"Experience is a moving force when it arouses curiosity, strengthens initiative and sets up desires and purposes." - John Dewey
Purple Circle is an independent Early Childhood Program for children ages 2 through 5. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, it was founded in 1972 as a parent-cooperative that values families as integral members of our school community. The partnership between families and teachers is essential in the preservation of children’s play. Our exceptional student to teacher ratio affords teachers time to observe each child closely in order to know them as unique individuals. Therefore, Purple Circle is able to provide a variety of materials in every classroom that support each child’s strengths and interests.
Purple Circle is a non-profit, non-discriminatory school welcoming children of all racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. Multiple time options are available to families to accommodate an array of schedules.