MCNS provides a nurturing and child-centered environment where a diverse group of students and teachers plays, learns, and grows together.   Our beautiful facility, with light and airy classrooms, provides the perfect setting for children’s activities and an exciting bridge between our children’s families and homes and the much larger world beyond.   

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The Mission of The Medical Center Nursery School, an early childhood school affiliated with and supported by Columbia University, is to provide a secure, nurturing, developmentally appropriate educational setting for children aged two to six.

We serve children from the following communities: Columbia University; New York Presbyterian Hospital; the New York State Psychiatric Institute; and northern Manhattan, specifically the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods.

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MCNS Newsletter Archive

The school is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Additionally, applications are welcome for the limited seats still open for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Why other families have made the decision to enroll...

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Benefits of Preschool

Although many benefits of early childhood education are apparent during the time children attend any appropriate program many may not be readily apparent until later. Read about current thoughts regarding the long term benefits of quality early childhood education.

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