Manitou School Accepting Applications for Inaugural 2014 Enrollment

Progressive, bi-literate program open to pre-K through fourth grade

The Manitou School, a Hudson-Valley based private school offering a comprehensive bilingual teaching program, announced that it is now accepting student applications for preschool, pre-K to kindergarten bridge and lower elementary enrollment for the 2014 school year.

Located in a historic property in Cold Spring, The Manitou School combines hands-on, experiential learning with a strong academic framework in language, reading, writing, mathematics, the sciences, and the arts. It also offers a full-immersion Spanish and English bilingual program to help students develop their second language competencies and become bi-literate contributing members of a global society.

Its mission is to nurture children’s intellectual curiosity and provide a solid foundation for life-long learning by creating a warm, engaging educational environment that enables each child to achieve their full potential.

Renovation on The Manitou School’s new schoolhouse and state-of-the-art playground are set to begin in March and the campus will open for the 2014 school year in September. Upon opening, the school will offer preschool through fourth grade programs with a commitment to expand one grade per year thereafter through at least sixth grade.

Said Maria Stein-Marrison, Director of The Manitou School:

The Manitou School’s differentiated education model, focused curriculum and experienced teaching staff are truly unique. Building on the success of the existing Manitou School, we are thrilled to be able to open new doors to more Hudson Valley students for the 2014 school year. Our approach offers students exposure to a challenging and nurturing academic experience that fosters progressive thinking and creativity. This environment is cultivated by thoughtful and innovative teaching professionals, who we’ve carefully selected, that have extensive experience teaching children essential core knowledge and skills. Through a highly interactive educational process, our students build a strong early foundation and passion for lifelong learning which enables them to thrive and become engaged citizens in our local and global community.

To begin the application process, call The Manitou School office at 646-295-7349 to schedule a visit, or email the school at [email protected]. Visit

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