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2009 TUITION DIRECTORY OF INDEPENDENT
NURSERY AND PRESCHOOLS IN MANHATTAN

Compiled by Christine Werthman

A Note on Reading This Chart
Tuition figures, which are provided directly by the preschool programs by phone, e-mail or on their websites, represent the highest and lowest fees charged for their services and reflect various ages and amounts of care. Programs may range from two half-days a week to five full days a week, and programs may charge by the week, by the month or by a school or calendar year of nine, 10 or 12 months. When schools provided weekly or monthly figures, we calculated the rate for a 10-month period, which was the most common amount of care. For specific tuition amounts, check with each school.

If money is keeping you from applying to a certain school, don’t let it. Many of the schools listed want a more diverse group of students and are willing to help make that happen. Sliding scales also exist, and some schools say they will not turn away a child because of a parent’s lack of financial resources.

Also, please note that some schools listed here give preference to, or only accept, parents affiliated with the providing organization.
SCHOOL NAME
ADDRESS
PHONE
(all area code 212)
Min. Tuition
($/10-month period)
Max. Tuition
($/10-month period)
43rd Street Kids Preschool, Inc.
484 West 43rd Street
564-7496
2,075
11,700
92nd Street/YWHA Nursery School
1395 Lexington Avenue
415-5532
12,200
24,380
Abraham Joshua Heschel School
270 West 89th Street
595-7087
21,700
28,350
Acorn School
330 East 26th Street
684-0230
N/A
N/A
All Souls School
1157 Lexington Avenue
861-5232
N/A
N/A
Ascension School
220 West 108th Street
222-5161
3,120
5,500
Bank Street School for Children
610 West 112th Street
875-4433
30,325
31,375
Barnard College Center for Toddler Development
3009 Broadway
854-8271
sliding scale
sliding scale
Barrow Street Nursery School/Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street
633-1203
8,653
17,846
Basic Trust
225 West 99th Street
222-6602
17,970
26,400
Battery Park City Day Nursery
215 South End Avenue
945-0088
6,750
18,500
Beginnings: A Toddler Program and Nursery School
130 East 16th Street
228-5679
7,780
17,155
Bellevue Educare Early Childhood Center
484 Second Avenue
679-2393
N/A
N/A
Bellevue South Nursery School
10 Waterside Plaza
684-0134
10,300
10,300
Borough of Manhattan Comm. College Early Childhood Cntr.
199 Chambers Street
220-8000
N/A
N/A
Brick Church School
62 East 92nd Street
289-5683
14,900
19,500
Bright Horizons Child Care Center at NY-Presbyterian Hosp.
435 East 70th Street
746-6543
4,930
27,400
Bright Horizons Child Care Center at the Octagon
888 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
746-6543
N/A
N/A
British International School of New York
20 Waterside Plaza
481-2700
32,445
32,445
Broadway Presbyterian Church Nursery School
601 West 114th Street
864-6100
5,500
10,840
Brotherhood Synagogue Nursery School
28 Grammercy Park South
995-9867
10,100
15,350
Brownstone School and Day Care Center
128 West 80th Street
874-1341
6,700
20,000
Buckle My Shoe Nursery School
40 Worth Street
374-1496
N/A
N/A
Caedmon School
416 East 80th Street
879-2296
13,040
21,238
Calhoun Lower School
160 West 74th Street
497-6575
20,350
30,140
Cathedral Parkway Towers Pre-School, Inc.
125 West 109th Street
749-0291
10,600
10,600
Cathedral School
319 East 74th Street
249-2840
10,500
12,500
Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School
123 East 55th Street
838-5122 ext. 4003
10,035
18,720
Chabad Early Learning Center
101 West 92nd Street
864-5010 ext. 1
N/A
N/A
Chelsea Day School
345 West 14th Street
675-8541
8,800
21,000
Children?s All Day School and Children?s All Day Pre-Nursery
109 East 60th Sreet
752-4566
14,583
22,917
Children's Center of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Inc.
445 West 59th Street
237-8310
2,835
9,450
Children's Garden at General Theological Seminary
175 Ninth Avenue
243-5150
N/A
N/A
Children's International Workshop at Union Square
17 East 16th Street
691-8964
5,500
18,000
Chinatown Day Care Center
35 Division Street
431-3845
3,400
6,700
Christ Church Day School
520 Park Avenue
838-3039
N/A
N/A
City and Country School
146 West 13th Street
242-7802
N/A
N/A
City College Preschool
Schiff House, 133rd Street & Convent Avenue
650-8616
N/A
N/A
Claremont Children's School
747 Amsterdam Avenue
865-4020
11,000
25,000
Clarke School-NY Auditory/Oral Preschool
80 East End Avenue
585-3500
N/A
N/A
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
5 West 93rd Street
749-6200
33,040
33,040
Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School
404 West 116th Street
666-4796
5,849
13,394
Columbus Park West Nursery School
100 West 94th Street
866-1567
15,500
16,950
Columbus Preschool and Gym
606 Columbus Avenue
721-0090
8,445
19,975
Convent of the Sacred Heart
1 East 91st Street
722-4745
17,530
23,070
Corlears School
324 West 15th Street
741-2800
17,500
23,385
Corpus Christi Parish Elementary
535 West 121st Street
662-9344
6,500
6,500
Creative Playschool
5 East 62nd Street
750-8793
N/A
N/A
Downing Street Playgroup Cooperative
32 Carmine Street
924-2557
3,250
7,650
Downtown Little School
15 Dutch Street
791-1300
9,670
14,920
Early Learning Studio (Children of Today)
Locations in Manhattan & Westchester
718-549-0107
sliding scale
sliding scale
Educational Alliance Co-op Nursery School
197 East Broadway
780-2300 ext. 360
4,580
10,720
Elizabeth Seton Pre-School
1675 Third Avenue
369-9626
13,400
18,000
Epiphany Community Nursery School ("74th Street Magic")
510 East 74th Street
737-2977
11,700
22,400
Epiphany School
234 East 22nd Street
473-4128
4,800
7,100
Episcopal School
35 East 69th Street
879-9764
14,700
16,200
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
33 Central Park West
712-8451
34,045
34,045
Family Annex
560 West 113th Street
749-3540
5,146
20,448
Family School
323 East 47th Street
688-5950
N/A
N/A
Family School West
308 West 46th Street
688-5950
N/A
N/A
First Friends Preschool
245 West 74th Street
769-1088
9,810
16,695
First Presbyterian Church
12 West 12th Street
691-3432
6,700
16,020
Gani Early Childhood Center-Sol Goldman YM-YWHA
344 East 14th Street
780-0800 ext. 274
N/A
N/A
Garden House School of New York
593 Park Avenue, 40 Sutton Place
421-3282
15,000
21,000
Geneva School of Manhattan
123 West 57th Street
754-9988
11,750
17,000
Grace Church School
86 Fourth Avenue
475-5609
30,900
30,900
Greenwich Village Center/Children's Aid Society
219 Sullivan Street
254-3074
4,715
12,095
Hollingworth Preschool
Box 170, Teachers College,
Columbia University
678-3851
14,500
16,500
Holy Cross Parish Elementary
332 West 43rd Street
246-0923
N/A
N/A
Holy Name of Jesus School
202 West 97th Street
749-1240
4,450
4,450
Horace Mann School-Nursery Division
55 East 90th Street
369-4600
24,440
34,050
House of Little People
122 East 91st Street
369-2740
16,000
16,000
House of Little People Too
129 East 90th Street
860-8116
16,000
16,000
Imagine Early Learning Center at Mt. Sinai
60-62 East 97th Street
410-2077
12,250
15,400
Imagine Early Learning Center at Vets Kids, Inc.
423 East 23rd Street,
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
951-3435
N/A
N/A
International Preschools
330 East 45th Street
371-8604
750
20,000
Jack and Jill School-St. George's Church
209 East 16th Street
475-0855
8,900
12,570
JCC Early Childhood Center Nursery School
334 Amsterdam Avenue
646-505-4400
N/A
N/A
Kid's Korner Preschool
247 West 24th Street
229-9340
7,638
16,748
La Scuola D'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
12 East 96th Street
369-3290
N/A
N/A
Le Jardin a L'Ouest (The Garden School of the West)
164 West 83rd Street
362-2658
19,000
19,000
Learning, the Arts and Me at Third St. Music School Settlement
235 East 11th Street
777-3240 ext. 116
850
10,950
Little Dreamers
336 East 53rd Street
486-0597
N/A
N/A
Little Missionary Day Nursery
93 St. Mark's Place
777-9774
N/A
N/A
Little Red School House
272 Sixth Avenue
477-5316
29,150
29,150
Little Star of Broome Street Day Care Center
131-51 Broome Street
673-2680
sliding scale
sliding scale
Lycee Francais de New York
505 East 75th Street
439-3851
18,600
22,650
Lyceum Kennedy
225 East 43rd Street
681-1877
18,500
23,000
Madison Playgroup
226 East 60th Street
879-9161
11,200
13,000
Madison Presbyterian Day School
921 Madison Avenue
288-9638
12,360
20,765
Mandell School
127 West 94th Street
222-1606
11,400
22,500
Manhattan Country School
7 East 96th Street
348-0952
sliding
sliding
Manhattan Day School
310 West 75th Street
376-6800
5,600
15,125
Manhattan Kids Club
21 East 13th Street
741-3774
16,500
16,500
Manhattan Nursery School
38 West 32nd Street, Suite 306
631-0543 or 0547
9,180
16,080
Marymount School of New York
1026 Fifth Avenue
744-4486
19,595
19,595
Medical Center Nursery School
60 Haven Avenue
304-7040
11,200
20,520
Mei Wah Day Care/Chinese Methodist Center
69 Madison Street
349-2703
4,800
4,800
Merricats Castle Nursery
316 East 88th Street
534-3656
6,000
23,500
Metropolitan Montessori School
325 West 85th Street
579-5525
4,400
28,400
Morningside Montessori School
251 West 100th Street
316-1555
9,060
21,310
Nazareth Nursery Montessori School
216 West 15th Street
243-1881
N/A
N/A
Nursery School at Habonim
44 West 66th Street
787-5347
N/A
N/A
Our Lady of Pompeii Elementary School
240 Bleeker Street
242-4147
6,000
6,000
Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary School
219 Stanton Street
473-0320
4,500
4,500
Park Avenue Christian Church Day School
1010 Park Avenue
288-3246
8,500
18,900
Park Avenue Methodist Church Day School
106 East 86th Street
289-6997
15,750
15,750
Park Avenue Synagogue Early Childhood Center
50 East 87th Street
369-2600
11,300
21,325
Park Preschool
275 Greenwich Street
571-6191
6,200
18,100
Park West Montessori Inc.
435 Central Park West
678-6072
9,460
24,120
Philosophy Day School
12 East 79th Street
744-7300
15,000
15,000
Poppyseed Pre-Nursery Inc.
424 West End Avenue
877-7614
N/A
N/A
Purple Circle Day Care Center
251 West 100th Street
866-9193
12,400
23,000
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School
164 East 68th Street
737-6900
4,100
19,425
Ramaz School
125 East 85th Street
774-8000
N/A
N/A
Red Balloon Day Care Center
560 Riverside Drive
663-9006
8,250
18,500
Renanim Preschool & Summer Camp
336 East 61st Street
750-2266
N/A
N/A
Resurrection Episcopal Day School (AMI)
119 East 74th Street
535-9666
17,120
22,000
Rhinelander Nursery School
350 East 88th Street
876-0500
N/A
N/A
Rita Gold Early Childhood Center
525 West 120th Street
678-3013
N/A
N/A
River Park Nursery School and Kindergarten
711 Amsterdam Avenue
663-1205
9,235
16,405
Riverside Church Weekday School
490 Riverside Drive
870-6743
6,300
20,890
Riverside Montessori School
202 Riverside Drive
665-1600
10,260
24,120
Rockefeller University Child and Family Center
1230 York Avenue
327-8580
8,400
22,300
Rocking Horse Nursery School
120 West 69th Street
874-9269
3,990
8,652
Rodeph Sholom School
10 West 84th Street
362-8769
10,800
30,370
Roosevelt Island Day Nursery
4 River Road, Roosevelt Island
593-0750
11,100
15,700
Rudolf Steiner School: A Waldorf School-Lower School
15 East 79th Street
535-2130
20,920
20,920
Sacred Heart School of Jesus Parish Elementary
456 West 52nd Street
246-4784
4,200
4,500
San Jose Day Nursery
432 West 20th Street
929-0839
7,600
8,400
St. Bartholomew Community Preschool
109 East 50th Street
378-0238 or 0223
9,500
19,900
St. Benedict's Day Nursery
21 West 124th Street
423-5715
5,500
6,500
St. David's School
12 East 89th Street
369-0058
22,265
22,265
St. Gregory the Great Parish Elementary
138 West 90th Street
362-5410
3,925
3,925
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School
619 West 114th Street
932-1980
7,500
28,700
St. Ignatius Loyola Day Nursery
240 East 84th Street
734-6427
N/A
N/A
St. Joseph's School-Yorkville
420 East 87th Street
289-3057
4,200
6,200
St. Luke's School
487 Hudson Street
924-5960
27,750
27,750
St. Patrick's Catholic Elementary School
233 Mott Street
226-3984
3,900
3,900
St. Thomas More Playgroup
65 East 89th Street
534-3977
11,550
17,400
Stanley H. Kaplan Nursery School of Sutton Place Synagogue
255 East 51st Street
826-6204
9,480
18,540
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Early Childhood Center
30 West 68th Street
877-4050
18,795
18,795
Studio School
117 West 95th Street
678-2416
7,174
26,650
Temple Emanu-El Nursery School & Kindergarten
1 East 65th Street
744-1400
N/A
N/A
Temple Israel Early Childhood Learning Center
112 East 75th Street
249-5000
9,800
19,780
Temple Shaaray Tefila Nursery School
250 East 79th Street
535-8008 ext. 235
11,950
20,350
Tenth Street Tots
297 East 10th Street
982-8701
6,500
9,250
Tompkins Hall Nursery School & Child Care Center
21 Claremont Avenue
666-3340
Varies
23,900
Town House International School
1209 Park Avenue
427-6930
10,980
17,980
Town School
540 East 76th Street
288-4383
19,000
27,100
Trevor Day School-Lower School
11 East 89th Street
426-3355
22,300
26,300
Tribeca Community School
22 Ericsson Place
226-9070
9,020
16,145
Trinity Parish Preschool
74 Trinity Place
602-0802
12,250
24,550
University Plaza Nursery School, Inc.
110 Bleeker Street
677-3916
9,475
9,475
Village Preschool Center
349 West 14th Street
645-1238
8,000
19,000
Washington Market School, Inc.
55 Hudson Street
233-2176
6,400
18,800
West End Collegiate Church Play School
368 West End Avenue
787-1566
11,459
11,882
West Side Family Preschool
63 West 92nd Street
316-2424
5,950
18,250
West Side Montessori School
309 West 92nd Street
662-8000
17,116
26,668
West Side Preschool
165 West 105th Street
749-4635
11,096
13,736
West Side YMCA Co-op Nursery School
5 West 63rd Street
875-4117
8,500
16,000
West Village Nursery School
73 Horatio Street
243-5986
3,500
11,500
William Woodward, Jr. Nursery School, Inc.
1233A York Avenue
744-6611
sliding scale
sliding scale
Yaldaynu Preschool
251 West 100th Street
866-4993
2,600
13,370
YMCA-McBurney Early Childhood Program
122 West 17th Street
741-8725
varies
varies
YMCA-Vanderbilt
224 East 47th Street
756-9671
4,400
16,000
YM-YWHA of Washington Heights Preschool Program
54 Nagle Avenue
569-6200
0
2,950
York Avenue Preschool
1520 York Avenue
734-0922
N/A
N/A
Your Kids "R" Our Kids
30 West 15th Street
675-6226
18,000
19,800
YWCA-Polly Dodge Early Learning Center
538 West 55th Street
757-2047
sliding
sliding

 
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