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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 WarsawKrakówPoznańWrocławŁódźGdańskSzczecinBydgoszczLublin, and Rzeszów.  continue reading...


List of schools

School Grades Type Languages
4 Szkoła Społeczna Sternik
ul. Pożaryskiego 28, Warszawa, 04-703
Nursery (24 months) 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
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
3 Monnet International School
6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
3 American School of Warsaw
Warszawska 202, Warszawa, 05-520
Nursery (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
3 International American School
Dembego Stefana 18, Warszawa, 02-796
Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 American Curriculum
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 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 Early Years Centre
The British School Warsaw
Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 1 British National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
3 Akademia Motylkowa Niepubliczne Przedszkole
Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich
Nursery (3 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English, 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
1 Canadian School of Warsaw
53 Ignacego Krasickiego Street, Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, French, Polish
1 Canadian School of Warsaw
11 Olimpijska Street, Warszawa, Poland
Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, French, Polish
1 Canadian School of Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Primary years programme
English, French, Polish
0 International Trilingual School of Warsaw Nursery (12 months) to Grade 6 American Curriculum
British National Curriculum
English, French, Polish
0 Zespoł Szkół Lauder Morasha Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 English, French, Polish, Spanish
0 International School of Warsaw Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, Polish
0 Academy International Wawer
Academy International
Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
0 Academy International Centrum
Academy International
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
0 Academy International Żoliborz
Academy International
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
0 Academy International Wilanów
Academy International
Nursery (12 months) to Preschool/Kindergarten Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
0 Academy International Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
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 Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English, 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 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 Centrum Edukacji Montessori (CEM) Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English, Polish
0 International European School Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Roman Catholic English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Katolicka Szkoła Podstawowa Fundacji Na Rzecz Rodziny Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7 Roman Catholic English, 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 International Montessori School of Warsaw Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 Montessori English, Polish
0 Multischool Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 English, German, Polish
0 Nasza Szkoła Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Grade 6 Special needs and learning disorders focus 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 AURUS Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English, German, 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 Inspiracja Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 8 English, German, Polish
0 Montessori Wesoła Preschool/Kindergarten (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori English, Polish
0 Fundacji Primus Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7 English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Willy-Brandt-Schule Nursery (18 months) to Grade 12 English, German, Polish
0 Szkoła Promitis Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 3 Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English, Polish
0 Trampoline Preschool/Kindergarten (24 months) to Grade 8 French National Curriculum French, Polish
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8 Montessori English, Polish
0 Edison Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 British National Curriculum 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 Pro Beanus Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English, German, Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105 Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 Roman Catholic Polish
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41 Nursery to Grade 8 Roman Catholic
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63 Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English, Polish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 69 im. Zofii i Jędrzeja Moraczewskich Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 3 English, French, Polish, Spanish
0 Didasko Nursery to Grade 8 Polish
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2, Gimnazjum Nr 333 STO Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 English, Polish
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 Roman Catholic English, Polish
0 Szkoła Rodzinna Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 12 English, Polish
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia" Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 9 English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 The British Primary School of Wilanów Nursery (24 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum English, Polish
0 The International School Preschool/Kindergarten (6 years) to Grade 8 Canadian Curriculum English, Polish
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 Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 8 English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English, Polish
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 8 English, Polish, Spanish
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 12 Polish
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska Nursery to Grade 12 English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 International Montessori Academy Nursery (18 months) to Grade 8 British National Curriculum 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 British International School of Kraków Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 12 British National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German, Polish
0 Embassy International School Nursery (3 years) to Grade 12 A levels
British National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 GCSE / iGCSE English, Polish
0 The British International School of Wrocław Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 British National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
English, Polish
0 International School of Poznan Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 11 International Baccalaureate English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Montessori International School Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English
0 Villa Montessori Nursery (2.5 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English, Polish
0 Szczecin International School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie International Baccalaureate English, Polish
0 American School of Wrocław Nursery to Grade 8 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza International Baccalaureate English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 English, Polish
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi' Montessori
Special needs and learning disorders focus
English, Polish
0 British International School, Gdansk English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Przedszkolem Nasza Szkoła English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Eureka Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 English, Polish
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 6 English, Polish, Spanish
0 Montessori Neo School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 4 Montessori English, Polish, Spanish
0 Akademia Dzieci Ciekawych Świata Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 6 English, German, Polish, Spanish
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Smart School w Zamościu Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 4 English, Polish
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 8 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 International Primary School of the Innovative Education Preschool/Kindergarten (5 years) to Grade 6 English, French, German, Polish
0 Open Future International School Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 12 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
0 Cracow International School Nursery (2.5 years) to Grade 12 GCSE / iGCSE English, Polish
0 Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe Nursery (3 years) to Preschool/Kindergarten English, French, 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 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 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 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 no bell Nursery (12 months) to Grade 8
0 Przedszkole Numer Jeden Preschool/Kindergarten to Preschool/Kindergarten English, Polish
0 Przedszkole For Fun Nursery (18 months) to Grade 0 English, Polish
0 Miejskie Przedszkole nr 14 z oddziałami integracyjnymi im. Marii Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years) to Grade 0 English, Polish

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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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