Barrow Street Nursery School At a Glance

General Information

  • Progressive-based early childhood program for girls and boys ages 19 months through 5 years
  • An incorporated program of Greenwich House since 2006


  • Located within Greenwich House’s main historic settlement house building designed by Delano and Aldrich in 1917
  • Seven classrooms (four on the 2nd Floor, three on the 3rd Floor)
  • Rooftop Garden, complete with irrigation system
  • Full-size gymnasium
  • Rooftop playground
  • Tricycle Track
  • Art Studio
  • Music Room
  • Science Resource Room
  • Children’s Library
  • Material Room & Meeting Space


  • 186 students (Nursery School: 133, Toddler Program: 53) enrolled for the 2018 – 2019 school year
  • Programs: Toddlers, 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 (12:00 – 1:00 and 3:00 – 4:00) are available


  • 18 full-time classroom teachers
  • 2 Educational Directors (one oversees our Toddler 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
  • 10 teachers have master’s degrees and 2 are enrolled in graduate programs (12 out of 18 teachers have completed or are completing higher education degrees)
  • The average number of years teaching is 10.4 years, but we have a wide variety of teachers with only a few¬†years of experience and some with decades of experience.
  • Each classroom is staffed by a least one lead teacher and one or two assistant or associate (have masters) teachers.
  • 4 out of 7 classrooms have co-lead (2 certified) teachers (Toddler, Yellow 2s/3s, Green 3s/4s and Red 4s/5s classrooms)