Williamsburg Northside Schools educate and care for children from 3 months through 5th Grade. Since 1999, WNS has been a fixture of the culturally dynamic and diverse community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. All programs are inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education and regard children as strong and capable individuals. Our Infant & Toddler Center, Preschool, and Lower School welcome families into a beautiful and open community. Our students develop a love of learning that engages them deeply.
The Infant and Toddler Center provides specialized educational programming for children ages 3 months to 2 years; our Preschool provides an arts-inspired, rich and engaging experience for children ages 2 to 5; our Lower School provides a challenging elementary education, rich in the creative arts and creative expression. An incredible new facility at 299 North 7th Street houses our Lower School.
In all classrooms of WNS, our success is achieved through best practices of instruction and assessment in a working environment characterized by mutual respect and understanding.
All programs use an emergent curriculum that uses students’ passions to shape the framework for the development of skills and critical thinking. An environment of collaboration (for faculty and students alike) allows for making connections across the curriculum and disciplines. This allows students to discover how concepts and skills can be applied to differing areas of study. Math concepts can be explored through music and dance; science can spark creative writing, poetry, and debate; visual arts can deepen the learning in social studies and cultural understanding.
At WN, our ultimate goal is to encourage students and teachers to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens who are prepared to meet the challenges of the academic and social world in which they live. The understanding that children are strong and capable of reaching this potential is paramount – indeed, it is palpable – at the school.
If you have questions we invite you to visit our website at www.willnorth.org, call the Preschool (718-599-7300), the Infant & Toddler Center (718-313-0052) or the Elementary School (718-599-9600). You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be happy to answer your questions.