Thinking About Schools
this Summer & Fall for you or your children?
Listed are several schools, ranging from pre and-after school to K through 12 programs plus music, arts, fencing & Regents review classes.
Also college-degree and certificate programs tailored to fit your needs.
Pre Schools, Grade & High Schools:
• Blue Rock School
a progressive, independent day school offering kindergarten through eighth grade, on a beautiful 4½-acre wooded campus in West Nyack. A cornerstone of the school’s philosophy is its unique, experiential approach that nurtures children’s innate love of learning, enables them to follow their natural curiosity, develop as independent thinkers and grow in a dynamic learning community. Class sizes are small, and students engage in a challenging academic curriculum, balanced and fully integrated with the arts, nature and play. Blue Rock School also offers a five-week Summer Play Camp open to the community. For more information, visit us at www.bluerockschool.org
• Green Meadow Waldorf School
in Chestnut Ridge, NY offers infant/toddler and family programs, serves children from Nursery through 12th grade and runs popular Farm Days & Garden Days Summer programs. Founded in 1950, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the US, with about 350 students. Benefiting from discovery and play in our Early Childhood program, skill-building in our Lower School, and rigorous intellectual challenges in the High School, Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity. Come to an admissions event to see how we are transforming education. Contact: Vicki Larson 845.356.2514 x 311 online at www.gmws.org
• The Montessori Center of Nyack
provides a multi-cultural educational experience that recognizes multiple learning styles and developmental differences of young children. We are committed to nurturing the natural curiosity and love of learning found within each child. Dr. Maria Montessori said, over 100 years ago, “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to age six.” Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, affiliated with the American Montessori Society and licensed by NY State as a day care center. 85 Marion St. Nyack. 845.358.9209 or www.nyackmontessori.com On Facebook at theMontessoriCenterofNyack
• Rockland Jewish Academy
is an independent Jewish day school, providing children from ages 3&4 through 5th grade a superior education, focused on 21st century skills and steeped in Jewish tradition. Located at the Rockland Jewish Community West Nyack Campus with state-of-the-art classrooms and technology providing individualized instruction with a desirable student-to-teacher ratio, RJA children grow within a stimulating learning environment, celebrating each of their talents and gifts. After-school & extended morning & afternoon programs (7:30am – 6 pm) are available. For more information contact Judy Klein: 845.627.0010 x104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Saddle River Day School
is a coeducational, traditional college preparatory day school, on a 26-acre campus enrolling approximately 350 students in grades K-12, with a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Founded in 1957, Saddle River maintains a tradition of integrity and academic excellence and embraces core values including responsibility, honesty, compassion and respect. SRDS has two gyms, two media/library centers, technology lab, performing arts center and three fully equipped art studios. World language instruction begins in Kindergarten while interscholastic athletics offer the opportunity to build self-confidence and cooperative spirit. 100% of graduates over the past five years have been accepted by the finest colleges in the country. For details contact: 201.327.4050 or www.saddleriverday.org
College degree programs
• LIU Hudson of Rockland, Orangeburg
For 35 years, LIU has offered residents of the Hudson Valley quality, private education, providing access to affordable, convenient degree programs and advanced certificates. Programs include Education, Business Administration (MBA), School Counseling, School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Pharmaceutics, Health and Public Administration (MPA) and Educational Leadership. We provide a clinically rich, supportive environment, enhanced by school and community partnerships that provide our students extensive networking and career opportunities. Programs of study are tailored to fit the needs of working professionals. Rockland Campus: 845.359.7200 Westchester Campus: 914.831.2700.
Music and Arts
• Lanti-Yates Music
is an intimate studio in South Nyack under the direction of owner and teacher Christopher Yates. We seek to engage and motivate students of all musical levels, interests, and ages. Our diverse faculty specializes in piano, voice, guitar, and drums. We use a multi-sensory teaching approach to reinforce musical concepts, including games and manipulatives that maximize the fun in learning. Our many performance opportunities at a variety of venues help students hone their skills and share their passion for music. With dedicated teachers and constant vision for growth, we look to a long lasting relationship with families throughout the Rockland County area. Contact: Lantiyatesmusic.com or 845.405.3615.
• Rockland Center For the Arts (RoCA)
in West Nyack, offers innovative studio art classes to all ages and skill levels, taught by trained teaching artists in
fully equipped studios in drawing and painting, ceramics, creative writing, sculpture, collage, photography, glass bead-making, pastels, cartooning, claymation, preschool art and family workshops. Late spring classes start May 6. Join us for our Annual Student Exhibition/Open House on Sun, April 28 2:00-5:00pm, showcasing artwork from our very talented students and families in our community, on view through May 14th. For more information and to register visit our website, www.rocklandartcenter.org or call (845) 358-0877.
• The Rockland Conservatory Of Music
is a community music school and center for the performing arts, created to provide quality professional music instruction to students of diverse ages, abilities and financial backgrounds and a community forum for performing arts, culture and entertainment. RCM provides a non-competitive family environment in our brand new space 45 S Main Street, Pearl River. Filled with color and lots of music, one-on-one and group lessons are given by professional faculty in Voice and all instruments including Guitar, Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bassoon, Cello, Drums, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Trombone, Trumpet, Music Theory and Song Writing. 845.356.1522.
• Nyack Fencing Academy (NFA)
is Rockland County’s first full service fencing club offering private & group instruction for all ages and levels for foil, epee, and saber fencers. The club also provides daily open fencing, intensive boot-camp style workshops and a comprehensive summer camp program. Our 6000 square foot facility in Nyack has 12 Olympic size strips including electronic scoring equipment and caters to the competitive as well as casual fencer. The academy boasts 100 members with 90% starting without prior experience and in two years the academy has achieved multiple national results. For more information contact: 803.6052 or visit online www.nyackfencing.com
• Regents Review
has been successfully preparing students for the New York State Regents Exams for over 35 years. The family-owned and operated business provides one day, six-hour review courses that are taught by highly skilled and licensed teachers. Our comprehensive review courses contain a detailed package of review material, which students may use to continue their studies at home. Make sure your son or daughter has the confidence they need to ace this year’s exams. Advance Placement review courses are also available. Class size is limited so reserve your spot today at www.passtheregents.com