A unique Reggio-inspired preschool with locations throughout Lower Manhattan
Preschool of the Arts has become a landmark institution in Lower Manhattan. With over 20 years of experience and commitment to providing a top notch early childhood education, we are proud of the oasis we have become to our families in New York City’s downtown communities. Our unique curriculum and our carefully selected and skilled faculty bring passion, dedication, and a broad depth of knowledge to the work that they do every day. As a result, we are internationally recognized for our leadership in early childhood education. POTA attracts educators from around the world who visit our campuses to observe and learn from our philosophy. The signature POTA Curriculum has been translated into 6 languages.
Each of our locations features a cutting-edge facility and unique features designed to draw out the potential of every child. Our boutique schools are situated so that they are easily accessible from neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. Each of our facilities is designed intentionally to optimize the learning experience for every child. The design of our physical spaces is informed by our values of creativity, curiosity and community. We have become a destination for those seeking a high-quality and progressive education for their children. Our children graduate prepared for optimal success in kindergarten and beyond. To learn more about applying and touring one of our schools, visit our admissions page.