A place to play.  A place to learn.  A place to connect.

At Brotherhood we strive to enrich and enhance emotional, social, spiritual, physical and cognitive growth in our students. We cultivate curiosity, creativity and confidence in a play-based program. We recognize that young children express themselves in different ways; we must tap into the distinctive style of each child so that we, in partnerships with families, may help each child reach her full potential. We want every child to feel comfortable enough to try, secure enough to risk failure and excited enough to persevere.

 

Our school embraces families from all backgrounds and cultivates a connection to Jewish values and tradition. Families are partners in the work that we do, joining with children and teachers to celebrate Jewish life and learning.

About the Brotherhood Synagogue Nursery School

 

Letter from the Director

We believe that every child is unique, presenting with distinct sensibilities, aptitudes and predilections.  However, all children are natural explorers. They learn by establishing relationships with the people, objects and events in their environment. Using provocations, open-ended materials and intentional activities, our goal is for children to feel comfortable and confident as they explore freely, learn broadly and meet appropriate challenges accordingly. Our unconditional respect for children supports their right to explore and discover their universe at their own unique pace. We structure days at school to honor the natural rhythms of children and to prepare them for life after nursery school. All this is accomplished while highlighting Jewish values and rituals.

 

​Choosing a private nursery school in New York City can challenge even the most resolute New Yorkers. At Brotherhood we aim to make the process less daunting. Please join us for a small-group tour and meeting with our director. You will learn about our programs and have an opportunity to ask questions about our school, about the Brotherhood community and discover if we are a good fit for your child and for your family. Tours take place in October and November and we will make time for all who want to visit during the admissions season. Scroll down to read more about our philosophy and peruse our staff bios, or navigate to our Programs page to learn more about the programs we offer, see an admissions timeline, consider financial matters, or schedule a tour date that works for you.

 

​We look forward to meeting you,

​Merril Feinstein

Our Philosophy of Education

At Brotherhood we strive to enrich and enhance emotional, social, spiritual, physical and cognitive growth in our students. We cultivate curiosity, creativity and confidence in a play-based program. We recognize that young children express themselves in different ways; we must tap into the distinctive style of each child so that we, in partnerships with families, may help each child reach her full potential. We want every child to feel comfortable enough to try, secure enough to risk failure and excited enough to persevere.

 

Our school embraces families from all backgrounds and cultivates a connection to Jewish values and tradition. Families are partners in the work that we do, joining with children and teachers to celebrate Jewish life and learning.