Perry School

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Perry School is a Preschool located in the West Village, a neighborhood with a colorful, artistic, and peaceful vibe in New York City. Families have the opportunity to walk to and from school on serene and treelined streets with colonial brownstones, and these charming crisscross streets bear little resemblance to Manhattan's grid-like layout. Perry School opens up to the waterside Hudson River Park filled with abundant green spaces, soccer fields, and a water-based playground, where our children can release energy and play freely. 

Children experience inspiring and progressive education at Perry School, which is nestled in the courtyard of the Westbeth Arts Building, known as the artistic capital of the West Village. Westbeth is a historical building where the former Bell Telephone Labs Complex was located and now is the home to an array of major cultural organizations including The New School for Drama, The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.  This cultural mecca is brimming with the spirit of free thought, creativity, and innovation where our children learn and grow.

Perry School has brought together a leading team of experienced and dedicated early childhood educators from the finest institutions including Columbia University, New York University, University of Toronto, and Bank Street College to create and develop a visionary school that achieves wellness and excellence for children.  Perry School has extensively researched the area of early childhood brain development and renowned pedagogical educational systems that initiated a groundbreaking curriculum pioneered by our Founder & Director, Dawn Lesley Stewart called THINK TANK. The program uses a joyous, playful, and child-centered approach to develop and enrich the basic fundamentals of early learning in reading, mathematics, music, art, and languages while the emphasis is given to their physical development assuring that each child excels in meeting their developmental milestones in every way,  reflecting each child's personal best. Our “Snack Prep” program is a healthy nutritional program during which children learn life skills; it is a time during which basic mathematical concepts is also enhanced. Our children discover the joy of learning to reach their highest potentials through a customized and child-centered curriculum adopting an organic and process-oriented approach. Perry schoooffers a full immersion language program to take advantage of the great window of opportunity that young children have to be able to absorb and learn multiple languages: Spanish, and French,are now available in a signature "Build a City" program. Our children discover the joy of learning to reach their highest potentials through a customized and child-centered curriculum adopting an organic and process-oriented approach. Our goal at Perry School is to inspire and cultivate children to succeed intellectually, physically, and socially while instilling the values to embrace life as happy, creative, and productive young citizens of our world. We believe that all children love to learn!

Embarking on this adventure is thrilling!


Welcome to Perry School!

Dawn Lesley Stewart
Founder & Director

Oct, 2016
Dawn Lesley Stewart Interviewed by NY1
at Bleecker Playground's Annual Halloween Fundraising Festival
Apr, 2016
"An Innovative Place to Learn"
-- Feature Article in 25A Magazine
Dawn Lesley Stewart
Founder & Director of Perry School
FOX & FRIENDS  interview with Tucker Carlson on Perry School's 15 year anniversary and her views on Trouble with Schools.