Registration for School Year 2019 – 2020 Now Open!
The school, founded in 1935, is one of Ridgewood’s most prestigious. We are a private early education center & Kindergarten; staffed by dedicated, professionally trained and certified teachers licensed by the State of New Jersey. We occupy our own private wing inside the Ridgewood YMCA, located at 112 Oak St, in Ridgewood. The location allows for a safe and easy pick-up-drop-off for both parents and children.
Our program, which is open to all surrounding towns, offers a warm and caring environment for children ages 2.5 to 6. The school boasts a wide variety of activities that encourage age appropriate academic learning while nurturing children’s innate curiosity and laying a foundation for lifelong learning. As they construct, imagine, experiment, share and socialize with other children and adults around them, they are developing the skills needed to become independent, intellectually and socially competent individuals. Our school believes that teachers, children, and parents all play important roles in the educational process, and that a balance of socialization and age appropriate academics is the key to laying the foundation for a child’s academic success.
Flexible hours are available at RNS with an extended day from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, a full day from 9:15 AM – 3:45 PM, or a half-day from 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM. We also offer parents the convenience of extending their child’s day at the rate of $15 per hour.
The Bergen County approved kindergarten follows an academic curriculum requiring a minimum of five days a week.
Encouraging and promoting the desire to learn is a natural gift of childhood, it is the keystone of achieving academic excellence, confidence, creative problem solving skills. The use of music, rhythm and participation in our annual school play helps children experience a rich sensory environment. Socialization combined with learning is the goal at RNS.
Our large classrooms are bright, secure and equipped with a wide variety of materials and art supplies. Our outdoor activities include a custom designed play area.
** For more information or to schedule an appointment to visit the school, please call Maria D’Arpa, (Director) at 201 445-2643.