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Open Houses: Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City

Open Houses: Schools & Pre-Schools in Jersey City

There is an abundance of great schools, preschools and activity centers in Jersey City. Open Houses give parents a chance to check out the facility and learn about the school’s offerings. Teachers and staff are usually on hand to answer questions and give school tours. Visit a few schools and find the best fit for your child. Below you’ll find a list of upcoming Open Houses in Jersey City and Hoboken pre-schools and schools.

THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL

189 Brunswick St #7th, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-478-8886

The mission of the Brunswick School (TBS) is to provide a safe, nurturing, and inspiring learning environment, and holistic education that considers children’s physical, cognitive, social/emotional, language, and life-skill development and progress.

TBS believes that fostering creativity, offering hands-on experiences, and connecting the classrooms with the real world through monthly themes, are effective ways to engage and develop young minds so they can thrive in elementary school and beyond.

Take a virtual tour here.

Open House Dates:
-Tours from 6pm-7pm: February 21st, March 20th, April 17th, May 15th
-Tours starting 9am: March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th

WORLD OF ABC, THE WALDO SCHOOL

110 1st Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-721-6000

Located in the heart of the Waldo section of the Jersey City Waterfront, The Waldo School sets the standard for leading private education. By adopting and developing a highly innovative curriculum, our students are encouraged to explore and flourish while discovering and developing new talents.

Private tours are provided at each of our campuses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, by appointment– plan your Jersey City Pre-Schools Open Houses tour by calling us. Tours last approximately half an hour and are conducted by the School Director.

Take a virtual tour here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

IVY PRIMARY PREP

675 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-743-9190

Ivy Primary Prep is an early childhood education center catering to ages 18 months through 6 years. The center focuses on primary learning and early childhood development, offering academically focused programs.

Ivy Primary Prep takes an innovative approach to the development of the whole student by emphasizing a curriculum that includes physical, social, and emotional components.

The teaching method revolves around interactive and workshop-based lesson plans. To foster an academically challenging environment and maximize student-teacher engagement, each classroom is capped at 10 students.

Take a virtual tour here.

Schedule a tour here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

SMART START ACADEMY

Various locations – Phone: 201-461-0101

Smart Start Academy has teacher-student ratios of 1:3 for infants through toddler years and a 1:5 ratio for preschool and pre-k children.

They use the Creative Curriculum which focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. Four areas of development are addressed through this curriculum: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.

Take a virtual tour here.

Schedule a tour here.

Open House Dates:
Our open house is the second Thursday of every month at 7pm. Please follow our instagram for future updates .

FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY

209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-724-1544

The French American Academy is an international private school in New Jersey focusing on bilingual education from Pre-K through middle school.

The French American Academy strives to provide the highest educational standards with a bilingual, comprehensive, and accredited curriculum in a safe and creative environment. The school also hosts after-school activities in French, enrichment classes, summer programs for children, and language classes for adults.

Schedule a virtual info session here.

Schedule a visit here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

LEARNING LADDERS

33 Hudson Street, 35 Hudson Street & 160 Morgan Street, Jersey City NJ- Phone: 201-918-6643

It is Learning Ladder’s belief that all children deserve quality care, and education and should have equal access to all learning opportunities. Their school has a tradition of providing a safe and welcoming wide array of exciting activities in a challenging academic environment.

Learning Ladders is committed to forming a partnership between parents and our school to provide a robust academic and social learning environment while adhering to the philosophy that learning is not a destination, but a journey.

Schedule a tour here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL

100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City NJ – Phone:Phone Number (201) 234-4781″>201- 234-4781

The best way to discover Franklin is to visit one of the on-site Open House events. We invite you to delve into our curriculum, meet our esteemed faculty, and explore our innovative learning approach. Engage with our vibrant community through casual conversations with our current students to gain a deeper understanding of what sets our school apart and makes it so dynamic. If you’re new to our school and eager to get acquainted, this is the perfect opportunity to begin your journey with us. Refreshments will be served. The Open House event is open to parents and students and we ask that families register via Ravenna as space is limited.

Highlights of Franklin’s inaugural year: A team of Franklin students has won the Worldwide Sparkathon 2023 challenge to combat ocean pollution. Franklin students have made a difference while participating and volunteering in local community service. One example is Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center, through our Make:able challenge we helped individuals with disabilities or with specific needs to improve the functionality and quality of their life. In our Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship class, students have supported schools in the community to create innovative ways to develop literacy and numeracy skills. These are just some of the examples of the accomplishments that our students have achieved in just a year. We can’t wait to see what is in the future for our students in the coming year.

All registrations can be done through this link:https://bit.ly/visitfranklin

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

720 Monroe Street, # E105-106, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 201-755-5585

Tessa International School is an independent, bilingual school in Hoboken, New Jersey, offering Spanish, Mandarin, or French programs to its families. Incorporating best practices from around the world, students are challenged through teaching and learning every day.

Tessa follows the International Baccalaureate approach, in conjunction with official Spanish and French curriculums, and provides a strong educational foundation for children aged 2 through elementary.

Grades: PreK-2 to Grade 5. 80% immersion from PreK to K, 50% immersion from elementary.

Take a virtual tour here.

Sign up for a private tour here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

HUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

10 Regent St, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201- 516-0700

The idea of connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) through the study of a yearlong theme began back in 2009 when the Hudson Montessori School started.

Serving children from 2 years old through 6th Grade, The Montessori Method focuses on allowing a child to learn in a hands-on setting, which is designed to cater to each child’s individual needs and unique personality.

Come join them for their Virtual Open House for a comprehensive overview of the programs, curriculum and what makes their school unique. They will also take you on a virtual facility tour to see the students working in their classroom environment. The Virtual Open House begins at 9:00 AM and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Register here.

Open Houses Dates:
February 20, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
February 27, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
March 5, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
March 27, 2024 – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
April 16, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
May 14, 2024 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

150 Warren St Suite 108, Jersey City NJ – Phone: 201-333-5600

Waterfront Montessori is a parent-founded, parent-run independent school for children from two years old through eighth grade. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of well-rounded education, socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically, for children from all over the globe and from all walks of life.

They say they chose to be a Montessori school because the Montessori philosophy mirrors their own beliefs. The real reason is they have not found anything better. They are a community brought together by a passion for education.

For more information, contact them on their website here.

Sign up for a private tour here.

Open House Dates: 
Sat, Feb 24th, 2024. 9:00 am – 10:30 am

THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY

210 9th St, Jersey City NJ – Phone: 201-420-8111

The Scandinavian School of Jersey Cityis inspired by the Scandinavian and Reggio Emilia Approaches to Education and includes a preschool for children 1-4 years old, a Forest Kindergarten as well as an Elementary School.

At Scandi School, children are seen as being curious and capable citizens of the world, whose interests and passions are placed at the center of curriculum negotiations. Children construct knowledge alongside passionate teachers who as co-learners and facilitators make visible the children’s hundred languages through the arts, eco-sustainability, mindfulness, and the outdoors.

Schedule a tour or find virtual info sessions here. Weekly tours every Thursday at 11:15 am.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

527 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 201-792-6292

An All Saints education honors children’s natural gifts and talents while encouraging them to discover their passions. Students engage with the International Baccalaureate Programme alongside a close-knit set of like-minded peers who bring their best selves to the table each and every day.

At All Saints, students develop the skills to build both a living and a life for themselves.

To find out more information, visit their website here.

To schedule a tour email Joan Harrison, Director of Enrollment Management, [email protected]

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

242 10th Street, Jersey City NJ – Phone:201-309-0440

The Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC) is a parent-run nonprofit preschool that seeks to provide high-quality progressive early childhood education in a nurturing atmosphere.

Founded in 1995, the school was envisioned as an alternative to parents who sought an enhanced level of involvement in the education of their young children and who believed a cooperative community would provide an ideal setting for early childhood education.

If at any time you have specific questions about Garden Preschool, contact them at [email protected] or visit their website here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE

159 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ – Phone:201-963-5555

Academy of Excellence has provided state-of-the-art early childhood education in this exact location for more than a decade. Our certified teachers deliver our STEAM-infused curriculum with individualized attention and care, setting us apart from other preschools in the area. Furthermore, our teachers and staff are highly-trained professionals who are passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment for children.

Our interiors are designed to be green and Eco-friendly, stimulating your child’s social and emotional development. We also provide organic meals, to make sure your child is developing healthy habits from an early age. With Academy of Excellence, you can be sure your child will receive a high-quality education in an environment that fosters growth and development.

For more information, contact them on their website here.

Virtual tours here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

Various Locations: Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne

Adventures in Learning’s curriculum is flexible and geared towards each child’s interest. Our teachers provide resourceful alternatives to the actual creation of a project by stimulating the child’s natural curiosity which is necessary to produce an enjoyable learning environment. Our program not only reinforces concepts, but it also expands your child’s vocabulary and provides them with a foundation for early reading skills. Children are encouraged to work independently, in small groups, and in large groups with our warm and loving staff’s guidance. Once a week your little one will get to enjoy music classes with Mr.Dave as well as Yoga classes with Mrs.Renee. Scroll to learn more about our individualized curriculum’s.

Private tours here.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

BERGEN-LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ – Phone:201-706-3403

The mission of Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School is to provide access to a high-quality Montessori early childhood education for a student population that represents and celebrates the ethnic, socio-economic, racial, and ability diversity of Jersey City!

The vision of Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School is for the children of Jersey City to grow and thrive in a diverse, bilingual, Montessori educational environment that promotes independence and freedom, while setting the structure imperative for them to be able to develop into responsible and civic-minded adults, ready to positively contribute to life in the 21st Century.

Open House Dates: No Dates Announced

COMPASS LEARNING ADVANTAGE

84 Washington St 4th floor, Hoboken, NJ – Phone:551-252-0428

COMPASS Learning Advantage is an educational and recreational company that offers a variety of services to help children develop, promoting mind and body wellness using athletics and academics to strengthen communication skills and enhance emotional intelligence. We use smaller ratios and a blended approach to give children the attention they need to thrive in both groups and private sessions.

Open Houses Dates: No Dates Announced

ST LUKE’S SCHOOL

487 Hudson St, New York, NY – Phone:212-924-5960

Welcoming students and families of all faiths, St. Luke’s School is a private, coeducational Episcopal day school that proudly serves Junior Kindergarten (pre-K) through Grade 8. We are located on a two-acre landmark block in the West Village of Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Open Houses Dates: No Dates Announced

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI

1 McWilliams Pl #206, Jersey City, NJ – Phone:201-533-1910

Located in picturesque Hamilton Park in Jersey City, Hamilton Park Montessori School is an 8-minute walk from the NJ path and 6 blocks from the Holland tunnel.In 2006 when Hamilton Park Montessori School (HPMS)—a New Jersey non-profit corporation—opened the doors of its first early childhood classroom with 10 students, is committed to a whole-child approach to education—one that meets the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of each child. Almost 2 decades later, as one of the largest Montessori schools in New Jersey going up through 8th grade, HPMS continues to nurture each child’s love of learning.

Open Houses Dates:
ON-SITE FIRST STEP SESSIONS: Required for Bridge and Early Childhood Families. (Sign up via this link).
February 21, 2024:9:30am at 1 McWilliams Place (Lower School Campus
March 13, 2024: 9:30am at 1 McWilliams Place (Lower School Campus)

ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSES: All Parents Welcome
April 20, 2024:Lower School** and Upper School Campuses(Upper School Campus is grades 1-8; students may join the Open House)

TONGYAN SCHOOL

111 Bright St, Jersey City, NJ

Founded in the spring of 2014, TongYan School is more than just an educational institution; it’s a community. As a registered non-profit organization, we are deeply committed to providing enriching educational experiences for children and adults alike, in a multitude of subjects ranging from language to math to arts and fitness.

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant community that values education as a lifelong journey. We aim to provide:
– Holistic Learning: Programs that nourish the mind, body, and spirit.
– Cultural Exploration: A safe space for students to explore the richness of world cultures, including but not limited to, Chinese language and culture.
– Community Engagement: Opportunities for students to connect with, learn from, and contribute to the broader community.

Our programs are designed not just to teach, but to inspire. We provide an atmosphere where students of all backgrounds can engage with their peers, discover new passions, and develop skills that benefit them beyond the classroom.

Open Houses Dates: No Dates Announced

Activity Centers

MY GYM CHILDREN’S FITNESS CENTER

252 9th St, Jersey City NJ – Phone: 201-205-1218

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center creates an environment where children feel loved and supported so their self-esteem and confidence can flourish. Now, more than 35 years later, they are proud to say that all children of all abilities can succeed and thrive at My Gym.

With 700+ locations worldwide, our dream of active, giggling children growing into happy and confident adults has been realized. We cherish every one of our members and are grateful to have each as part of our My Gym family.

Through offering classes and after-school events, My Gym has options for all ages looking for a fun and active time out!

Find the best classes for you here.

BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL

Various locations in Jersey City

British Swim School offers a variety of swimming classes for families located between Fort Lee and Elizabeth. They have multiple pools, have easily accessible locations all over and offer classes for all ages.

For more information, visit their website here.

THE LITTLE GYM

380 Newark Ave Units 101 & 102, Jersey City NJ – Phone: 201-222-6209

The Little Gym believes kids should be able to act like kids. We also believe fun environments are especially conducive to the kind of learning that prepares them for life’s adventures.

Through unique programs that revolve around active play, we complement and enhance the traditional school experience – even before kids are school age!

For more information, visit their website here.

NIMBUS DANCE WORKS

329 Warren Street, Jersey City NJ- Phone: 201 377- 0718

The School of Nimbus offers professional dance instruction in ballet, modern, hip hop, tap, and other dance forms for children, teens, and adults.

Classes are taught by Nimbus’ company dancers and Teaching Artists, who are trained by national leaders in dance education. The School of Nimbus offers additional performance opportunities, such as the Junior Youth Ensemble (9-13 yrs), Pre-Professional Program / Nimbus Youth Ensemble (13-18 yrs) based on audition, the Jersey City Nutcracker, and Spring Showcase for students of all ages.

For more information, visit their website here.

LUNA DE PAPEL

321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City NJ – Phone: 201-946-9400

Luna de Papel (Paper Moon) is a hand crafting art studio. We offer hand crafting and DIY classes and workshops for adults and children.

In a world where everyone is increasingly used to working with electronic devices, at Luna de Papel they take a step back and focus on practical life skills that teach an appreciation for handcrafts. Their goal is to build self-esteem through self-expression that is more approachable, authentic, and sustainable than simple art.

SUPER SOCCER STARS

Super Soccer Star‘s goal is to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class.

Updated on February 17th 2024

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