At a Glance

General Information

  • Progressive-based early childhood program for girls and boys ages 2.3 through 5.3
  • Incorporated with Greenwich House in 2006


  • Located within a historic settlement house built in 1902
  • Seven classrooms (four on the 2nd Floor, three on the 3rd Floor)
  • Rooftop Garden, complete with an irrigation system
  • Full-size gymnasium   
  • Rooftop playground
  • Tricycle Track
  • Art Studio
  • Music Room
  • Science Resource Room
  • Children's Library
  • Material Room & Meeting Space


  • 156 students enrolled for the 2017 - 2018 school year
  • Programs: Toddlers (open to the community), Young 2s (for siblings only), 2s/3s, 3s/4s and 4s/5s (For full program overview, click here)
  • 7 - 15 children per classroom (varies by grade level), with two to three teachers per classroom
  • Approximately 10% of families receive financial assistance
  • Additional Summer Program, Enrichment Classes (before and after school) and Toddler Programs are available


  • 20 full-time classroom teachers
  • 2 Educational Directors (one oversees our Toddler, Young 2s and 2s/3s and the other our 3s4/s and 4s/5s classes)
  • 6 Extension teachers for Science, Pottery, Movement, Music, Art and a visiting specialist from American Ballet Theatre
  • 11 teachers have master's degrees and 2 are enrolled in graduate programs
  • The average number of years teaching is 8.5 years
  • Each classroom is staffed by a head teacher and one or two assistant or associate (have masters) teachers


  • Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)
  • Parents League of New York
  • Downtown Early Childhood Association (DECA)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)
  • New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

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Barrow Street Nursery School
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 633-1203


About Greenwich House

Greenwich House is a registered 501 c(3) organization and a member of the United Neighborhood Houses of New York. If you are interested in learning more about the network of settlement houses and the work they do, click here

Greenwich House is proud to be a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.

Greenwich House is proud to be a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.

Greenwich House is a proud member of FPWA. 

Greenwich House is a proud member of Behavioral Health Agencies.  

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Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014