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.

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1951
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Depending on schedule

Student Body

Total Students
96 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Playhouse Coop Preschool & Kindergarten Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Sliding Scale according to income
Admissions Director
Anat Stettner
Admissions Associate
Lisa Korn

School Notes

  • Ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, NJ is $21,968 for elementary schools and $18,036 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, NJ is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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