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.
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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
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
Acceptance Rate
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.
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  • 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

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