artwork_program UPNS offers three classrooms, each serving a different age group. We choose to keep our class sizes smaller than what is allowed by the state and have certified teachers in all classrooms. The Blue Room
  • 10 children ages 2 and 3 with 2 teachers
The Yellow Room
  • 12 children ages 3 and 4 with 2 teachers
The Green Room
  • 17 children ages 4 and 5 with 2 teachers
UPNS’s school year runs from mid-September to mid-June and loosely follows the New York City public school calendar. School hours are Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm following a transition period with shorter hours at the beginning of the school year. Children bring their own lunch, which they eat in the classroom, followed by rest time. Tuition for the 2016-17 school year is $16,400.

Enrichment Programs and Facilities

photo_playgroundThe school has access to a gated outdoor playground across the street in Washington Square Village. Children also have nature based learning with an on-site garden and The Oak Grove, a small urban forest full of leaves, birds, sticks, acorns, rocks, and plenty of dirt.

Children from all three classrooms attend enrichment classes several times a week. All classrooms participate in a weekly music program at the school. Children also have weekly yoga classes at a neighborhood studio and our youngest children have movement and dance in the classroom.

Afterschool

photo_afterschoolThe afterschool program starts in late September and ends in June and is split into fall, winter, and spring sessions.

The program runs from 3pm – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and is taught by different staff members, each with a unique program. We are offer Arts and Crafts, Science, Cooking, and Movement and Dance.

Currently enrolled children ages 3 through 5 are welcome to participate in this program. Tuition is billed by trimester, and we offer a discount to families who sign up their children for more than two days a week.

Children can be accepted on a drop-off basis when space is available.

Summer Camp

photo_summercamp UPNS offers summer camp in June and July. This rich program is packed with fun, including weekly field trips, cooking, art projects such as working with plaster, spin art, hat making, water color, wood collage, marble painting and melted crayon painting. There is also music, plenty of outdoor play and lots of time under the sprinklers. Enrollment is on a per-week basis and is capped at 17 children.

Registration for summer camp starts in May and is open to currently enrolled children and alumni between the ages of 3 and 6. For currently enrolled children aged 2, a four-week program may be offered.

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