History, Mission, & Core Values
Since 1999, Williamsburg Northside has served the dynamic and culturally diverse neighborhood of Williamsburg and surrounding communities in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Founded as a progressive independent preschool by a small group of entrepreneurial educators, the school has grown over the past two decades. The Preschool Campus located on N 5th Street serves over 100 students and is growing to include Kindergarten starting September 2023.
All children are strong, capable individuals. Guided by this understanding, we at Williamsburg Northside welcome families into beautiful and flexible environments where children engage in independent and collaborative investigations.
Our teaching community builds a unique curriculum from the children’s interests, their experiences with one another and the world in which they live. We honor authentic expression and diversity as we cultivate compassionate citizens who find joy in learning.
OUR CORE VALUES
We exchange ideas and work together to achieve common goals.
We recognize and understand our impact on others, demonstrate accountability for our actions, and work to create positive change.
We recognize, understand, and take pride in our own identity.
We are able to take risks, cope with disappointment, and persevere through challenges.
We value differences in people, care about the feelings of others, and consider diverse perspectives.