Medical Center Nrsy School

  • The Medical Center Nursery School is an independent, not-for-profit early childhood school located at the Columbia University Medical Center campus in the Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan. MCNS offers three program options available for each of the three classrooms: Explorers (starting at age 2), Pathfinders, and Trailblazers.
  • History on the classroom names is archived here..

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$695
Summer Program Cost Notes$695 per week Full Day

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,000
Tuition NotesFull Day 8:00 - 5:45 Half Day 8:00 - 12:45 $16,250
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateDenise Diaz

School Notes

  • Early childhood education is based upon helping a child begin to understand and appreciate himself or herself, and to interact and communicate comfortably with others. Our school`s philosophy is that these developments are encouraged most effectively in a warm, intimate environment where young children play, interact, and learn under the guidance of nurturing, well-trained, and experienced teachers.
  • The school's conviction of the value of play in the lives of young children is absolute. Young children typically integrate what is meaningful to them. They understand and remember new concepts and ideas that relate to their experiences, knowledge, and the skills they have already internalized. As a result, young children learn best by working with materials, engaging themselves with challenging problems that interest them, trying things and then trying again.
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: NS-12 | 374 students
    0.8 miles
    85-93 Bennett Ave
    New York, NY 10033
    (212) 568-6250
    0.8 NS-12
    374

School Reviews

Endorse Medical Center Nrsy School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Now that school has safely reopened, what can we parents do to support and encourage the schools we care about so much?
Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools.
This article aims to show you where to look for information about school reopening protocols, school reopening communications, schools that have closed, and schools with COVID-19 cases, among other COVID-19 related issues.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $25,893 for elementary schools and $43,670 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 58% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).