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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.  continue reading...


List of schools



School Location Grades Type Languages
Early Years Centre
The British School Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 1 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
The Canadian School of Warsaw
53 Ignacego Krasickiego Street
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
The Canadian School of Warsaw
11 Olimpijska Street
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
PRZEDSZKOLE KIDS' ACADEMY
Polish British Academy of Warsaw
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten British National Curriculum English
French
Polish
Spanish
International Trilingual School of Warsaw Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 6 American Curriculum
British National Curriculum
English
French
Polish
Zespoł Szkół Lauder Morasha Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English
French
Polish
Spanish
Stowarzyszenie Wspierania Edukacji i Rodziny "STERNIK" Warszawa, Poland Nursery (24 months) to Grade 12 English
Polish
International School of Warsaw Bobrowiec, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
Polish
Academy International Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
Warsaw Montessori School
Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (18 months) to Grade 6 Montessori English
Polish
Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School
Szkolna 16
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori English
Polish
Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Grade 6 Montessori English
Polish
Centrum Edukacji DANIEL Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Roman Catholic
Polish
Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
Polish
Niepubliczne Przedszkole artystyczno-językowe
Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Polish
Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 Polish
Przedszkole Elipsoida
Montessori Elipsoida
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
Polish
Montessori Elipsoida Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 4 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
Polish
Centrum Edukacji Montessori (CEM) Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
International American School Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
International European School Warsaw Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
German
Polish
Spanish
Katolicka Szkoła Podstawowa Fundacji Na Rzecz Rodziny Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7 Roman Catholic English
Polish
Akademia Motylkowa Niepubliczne Przedszkole
Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (3 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 English
Polish
Lycee Francais de Varsovie
Konstancinska 13
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 12 French National Curriculum French
Polish
Lycee Francais de Varsovie Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 12 French National Curriculum French
Polish
MERIDIAN KINDERGARTEN
Meridian International Schools
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten International Baccalaureate English
Polish
Meridian International Schools Warszawa, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
International Montessori School of Warsaw Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
Spanish
Argonaut Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
Multischool Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Nasza Szkoła Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 6 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
The English Playhouse
Płyćwiańska 14
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
The English Playhouse
Cisowa 13
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
The English Playhouse
Obserwatorów 8
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
The English Playhouse Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
AURUS Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
PRZEDSZKOLE MIASTO DZIECI
Szkoła Przyszłości
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 1 English
Polish
Szkoła Przyszłości Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
Inspiracja Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Montessori Wesoła Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori English
Polish
Fundacji Primus Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
Willy-Brandt-Schule Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 English
German
Polish
Szkoła Promitis Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 3 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
Trampoline Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
Edison Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
La Fontaine
Rolna 177
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
La Fontaine
Dygasińskiego 1
Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
La Fontaine Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
Pro Beanus Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105 Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Spanish
Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 Roman Catholic Polish
Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41 Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 8 Roman Catholic
Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63 Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 69 im. Zofii i Jędrzeja Moraczewskich Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 3 English
French
Polish
Spanish
Didasko Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 8 Polish
Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2, Gimnazjum Nr 333 STO Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej Zielonka, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English
Polish
Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu Józefów, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 Roman Catholic English
Polish
Szkoła Rodzinna Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 English
Polish
Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia" Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 9 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
The British Primary School of Wilanów Warszawa, Poland Nursery (24 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
The International School Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum English
Polish
WBS Warsaw Bilingual School Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English
Polish
MyVinci School & Preschool Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 0 English
German
Polish
Spanish
Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska Warszawa, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 12 Polish
Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 12 English
German
Polish
Spanish
International Montessori Academy Mokronos Górny, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
The International School of Krakow (ISK) Kraków, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
French
German
Polish
Spanish
British International School of Kraków Kraków, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
Embassy International School Kraków, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
Szczecin Academy of International Learning Szczecin, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
The British International School of Wrocław Wrocław, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
English
Polish
International School of Poznan Pozna, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 International Baccalaureate English
German
Polish
Spanish
Montessori International School Poznań, Poland Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Villa Montessori Poznań, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Szczecin International School Szczecin, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie Warszawa, Poland International Baccalaureate English
Polish
American School of Wrocław Wrocław, Poland Nursery to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza Katowice, Poland International Baccalaureate English
German
Polish
Spanish
Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools Katowice, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 English
Polish
The International School of Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi' Poznań, Poland Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
British International School, Gdansk Gdańsk, Poland English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Przedszkolem Nasza Szkoła Gdańsk, Poland English
German
Polish
Spanish
Eureka Zalesie Górne,, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina Lublin, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 6 English
Polish
Spanish
Montessori Neo School Myślenice, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 4 Montessori English
Polish
Spanish
Akademia Dzieci Ciekawych Świata Suwałki, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 6 English
German
Polish
Spanish
Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Smart School w Zamościu Zamość, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 4 English
Polish
Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa Sopot, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
English Montessori Preschool
10 Gallusa
Katowice, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
English Montessori Preschool Katowice, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
International Primary School of the Innovative Education Lodz, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 6 English
French
German
Polish
Open Future International School Kraków, Poland Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
Cracow International School Kraków, Poland Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe Warszawa, Poland Nursery (3 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
French
Polish
Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne
Usypiskowa 14
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (24 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne Warszawa, Poland Nursery (24 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Ala ma kota
4 Wygodna
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
32 Nasielska
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
5 Altowa
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
181C Aleje Jerozolimskie
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
16 Pistacjowa
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
32 Bronowska
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
95G Bruzdowa
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
4c Inflancka
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
1 Franciszka Klimczaka
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota
11 Konstruktorska
Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Ala ma kota Warszawa, Poland Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
7 Brzozowy Zagajnik
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
14 Przylesie
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
35 Bajana
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
67 Lazurowa
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
23B gen. Witolda Urbanowicza
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
6 Rakietników
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
43 Warszawska
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
31 Konstantego Ildefonsa Gałczyńskiego
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
36 Śląska
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
17B Postępu
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
11 Vogla
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
20b Ogrodowa
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola Warszawa, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
49 Aleja Komisji Edukacji Narodowej
Konstancin Jeziorna, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
Osi Królewskiej 18
Konstancin Jeziorna, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Konstancin Jeziorna, Poland Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Przedszkole Ciuchcia Puch Puch Bielany
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Przedszkole Ciuchcia Puch Puch Wawer
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Przedszkole Ciuchcia Puch Puch Targówek
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Żłobek Ciuchcia Puch Puch Targówek
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Żłobek Ciuchcia Puch Puch Bielany
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole Warszawa, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
no bell Konstancin - Jeziorna, Poland Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8



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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