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.

Bragging Rights

Schools globally who have adopted the POTA curriculum

380
Schools globally who have adopted the POTA curriculum

Facilities in Manhattan

5
Facilities in Manhattan's trendiest neighborhoods

Specialist programs incorporated into the curriculum

12
Specialist programs incorporated into the curriculum

Students who have graduated POTA

340
Students who have graduated POTA

Tested children that were accepted into a G&T program

92%
Tested children that were accepted into a G&T program

Number of Staff

62
Number of Staff

Zip codes represented in our student body.

9
Zip codes represented in our student body. POTA is here to service the local community.

Classrooms not on ground level

5
Classrooms not on ground level. We support easy access for our parents.

Family focused events throughout the year

21
Family focused events throughout the year

Languages the POTA curriculum has been translated into

6
Languages the POTA curriculum has been translated into

Contracted staff hours dedicated to preparation and staff development per week

8.5
Contracted staff hours dedicated to preparation and staff development per week

Educational staff with advanced degrees

86%
Educational staff with advanced degrees

Families with more than one child enrolled

82%
Families with more than one child enrolled

Parents that would recommend us

93%
Parents that would recommend us

Global educators per year that visit our school for inspiration

60
Global educators per year that visit our school for inspiration

Methods of communication to keep our parents in the loop

7
Methods of communication to keep our parents in the loop

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Locations

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.

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