Consult our guide to find schools and education programs in Rockland, whether it be preschools, private schools, public schools, tutors, teachers, educational programs or learning programs for Rockland kids.
KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS
216 Congers Road, Bldg. 3, New City
9D Pascack Plaza, Perlman Drive, Spring Valley
Kumon is an afterschool math and reading program that unlocks the potential of children to achieve more on their own. Jay Raghunath has been a certified Kumon instructor for more than 20 years. She uses Kumon’s individualized approach to help children develop a solid command of math and reading. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills.
SAINT PAUL SCHOOL (K-8TH GRADE)
365 Kings Highway, Valley Cottage
Saint Paul School has been providing academic excellence for over 50 years. Since 1961, we have offered a Catholic School education that provides a Christian-based curriculum with an emphasis on basic skills, enrichment offerings, and technology-enhanced learning. We offer small class sizes, a nurturing environment, science, math, and computer labs, art and music rooms, an educational resource center, a musical theater program, and interactive classroom technology, extended care (until 5:30pm) and affordable tuition. Our campus boasts beautiful, clean, air-conditioned facilities with safe and secure outdoor play areas.
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
384 New Hempstead Road, New City
We are an independent, evangelical, elementary school (K-6th grade) serving the local Christian community since 1984. We want our students to have the awareness that they’re very significant individuals, each one very special to God, each one marked by Our Lord for His purpose. Our certified teachers integrate a biblical worldview throughout the curriculum, thereby impacting every aspect of knowledge and learning. The small class size allows for more individualized academic instruction. Our Kindergarten program is full day. Bus transportation available throughout Rockland. We are a ministry of Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship.
KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S STUDIO
61 Maple Ave., New City
Kreative Kids is a toddler/nursery program for boys and girls ages 16 months-4 years (diapers welcomed!). Classes are divided by age. We offer arts & crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative movement, tumbling, story time, snack time, early learning skills, and lots more. Our professional staff balances active and quiet activities, as they provide comfort and love to each child, making separating easy. Classes are kept small to provide individualized attention.
NAURAUSHAUN COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL
51 Sickletown Road, Pearl River
Our goal is to make available to the community a not-for-profit, cooperative nursery school which will educate pre-school children and involve parents in their education. Children are encouraged to develop a positive self-image in relation to themselves, their peers, and adults, by interacting in classrooms carefully designed for each age level. Each class follows a daily routine that includes circle time, arts & crafts, story time, music, snack time, and indoor and outdoor play, that enhances the development of the whole child.
ROBIN HILL SCHOOL
70 Wesley Chapel Road, Suffern
Where your child's education begins, makes all the difference. Since 1965, Robin Hill has offered the most innovative, quality educational programs for nursery and pre-school. We encourage children to discover themselves and the world around them, as they grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually to their fullest potential. Classrooms are large, sunny, and invite creativity. Outdoor play areas include three separate, fully equipped playgrounds. The well-rounded and enriched curriculum includes academic and creative areas designed to stimulate your child's interest in learning, while enhancing their social skills. An Afternoon Enrichment Program is also offered.
THE ROCKLAND COUNTY YMCA
18 Parkside Drive, Suffern
Janey McCarthy: 845-357-3223
Our YMCA program is conveniently located one mile from Mahwah, New Jersey, and provides a loving place in a beautiful woodland setting for your children to grow and learn, from 18 months to 5 years. Classes run two, three or five days a week. AM or PM sessions are offered. A special Adult/Tot Program is held on Fridays. We are a New York State Universal Pre-Kindergarten Site. We also offer a satellite program in Sloatsburg, NY, for 3- and 4-year olds. Limited space is available in all classes.
SAINT PAUL PRESCHOOL (3- AND 4-YEAR-OLD PROGRAMS)
365 Kings Highway, Valley Cottage
Saint Paul Preschool offers comprehensive programs for 3- and 4-year olds. Customize your curriculum to include 3-day, 5-day, half-day and full-day. Extend your program to include after-hours care until 5:30pm. Our programs include academic and spiritual formation with an emphasis on Christian principles and core values. The preschool’s director has her master’s degree in teaching, a certificate in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and is a published children’s author and composer. We embrace each child’s individuality while encouraging socialization and creativity. Come join our family.
ST. CATHARINE EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
517 Western Highway, Blauvelt
Our program provides an opportunity for young children to join together in a loving, nurturing, educational, and fun environment. Each child is introduced to a full curriculum of early learning in a center base setting. Hands-on activities and participation in all areas of learning provide the perfect setting for young children to come together to develop and grow. Each child is recognized as a unique individual with many special talents and abilities. Phonemic awareness skills, social, cognitive, fine and gross motor skills are introduced through a creative curriculum.
TEMPLE BETH EL NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
415 Viola Road, Spring Valley
In the tradition of the finest private schools, Temple Beth El Nursery School provides young students from 1 to 5-years-old with an outstanding early childhood education. Our curriculum offers music, movement, computers, and much more. Temple Beth El is a NYS-accredited nursery school with state-of-the-art, 21st-Century indoor and outdoor playgrounds. All programs are taught by fully licensed and experienced instructors. The Temple Beth El Religious School offers a nurturing, reform Jewish education to Kindergarten through 12th graders. We offer a tuition-free religious school kindergarten program.
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, W. Nyack
Blue Rock School is a progressive day school that serves students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and offers a unique educational experience based on a hands-on approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enables them to follow their own natural curiosity, and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum which is fully integrated with the arts, nature, and play. Open House dates: January 26 and March 9 at 10am. Registration required.
315 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood
Dwight-Englewood School is an independent college preparatory day school for students in preschool through Grade 12. Located on a 40+ acre green campus within minutes of the George Washington Bridge, the school enrolls approximately 950 students from 90 communities in Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey, and Rockland County and Manhattan in New York. "Challenging minds for a changing world," Dwight-Englewood fosters independent thinking; the ability to solve problems; and the skills, tolerance, and integrity it takes to thrive in the 21st century.
GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge (in Rockland County, just over the Tappan Zee Bridge) offers Parent & Child classes for babies and toddlers up to age 3, serves children from Nursery-12th grade, and also runs a popular Farm Days summer program. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the US, with about 350 students. Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Visit gmws.org to learn more about Waldorf Education, and see how we are transforming education.
ROCKLAND COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
34 Kings Highway, Congers
RCDS brings forth the best in every student by knowing and educating each of them as individuals. Our culture of inclusion, individuality, and innovation, enables students to maximize their strengths and blaze their own paths. Our curriculum has, for more than 50 years, included an emphasis on learning by doing. Students demonstrate what they have learned in concrete, observable ways, both in and outside their classrooms, and across grades. Our Independent Studies Program provides all students, elementary to high school, with a way to share the results of their focused investigations.
ROCKLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
450 W. Nyack Road, W. Nyack
Rockland Jewish Academy is an independent Jewish day school for children ages 3 through 5th Grade. RJA’s faculty and staff are under the supervision of Dr. Elliot Spiegel and Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, benefiting from its proven record of high-level student preparation while building Jewish identity. Extended care is available from 7:30am-6pm through our partnership with the JCC Rockland. Located at the JCC Rockland Campus, we provide individualized instruction with a desirable student-to-teacher ratio, enabling RJA children to grow within a stimulating learning environment that celebrates their talents and gifts.
SADDLE RIVER DAY SCHOOL
147 Chestnut Ridge Road, Saddle River
Founded in 1957, Saddle River Day School is an NAIS/NJAIS-accredited, co-ed, college-prep day school enrolling approximately 325 students in grades K-12. A 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio provides personalized attention for every student in a challenging academic environment. The school embraces core values of responsibility, honesty, compassion, and respect. The beautiful 26-acre campus offers two gyms, two media/library centers, technology lab, performing arts center and three fully equipped art/graphic art studios. Recent graduates are attending Boston College, Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Cornell, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Tufts and U Penn.
YOUNG WORLD DAY SCHOOL
585 Wyckoff Ave., Mahwah
Young World Day School provides a safe, nurturing environment where ordinary kids do extraordinary things. An experienced staff utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning using individualized instruction, cooperative learning, and small group instruction. The school includes a traditional pre-school beginning with a two-year-old program, a Montessori school for ages 2.9-5, and a transitional or traditional Kindergarten, all with low pupil to teacher ratios. The primary school for grades 1-5 is comprised of small, mixed-age classrooms providing individualized instruction so students learn at a rate appropriate to their ability. Morning and afternoon extended care available.
FAMILY VISION & LEARNING CENTER
12 N. Airmont Road, Suite 5, Suffern
Is your child smart in everything but school? Does he or she have ADD or ADHD, read slowly, avoid reading, skip words/lines when reading, have frequent headaches, or is sleepy when reading? One in four children struggle with reading and learning because of hidden vision problems. Adults who use computers may suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome. Evaluation and treatment of these vision problems are among the unique services we offer at our full-service eye care practice. For details, attend our free seminars or check our website.