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Desiré J. Ford

Maria Nunziata

Cindy Berman
Emilia Rivera

Estelle Tambak

Contact Us:

River Park Nursery School
711 Amsterdam Ave
(at 94th Street )
New York , NY 10025
(212) 663-1205

Featured interview with Desiré J. Ford:

Celebrating Compassion and Cultures in the Classroom

Article and photograph from the "Scholastic Early Childhood Today", Nov / Dec 2004

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Welcome to River Park Nursery School

"River Park gave my children the best possible start in the world, enabling them to negotiate a much broader community."
-Mary Frosch, teacher


We are a community with a long, rich history and this steadfast commitment: To guide and inspire our children in a fun-filled, supportive environment, encouraging each child to sparkle with self-confidence and to cherish his or her own precious place in the rainbow of life.

Registration is OPEN and applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year.

Now offering 2, 3 and 5 day a week programs. For more information contact Maria Nunziata

River Park Nursery School accepts children on a first come, first serve basis. We don't have an interview process. Families choose us.

Public school? Private school? Charter school? Gifted & Talented? Dual Language? Unzoned? Magnet? If you want your child to start Kindergarten in September of 2016, come to a FREE workshop with Alina Adams, NY Gifted Educational Examiner, River Park Nursery School Kindergarten Exmissions Consultant, and New York Times best-selling author of "Getting Into NYC Kindergarten", detailing all your educational options, plus a timeline of what you should be doing this spring and summer to get ready for next fall’s application season, and exclusive, insider tips on getting into the school of your dreams – without losing your mind. Contact the school for more information and to RSVP. May 14, 2015, at 6PM, immediately following the River Park Nursery School Open House from 5PM-6PM

If you are unable to attend, consider her book, in which she shares her experience and knowledge on getting your child into the NYC kindergarten that you truly want! and provides a step-by-step guide on how to ace the parent interview, "work the waitlist", the pros and cons of red-shirting and what you should be doing in the 18 (yes 18) months prior to your child starting Kindergarten.

Come visit our school, meet our faculty and talk with our parents.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (5-6pm)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (5-6pm)
Thursday, January 8, 2015 (5-6pm)
Thursday, February 12, 2015 (5-6pm)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (5-6pm)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 (5-6pm)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (5-6pm)

River Park Nursery is housed in a bright, spacious ground floor space with a large, private adjoining outdoor play area. Our main concern is the development of the individual child.

The educational goal is to enable each child to achieve the maximum realization of their unique potential. Our philosophy is to meet each child where he or she is and help him or her grow and develop from there without undue pressure. Children are encouraged to learn both from the formal program, and from other children who come from very diverse backgrounds. The school prides itself on the diversity of its families, and "trust, dignity, and respect for yourself and others" are keywords of our approach. All teachers are certified early childhood educators and/or have a masters degree in early childhood education, and a minimum of fifteen years teaching experience. Now in its 35th year, this parent coop offers parents the opportunity to work together with other parents and staff to maintain the educational program, and pleasant environment necessary for optimum growth and development of your child.