The Amalgamated Nursery School (ANS) is a community parent cooperative school located in the Northwest Bronx in Van Cortland Village. Established in 1933 to serve The Amalgamated Park Reservoir Cooperatives and the surrounding community, ANS is a child’s laboratory for developmentally appropriate learning. Supported by the guidance of certified early childhood teachers, it is a place where children “learn to learn” – where they are encouraged to develop their curiosity, explore their interests, and realize their creativity. Through engagement with block building, literature, dramatic play, math, art, music and nature our children develop the confidence and readiness necessary for their future education.
Parents are encouraged to become involved with the school. The school is governed by an elected Executive Board composed of current school families. We celebrate the diversity of our families and welcome the opportunity this affords us to learn about each other.
The Amalgamated Nursery School is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children, holds Voluntary Registration with the New York State Education Department and meets New York City Department of Education standards. The school has also been named a Professional Development Site for The Department of Early Childhood Education,Lehman College.
The school offers a strong child-teacher ratio, affordable tuition in a strong community based setting. All lead teachers hold Master's degree's in Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teachers are well educated and offer years of early childhood experience.
We offer several programs for children from 2 years through 5 years of age. Including free Pre- K for All, funded by NYC Department Education.
The Amalgamated Nursery School (ANS) is a community parent cooperative school located in the Northwest Bronx in Van Cortland Village. Established in 1933 to serve The Amalgamated Park Reservoir Cooperatives and the surrounding…