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Private and non-public preschools in Poland

There are great private and non-public preschools and nurseries in Poland



Preschool is geared toward kids who are too young to attend primary school. Most kids who attend a preschool program are between three and six years old. But there are plenty of preschools for children 12 months or younger (or even for infants).

Preschool, sometimes called “pre-primary school,” features a so-called zero year (Zerowka), which is meant to help with the transition to primary school. This is compulsory for all children in Poland. This includes schools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.  continue reading...


List of schools

School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
3 American School of Warsaw

Warszawska 202, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
3 No Bell

Mirkowska 39 B, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
3 International American School of Warsaw

Dembego Stefana 18, Warszawa, 02-796
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
3 Thames British School

Usypiskowa 5+ ul.Gładka 31+ ul.Wawelska 66/74+ Piaseczno, Warszawa, 02-386
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 The British School Warsaw

ul. Limanowskiego 15, Warsaw, 02-943
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 Monnet International School

6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
International Baccalaureate
3 International Montessori Academy Wrocław

ul. Wrocławska 25, Mokronos Górny, 55-080
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
Montessori
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
Montessori
2 Przedszkole Kids&Co - Warszawa

Biurowiec D48 ul. Domaniewska 48, Warszawa, 02-672
Nursery (12 months) to PS/Kindergarten English, Polish
2 MyVinci School & Preschool

Czerska 14, Warszawa, 00-732
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 0 English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, German, Polish, Spanish
English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 FSA School

ul. Metalowcow 27, Wrocław, 54-156
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63

Wał Miedzeszyński 141, Warszawa, 04-987
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 8 English, Polish
1 Lycee Francais de Varsovie

Walecznych 4/6, Warszawa, 03-916
PS/Kindergarten (24 months) to Gr. 12 French National Curriculum French, Polish
French National Curriculum
1 British Primary School of Wilanow

Hlonda 12, Warszawa, 02-972
Nursery (3 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum English, Polish
English National Curriculum
1 English Montessori School Katowice

ul. J Gallusa 10, Katowice, 40-594
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 8 Montessori English, Polish
Montessori
1 The International School

Jagielska 2, Warszawa, 02-886
PS/Kindergarten (6 years) to Gr. 8 Canadian Curriculum English, Polish
Canadian Curriculum
1 Canadian School of Warsaw

7 Bełska Street, Warszawa, 02-638
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, French, Polish
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
1 Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini

ul. Szwoleżerów 4, Warszawa, 00-464
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 12 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Przedszkole For Fun

Domaniewska 37a, Warszawa, 02-672
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 0 English, Polish
1 International Trilingual School of Warsaw

ul. Alfreda Nobla 16, Warszawa, 03-930
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 8 American Curriculum
English National Curriculum
French National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, French, Japanese, Polish, Spanish
American Curriculum
English National Curriculum
French National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Pruszków

ul. Gałczyńskiego 31, Pruszków, 05-800
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Polish-English Primary School Edison

Królewicza Jakuba 69, Warszawa, 02-956
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Polish British Academy of Warsaw

Wiertnicza 75, Warszawa, 02-952
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum English, French, Polish, Spanish
English National Curriculum
1 Przedszkole Niepubliczne Chatka Małolatka

ul. Królewicza Jakuba 28, Warszawa, 02-956
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

Fabryczna 14A, Wrocław, 53-609
Nursery (3 years) to Gr. 12 A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
English
A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
1 Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich

Wóycickiego 1/3, bud. 18, Warszawa, 01-938
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 English, German, Polish, Spanish
1 Przedszkole Numer Jeden

al. Rzeczypospolitej 31/AU1, Warszawa, 02-972
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to PS/Kindergarten English, Polish
1 IPS

Drukarska 52, Wrocław, 53-312
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 8 English National Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, Polish
English National Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
1 International School of Krakow (ISK)

Lusina ul. sw. Floriana 57, Kraków, 30-698
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
French, German, Polish, Spanish
American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41
Świętojerska 24, Warszawa, 00-202
0 The British International School of Wrocław
Al Akacjowa 10-12, Wrocław, 53-134
0 AURUS
Poleczki 7, Warszawa, 02-822
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi'
Aleja Niepodległości 36, Poznań, 61-714
0 Pro Beanus
Włodarzewska 45c, Warszawa, 02-384
0 Trampoline
Obrońców 25, Warszawa, 03-933
0 Cracow International School
ul. Sokołowskiego 19, Kraków, 31-436
0 Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne
Domaniewska 41, Warszawa, 02-672
0 Didasko
Terespolska 19, Warszawa, 03-813
0 Montessori Neo School
Średniawskiego 27, Myślenice, 32-400
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
Rondo ONZ 1, Warszawa, 00-124
0 Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
Łąkowa 38, Konstancin Jeziorna, 05-520
0 Szkoła Rodzinna
Kruszyny 14A, Warszawa, 05-077
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Kawalerii 5, Warszawa, 00-468
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 69 im. Zofii i Jędrzeja Moraczewskich
Armii Krajowej 121, Warszawa, 05-075
0 Pickering College
16945 Bayview Ave, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 4X2
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Startowa 9, Warszawa, 02-248
0 Szkoła Promitis
Wileńska 18 lok. U7, Warszawa, 03-416
0 Nasza Szkoła
Broniewskiego 89, Warszawa, 01-876
0 Montessori Elipsoida
W. Żeleńskiego 3, Warszawa, 02-403
0 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Józefosław
Ogrodowa, 20B, Józefosław, 05-509
0 Szkoła Przyszłości
Białołęcka 186 D, Warszawa, 03-253
0 Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, M4W 1N4
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Smart School w Zamościu
Poniatowskiego 4, Zamość, 22-400
0 Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Trakt Brzeski 63, Warszawa, 05-075
0 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Ursus
ul. Rakietników 6, Warszawa, 02-495
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Piastów
ul. Warszawska 43, Piastów, 05-820
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo1
ul Lazurowa 67 , Warszawa,
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa
Jana z Kolna 35, Sopot, 81-859
0 Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, M4V 2X8
0 Montessori International School
Potockiej 38, Poznań, 60-211
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi
Bema 73/75, Warszawa, 01-244
0 Ala ma kota
ul. Żołny 63a, Warszawa, WARSZAWA, POLSKA
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Białołęka
ul. Brzozowy Zagajnik 7, Warszawa, 03-082
0 International School of Poznan
Edmunda Taczanowskiego 18, Pozna, 60-147
0 Akademia Dzieci Ciekawych Świata
E. Młynarskiego 2, Suwałki, 16-400
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Włochy
ul Śląska 36, Warszawa, 02-472
0 Inspiracja
Mehoffera 90, Warszawa, 03-118
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia"
J. S. Bacha 2, Warszawa, 02-743
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo 2
ul. Kaliskiego 23 B, Warszawa, 01-476
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz
Gałczyńskiego 23, Bydgoszcz, 85-322
0 British International School, Gdansk
Tysiąclecia 29, Gdańsk, 80-366
0 American School of Wrocław
Partynicka 29-37, Wrocław, 53-031
0 Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik
ul. Pożaryskiego 28, Warszawa, 04-703
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Centrum
ul. Rondo ONZ 1,, Warszawa, 00-124
0 Poznań British International School
ul. Darzyborska 1a, Poznań, 61-303
0 Open Future International School
Kwiecista 25, Kraków, 30-389
0 Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej
Krzywa 10, Zielonka, 05-220
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105
Żwanowiecka 46/50, Warszawa, 04-849
0 Katolicka Szkoła Podstawowa Fundacji Na Rzecz Rodziny
Przy Bażantarni 3, Warszawa, 02-793
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina
Jacyny Onyszkiewicza 17, Lublin, 20-783
0 Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe
Świebodzińska 3, Warszawa, 04-719
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Przedszkolem Nasza Szkoła
Ciołkowskiego 10, Gdańsk, 80-463
0 Eureka
Przebudzenia Wiosny 32, Zalesie Górne,, 81-850
0 J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, L3R 8H3
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning
Jna Styki 13, Szczecin, 71-138
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia- Bielany
ul. Bajana 35, Bielany, Warszawa, 01-904
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2
Dziatwy 6, Warszawa, 03-109
0 Montessori Wesoła
Aleja Piłsudskiego 4d, Warszawa, 05-077
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu
Piotra Skargi 13, Józefów, 05-420
0 Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Raszyńska 22, Warszawa, 02-026
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie
Józefa Bema 76, Warszawa, 01-225
0 Villa Montessori
Rycerska 8, Poznań, 60-346
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Mokotów
ul. Postępu 17 B, Warszawa, 02-676
0 International European School Warsaw
Wiertnicza 140, Warszawa, 02-952
0 Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel
Boremlowska 6/12, Warszawa, 04-309
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 Miejskie Przedszkole nr 14 z oddziałami integracyjnymi im. Marii Montessori
ul. Nawojowska 9, Nowy Sącz, 33-300
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori
Henryka Pobożnego 1, Warszawa, 02-496
0 International Primary School of the Innovative Education
83/85 Pomorska Street, Lodz, 90-225
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy
Krynoliny 9/11, Warszawa, 03-699

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Facts about preschool education in Poland

Preschools in Poland tend to have some common traits. Many private and public preschools have similar guidelines. Below, we describe some of the main ones.

Age range

Private and non-public preschools, sometimes called “pre-primary schools,” are meant for children ages 3 to 6. From age 3 to 5, preschool is option. At age 6, the so-called zero year (Zerowka) is compulsory. The zero year (or grade zero) is meant to help kids with the transition from preschool to primary school. This year can be completed in a preschool or primary school.

The school day

Preschools (private and public) are required to provide at least five hours of teaching and care per day. Many, though, are open nine hours a day, with morning and afternoon shifts available.

Age groupings

Children are grouped according to age, with no more than 25 kids per group. If it’s a special education class, or if there are special needs kids in class, there can be no more than 20 children.

Skills learned

Private and non-public preschools are meant to promote a child’s development. They also prepare kids for future schooling. This is achieved by focusing on certain basic skills and traits:

Curriculum

According to the Poland International Education Guide (Alberta), both preschool and grade zero follow curricula based on the Ministry of National Education in Poland. The Ministry has no official recommendations for teaching methodology. And there is no formal assessment of preschool kids. The only evaluation done before primary school is an assessment of health and overall development. This helps to screen for students with special needs.

Types of preschool programs

There are many different types of preschool programs and approaches in Poland. This includes academic, play-based, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, community-based, and faith-based programs.

Preschool pros and cons

A private or non-public preschool in Poland can be a great option for many families. It has numerous benefits. It also, though, raises some potential concerns. Note, the pros and cons of preschool will vary depending on the type of program, the approach used, school policies, teachers, and more.

Benefits

Concerns

Preschool curriculum

Most preschools or pre-primary (private) schools have similar educational goals. They aim to foster age-appropriate growth and learning, and challenge and stimulate children. They also aim to prepare kids for the school years.

While they vary in their teaching and learning approaches, most preschools cover similar ground. They normally teach a number of core subjects and skills.

Subjects and skills taught (among others):

Preschools use a number of different pedagogical approaches. Many preschools use more than one of these approaches, or a combination of several.

Pedagogical approaches

Choosing a preschool

Assuming your child is ready for preschool, you’ll want to find the right one. You should look at several preschools and choose one that’s the right fit for you, your family, and your child. Luckily, there are lots of private and non-public preschools across Poland. This includes private preschools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznán, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.

Finding the right preschool involves looking at both general and individual factors. General factors concern a school’s overall suitability, for any child. Individual factors are specific to you, your family, and your child. They relate to your family’s beliefs, values, and needs.

General factors to consider

Individual factors to consider

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