*Program availability pending New York City Department of Education approval
Building community around love for learning
Uncommon Schools is planning to offer two pre-kindergarten classes for the 2023-24 school year! Every detail of our program is thoughtfully designed to connect with young children’s innate love of learning and to foster the kind, caring, and respectful relationships that make transformational learning possible.
Our approach supports children in meeting developmental milestones while fostering social-emotional growth and excellence in academics. Our certified teachers will develop a personalized learning plan for each child, with an emphasis on one-on-one and small-group instruction. Best of all, our pre-K students will be welcomed into the Uncommon Schools community for their entire K-12 experience, where we are fiercely committed to supporting students in getting to and through college.
Just for young learners
Our Pre-K program will be co-located in a freestanding building on the Ocean Hill Elementary School campus that is reserved for our pre-kindergarten program, with clean and spacious classrooms, indoor and outdoor playspace, space for enrichment, and dedicated restrooms. Your child’s wellbeing and safety is our first priority.
Content & Schedule
Pre-kindergarten at Uncommon Schools prepares children to be successful in elementary school and beyond. Our well-rounded and developmentally appropriate curriculum fosters children’s confidence, sense of community and socialization, independence, and love of learning.
Meet the Director
Shadell Purefoy is the Director of Pre-Kindergarten for Uncommon Schools. As an educational leader, Shadell is passionately committed to fostering a learning environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, kindness, and joy, while building a foundation for academic success.
For more than 20 years, we have remained dedicated to our founding mission: to provide an outstanding education to our scholars that will prepare them to graduate from college and achieve their dreams. We currently operate 53 schools serving 20,000 students across Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester.