GROW WITH YOUR CHILD
Located in the St. Vartan Park, this preschool is a beautiful and unique first school for your child. Created as a parent-participatory program, our preschool provides the opportunity for parents to accompany and grow with their children through their first few years of educational life (eighteen months – five years).
Sponsored by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation in 1998, The St. Vartan Preschool was created by a mother with a dream of what she wanted for her child – a joyful place for children to grow, learn, and socialize, all while being accompanied by their most important teachers, their parents. Twenty years later, under Miss Stefanie’s careful guidance, this affordable preschool continues to offer an alternative to traditional preschool programs. Participating parents are encouraged to take turns leading storytime and plan art projects for the children.
Connected to the school is a pristine garden where the children can run freely. They can experience the planting and blooming of many flowers in the spring, catch rays of sunshine in the summer, rake leaves in the fall, and make snow angels in the winter! Spread out beneath four beautiful magnolia trees, this garden is a true gem. In 2009 it was named The Most Beautiful Garden For The Month of April in NYC! Also included are multiple age-appropriate field trips throughout the year. The St. Vartan Preschool students and involved parents are provided with a rich education within a loving and happy environment to grow together!
Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
St. Vartan Preschool
617 First Avenue at 35th Street
New York, NY 10016