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A family celebrates Greek Orthodox Easter in our Jr. K classroom.

Spring at The International Preschools

April 18, 2023
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Spring has finally arrived in New York City! At The International Preschools, the teachers and students welcome the season with a variety of activities and school-wide events. In the classrooms, we are learning about all aspects of the spring: gardening, flowers, and planting as well as Earth Day and related actions such as the 3 […]

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Our Location/Education Director, Monique Tabbs, meets with the Pre-K children about the IPS food drive with City Harvest NYC.

IPS Gives Back: City Harvest NYC

November 21, 2022
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The holidays are the perfect time to teach young children about giving back to those in need, and IPS students are no exception. Each year, the school community participates in food and toy collections to give to outreach organizations in New York City. Our Location/Education Director, Monique Tabbs, spearheads the November food collection in which […]

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Lunar New Year at IPS

Lunar New Year at IPS: The Year of the Tiger

February 21, 2022
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The International Preschools welcomed the Year of the Tiger with our annual celebrations of Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year, according to, is “typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, fifteen days […]

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Winter Solstice at The International Preschools

The Holiday Season and the Winter Solstice at The International Preschools

January 10, 2022
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At The International Preschools, the children and teachers spent time learning about the Winter Solstice throughout the month of December, concentrating on the concepts of light and dark. The majority of the holidays occurring during the months of November, December, and January honor the idea of light via candles, the sun, the stars, fire, etc. […]

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Preparing for our United Nations Day celebration with families via Zoom in the Pre-K 2 class at 76th Street.

Celebrating the Fall Season at The International Preschools

November 19, 2021
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Fall is a busy season here at The International Preschools. We celebrate the seasonal changes that occur in the fall (i.e. apples, pumpkins, leaves, acorns) as well as the holidays that occur: United Nations Day, Halloween, Diwali, and Thanksgiving. United Nations Day (October 24th) is a special day for the IPS community. Much of the […]

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