Playhouse Coop Preschool & Kindergarten

  • Playhouse is a preschool which values childhood as an exciting and important time when young children need to explore and experiment freely toward self-discovery.
  • It is a place where the most important knowledge is self-knowledge, which later informs academic learning.
  • Following the guiding principles of developmentally appropriate practice for young children, the Playhouse strives to provide each child with the tools needed to form a confident and positive self-concept as a learner.
  • A cooperative school, Playhouse encourages and values the contributions of parents and families which produce a mosaic of patterns of participation.
  • The Playhouse staff is experienced in fostering an environment of guidance, support, love and understanding for students and families. Playhouse is a reflection of the ideas, values, and people in the community it serves.
  • With its sliding scale fee structure, Playhouse encourages an economically diverse student body.

Top Placements

Playhouse Coop Preschool & Kindergarten places among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1951
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesDepending on schedule

Student Body

Total Students96 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Playhouse Coop Preschool & Kindergarten Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSliding Scale according to income
Admissions DirectorAnat Stettner
Admissions AssociateLisa Korn

School Notes

  • Ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Playhouse Coop Preschool & Kindergarten is Mount Carmel Guild Academy (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Orange
    Mount Carmel Guild Academy
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    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12
    0.4 miles
    100 Valley Way
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    0.4 PK-12
  • Orange
    St John Grammar School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 182 students
    1 miles
    455 White St
    Orange, NJ 07050
    1 PK-8
  • Montclair
    Sawtelle Learning Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 84 students
    1 miles
    208 S Mountain Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    1 Inquire with school
  • Montclair
    Virginia Harkness Sawtelle Lrn
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 100 students
    1 miles
    208 South Mountain Avenue
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    1 K-12
  • Orange
    The Lakeside School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
    1.1 miles
    123 Cleveland St
    Orange, NJ 07050
    1.1 9-12

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