The Manitou School, located in the scenic town of Cold Spring, NY, boasts a beautiful historic property and offers a comprehensive bilingual program in Spanish and English. The school prides itself on utilizing progressive teaching methods and providing a warm, engaging environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive.

The school firmly believes that children learn best when actively engaging in activities that allow them to imagine, question, and express themselves. To this end, the school employs caring, creative, and knowledgeable professionals who are mindful of their students’ needs and capable of implementing the most innovative and effective educational practices.

The Manitou School offers various programs catering to children of different ages and learning needs. For instance, the Bridge Classes program combines two consecutive grades in one classroom, allowing each child to learn at their own pace while benefiting from tailored instruction.

The Stepping Stones program is designed to offer the youngest learners a well-rounded educational experience that encourages them to take the lead in their learning across the four principles of child development – cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

The PreK/Kindergarten program focuses on developing children’s social skills through confidence-boosting activities that promote communication and teamwork. Additionally, the program introduces children to reading and math through interactive games and activities that make learning fun and engaging.

The Manitou School also offers various after-school enrichment programs open to both Manitou students and non-Manitou students in the community. These programs cater to a wide range of interests, from early language learning programs for 2-year-olds to classes for older children.

The school’s elementary program spans grades 1 through 4, with plans to expand to at least 6th grade. Finally, the school’s Summer Programs are designed to help children explore creative ideas, build positive relationships, and enhance their communication skills while learning Spanish in a fun and natural environment.