Manhattan Schoolhouse Day Care to Expand With Free Pre-K on Upper East Side
Manhattan Schoolhouse, a pre-K and day care center on First Avenue, is expanding this fall with a brand new space just down the block.
Starting in September, the new location at 1608 First Ave., will start serving kids from 3 to 5 years old, including those who signed up for its new Universal Pre-K program, which was approved this spring.
The 3,141-square-foot schoolhouse, which is just a block south of its existing school, is located in the base of The Strathmore, a luxury rental apartment building owned by Related Companies, according to Winick Realty Group, which brokered the deal on June 1.
The school will use the building’s ground floor space and its lower level, which sits on the southeast corner of East 84th Street and First Avenue.
The ground floor and lower levels are currently undergoing renovation, according to city records.
The school opened 36 free pre-K seats during the city’s second round of pre-K admissions in May.
The private preschool normally costs $2,300 a month for a school day of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Manhattan Schoolhouse didn’t return calls for comment, but Winick Realty Group said the additional space was needed to meet the neighborhood’s needs.
“Manhattan Schoolhouse had outgrown their original Upper East Side location and wanted to open a second school as close by as possible in order to meet local demand,” said Steven Baker, president of Winick Realty.
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