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Private and non-public preschools in Poland

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

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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 Grades Type Languages
3 Polish British Academy of Warsaw
Wiertnicza 75, Warszawa, 02-952
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
French
Polish
Spanish
3 American School of Warsaw
Warszawska 202, Warszawa, 05-520
Nursery (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English
3 Monnet International School
6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
3 Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Wóycickiego 1/3, bud. 18, Warszawa, 01-938
Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 English
Polish
3 The British School Warsaw
ul. Limanowskiego 15, Warsaw, 02-943
Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
3 The Canadian School of Warsaw
7 Bełska Street, Warszawa, 02-638
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
3 PRZEDSZKOLE KIDS' ACADEMY
Polish British Academy of Warsaw
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten British National Curriculum English
French
Polish
Spanish
3 Akademia Motylkowa Niepubliczne Przedszkole
Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Nursery (3 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
3 Early Years Centre
The British School Warsaw
Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 1 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
3 The Canadian School of Warsaw
53 Ignacego Krasickiego Street
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
3 The Canadian School of Warsaw
11 Olimpijska Street
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
French
Polish
0 International Montessori Academy Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Warsaw Montessori School
Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School
Preschool/Kindergarten (18 months) to Grade 6 Montessori English
Polish
0 Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School
Szkolna 16
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori English
Polish
0 Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School
Tatrzańska 5a
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 Montessori English
Polish
0 Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School Nursery (18 months) to Grade 6 Montessori English
Polish
0 Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne
Usypiskowa 14
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (24 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne Nursery (24 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Villa Montessori Nursery (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 The International School of Krakow (ISK) Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Stowarzyszenie Wspierania Edukacji i Rodziny "STERNIK" Nursery (24 months) to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 English Montessori Preschool
10 Gallusa
Katowice, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 English Montessori Preschool Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Fundacji Primus Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 69 im. Zofii i Jędrzeja Moraczewskich Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 3 English
French
Polish
Spanish
0 Multischool Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Montessori International School Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 WBS Warsaw Bilingual School Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 MyVinci School & Preschool Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 0 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe Nursery (3 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
French
Polish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 British International School, Gdansk English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 12 Polish
0 Montessori Neo School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 4 Montessori English
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoła Rodzinna Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Embassy International School Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 Roman Catholic Polish
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 British International School of Kraków Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
German
Polish
0 International School of Poznan Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 International Baccalaureate English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Eureka Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Smart School w Zamościu Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 4 English
Polish
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 12 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Cracow International School Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
0 La Fontaine
Rolna 177
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 La Fontaine
Dygasińskiego 1
Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 La Fontaine Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Centrum Edukacji Montessori (CEM) Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 English
Polish
0 Nasza Szkoła Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 6 Special needs and learning disorders focus Polish
0 PRZEDSZKOLE MIASTO DZIECI
Szkoła Przyszłości
Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 1 English
Polish
0 Szkoła Przyszłości Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia" Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 9 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
0 Open Future International School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE English
Polish
0 Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Pro Beanus Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Montessori Wesoła Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
4 Wygodna
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
32 Nasielska
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
5 Altowa
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
181C Aleje Jerozolimskie
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
16 Pistacjowa
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
32 Bronowska
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
95G Bruzdowa
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
4c Inflancka
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
1 Franciszka Klimczaka
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota
11 Konstruktorska
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Ala ma kota Nursery to Grade 0 Montessori English
Polish
0 Inspiracja Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Niepubliczne Przedszkole artystyczno-językowe
Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Polish
0 Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105 Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Katolicka Szkoła Podstawowa Fundacji Na Rzecz Rodziny Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 Zespoł Szkół Lauder Morasha Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English
French
Polish
Spanish
0 Waldorfska Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
French
Polish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Przedszkolem Nasza Szkoła English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 The International School Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum English
Polish
0 International American School Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 The British Primary School of Wilanów Nursery (24 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 no bell Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8
0 Szkoła Promitis Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 3 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse
Płyćwiańska 14
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse
Cisowa 13
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse
Obserwatorów 8
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 The English Playhouse Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 International Trilingual School of Warsaw Nursery (12 months) to Grade 6 American Curriculum
British National Curriculum
English
French
Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63 Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 Didasko Nursery to Grade 8 Polish
0 Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
7 Brzozowy Zagajnik
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
14 Przylesie
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
35 Bajana
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
67 Lazurowa
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
23B gen. Witolda Urbanowicza
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
6 Rakietników
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
43 Warszawska
Piastów, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
31 Konstantego Ildefonsa Gałczyńskiego
Pruszków, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
36 Śląska
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
17B Postępu
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
11 Vogla
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
20b Ogrodowa
Józefosław, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 American School of Wrocław Nursery to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English
Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41 Nursery to Grade 8 Roman Catholic
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza International Baccalaureate English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Przedszkole Numer Jeden Preschool/Kindergarten to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
Polish
0 International Primary School of the Innovative Education Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 6 English
French
German
Polish
0 Szczecin International School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 Cambridge IGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English
Polish
0 Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
49 Aleja Komisji Edukacji Narodowej
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
Osi Królewskiej 18
Warszawa, Poland
Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Nursery (18 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Academy International Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 English
Polish
Spanish
0 The British International School of Wrocław Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 British National Curriculum
Cambridge IGCSE
English
Polish
0 Willy-Brandt-Schule Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 English
German
Polish
0 Trampoline Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Przedszkole Ciuchcia Puch Puch Bielany
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Przedszkole Ciuchcia Puch Puch Wawer
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Przedszkole Ciuchcia Puch Puch Targówek
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Żłobek Ciuchcia Puch Puch Targówek
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Żłobek Ciuchcia Puch Puch Bielany
Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Ciuchcia Puch Puch Przedszkole Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten English
Polish
0 Edison Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English
Polish
0 International European School Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 International Montessori School of Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Montessori English
Polish
Spanish
0 Przedszkole For Fun Nursery (18 months) to Grade 0 English
Polish
0 Przedszkole Elipsoida
Montessori Elipsoida
Nursery (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
Polish
0 Montessori Elipsoida Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 4 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
Polish
0 Akademia Dzieci Ciekawych Świata Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 6 English
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 6 English
Polish
Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi' Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
Polish
0 AURUS Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English
German
Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2, Gimnazjum Nr 333 STO Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English
French
German
Polish
Spanish
0 Miejskie Przedszkole nr 14 z oddziałami integracyjnymi im. Marii Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 0 English
Polish
0 Centrum Edukacji DANIEL Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Roman Catholic
Polish
0 Lycee Francais de Varsovie
Konstancinska 13
Varsovie, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 12 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Lycee Francais de Varsovie Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 12 French National Curriculum French
Polish
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 Roman Catholic English
Polish



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