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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 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
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 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 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 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 Monnet International School

6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
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
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)
2 International Bilingual Kindergartens and Nurseries in Warsaw

51 Chłodna, Warszawa, 00-867
Nursery (12 months) to PS/Kindergarten English, Polish
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 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 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)
Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Polish, Spanish
American Curriculum
English National Curriculum
French National Curriculum
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 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 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63

Wał Miedzeszyński 141, Warszawa, 04-987
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 8 English, Polish
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 The International School

Jagielska 2, Warszawa, 02-886
PS/Kindergarten (6 years) to Gr. 8 Canadian Curriculum English, Polish
Canadian Curriculum
1 Przedszkole Numer Jeden

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

Domaniewska 37a, Warszawa, 02-672
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 0 English, Polish
1 English Montessori School Katowice

ul. J Gallusa 10, Katowice, 40-594
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 Montessori English, Polish
Montessori
0 Ala ma kota
ul. Żołny 63a, Warszawa, WARSZAWA, POLSKA
0 Szkoła Rodzinna
Kruszyny 14A, Warszawa, 05-077
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi'
Aleja Niepodległości 36, Poznań, 61-714
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi
Bema 73/75, Warszawa, 01-244
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Białołęka
ul. Brzozowy Zagajnik 7, Warszawa, 03-082
0 Open Future International School
Kwiecista 25, Kraków, 30-389
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia"
J. S. Bacha 2, Warszawa, 02-743
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina
Jacyny Onyszkiewicza 17, Lublin, 20-783
0 Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel
Boremlowska 6/12, Warszawa, 04-309
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Przedszkolem Nasza Szkoła
Ciołkowskiego 10, Gdańsk, 80-463
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41
Świętojerska 24, Warszawa, 00-202
0 Villa Montessori
Rycerska 8, Poznań, 60-346
0 International School of Poznan
Edmunda Taczanowskiego 18, Pozna, 60-147
0 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Józefosław
Ogrodowa, 20B, Józefosław, 05-509
0 Cracow International School
ul. Sokołowskiego 19, Kraków, 31-436
0 AURUS
Poleczki 7, Warszawa, 02-822
0 Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, M4V 2X8
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Włochy
ul Śląska 36, Warszawa, 02-472
0 International European School Warsaw
Wiertnicza 140, Warszawa, 02-952
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 69 im. Zofii i Jędrzeja Moraczewskich
Armii Krajowej 121, Warszawa, 05-075
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Piastów
ul. Warszawska 43, Piastów, 05-820
0 Eureka
Przebudzenia Wiosny 32, Zalesie Górne,, 81-850
0 Katolicka Szkoła Podstawowa Fundacji Na Rzecz Rodziny
Przy Bażantarni 3, Warszawa, 02-793
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia- Bielany
ul. Bajana 35, Bielany, Warszawa, 01-904
0 Pro Beanus
Włodarzewska 45c, Warszawa, 02-384
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu
Piotra Skargi 13, Józefów, 05-420
0 Didasko
Terespolska 19, Warszawa, 03-813
0 Trampoline
Obrońców 25, Warszawa, 03-933
0 Montessori Elipsoida
W. Żeleńskiego 3, Warszawa, 02-403
0 Nasza Szkoła
Broniewskiego 89, Warszawa, 01-876
0 British International School, Gdansk
Tysiąclecia 29, Gdańsk, 80-366
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy
Krynoliny 9/11, Warszawa, 03-699
0 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Ursus
ul. Rakietników 6, Warszawa, 02-495
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Miejskie Przedszkole nr 14 z oddziałami integracyjnymi im. Marii Montessori
ul. Nawojowska 9, Nowy Sącz, 33-300
0 Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne
Domaniewska 41, Warszawa, 02-672
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
Rondo ONZ 1, Warszawa, 00-124
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa
Jana z Kolna 35, Sopot, 81-859
0 Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
Łąkowa 38, Konstancin Jeziorna, 05-520
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Mokotów
ul. Postępu 17 B, Warszawa, 02-676
0 Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Raszyńska 22, Warszawa, 02-026
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Kawalerii 5, Warszawa, 00-468
0 Montessori Neo School
Średniawskiego 27, Myślenice, 32-400
0 Poznań British International School
ul. Darzyborska 1a, Poznań, 61-303
0 Pickering College
16945 Bayview Ave, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 4X2
0 Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik
ul. Pożaryskiego 28, Warszawa, 04-703
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Centrum
ul. Rondo ONZ 1,, Warszawa, 00-124
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning
Jna Styki 13, Szczecin, 71-138
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105
Żwanowiecka 46/50, Warszawa, 04-849
0 American School of Wrocław
Partynicka 29-37, Wrocław, 53-031
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori
Henryka Pobożnego 1, Warszawa, 02-496
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 International Primary School of the Innovative Education
83/85 Pomorska Street, Lodz, 90-225
0 Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, M4W 1N4
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo 2
ul. Kaliskiego 23 B, Warszawa, 01-476
0 Akademia Dzieci Ciekawych Świata
E. Młynarskiego 2, Suwałki, 16-400
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie
Józefa Bema 76, Warszawa, 01-225
0 Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe
Świebodzińska 3, Warszawa, 04-719
0 Szkoła Promitis
Wileńska 18 lok. U7, Warszawa, 03-416
0 Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej
Krzywa 10, Zielonka, 05-220
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz
Gałczyńskiego 23, Bydgoszcz, 85-322
0 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo1
ul Lazurowa 67 , Warszawa,
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Startowa 9, Warszawa, 02-248
0 Szkoła Przyszłości
Białołęcka 186 D, Warszawa, 03-253
0 J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, L3R 8H3
0 Montessori Wesoła
Aleja Piłsudskiego 4d, Warszawa, 05-077
0 Montessori International School
Potockiej 38, Poznań, 60-211
0 Inspiracja
Mehoffera 90, Warszawa, 03-118
0 Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Trakt Brzeski 63, Warszawa, 05-075
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Smart School w Zamościu
Poniatowskiego 4, Zamość, 22-400
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2
Dziatwy 6, Warszawa, 03-109
0 The British International School of Wrocław
Al Akacjowa 10-12, Wrocław, 53-134

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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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