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A.C.T Programs at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine:
Adults and Children in Trust (A.C.T.), located on the 11-acre oasis of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is an education center that provides year-round educational and recreational programs for infants, children and teens from 6 months to 17 years old. At A.C.T., we work with children from the very beginning. Once children are in school, we provide families with afterschool care, holiday camps, summer camps and even party services for those special milestones in a child’s life.

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11 Beautiful Acres on Manhattan's Upper West Side:

Photo of Preschool / Day Care in Manhattan, NYCThe ACT Program is one of the few programs within the five boroughs that can boast of its spacious grounds, a year round program, extended hours and services for a wide range of age groups. In the summer, there's no need to bus your child away from home in order to be out in the sun, around trees and flowers. Our 11-acre oasis in Manhattan allows children to garden, play in fields, meet outdoors, eat under the shade of cherry trees, play in gymnasiums and use crafts rooms. Peacocks and squirrels roam our unique setting.

ACT is located on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It is bounded on the East by Morningside Drive, on the West by Amsterdam Avenue, on the South by Cathedral Parkway (West 110th Street) and on the North by West 113th Street.

Public Transportation:
ACT is a block or two from two subway stops. The 1 train stop at Cathedral Parkway (West 110th Street) and Broadway. The B and C train stop is at Cathedral Parkway (West 110th Street) and Central Park West. Bus stops are even closer. The M11 and M4 Buses stop on the corner of 110th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

ACT Mission:

Image of Preschool / Day Care in Manhattan, NYCFounded in 1971, The Adults and Children in Trust (A.C.T.) Program provides a safe haven where toddlers to teens from many faiths, cultures and economic backgrounds gather to learn, play and grow, as they participate in a broad range of programs among highly-trained and caring adults. A.C.T. consistently provides children and their families with high quality services that sustain, support and enhance their ability to thrive in diverse communities. A.C.T. offers year-round, affordable, reliable, nonsectarian and socially-enriching educational programs and special events for families in and around the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the world's largest Gothic cathedral.


Parent and Student Testimonials:

"A.C.T. is a truly down-to-earth, nurturing and inspired nursery school - a hidden gem in New York City's often crazed education world." - The Paul's

"I love when my Dad plays saxophone for all my friends at circle time." - Luca (3 years old)

"We have three peacocks walking around our school!" - Violet (3 years old)

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Address: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10025, Manhattan, New York , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2017-04-04 were from:

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Language Workshop For Children
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Language Workshop For Children offers language immersion programs in NYC Upper East Side, West Side and SoHo. Language Workshop For Children is a place where toddlers 6 months to 3 years and children 3 to 9 years meet through a fun immersion play group to learn French, Spanish, English, Italian and Chinese.

Children learn languages through the LWFC’s Thibaut Technique®. In Thibaut Technique classes kids learn naturally, not by translating. First they hear, then they understand, and finally they speak in that language.
French, Spanish, Italian, English, and Chinese Language Programs for Children Ages 0-9:

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Amiguitos Spanish Montessori Program
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Amiguitos Spanish Montessori Program is dedicated to guiding and helping your child grow, in a creative, safe, and loving home environment.

Situated on NYC's Upper West Side, we provide Spanish immersion preschool programs to infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks+. Our program focuses not only on the skill development of the children, but also intentionally works to teach the Spanish language.​
Spanish Immersion Montessori Program:
- Ages 6 weeks and up

- Our curriculum is well balanced between academic, creative, and outdoor activities

- Children are under the guidance and permanent supervision of our trained and loving professionals.
The Mandell School
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Mandell School is a co-educational institution for Toddlers through the Eighth Grade located on Manhattan's Upper West Side. We are committed to providing a nurturing educational environment for children and their families, which through intellectual stimulation and emotional support, enable them to become responsible, active citizens of the world.

Mandell School curriculum is well balanced, exceptionally rigorous, yet flexible enough to allow for a range of leaning styles. Mandell uses both traditional and progressive approaches to teaching, incorporating use of manipulatives, collaboration and hands on experiential learning.
Co-Ed School for Toddlers through 8th Grade:

- Pre-School Division
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- Elementary Division
- Preparatory Division

As part of our curriculum we place a strong emphasis on Music, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Wellness/Athletics.
Green Vale School, Long Island NY
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The Green Vale School is a co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school in Old Brookeville on Long Island, New York, just 40 minutes east of Manhattan. We provide a superior academic preparation for boys and girls from Nursery through 8th Grade.

The School's highest priority is to ensure that students graduate with superior academic preparation which provides a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Self-discipline, motivation, and dedication to excellence are attitudes the School seeks to inculcate in all its students as they participate in the wide variety of learning experiences.

The character education program at Green Vale is the intrinsic thread that ties together the different school divisions and course offerings. This connectivity is based on the concepts of respect, responsibility, caring and citizenship.
Co-Educational Academic Programs:

Early Childhood:
- Nursery
- Beginnings
- Young Three's
- Pre-K
- Kindergarten

Lower School:
- Grades 1-5

Middle School:
- Grades 6-8
Staten Island Academy
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Staten Island Academy, located in Staten Island, New York City, is an accredited, coeducational, college-preparatory day school offering Pre-K through Grade 12 programs. The Academy has been a part of the Staten Island community for more than 125 years, and today 100% of Academy graduates get into excellent colleges and universities here in New York City and throughout the country. We’re incredibly proud of them. The wonderful things that Academy students receive go far beyond academic learning, though: confidence, a love of exploration, leadership skills and much more, guaranteeing that all students can make the most of their potential during their years at the Academy and beyond.
- Early Childhood Division (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
- Part-time & Full-time Pre-K & K programs
- Lower School (Grades -4)
- Middle School (Grades 5-8)
- Upper School (Grades 9-12)
- Athletics
- The Arts
- Summer Camps
- College Guidance Program
- Professional Development
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses
& more ...
New Amsterdam School, New York City
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The New Amsterdam School offers programs inspired by Waldorf curriculum for children from birth to age seven and beyond in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Established in 2006, it began as a grassroots alliance of educators, parents and community leaders determined to bring the benefits of Waldorf education to the Lower Manhattan community in New York City.

The school will open the doors to their grade school in the Fall of 2014! As the school grows the preschool will also expand to welcome more families into the school community.

We are conveniently located for families from the East Village, Lower East Side, West Village, Soho, Tribeca, Battery Park City, Dumbo and other Brooklyn Neighborhoods. We are easily reached by the F, J, M & Z trains as well as a number of city buses.

We are an independent, nonsectarian school dedicated to educating a diverse community of children and their parents. Our young program is part of the well-established Waldorf movement that today includes over 1000 schools and 1600 early childhood programs in 58 countries. Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world.
Waldorf-based Education for Children from 0-7 years of age and beyond:

- Grade School Beginning in Fall 2014
- Maxed Age Kindergarten Classes
- 3 & 5-Day Morning Nursery Classes
- 3 7 5-Day Afternoon Nursery Classes
- Bridge classes
- Parent-Child Classes
- Parent-Infant Classes

Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world.