Spuyten Duyvil Preschool offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of parents and families in our community. Financial aid is available for eligible families.
You are invited to see our wonderful school! Be our guest for an open house or a guided tour.
In the meantime, you can see what we're up to right now; it's all in the Director's monthly Spuyten Duyvil Family Letter.
Children are eligible the calendar year they turn 3. The youngest child may start at 2 years, 9 months. Admission is in September or as space becomes available during the year. See the Nursery Application for information about the process.
Please note: A lottery for admission will be held the last week in February or the first week in March if the number of applicants exceeds our capacity.
Children may attend two, three, or five mornings a week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Three- and four-year-old children may stay until 2:30 as part of the Lunch Bunch program. This private program also offers an early drop-off from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and late pick-up until 6:00 p.m.
We offer Universal Pre-Kindergarten for four-year-old children who reside in New York City.
We are funded by the Department of Education to provide two and a half hours a day of free pre-school education.
If additional hours are needed, the family may enroll the child in our early drop-off, Lunch Bunch, or late pick-up programs.
In addition to the fully rounded, active program provided in the classrooms each day, we have expanded our curriculum to include two more activities to enrich your child's well-balanced preschool experience:
We provide a half-hour music class each week. Classes are led by an experienced early childhood teacher with a rich music background. Sessions are arranged to follow an age appropriate curriculum that emphasizes children's natural rhythm and love of music to form a strong foundation of music concepts.
Meeting in our new studio space, music teacher Janet Winston adds group movement to further enhance the musical experience for each child.
All children receive weekly class in playing chess. Spuyten Duyvil works with a unique program developed by Chess@3. Children will work with instructor Harlan Alford in half-class groups for a half hour each. Classroom teachers will be playing and learning alongside the children.
More information about this program and all the cognitive benefits is available at the Chess@3 website.
|9:00 - 12:00 for 5 days||$5,720|
|9:00 - 12:00 for 3 days||$4,305|
|9:00 - 12:00 for 2 days||$3,058|
|9:00 - 2:30 for 5 days||$8,631|
|9:00 - 2:30 for 3 days||$5,923|
|9:00 - 2:30 for 2 days||$4,305|
|UPK - Extended Program||Tuition|
|11:30 - 12:30 plus 3:00 - 4:00 for 5 days
(for pm UPK students)
|7:30 - 9:00 drop-off for 5 days||$1,200|
|3:00 - 4:00 pick-up for 5 days||$1,200|
|7:30 - 9:00 plus 3:00 - 4:00 for 5 days||$1,804|
|4:00 - 5:00 pick-up for 5 days||$750|
|5:00 - 6:00 pick-up for 5 days||$750|
|Any additional half hour for 5 days||$580|
The rates in this table are for full school year (September – June) contract. We can arrange pro rata fees for students who start after the beginning of the school year. Please get in touch to work out the details.
These rates cover times before and after the UPK sessions (4-year-olds), as well as variations for 3-year-olds. We can work out whatever schedule a family needs and make fee adjustments as appropriate. We only need the schedule to be the same each week.