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Open Houses: Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City

Jersey City Pre-Schools Open Houses
Written by Bianca kirschner

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 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 helps children reach developmentally-appropriate milestones, using an adaptable curriculum that meets the unique needs of each child and allows teachers to scaffold learning catering to each child’s talents and strengths.

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.

The school was founded on the belief that we should celebrate the diversity of Jersey City. We are committed to fostering meaningful connections with those in our neighborhood and extended community of students, families, teachers, and staff.

Take a Virtual Tour

Open House:
Saturday, October 1st from 9:00AM-9:45AM (Infants/Toddlers) 9:45AM-10:30AM (Rising Preschool- 1st) and 10:30AM-11:15AM (all grades)
Wednesday, October 19th, from 6:30P-7:15P (Infants/Toddlers) and 7:15P-8:00P (Rising Preschool-1st).
RSVP is required by emailing [email protected]

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. Their students are inspired to grow as individuals, with no child forced to ascribe to one specific mold, through equal emphasis on all disciplines and opportunities to explore concepts at his or her own pace.

We would love for you to visit our school! 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. Tours are conducted with only one family at a time, and families have the option to choose an in-person tour or a virtual one.

Open House:

Tuesday October 18th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL 
100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City – Phone: 201- 234-4781
A visionary new high school in Jersey City designed to educate innovators and socially responsible global leaders is excited to be part of the JC Education Fair this year!

Open House:
In-person: Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 pm (onsite)
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am

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

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.
Ivy Primary Prep is not a school adjusting to COVID, but a new facility built and structured during COVID with the health and safety of Little Ivies, staff, and community always being top priority. Schedule a tour
HERE. and enjoy your tour to Jersey City Pre-Schools Open Houses.

SMART START ACADEMY
Various locations: please check the website – 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.

FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY
209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-7241544
Open Houses:
Jersey City:

Oct 15th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Nov 5th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Dec 10th from 9:30am to 11:30am

Hoboken:
Oct 14 from 5pm to 7pm
Nov 4th from 5pm to 7pm
Dec 3rd from 9:30am to 11:30am

LEARNING LADDERS
Various Locations – 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. Their extensive menu of extracurricular activities, both academic and recreational is unsurpassed.

Learning Ladders has grown over the years to have three campuses. Their first and second campus is located in the historic Paulus Hook of Jersey City. They are opposite Colgate Park and are surrounded by trees along the Hudson river. Our children routinely go for a stroll on the boardwalk and by Morris canal park.

This school is situated by the Essex street light rail station, just one block from the downtown ferry and two blocks from the Exchange Place path station. Their third campus is located in downtown Jersey City by Grove St Path station and 3 blocks from Harborside Light Rail station.

Open House:

 

MY GYM
252 9th St, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-205-1218
My Gym was born out of a passion to teach children in a fun, physically engaging environment. They are delighted in seeing children’s eyes light up for all those incredible milestones, from the tentative first steps to tumbling down soft mats. Sharing the parents’ excitement at their children’s accomplishments was the high point of our day. They knew from the start that, through fun and captivating activities, they could accomplish great things. Their goal: To create 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.
At My Gym camp we activate the fun in our 3 hour drop off mini camps – SO LET THE FUN BEGIN! Energizing games, exciting gymnastics, cool arts and crafts, and music that guarantees to keep them moving and engaged. And they can kiss boredom goodbye with themes and programs that constantly change, so no two sessions are ever the same. Our camps are perfect for children ages 3-10 years old (must be potty-trained and able to separate).
Our drop-off program, and multi-day and sibling discounts make My Gym camp an awesome, affordable, no-stress option.
Sessions:
Morning Sessions: Mondays & Fridays @ 9 a.m-12 p.m.
After-school Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Semester: September 13th – December 17th.
To learn more visit our website https://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/schedules

BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL
Various locations in Jersey City

THE LITTLE GYM
380 Newark Ave Units 101 & 102, Jersey City, NJ  – Phone: 201-222-6209
The Little Gym of Jersey City is hosting a complimentary Back to School open house event! Come one, come all! Explore our facility and experience some of the benefits our programs can offer first-hand. We’ll have light snacks, refreshments, games, and activities for children of all ages (4 months up to 12 years old). Plus, you will have a chance to meet our awesome staff! This event is for current members AND families new to The Little Gym – what better way to start the 2022 school-year than with a The Little Gym party?!
Questions?

Call: 201.222.6209 OR Text: 201.559.8721
Email: [email protected]com

NIMBUS DANCE WORKS
Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201 377- 0718
Nimbus focuses its work on the intersection between high-level dance and innovative ways of involving communities and audiences. Founded in 2005, Nimbus presents performances and programs to diverse audiences locally and on tour, serving present audiences and building future ones.

Open House: 

LUNA DE PAPEL
321 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-946-9400
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. Children today are used to instant gratification, this can stifle the ability to strive for longer-term goals. Handcrafts take commitment but they teach children that they can achieve great things if they take them one step at a time. At Luna de Papel, they teach children how to “create”. When they learn to create they learn that they can control their environment and that builds a tremendous amount of self-esteem. Their goal is to build self-esteem through self-expression that is more approachable, authentic, and sustainable than simple art.

TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
720 Monroe Street, # E105-106, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 201-755-5585
We are an International School offering Spanish or French bilingual programs with enriching specials and more. We provide a world-class education, based on the most successful international models, for children starting at age 2.5 to elementary.

Open House:
November 5th & December 3rd at 9:30am
Registration links and additional events can be found on our website: https://tessais.org/visit-tessa/

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. The school serves 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. Children are introduced to many new themes and concepts in the prepared environments of our classrooms. These themes spur their curiosity and excitement and motivate them to work with materials independently.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. (If you attend one of the Open Houses, you are exempt from taking a virtual school tour)
Virtual Open House Sign Up Link

TONAL ARTS MUSIC
161 Fairview Ave, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 646-667-0091

THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
95 Broadway, Jersey City – Phone: 201-984-4151
The Ethical Community Charter School is a school that encourages as much student participation as possible; they encourage the students to ask questions and form their own opinions. This school takes advantage of the arts and uses it as a movement to integrate both fun and learning into one. They do a great job at mixing community into the learning aspect of the school.

MUSTARD SEED SCHOOL
22 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ – Phone: 201-653-5548
Mustard Seed School is a PK-8th-grade independent Christian school in Hoboken, NJ. Our curriculum focuses on academics, arts, faith, and service to educate the whole child.

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI
150 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-333-5600

Open House:

October 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm and on December 3, 9:00 – 10:30 am

HARBOR HILLS DAY CAMP
75 Doby Road, Mendham, NJ – Phone: 973-895-3200

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP
96 Morgan Street STE 1, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 201-424-3075
Performing Arts Workshop is celebrating a decade of building confident, resilient, happy kids in our community! 2021-22 Youth Performance Programs begin October 2 with classes available in-studio & online. All students progress at their own pace and perform in our showcases. Additional performance/competitive opportunities are available for intensive students throughout the season. Learn more about PAW’s programs, team, procedures & protections at www.performingartsworkshop-nj.com.

THE HUDSON SCHOOL
601 Park Avenue – Phone: 201-659-8335 X106
The Hudson School provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking. Our goal is to develop compassionate, responsible, principled citizens who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service. The school fosters an eclectic and supportive environment that challenges students and faculty to develop their passions and talents through a stimulating, balanced, and creative interdisciplinary curriculum.
Pre-registration is required by visiting the Admission Page: www.thehudsonschool.org/admission

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 646-753-2399
The Hamilton Park Montessori educates children from infancy through 8th grade through nurturing each child’s love of learning. Each child is provided opportunities for growth and development to help them become capable, confident, and compassionate citizens of the world. Furthermore, click here for information on tuition. Hamilton Park Montessori is included in the list of best preschools, elementary schools, and daycares in Jersey City.

Open House:
Saturday, October 22nd at 10am (Lower Campus ONLY) — Saturday, February 4th at 10am for Lower Campus/11am for Upper Campus
Saturday, April 22nd at 10am for Lower Campus/11am for Upper Campus

ALPHAMINDS ACADEMY
225 Morris Blvd Jersey City, NJ 07030 – this is not a mailing address – Phone: 201-844-8535
Foster your child’s confidence and love of learning with AlphaMinds Academy! This is an after-school academic and enrichment program where students can explore their academic interests and grow their minds in a fun, engaging atmosphere. AlphaMinds Academy offers classes for children ages 3-15. Classes offered: Chess, Coding, Logic, Math, Reading and Essay Writing. Programs are available after school, on Saturdays and online.

First Day of Classes (not Open House) – September 10th

KINDLE EDUCATION PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
277 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Anticipated location Journal Square – Phone: 201-688-0681

Kindle Education is an exciting new public charter school that will open in the fall of 2023! In its first year, Kindle Education will enroll 6th and 7th grade students. The school will then grow by one grade each year to become a middle-high school serving grades 6-12. Kindle Education prioritizes holistic, student-directed learning within a diverse community. Students learn by engaging in hands-on projects, gain metacognitive skills as they set goals with the support of a personal coach, and are empowered to make decisions about their own learning. Full-time tutors help to differentiate instruction so that each student receives appropriate support and challenge, and all curriculum is housed in an online platform that enables self-pacing and anywhere, anytime learning.
Want to learn more about Kindle Education? Join us for an information session and open house on the first Thursday of every month! To receive updates about open house locations and additional events, complete this brief form. You can also learn more about Kindle Education Public Charter School by visiting our website at www.KindleEducation.org.
Open House:
Morning Open Houses (9am): Thursday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Jan. 5
Evening Open Houses (5:30pm): Thursday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 2

ZING! FOR Kids, LLC
329 East 88th Street, Apt 2E -New York, NY – Phone: 516-557-1465

TEMPLE BETH-EL
2419 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City NJ – Phone:917-284-2855
Ongoing open houses throughout the year. Please email for information: [email protected]

THE SCANDINAVIAN SCHOOL OF JERSEY CITY
210 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Ongoing tours-sign up on the website. Open House November 2022

DR LENA EDWARDS ACADEMIC CHARTER SCHOOL
509 Bramhall Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

527 Clinton Street Hoboken, NJ 07030- 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.

Open House:

The Open Houses will be held on Tuesday mornings at 9 am on:
October 4th, 18th, 25th
November 1nd & 8th

 

Updated on October 6th, 2022

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