WELCOME TO PARK SLOPE SCHOOLHOUSE!

Park Slope Schoolhouse is a non-profit early childhood education center for children ages 1 to 4, conveniently located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Our welcoming and modern facility features three large and bright classrooms, a well equipped indoor sensory gym, a private backyard, generous multipurpose hallways and children sized bathrooms. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY:

At Park Slope Schoolhouse we strive to build a trusting relationship and cultivate each child’s intellectual, physical and social growth through play-based and hands-on explorations. A play-based early childhood education instills a lifelong curiosity for learning, and it is a developmentally appropriate approach that fosters independence, creativity and critical thinking skills. Our skilled teachers facilitate learning processes during play and turn the children’s interests and experiences into learning moments. 

Park Slope Schoolhouse also places a strong emphasis on fostering social-emotional development. Our children learn to get along with, care for and respect each other by sharing, taking turns, practicing patience and resolving conflicts by using their words. Our teachers nurture these skills by helping children to negotiate, cooperate, problem solve and communicate effectively. 

 

OUR SCHOOL:

The setup of the classroom environment is a thoughtful process designed to meet the developmental needs of the children.  Each classroom has small group areas, or centers and children are encouraged to explore during choice time.  Some of these areas include an art area, blocks, the quiet area with books available throughout the day, a sensory table, and dramatic play.  Children come together as a group for teacher-led circle time, music, movement, and other group activities. Our nurturing and intimate setting, as well as our low teacher-child ratios (1:3 in our 1’s class, 1:4 in our 2’s class, 1:5 in our 3’s class) offer ample opportunities for individualized attention and personalized learning. 

Being physically active and spending time outdoors is an essential part of our curriculum. All of our children enjoy movement sessions in our sensory gym, the backyard, the playground and on frequent neighborhood walks. A true asset are our weekly enrichment classes Bilingual Birdies, a Spanish music class, and soccer lessons with Super Soccer Stars, as well as our generous hallways that are often used for interactive activities with a chalkboard wall, wall panels, and light table activities.

 

HOME-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP & COMMUNITY:

Creating a warm, collaborative and engaging school community is very important to us! Our teachers work very closely with our parent community and provide comprehensive reports for each child through our school app on a daily basis. Parents are welcome to reach out to their child’s teachers during school hours with any questions or concerns they may have. Furthermore, our families have numerous opportunities throughout the year to connect with each other and build long-lasting relationships during our various family events. Parents are also encouraged to actively take part in school and classroom events and share their specific interests and talents with our children and staff members. Lastly, we are always looking to foster relationships with our immediate community, such as visiting the farmer’s market, local shops or the nearby community garden. 

 

SCHOOL HOURS:

Our school is an all-year and all-day program and runs from September to mid-August from 7:30am – 6:30pm daily. We are generally closed only on federal holidays with minimal school closings to build continuity and minimize the need for supplemental back-up care and summer camp. Our tuition is all-inclusive of the full-year and full-day program and you can choose between a 5 day spot (M-F), a 3 day spot (M/W/F) or a 2 day spot (T/TH), depending on availability.

To learn more, sign up for one of our virtual school tours! We are looking forward to meeting your family!

Kind Words from Our Parents

"We recently moved to the neighborhood and are so happy that we made the decision to send our daughters to PSS. From the moment we took the tour, we knew it was going to be great...and we were right! They both loved school and all of the new friends they made. Our older daughter is always telling us about her yoga or cooking or painting. We know that she is in great hands every day! The staff is so caring, down-to-earth yet professional and you can see how much they care for the students.  It has also been a great way for us to meet new people in the neighborhood and we instantly felt a part of the PSS community."
- Amy D. and Nick B., Parents
"My daughter has attended Park Slope schoolhouse for three years. Since day one, I've always felt that she's been with caring, engaged and nurturing teachers. My daughter is sometimes a bit reserved and the teachers can pick up on this instantly. They have great methods for making all of the students comfortable. I love how welcoming the environment is and most importantly seeing my daughter talk about all of the activities they did at the school. I cannot recommend PSS highly enough. It was a tough decision to consider full-time care but PSS has made it one of the best decisions I've made on my daughter's behalf."
- Carrie B., Parent