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St. Bartholomew Community Preschool

325 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

(212) 378-0223


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St. Bartholomew Community Preschool has been a vital part of midtown Manhattan for over 30 years offering a supportive but competitive program, and preparing children for the next step of their educational career.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The essence of the school lies with the experienced faculty at St. Bartholomew Community Preschool. The faculty plays a vital role in the success of the school, providing a caring and supportive place for children to grow emotionally and intellectually. Children can be appropriately challenged and are encouraged to take risks without the fear of failure or criticism. They are empowered with their ability to think. School becomes a magical place filled with friendships, where children can develop a true passion for learning.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our educational philosophy is based on fostering a love of learning, celebrating and embracing each child’s uniqueness. We are committed to providing an environment where children’s curiosity is encouraged. Teachers at St. Bart's understand each child’s needs and work with them in a manner that is most beneficial to the child. With a teacher and two assistants present in each classroom, there is a great opportunity for individual attention.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year