Mission and Philosophy | Teachers   At a Glance Service Learning

The beauty of learning at Barrow Street is that our curriculum is entirely focused on the early childhood years. We believe these years are the most intensely productive of a child's life and we challenge our students to excel in ways that fit their own unique development. Topics are integrated across different areas and teachers present new ideas that build upon familiar concepts, overlapping from one area to the next. 

Our curriculum provides children with the building blocks of knowledge, thinking and reasoning. We incorporate age-appropriate skills into content areas and progressively increase the level of difficulty as children master each set of skills. Social interaction, problem solving skills and language development are strongly emphasized.

 Service Learning and Community

Barrow Street believes a solid educational foundation incorporates the community.  Our service learning curriculum reinforces the values of honesty, responsibility, respect and kindness and allows children to understand how they play a part in making the world a better place. Visit our Community Engagement page to learn how we make green learning accessible to our students!  

Our students share in the rich life of New York City's West Village community. We believe that education promotes responsibility and develops character.  In the hope of instilling a life-long habit, our approach to service means that children see the adults in their lives, parents and teachers, modeling the way a caring community behaves.

Walk into any Barrow Street classroom and you'll see our teachers encouraging and engaging young minds and students taking a true joy in the process of learning! 

Gym, Movement and Music Program

Our movement and music program focuses on students' understanding of space, time, rhythm and force.Through the practice of singing, listening and moving, each child begins to develop an understanding of how to make their voices and bodies move together. This not only deepens the connection between their minds and bodies, but it marks the first step towards a creative process that includes self, other and group. With an emphasis on developmental milestones of 2, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds, our program finds new ways for students to investigate rhythm, pattern and sound in an open and creative environment. 

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Barrow Street Nursery School
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 633-1203


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