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Public, Private Schools, & Special Education Guide for Kids in Rockland County

Public, Private Schools, & Special Education Guide for Kids in Rockland County

Find the right school or educational service for your children in Rockland and Bergen counties.



From private schools to academic enrichment classes, find the best school for your child in Rockland County. Research schools online.

We know ensuring your child receives a quality education is important to you, but choosing which school is best for them can be an overwhelming task. Maybe you’re enrolling your young child in school for the first time or are looking for a school that’s a better fit for their learning style. Perhaps you’re searching for a school that caters to your child’s special education needs. Or are you trying to decide between a private school or Catholic school? The good news is there are plenty of top schools in Rockland County to choose from. And, you’ll find the best school options in Rockland below, including preschools, private schools, Catholic and religious schools, charter schools, and schools with special education services in Pomona, Suffern, Nyack, Orangeburg, Nanuet, New City, Nanuet, Pearl River, Stony Point, Tappan, Spring Valley, Congers, Valley Cottage, Blauvelt, Monsey, Clarkstown, Orangetown, Ramapo, East Ramapo, North Rockland, and Haverstraw, plus Paramus, Hackensack, Ridgewood, Mahwah, Fort Lee, Englewood, Closter, Tenafly, Bergenfield, Saddle River, Westwood, Norwood, Northvale, Old Tappan, Montvale, and Park Ridge, NJ.



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Day Care & Child Care

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
914-420-5785
2 Mountainview Court, Pomona

We offer two great locations to meet your preschool and childcare needs for infants to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher, we follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum, offer before- and after-school care, virtual learning, NYS-licensed/NAFCC accredited facility. Staff are CPR- and first aid-certified.

MOMMYBITES NANNY BOARDS
1501 Broadway 12th floor, New York
Email [email protected]

Mommybites is a community that connects expectant, new, and young moms to resources, education, expert parenting tips, fun family activities, job opportunities, childcare, and each other.

Parochial & Religious Schools

ACADEMY OF THE HOLY ANGELS
315 Hillside Ave., Demarest
201-768-7822 
Email [email protected]

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels welcomes girls in grades sixth-12th. Students from various religious traditions enjoy this private Catholic school’s top-flight education, which emphasizes scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
1011 First Ave., New York
646-794-6885
Email [email protected]

Thinking of changing schools? Consider a Catholic education. Online admissions for 202122 are open. Apply before April 15, 2021 and save $100 per child in registration fees. Explore our Westchester or Rockland schools. Book a phone or online visit at catholicschoolsny.org/admissions or call 646-794-6885 for more information.

IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY (IHA)
500 Van Emburgh Ave., Township of Washington
201-445-6800
Email [email protected]

Immaculate Heart Academy is an all-female college preparatory regional high school in the Archdiocese of Newark. By cultivating the traditional Christian values of the Roman Catholic Church and instilling in its students a sense of responsibility, confidence, justice, peace and compassion, IHA’s purpose is the complete education of young women.

THE REFORM TEMPLE OF ROCKLAND RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
330 N. Highland Ave., (Route 9W), Upper Nyack
845-358-2248

RTR’s inclusive religious school starts students out on a journey of Jewish discovery and learning. Our curriculum combines play, conversation, and integration, which create a welcoming learning environment for all students. Plus, our new hybrid program offers convenient, virtual, one-on-one learning including an in-person experience on Sundays.

Preschools

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
914-420-5785
2 Mountainview Court, Pomona

We offer two great locations to meet your preschool and childcare needs for infants to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher, we follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum, offer before- and after-school care, virtual learning, NYS-licensed/NAFCC accredited facility. Staff are CPR- and first aid-certified.

KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S DANCE STUDIO
61 Maple Ave., New City
845-634-2202

Kreative Kids is a toddler and nursery program for ages 16 months to 4 years (diapers welcomed)! Classes are divided by age. We offer arts and crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative movement, tumbling, story time, snack time, and early learning skills. We offer small class sizes and flexible, extended hours.

POWERHOUSE LEARN & PLAY
174 Filors Lane, Stony Point
845-241-5062

We are a NYS-licensed learning center for children ages 2-4 years. We offer before- and after-care. All staff are First Aid- and CPR-certified. Flexible scheduling. A wonderful place for preschoolers to learn, grow, and have fun!

Private Schools

BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234

Blue Rock School offers a unique hands-on progressive education. Our academic curriculum is infused with the arts, nature, and play from kindergarten through eighth grade. By nurturing children's love of learning, developing their skills, and encouraging critical thinking, we prepare them for a changing world.

THE ELISABETH MORROW SCHOOL
435 Lydecker St., Englewood, NJ
201-568-5566

At The Elisabeth Morrow School (age 2–eighth grade) children’s natural curiosity grows into a lifelong love of learning through our exemplary curriculum, featuring innovative programming in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). We also offer a nationally renowned instrumental music program, social-emotional learning, and community-wide core values.

GREEN MEADOW WALDORF SCHOOL
307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-356-2514

Green Meadow Waldorf School offers a beautiful 11-acre campus, busing from Westchester/NYC, and outdoor learning spaces. Our focus this year prioritizes our core values: diversity, equity, and inclusion; COVID-19 safety protocols and a healthy campus; strong daily rhythms; deep relationships; and place-based education for the whole person.

IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY (IHA)
500 Van Emburgh Ave., Township of Washington
201-445-6800
Email [email protected]

Immaculate Heart Academy is an all-female college preparatory regional high school in the Archdiocese of Newark. By cultivating the traditional Christian values of the Roman Catholic Church and instilling in its students a sense of responsibility, confidence, justice, peace and compassion, IHA’s purpose is the complete education of young women.

THE REFORM TEMPLE OF ROCKLAND RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
330 N. Highland Ave., (Route 9W), Upper Nyack
845-358-2248

RTR’s inclusive religious school starts students out on a journey of Jewish discovery and learning. Our curriculum combines play, conversation, and integration, which create a welcoming learning environment for all students. Plus, our new hybrid program offers convenient, virtual, one-on-one learning including an in-person experience on Sundays.

Public Schools

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK
1011 First Ave., New York
646-794-6885
Email [email protected]

Thinking of changing schools? Consider a Catholic education. Online admissions for 202122 are open. Apply before April 15, 2021 and save $100 per child in registration fees. Explore our Westchester or Rockland schools. Book a phone or online visit at catholicschoolsny.org/admissions or call 646-794-6885 for more information.

Special Education

PTS COACHING - CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., ADHD-CCSP
Serving New York and Nationwide,
Email [email protected]

Website

Cindy Goldrich specializes in parenting children and teens with ADHD. She helps parents reduce arguing, stress, and chaos to help children reach their true potential. Cindy conducts a parent workshop series to help parents develop the tools to create a calm, more compliant environment. Specific strategies are developed to establish workable, realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve children’s problem solving, self-advocacy, and communication skills. Additional services include school support, staff development, and presentations. Coaching is available in person on Long Island and Manhattan or via phone.

EBL COACHING - MANHATTAN
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-249-0147
50 Main St., Suite 1000
White Plains
914-200-1320

EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home, on-site, and virtual tutoring for students pre-K to 12th with specialized learning needs. They use research-based, multi-sensory techniques to develop reading, writing, math, executive functioning, and organizational skills. Specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities and ADHD is available. Now offering COVID homeschooling programs.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email [email protected]

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We offer kindergarten-high school, High School Practical Life Skills, and Transitional Life Skills programs.

SPOTS SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
30 Ramland Road, Orangeburg
845-848-2228

SPOTS is a pediatric occupational therapy practice that provides services for toddlers-teens. We are committed to fostering a child's self-esteem and confidence while utilizing their strengths to improve areas of difficulty, such as sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting skills, social skills, attention and self-regulation skills.


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