Barrow Street Nursery School

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Barrow Street Nursery School believes the early years are the most productive of a child's life and we challenge our students to excel in ways that fit their own unique development. 

Creativity and artistic expression are developed through individual exploration and group collaboration and provides children with the building blocks of knowledge, thinking and reasoning. 

Barrow Street believes a solid educational foundation includes learning about character and the community. We reinforce the belief 
that education promotes responsibility and develops character. Beginning with our youngest students, we emphasize respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness and actively engage our community in school-wide service learning projects that ensure harmonious continuity between children's home and school life.

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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. 

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. 

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.

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.


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


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