Welcome Future Families

We look forward to getting to know you, guiding you through the admissions process, and introducing you to all that JCP has to offer your family.

JCP is a school at the heart of an innovative community. Emerging out of a grassroots response to the impact of 9/11 on the lives of downtown Jews, we have grown into an open, vibrant, innovative community that offers programs for children, families and adults seeking to deepen their sense of identity and connection to others. JCP’s Early Childhood Center is recognized as a high quality, comprehensive program that successfully engages children in the learning process.

In addition to our classrooms, we know the value of creative expression, play, and community. That’s why all year long, our events and celebrations for toddlers and infants keep them connected to their ever-growing Jewish community. With classes such as Babies and Blessings and Tot Shabbat services where children sing and dance, the Early Childhood Center holds space for our learners to explore new ideas every day. Come see what makes us unique!

Schedule a Tour

21 Months to 2.2 Years

Bridge Program

(3 days a week)

2 to 2.2 Years

Bridge Program (3 days a week)

or Preschool (5 days a week)

2 to 5.5 Years

Preschool (5 days a week)

Eligibility: Find the perfect perfect program based on your child’s age as of September 1 of the year they will begin.

Financial Aid: JCP strives to address barriers from participation. Please join us in conversation about the particular type of support from which your child or family could benefit.

Exmissions / Transition to Kindergarten

Through our personalized exmissions process, we work with families to set their children up for success at both public and private schools after JCP. Our small graduating class size allows for individual attention when discussing your options and completing school reports to properly capture each child’s unique strengths and personality.

With some of the best public schools in the city right here in our neighborhood, parents may choose to continue the sense of community locally. Other families may choose to apply to private schools.

We stay in touch with many alumni families to hear feedback and ensure we prepare our children well for the demands of elementary school. In recent years, children have been admitted to the following private schools:

Allen-Stevenson School*
Avenues: The World School*
Bank Street School for Children
Basis Independent Brooklyn
Berkeley Carroll School*
The Brearley School*
Birch Wathen Lenox
Brooklyn Friends School*
The Browning School*
Calhoun School
The Chapin School*
City and Country School
Collegiate School
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School*
Corlears School
The Dalton School*
Dwight School*
Ethical Culture School*
Fieldston Lower School*
Friends Seminary*
The Gateway School of New York
Grace Church School
Hannah Senesh Community Day School
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School*
The Hewitt School
Horace Mann School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)*
Lycée Française de New York*
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Poly Prep Country Day School
Riverdale Country School*
Rodeph Sholom School*
Saint Ann’s School
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
Speyer Legacy School
Stephen Gaynor School
St. Luke’s School
Trevor Day School*
Trinity School*
United Nations International School*
Village Community School*

* Indicates admission within the past two school years