Best Public Preschools in New York City

Do you belong to New York City, New York? Are you searching for the list of top-rated public preschools in New York City? Do you want to select the best preschool for your child? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best public preschools in New York City, New York.

Best public preschools in NYC

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of best public preschools in New York City, type of the preschool, city/location of the school & additional information. After going through this post, readers will be able to find an ideal public preschool.
 

Also check –

Top-rated preschools in Hempstead

Top-rated preschools in Brooklyn

Top-rated preschools in Bronx

Top-rated preschools in Buffalo

 

Let us check out the list of public preschools in New York City now. Here it is –

 

List of best public preschools in New York City

Sr No Name of the preschool Grades offered City State
1 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LOWER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
2 BATTERY PARK CITY SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
3 BILINGUAL BICULTURAL SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
4 CASTLE BRIDGE SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
5 CENTRAL PARK EAST I Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
6 CENTRAL PARK EAST II Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
7 CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
8 DREAM CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 12 New York City New York
9 EARTH SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
10 EAST HARLEM SCHOLARS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 11 New York City New York
11 EAST HARLEM SCHOLARS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL II Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
12 EAST VILLAGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
13 ELLA BAKER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
14 GIRLS PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL OF New York City Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
15 GLOBAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 07 New York City New York
16 HARLEM LINK CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
17 HARLEM VILLAGE ACADEMY EAST CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 12 New York City New York
18 HARLEM VILLAGE ACADEMY WEST CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 12 New York City New York
19 JAMES WELDON JOHNSON SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
20 LEXINGTON ACADEMY (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
21 LOCKE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND ENGINEERING (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
22 MOSAIC PREPARATORY ACADEMY Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
23 NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
24 New York City FRENCH-AMERICAN CHARTER SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
25 PECK SLIP SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
26 PS 1 ALFRED E SMITH Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
27 PS 102 JACQUES CARTIER Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
28 PS 108 ASSEMBLYMAN ANGELO DEL TORO EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
29 PS 11 WILLIAM T HARRIS Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
30 PS 110 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
31 PS 111 ADOLPH S OCHS Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
32 PS 112 JOSE CELSO BARBOSA Pre-kindergarten to 02 New York City New York
33 PS 115 ALEXANDER HUMBOLDT Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
34 PS 116 MARY LINDLEY MURRAY Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
35 PS 123 MAHALIA JACKSON Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
36 PS 124 YUNG WING Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
37 PS 125 RALPH BUNCHE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
38 PS 126 JACOB AUGUST RIIS Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
39 PS 128 AUDUBON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
40 PS 129 JOHN H FINLEY Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
41 PS 130 HERNANDO DE SOTO Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
42 PS 133 FRED R MOORE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
43 PS 134 HENRIETTA SZOLD Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
44 PS 140 NATHAN STRAUS Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
45 PS 142 AMALIA CASTRO Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
46 PS 145 BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
47 PS 146 ANN M SHORT Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
48 PS 149 SOJOURNER TRUTH Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
49 PS 15 ROBERTO CLEMENTE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
50 PS 150 Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
51 PS 152 DYCKMAN VALLEY Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
52 PS 153 ADAM CLAYTON POWELL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
53 PS 154 HARRIET TUBMAN Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
54 PS 155 WILLIAM PACA Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
55 PS 158 BAYARD TAYLOR Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
56 PS 163 ALFRED E SMITH Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
57 PS 165 ROBERT E SIMON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
58 PS 171 PATRICK HENRY Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
59 PS 173 Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
60 PS 175 HENRY H GARNET Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
61 PS 180 HUGO NEWMAN Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
62 PS 183 ROBERT L STEVENSON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
63 PS 184 SHUANG WEN Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
64 PS 188 ISLAND SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
65 PS 189 Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
66 PS 19 ASHER LEVY Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
67 PS 192 JACOB H SCHIFF Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
68 PS 194 COUNTEE CULLEN Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
69 PS 197 JOHN B RUSSWURM Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
70 PS 198 ISADOR E IDA STRAUS Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
71 PS 2 MEYER LONDON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
72 PS 20 ANNA SILVER Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
73 PS 200 JAMES MCCUNE SMITH SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
74 PS 212 MIDTOWN WEST Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
75 PS 242 YOUNG DIPLOMATS MAGNET ACADEMY (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
76 PS 28 WRIGHT BROTHERS Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
77 PS 290 MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
78 PS 3 CHARRETTE SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
79 PS 30 HERNANDEZ/HUGHES Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
80 PS 33 CHELSEA PREP Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
81 PS 34 FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
82 PS 36 MARGARET DOUGLAS Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
83 PS 38 ROBERTO CLEMENTE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
84 PS 4 DUKE ELLINGTON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
85 PS 40 AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS Pre-kindergarten to 06 New York City New York
86 PS 41 GREENWICH VILLAGE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
87 PS 42 BENJAMIN ALTMAN Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
88 PS 452 Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
89 PS 46 ARTHUR TAPPAN Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
90 PS 48 PO MICHAEL J BUCZEK Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
91 PS 5 ELLEN LURIE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
92 PS 51 ELIAS HOWE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
93 PS 59 BEEKMAN HILL INTERNATIONAL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
94 PS 6 LILLIE D BLAKE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
95 PS 64 ROBERT SIMON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
96 PS 7 SAMUEL STERN Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
97 PS 76 A PHILLIP RANDOLPH Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
98 PS 8 LUIS BELLIARD Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
99 PS 83 LUIS MUNOZ RIVERA Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
100 PS 84 LILLIAN WEBER Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
101 PS 87 WILLIAM SHERMAN Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
102 PS 89 Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
103 PS 9 SARAH ANDERSON Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
104 PS 92 MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
105 PS 96 JOSEPH LANZETTA Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
106 PS 98 SHORAC KAPPOCK Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
107 PS/IS 187 HUDSON CLIFFS Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
108 PS/IS 210 21ST CENTURY ACADEMY Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
109 RIVER EAST ELEMENTARY Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
110 RIVER SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
111 RIVERSIDE SCHOOL FOR MAKERS AND ARTISTS (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
112 SIXTH AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
113 SPRUCE STREET SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
114 STAR ACADEMY PS 63 (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
115 STEM INSTITUTE OF MANHATTAN Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
116 TEACHERS COLLEGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
117 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS ACADEMY Pre-kindergarten to 08 New York City New York
118 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 12 New York City New York
119 WILLIAM LYNCH SCHOOL (THE) Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
120 YORKVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL Pre-kindergarten to 05 New York City New York
121 ZETA CHARTER SCHOOL – INWOOD 1 Pre-kindergarten to 04 New York City New York

 

Different types of preschools

In the New York, preschools can be broadly classified into two types – public preschools and private preschools. Here, I’ve covered public preschools. A separate post has been created for private schools on my blog.

 

Grades offered by each school

Please note that the schools listed here may not be ‘exclusive preschools’. Exclusive preschools are those institutes, which offer just PK (Pre-Kindergarten) grade. The preschools mentioned here may offer grades other than PK though! Grades offered by each preschool has been clearly mentioned against its name.

 

Factors used to rate the quality of each public preschool

All the schools mentioned in this list are highly-rated by relevant authorities. These schools are trusted and recognized by relevant organizations and governing bodies. Factors such as – student to teacher ratio, safety, amenities, infrastructure, extra-curricular activities, performance of existing students, quality of the teaching staff etc are generally used to rate and evaluate a public preschool.

 

The preschools mentioned in this list are known to fare well in the above-mentioned areas. You may visit the school personally and check the above-mentioned factors/parameters and make sure that the school is a good one.

Arun Kallarackal
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