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New multilingual schools opening with Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, French and German

A new campus for the German School Brooklyn in Crown Heights, a new Mandarin immersion preschool in Brooklyn Heights, Korean preschool in Park Slope and Spanish and French daycares coming to Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO.

German School Brooklyn offers bi-lingual education for Kindergarten through high school at a brand new campus that opened up in January 2023. The new school building is located at 760 Sterling Place in Crown Heights and hosts up to 400 Students on three floors. The school features 22 classrooms, a multi-purpose gym and performance center, art studio, library, multi-media room and a rooftop soccer complex. GSB offers two German language tracks, one for German speakers (GIB track) and one for German learners (IB+ track), which allows non-German speakers to join GSB in either Middle or Upper School. Tuition ranges from $24,500 to $28,500 annually. Contact: Website

Ms Lam Montessori preschool is now open at 81 Atlantic Avenue for ages 2 to 6. The Montessori program offers full Mandarin immersion, no previous Mandarin knowledge required. The school building has two floors, with a small indoor gym on the ground floor but no outdoor space. Tuition ranges from $32,000 to $34,000 annually. “Ms. Lam Montessori is a Mandarin Immersion school serving children from toddler through elementary school. Our classrooms adhere to authentic Montessori standards. Our teachers are AMI-certified, a rigorous training lineage passed down directly from Maria Montessori. Our classroom are mixed-ages, which means children between the ages of 2.5 and 6 years old are all in the same classroom. Why is that a good thing? The young children learn by watching the older children. The older children solidify what they know through teaching younger child how to do something. When you show someone how to do something, it cements the learning for you.” Contact: Website, stephanie@mslammontessori.com

Nabi Tokki is Brooklyn’s first Korean immersion preschool in Park Slope that opened up last fall. The preschool for ages 2 to 4 located at 396 10th Street shows along with the language the context and the culture connected with Korean. They celebrate and explore major Korean holidays and learn traditional children’s songs and games. Find out more here.

Tierra Encantada daycare and preschool will open a new location at 22 Chapel Street in Downtown Brooklyn opposite of McLaughlin Park at the end of 2023. They run Spanish immersion daycare and preschool programs throughout the country. “We offer quality child care for children ranging from 6 weeks – 6 years of age. We focus on the growth of the whole child and believe children learn best by doing. Paired with our expert-curated curriculum, our bilingual education program fosters early cognitive development and teaches a respect for diversity.” Contact: Website

Petits Poussins, a French-English bilingual daycare and preschool has opened its first Brooklyn location in Downtown Brooklyn in 2022. Each classroom is run by 2 teachers, one French native speaker and one English native speaker. They plan to open their 4304 sq ft big center in DUMBO between spring and fall 2023 on the corner of York and Bridge Street in the Front & York complex. Contact them here.

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