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Pre-Schools
  • Cathedral Nursery School
    110 Rockaway Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
    The year 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of Cathedral Nursery School. Serving Garden City and its surroundingMore communities with early childhood education, the school is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and offers programs like Mommy & Me, Early Steps, Nursery (3 year olds) and Pre-K (4 year olds). A music program culminates with a musical show in the spring and children also enjoy local trips to nearby museums and farms. Located in the cottages behind St. Paul's, the facility offers indoor and outdoor play areas. Children also enjoy weekly visits from their cottage neighbors, the St. Paul's Senior Center, as part of the "Let's Share a Story."
  • First Presbyterian Church of Mineola
    182 1st St, Mineola, NY 11501
    The First Presbyterian Church of Mineola offers a variety of worship services led by PastorMore Chester Easton. The contemporary service is at 8:30 a.m. Sundays and a traditional service at 10 a.m. It offers Bible study groups as well as service projects. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. The Little People Academy offers half-day programs for children ages 3–4. It helps children work on social and language development, motor abilities and group work skills. The class is led by Janine Mandera.
  • Garden City Community Church Nursery School
    245 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

    Garden City Community Church Nursery School (GCCCN) is aimed at helping to guide children in their physical,More emotional and intellectual growth, with an important goal of fostering the child's self-confidence.

    A religious tone exists but no indoctrination of set beliefs.

    The school is located in a specially designed wing of the church and each classroom has bathroom facilities and sinks. Children play in a fenced-in outdoor natural landscape. In the case of inclement weather, an all-purpose room is available.

    Skills to be developed during the school year include social/emotional growth, language development and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, appreciation of the arts and music and physical development (fine and gross motor skills).

    The school is divided into four periods: free play and project, story and music, snack and outdoor play.

    Children must be 3 years old on or before Dec. 1 of the school year and must be toilet trained. Children of church families are given priority in admission. For more information or to arrange a tour, call the school office at the number provided.

  • Garden City Nursery School
    50 Cherry Valley Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

    Garden City Nursery School is a non-profit cooperative school operated by parents and teachers for children ofMore ages 2-5. 

    The school was founded in 1951 under the sponsorship of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In 1957, existing school building was built.

    The school aims to help a child's development socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically with guidance as its primary interest.

    Students are accepted according to the following priorities: 1) Currently enrolled children; 2) Siblings of currently enrolled children; 3) Siblings of previously enrolled children; 4) Children of Garden City Nursery School alumni; 5) Children of AAUW members first within Garden City and then outside Garden City; 6) Children of Garden City residents; 7) Children outside the Garden City school district.

    For more information, visit the school's Web site or call the number provided.

  • Garden Manor Nursery School
    33 Jefferson St, Garden City, NY 11530

    At Garden Manor Nursery School, children are encouraged to expand their curiosity, build self-esteem and interactMore with others in a caring atmosphere.

    The nursery school includes programs for 2 year-olds and 3 year-olds and offers pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds. Garden Manor take students on class trips, including a trip to a theatrical production and more.

    If you have questions or would like to register your child, call the number provided. The school offers open enrollment and begins registration in November for the next school year.

    Garden Manor Nursery School is located three blocks west of New Hyde Park Road in Christ Episcopal Church but is not a religious school.

  • Little People's Play School
    223 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
    Little People's has been introducing children to wonderful world of school for more than 30 years, over 10 in ourMore current location - the Unitarian Universalist Church on the corner of Nassau Blvd. & Stewart Ave. The aim of our non-cooperative, non-sectarian school is to provide an atmosphere of free creative play infused with educational awareness. It is our goal to prepare students for "big school" by providing positive learning experiences in a loving and structured environment We offer classes for 2,3, and 4 year olds with special enrichment activities such as visits from community helpers, trips to theatrical performances and the library, as well as evening pajama parties! We also offer a fun- filled summer camp. Please call (516) 972-2015 for more information and to set up an appointment for a tour of our school. We would be happy to have your child become a part of our family!
  • Saint Anne's School
    25 Dartmouth St, Garden City, NY 11530

    Saint Anne's School is one of several Catholic schools located in Garden City. When Father McCloskey succeededMore Father Helfenstein, he asked the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary to join Saint Anne's and staff the school. While the school was under construction, these women taught classes in their Convent until the school officially opened on Feb. 2, 1951.

    Board members include Brian Crandall - president, Mary Eschmann, Rob Fabio, Jim Griffin, Tom Huggard, Michael Miller, Mary Murphy, Anthony Rocco, Anthony Russo and Marguerite Toscano.

    The school offers CYO basketball and swimming programs.  For more information, call the number provided.

  • Saint Joseph School
    450 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

    The mission of Saint Joseph School is for each student to realize his/her own true potential in light of the GospelMore message. 

    Located on a sprawling campus at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Fifth Street, the Garden City School District provides transportation to and from Saint Joseph School for all children residing within its district.

    Eileen T. Kilbride, Ed.D., serves as school principal.

  • The Lutheran Preschool
    420 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

    The Lutheran Preschool aims to guide children in emotional, social and intellectual growth. The program, whichMore focuses on five aspects of a child's life, spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social, offers experiences in blocks, arts and crafts, painting, hands-on-activities, cooking, puppets, Bible stories, music and creative movement.

    Children in the 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program participate in a Kindergarten Readiness Program and a computer program in addition to the regular program.

    A Transitions Class is also available, designed for children who will be 5 years old in September, October, November and/or whose parents feel are not ready for Kindergarten. This class is also open to 4 year olds who will be 5 years old in December or January. An Advanced Kindergarten Readiness program will be offered to this class.

    The school has an enclosed outdoor play facility. During cold or inclement weather, the preschool uses the gymnasium, which offers climbing apparatus and slides.

    A Mommy and Me Program  is also available, enabling children to socialize with peers while giving moms the opportunity to share and grow with other moms. This class is limited to 12 children per session and the child must be 2 years old by Dec. 1 of the school year. Moms and their 2-year-old children join together each Wednesday for one and a half hours of activities led by teachers. Session A is from 9am - 10:30am, Session B is from 11am - 12:30pm.

  • The Waldorf School of Garden City
    225 Cambridge Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

    Considered a self-administered institution, Waldorf School's faculty and staff, Parent Association and board ofMore trustees work together on behalf of students. They are responsible for the school's policies without outside interference.

    Waldorf School of Garden City aspires to nurture and challenge its students, reflecting an understanding of the growing child.

    The Collegium or College of Teachers determines the 'pedagogical direction' of the school and is made up of members of the faculty and staff. 

    A Parent Child Program (age 1-3), Nursery program (3 year olds) and Mixed Age Kindergarten (age 4-6) program are offered for the younger set. The school offers a slew of courses for the lower grade levels and high school students. 

    Athletic programs include baseball, soccer, basketball and softball and are offered to students in grades 7-12.

    Two summer programs are also available: a day camp for boys and girls age 3-13 at the school's Garden City campus and a sleep away summer camp for boys and girls age 8-13 at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH.

    Susan Braun serves as school administrator. For more information, visit the school's Web site or call the number provided.

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