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At the Nursery School at Habonim, we understand the importance of preparing children and parents for the next step in their childrens' education: Kindergarten.

Tina Lobel, the Director of the Nursery School, and Ann Obsatz, Associate Director, work with each family to explore the range of options in public, private, and Jewish Day schools, based on the wishes of parents and Habonim’s knowledge of each child and the wide range of options in New York. We know how competitive this process is and how stressful it can be, and work with families to make it as smooth as possible -- another partnership in the meaningful growth and development of your child.

We begin the exmissions process with each family after the spring parent/teacher conference, about six months before the fall during which parents must apply to schools. In March, we have a kick-off meeting for all parents. Afterwards, Tina and Ann meet with each family individually to learn about their hopes and goals, and to help them compile a realistic list of schools for application. From that point on, they are available to talk with parents and help them think through their options. Our team also help children feel comfortable as they go through this rigorous process - an important feature that provides children with the opportunity to take this test in a comfortable and familiar setting.

Over the years, the Nursery School at Habonim has developed an excellent reputation as a school, with an impressive list of schools that have accepted our children. You can view a list of schools here.

From your first tour to this transition to the next chapter in your child's education, the Nursery School at Habonim is here to support your family. The foundational work we do here serves as the springboard to a lifetime of curiosity, collaboration, and a commitment to the love of learning.


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