Columbus Pre-School

About Us

It’s hard to talk about Columbus Pre-School without honoring our history. Over 30 years ago, our school was founded to provide an enriching, child-centered preschool program for the youngest members of the Upper West Side. Today, we are proud our mission continues, with an incredible community of educators, parents, students, and graduates.

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Our School

Our school has always lived in the same location, a sprawling space on the second floor in the heart of the Upper West Side, with classrooms flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, or both.

Since 1988, the space has evolved with the school’s needs and is now comprised of 6 large classrooms, boasting a 2,500 square foot gymnastics studio, a lending library, and over 2,000 square feet of outdoor space with a climber, riding toys, ball sports, large format blocks, a messy art area, and more. In the summer, overhead sprinklers add an extra fun splash for outdoor play!

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The school’s lending library has nearly 3,000 books! Columbus Pre-School also sponsors a Little Free Library (take a book, leave a book) just outside our main entrance on Columbus Ave for all community members of the UWS.

Our school is housed on the second floor, with three different entrances/exits, an elevator, and stroller storage for those families who are coming from afar.