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Riverdale and Kingsbridge Montessori Schools are NOW OPEN for:                                                  REMOTE LEARNING, BLENDED LEARNING AND IN CLASS LEARNING.


As educators of one of our most vulnerable population, the very young, we understand the importance of both keeping our children safe and helping them learn through play and exploration. We are practicing social distancing and are providing remote and blended learning as well as in class learning to our students at this time.

Teachers will reach out directly to families with instruction and ideas for at-home learning. We hope you’re keeping well and we look forward to opening our doors to you again, soon.

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Stay safe and healthy!

2020/2021 Pre-K Enrollment Begins May 2020 – Enroll Now!

Get your child ready for success in Kindergarten and beyond with free Pre-Kindergarten For All! The Pre-K For All (PKA) application period begins February 5th and is open to all children born in 2016 who are currently residing or will be residing in New York City during the application process. More information on PKA and the enrollment process can be found on the New York City Department of Education’s website. Families who wish to apply to Riverdale Montessori School must indicate XAOS on the application, and XAOR for Kingsbridge Montessori School. If your child is currently enrolled in our preschool program, you must indicate so on the application—this will guarantee your child a spot for the 2020/2021 school year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (718) 543-4884 or visit NYCDOE’s website.

Who can apply to Pre-K?

  • Families with children born in 2016
  • New York City residents
  • Students who move to NYC during the admissions process Get More Information >
  • Students with disabilities Get More Information >
  • Students whose home language is a language other than English. No program may deny admission, registration, or enrollment to a student based on the student’s fluency or perceived fluency in English.
  • Students in Temporary Housing can apply to Pre-K even if their housing situation is uncertain. They do not need paperwork to apply to schools, accept an offer, or enroll in a school.

June Highlights

What an incredible journey it’s been from September as we now enter the last month of the school year. We’re wrapping up academic themes and preparing for end of year activities and graduation for our Pre-K for All students. Below are some updates you don’t want to miss.

Donuts with Dads (RMS)
Friday, June 14th, 10am
It’s your special day, Dad! We invite dads of all kinds to join us for a Father’s Day celebration at Riverdale Montessori School. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit your child’s classroom, see some of his/her special projects, and network with other parents. You donut want to miss it!

Prekindergarten Graduation
Friday, June 21st
10am-11am: Riverdale Montessori School
11:30am-12:30pm: Kingsbridge Montessori School (St. James Episcopal Church)
It’s time for our Pre-K students to take the next step into their academic journey.

Summer Camp – ENROLLING NOW!
There’s still time to enroll your child in summer camp. Half-day and full-day spots are available for children ages 2-6. Call or visit us in person to secure your seat.