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Riverside Church Weekday School

Riverside Church Weekday School
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027 (map)
Phone: (212)870-6743 Business website:

The Riverside Church Weekday School is a non-denominational, early childhood school serving children ages 2-5 in a nurturing setting committed to addressing the unique needs of young children. The school’s mission is aligned with the Riverside Church mission celebrating diversity and pledging itself to education, reflection and action for peace and justice. The school draws upon a variety of proven approaches to foster independence, individuality and creativity. Supported by a collaborative community of peers, parents and teachers, the children learn to make decisions, meet complex challenges and take responsibility for their actions. The school is committed to developing an awareness and respect for the natural world and its resources within the curriculum and through a full utilization of the wealth of resources available in New York City. Side by Side at Riverside is a weekly 90-minute introduction to the pre-school experience for toddlers and their grown-ups. The program is designed for children 16 months to 2-1/2 years old, and morning and afternoon classes available.