is a co-ed school serving children with learning disabilities from all over New York. It consists of a lower school and a middle school. The lower school services children ages 5 to 9. The middle school serves children ages 10 through 14. The middle school is designed to take children from their [...]

The Red Balloon Early Childhood Learning Center is located on Riverside Drive in Upper Manhattan. In fact, founded in 1972, the school is located inside a Columbia University residential building. The faculty and teaching staff at Red Balloon Learning Center see play time as the vehicle for learning and exploration. From the school's website: Play [...]

Merricat's Castle School was founded in 1974 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. An inclusive nonsectarian school, Merricat's has educational programs for children starting at age two and going up through preschool. The school offers three classes that appeal to children's imaginations and allows them to learn through playtime. The school uses age-appropriate materials [...]