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The International Preschools

The International Preschools is a private play-based center-based preschool in New York, NY for toddlers and pre-kindergarteners.


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Our story begins more than 50 years ago when we were founded to serve the needs of international families, connected to the U.N. Since then, we’ve grown into a recognized leader in the New York education community, welcoming a diverse mix of both American and international families. IPS now has three locations in vibrant Manhattan neighborhoods. Each location benefits from the unique character and resources of its nearby community, while maintaining a consistent curriculum and a dedication to the core principles that make The International Preschools an educational opportunity unlike any other.

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Quick Facts
Facility Type:Center-Based Preschool Ages:Not Available
Institution Type:Private Gender:Coeducational
Established:1963 Religion:Not Available
Licensed:Yes Dress Code:No Dress Code

Mission Statement

The preschool years are a crucial window in a child’s academic, social and cultural development. In the few years spent at The International Preschools, a child will develop not only academic skills but also social skills and cultural attitudes. At The International Preschools, where English language learners are welcomed and supported, children and families from New York City and all over the world share their cultures and gain a sense of international awareness through mutual understanding and respect. Through play, we promote the cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth of each child in a nurturing atmosphere. With schools in multiple Manhattan neighborhoods children may attend school close to home while their families are part of a large and vibrant parent and faculty network. The size of The International Preschools allows us to be a laboratory for curriculum development, including a rich variety of specialty activities based on early childhood educational research and good practices.


Teaching Philosophy

Programs and Tuition

Program Types
Pre-K, Preschool
Class Type Age Range School Days Hours
1's 18 – 24 months N/A N/A
2's 2 – 2.1 years N/A N/A
Pre-K 3 – 4.4 years N/A N/A
Transitional KG 4.5 – 5.5 years N/A N/A

Students and Staff

Enrollment Statistics
Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 : 1

Health and Safety

Food Provided
Nut free or seed snack provided. Lunches are provided by parents.

Associations and Memberships

New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

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