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Nursery School

Since 1938, the 92nd Street Y Nursery School has provided a warm and creative atmosphere that fosters young children's imagination, curiosity and intellect.

Our program facilitates children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth through a curriculum attuned to children's unique patterns of development. We believe children learn best in a well organized program that emphasizes creative expression, provides opportunities for play and encourages respect for others. Our goal is for children to become responsible members of their classroom community and develop the confidence and independence. We are committed to building a strong sense of connection between parents, teachers and children. We firmly believe that communication between parents and the school is essential in fostering young children’s growth. The celebration of Shabbat and Jewish holidays teaches children the joy of Jewish culture and heritage.

A highly experienced faculty trained in early childhood education works with children individually and in groups fostering creative expression through art, music, movement and language.

Enrollment: 171 boys and girls, ages 2.6 to 5 years old.

Learn about Tuition and the application proccess

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The school is housed on the sixth floor of 92Y with nine fully equipped spacious classrooms and a library with an extensive collection of children’s books and resource materials. Two outdoor terraces and a rooftop playground are available for daily outdoor play.


Nursery School

Ellen Birnbaum, Director

Shereen Rutman, Associate Director
Dena Warren, Admissions Coordinator
Gail Raybin, Administrator
Susan Caplan, Director, Nursery School Development
Laura Rosen, Associate, Nursery School Development

Faculty: Meg Allen, David Anderson, Susan Barth, Cela Beznicki, Beverly Cione, Charlotte Czerw, Terri Dancik, Michael Davis, Lora DelPonte, Jody Doomchin, Jennie Drogoszewski, Heather Egert, Eve Engel, Hayley Garfinkel, Barry Goldberg, Lauryn Karmitz, Joan Kassel, Jennifer Katz-Burk, Tara Kirton, Jacqueline Kristel, Andrea Mansfield, Rebecca Pearl, Robert Perlman, Lori Plotkin, Brenda Ratliff, Jessica Reich, Marcia Richer, Cat Rossetti Morosini, Beryl Roth, Alison Snow, Jillian Schwam, Alix Steinberg, Jen Tamchin, Roberta Willenken, Jennifer Zebooker

Updated August 2017.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • 2 mornings

    3 mornings

    9 am-12 pm

    9 am-1 pm

    9 am-2 pm

  • $18,100





Updated Jan 2018.

Application Procedures

The 92nd Street Y Nursery School accepts applications for children ages 2.6-5 years old.

Children must be two years old by Mar 31 of the entering year.

Families who are interested in attending an information session and touring the school should call 212.415.5532, beginning at 9 am on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 (the day after Labor Day) to schedule an appointment.

At the conclusion of the information session, application information will be available. The application fee is $75. Applications must be submitted by Fri, Nov 3.

Inquiries regarding admission for four and five year-old children are accepted throughout the year. Please note that a child has to be turning four by Aug 31. Admission is based on space availability for the following school year. We do not accept children after the school year has begun.

Contact Us

For more information, call the 92Y Nursery School at 212.415.5532.