Smarter Toddler, Manhattan: Are you searching for a quality preschool / child care center in Manhattan for your baby, toddler or young child? With conveniently-situated schools on Manhattan's Upper West Side and at Midtown West near Times Square, Smarter Toddler provides an arts-based curriculum and programs designed for babies, toddlers and young children ages 3 months to 5 years. Our mission is to continue to create an enhanced, quality early education program that emphasizes the arts, cultural experiences, and the unique individuality of each child. Full-time or part-time options are available. We provide remarkable teachers, a relaxed admissions process, and a loving, home-like atmosphere.
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Nursery School / Preschool Programs:
- Infant Program (3 - 12 months)
- Toddler 1 Program (13 - 20 months)
- Toddler 2 Program (21 months - 2.5 years)
- Young Preschool Program (2.5 - 3.5 years)
- Preschool Program (3.5 - 5 years)
- Arts Program (includes music, visual arts and yoga)
Music, movement, literacy and visual arts are an active part of each child's day. Our curriculum offers Reading, Art, Spanish, Yoga, Sign Language, Computers, Science, Music and Movement.
Gold Material Montessori School - East Village Branch
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Gold Material Montessori School in the East Village, NYC, offers a high quality preschool education for children ages 2 to 6. Conveniently located in Alphabet City, between East 3rd and East 4th Streets, we provide full-day and half-day Montessori child care programs for 2, 3, or 5 days per week. All classes are mixed-age and children are grouped by their developmental levels.
Our safe and nurturing environment develops each child's unique qualities and potential. Our individualized educational approach prepares children for school and helps them to thrive socially. Our curriculum is engaging and includes variety of stimulating developmental materials that encourages a love for lifelong learning and continuous exploration of the world. Programs match parents’ schedules and meet their budgets.
Gold Material Montessori Schools also have branches in the Bensonhurst area of southwest Brooklyn and the Kips Bay area of Midtown Manhattan.
One of the largest, and most successful art portfolio development schools in the United States, Oogie Art has conveniently-situated studios in Midtown Manhattan, Queens NY, and Bergen County, Northern NJ.
Through our year-round art portfolio preparation programs and art classes for elementary school through to high school students (Grades 5-12), international students & transfer students, we have helped hundreds of students to gain admission into top fine arts schools, visual arts schools & colleges of design.
Our art portfolio development classes aim to help you to create an extraordinary body of artworks that will round out your art school applications, prepare you for life in a top art college, and strengthen the impression you make on admissions & scholarship committees.
Because we have spent decades refining our approach, you can expect extraordinary admissions results: 86% of our students are admitted to their first choice college; and 100% of our students are admitted to top 50 colleges.
Our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate time horizons. We give each participant a simple drawing test on their first day of class to get a sense of where their strengths and weaknesses lie.
Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register monthly, and can attend between 4-28 classes each month. An expert instructor will always be close by to answer any questions, provide guidance and demonstrate techniques.
Year-round Art & Design College Preparation Programs & Art Classes for students in Grades 5-12, international students & transfer students:
- Weekday, evening and weekend (Saturday) art classes in subjects that include
- Art Portfolio Prep
- AP Art Prep
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Group Crits
- College Prep
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design..
Located in Glendale, in the west-central portion of the borough of Queens in New York City, Sacred Heart School is a private early childhood through Grade 8 Catholic school with three and four year old programs, primary, middle grades as well as junior high. We follow all New York State and Diocesan Standards in educating our children. Students receive comprehensive instruction in reading, language arts, writing, math, science, social studies, religion, penmanship, computer technology, Spanish, art, music, library skills, physical education, health and public speaking.
Recognizing that students need to develop socially as well as spiritually and academically we offer several extra curricular activities that they may take part in. We realize that students’ interests and talents vary so we offer a variety of programs that they may choose from. These include choir, band, scouts, basketball and cheerleaders. Sacred Heart School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We are accredited by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
- Programs from Early Childhood from 3 years upwards through 8th grade
- Three and four year old programs
- Primary and Middle Grades
- Junior High
- Full or half day options
- Subjects include reading, language arts, writing, math, science, social studies, religion, penmanship, computer technology, Spanish, art, music, library skills, physical education, health and public speaking
- Extra curricular activities include choir, band, scouts, basketball and cheerleaders
Convent of the Sacred Heart, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, is an accredited, Latin Rite Catholic private, all-female school offering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 programs. Convent of the Sacred Heart combines an outstanding academic experience with an environment that nurtures the heart, mind and spirit of its young women.
The three divisions of Convent of the Sacred Heart are comprised of Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Each division addresses the academic, spiritual, social and psychological needs of the students through diverse teaching strategies and extra-curricular activities.
The Harvey School, located in Katonah, Westchester County, New York, is a coeducational college-preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12. The school’s mission is to help students of varying abilities through academic challenge, faculty support and out-of-class activities. AP courses in biology, American history, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English, European history, Latin, and Spanish are available. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum, and three Internet-accessible labs are available for student use. Basketball, cross-country, dance, football, ice hockey, and soccer are among the sports offered at Harvey. An optional five-day residential program is available for students in grades 9 through 12.
The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
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The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is an independent, Episcopal, K-8 day school for girls and boys of all faiths in New York City. The school is committed to a rigorous academic program that integrates the arts, athletics, and leadership development. Located on Manhattan´s Upper West Side, the school offers a unique setting for the celebration of the many traditions shared by its families. The school prides itself in being a diverse community in partnership with families who take an active role in their children’s intellectual, ethical, social, and emotional growth.
Our talented faculty, administration and staff are deeply committed to excellence in education - to the intellectual, social, emotional and moral development of each child and of the community as a whole. The Cathedral School offers a stimulating environment in which each child can become an articulate, confident, and responsible citizen of the world. Continuing a century-old relationship, the school draws upon the Cathedral’s vast resources and provides its children’s choir.
Co-Educational Academic Programs for Boys & Girls:
- Kindergarten Program
- Elementary Program
- Lower School Program
- Middle School Program
Additionally: Athletics Program; Arts Program; Enrichment Program.
The students' studies of literature, science, history, technology, and world languages are a fundamental part of the curriculum. Their experiences are deepened through music, the visual arts, physical education, field trips and performance opportunities for every grade level.