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The Pre-K children pose with some of the parents on their trip to release their butterflies!

We Have Grown! May Curriculum at The International Preschools

May 19, 2023
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The month of May traditionally commemorates how much the children have grown from the beginning of the school year. Visual activities are abundant, such as growth charts and baby-to-big-kid photos, where the children can actually “see” how much they’ve changed. Emotionally and socially, the children reflect on tasks that they can now complete successfully that […]

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The IPS Playgroup

IPS Playgroup: (Re-)Established 2023

February 1, 2023
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The International Preschools welcomed its newest (and youngest!) students this January via our IPS Playgroup. The class was created for children ages 16-24 months and meets on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am-11:00am. The IPS Playgroup acts as a first introduction to school for toddlers. The children attend each class with a parent or caregiver, who […]

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The final 76th Street Red Room says goodbye to IPS’ west side location in June 2022.

The International Preschool: Two Become One

September 30, 2022
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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! The International Preschool(s) is entering its 60th year of establishment, and with it came several changes to the IPS community. At the end of June 2022, the West 76th Street location of The International Preschools closed its doors for good. Although IPS no longer has an Upper West Side […]

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The Green Room children strengthen their math skills during technology class.

IPS Specialty Classes and After School Programs

April 11, 2022
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The International Preschools welcomed back in-person specialty classes and after school programs during the 2021-2022 school year. Once a week, all of the children at both locations attend music, library, and movement classes, facilitated by Mr. Doug, Miss Talcott, and Ms. Peggy, respectively.. The Green and Pre-K classes attend technology class as well, taught by […]

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Before: Children observe the fertilized eggs in the incubator at our 86th Street location.

What’s Happening At IPS: Chicks, Literacy, and More!

March 14, 2022
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Throughout the months of February and March, there have been a variety of themes displayed within our classrooms. Interdisciplinary themes, combined with our play-based learning philosophy, were evident everywhere you went at The International Preschools! In February, both locations welcomed twelve fertilized eggs in incubators, which produced many fluffy chicks that were born on Valentine’s […]

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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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