At a Glance

General Information

  • Progressive-based early childhood program for girls and boys ages 19 months through 5 years 
  • Incorporated with Greenwich House in 2006

For more information about the various types of pedagogy, please see this wonderful article written by the Parents League


  • Located within a historic settlement house built in 1917
  • Seven classrooms (four on the 2nd Floor, three on the 3rd Floor)
  • Rooftop Garden, complete with irrigation system
  • Full-size gymnasium   
  • Rooftop playground
  • Tricycle Track
  • Art Studio
  • Music Room
  • Science Resource Room
  • Children's Library
  • Material Room & Meeting Space


  • 186 students (Nursery School: 133, Toddler Program: 53) enrolled for the 2018 - 2019 school year
  • Programs: Toddlers, 2s/3s, 3s/4s and 4s/5s (For full program overview, click here)
  • 7 - 15 children per classroom (varies by grade level), with two to three teachers per classroom
  • Approximately 10% of families receive financial assistance
  • Additional Summer Program, Enrichment Classes (12:00 - 1:00 and 3:00 - 4:00) are available


  • 18 full-time classroom teachers
  • 2 Educational Directors (one oversees our Toddler and 2s/3s and the other our 3s4/s and 4s/5s classes)
  • 6 Extension teachers for Science, Pottery, Movement, Music, Art and a visiting specialist from American Ballet Theatre
  • 10 teachers have master's degrees and 2 are enrolled in graduate programs (12 out of 18 teachers have completed or are completing higher education degrees)
  • The average number of years teaching is 10.4 years, but we have a wide variety of teachers with only a few years of experience and some with decades of experience.
  • Each classroom is staffed by a least one lead teacher and one or two assistant or associate (have masters) teachers. 
  • 4 out of 7 classrooms have co-lead (2 certified) teachers (Toddler, Yellow 2s/3s, Green 3s/4s and Red 4s/5s classrooms)


Parents League of New York
The Parents League of New York is a non-profit that supports families and children by providing a broad range of educational, parenting and advisory services, including advice to families in the application process, parenting and education workshops and printed publications, including the Guide to New York City Preschools.

Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)
Not-for-profit organization whose member schools agree to adhere to ISAAGNY’s stated admissions practices and procedures to ensure a fair and professional admissions process that best serves its schools and applicant families.

Downtown Early Childhood Association (DECA)

An association of about 40 educational institutions focusing on children ages 2 through 5 in Lower Manhattan (and one in Hoboken and one on 43rd Street).

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)
NAREA connects early childhood educators and advocates together in discovering, interpreting, and promoting Reggio Emilia inspired education. 

New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
NYSAIS promotes the independence, well-being and public understanding of, and respect for, New York independent schools and serves as an accrediting body chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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About Greenwich House

Greenwich House is a registered 501 c(3) organization and a member of the United Neighborhood Houses of New York. If you are interested in learning more about the network of settlement houses and the work they do, click here

Greenwich House is proud to be a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.

Greenwich House is proud to be a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.

Greenwich House is a proud member of FPWA. 

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