Columbus Park West Nursery School

100 W. 94th St.
New York, NY 10025


Columbus Park West Nursery School offers a uniquely cozy, one-room schoolhouse community in which young children play and grow together. As a parent cooperative school we are a community of families as well as children. Our approach is based on common sense and many years of experience. We incorporate wisdom from the progressive schools, Open Classrooms, the Montessori schools, and psychodynamic approaches to development. Columbus Park West Nursery teaches teachability. We instill the skills that allow for success in the child's further schooling. These include the ability to take part in a group conversation, to wait in confidence that ones turn will come, to resolve conflicts verbally and peacably, to express ones ideas and needs clearly, and to be considerate of others while respecting oneself. We offer a rich variety of materials and activities that encourage self-expression and support the children's growing abilities to make choices. Chinldren explore the world in amny ways, including imaginative play, art, block building, osical interaction, physical activity. We also provide structured activities in music, yoga, cooking and indoor gardening.

Head of SchoolEmily Shapiro
Boarding/DayDay School
Length of School YearSeptember - June, with a summer program available
Open House SeasonsFall
Financial AidOffers Financial Aid
Length of School Day3's 8:45-1:00 4's 8:45-2:30
Extended HoursNo
Handicap AccessibleYes
Religious AffiliationNone

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