At a Glance

General Information

  • Founded in 1965, independent school governed by its own Board of Trustees
  • Early childhood program for children from 2.4 years to 5.2 years old
  • Director: Dr. Jennifer Vest, B.S.Ed., M.A., University of Memphis; M.Ed., Ed.D., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University


  • Six classrooms on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors
  • Outdoor play space on the 5th floor
  • Children’s Library on 4th floor
  • Close to subway (#6), Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum, directly cross town from the Museum of Natural History


  • 147 children enrolled in 10 classes
  • Between 10 and 22 children in each classroom, depending on children’s ages with three teachers in each room plus student teachers
  • Early Drop-off
  • June Program


  • 18 teachers, 14 with master’s degrees
  • The average number of years of teaching experience is 15 years
  • Each classroom has three teachers: a head teacher with assistant and/or associate teachers, or two co-heads with an assistant or associate teacher