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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 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
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 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 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 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
1 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo1

ul Lazurowa 67 , Warszawa,
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Ursus

ul. Rakietników 6, Warszawa, 02-495
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Białołęka

ul. Brzozowy Zagajnik 7, Warszawa, 03-082
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English
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 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 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Piastów

ul. Warszawska 43, Piastów, 05-820
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
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 Przedszkole Numer Jeden

al. Rzeczypospolitej 31/AU1, Warszawa, 02-972
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) 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 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Centrum

ul. Rondo ONZ 1,, Warszawa, 00-124
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
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 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 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Włochy

ul Śląska 36, Warszawa, 02-472
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Józefosław

Ogrodowa, 20B, Józefosław, 05-509
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Warszawa Mokotów

ul. Postępu 17 B, Warszawa, 02-676
Nursery (2,5 years) to PS/Kindergarten English, Polish
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 Przedszkole For Fun

Domaniewska 37a, Warszawa, 02-672
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 0 English, Polish
1 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia- Bielany

ul. Bajana 35, Bielany, Warszawa, 01-904
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
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 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 63

Wał Miedzeszyński 141, Warszawa, 04-987
PS/Kindergarten to Gr. 8 English, Polish
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 Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Bemowo 2

ul. Kaliskiego 23 B, Warszawa, 01-476
Nursery (2,5 years) 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
0 The British International School of Wrocław
Al Akacjowa 10-12, Wrocław, 53-134
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu
Piotra Skargi 13, Józefów, 05-420
0 International Primary School of the Innovative Education
83/85 Pomorska Street, Lodz, 90-225
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa z Przedszkolem Nasza Szkoła
Ciołkowskiego 10, Gdańsk, 80-463
0 Miejskie Przedszkole nr 14 z oddziałami integracyjnymi im. Marii Montessori
ul. Nawojowska 9, Nowy Sącz, 33-300
0 Poznań British International School
ul. Darzyborska 1a, Poznań, 61-303
0 Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, M4V 2X8
0 MyVinci School & Preschool
Czerska 14, Warszawa, 00-732
0 Pickering College
16945 Bayview Ave, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 4X2
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Kawalerii 5, Warszawa, 00-468
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia"
J. S. Bacha 2, Warszawa, 02-743
0 Didasko
Terespolska 19, Warszawa, 03-813
0 AURUS
Poleczki 7, Warszawa, 02-822
0 Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe
Świebodzińska 3, Warszawa, 04-719
0 Gimnazjum Społeczne Nr 20 Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Raszyńska 22, Warszawa, 02-026
0 Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej
Krzywa 10, Zielonka, 05-220
0 English Montessori Preschool
Wspólna 2, Katowice, 40-684
0 International European School Warsaw
Wiertnicza 140, Warszawa, 02-952
0 Pro Beanus
Włodarzewska 45c, Warszawa, 02-384
0 Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel
Boremlowska 6/12, Warszawa, 04-309
0 Trampoline
Obrońców 25, Warszawa, 03-933
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 108 im. Matki Boskiej Nieustającej Pomocy
Krynoliny 9/11, Warszawa, 03-699
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 69 im. Zofii i Jędrzeja Moraczewskich
Armii Krajowej 121, Warszawa, 05-075
0 Montessori International School
Potockiej 38, Poznań, 60-211
0 Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Trakt Brzeski 63, Warszawa, 05-075
0 Open Future International School
Kwiecista 25, Kraków, 30-389
0 Szkoła Rodzinna
Kruszyny 14A, Warszawa, 05-077
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 105
Żwanowiecka 46/50, Warszawa, 04-849
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Lokomotywa
Jana z Kolna 35, Sopot, 81-859
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning
Jna Styki 13, Szczecin, 71-138
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Hispaniola Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dwujęzyczneim. Mikołaja Kopernika w Warszawie
Józefa Bema 76, Warszawa, 01-225
0 International School of Poznan
Edmunda Taczanowskiego 18, Pozna, 60-147
0 Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne
Domaniewska 41, Warszawa, 02-672
0 Villa Montessori
Rycerska 8, Poznań, 60-346
0 J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, L3R 8H3
0 Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, M4W 1N4
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 41
Świętojerska 24, Warszawa, 00-202
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 Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole
Łąkowa 38, Konstancin Jeziorna, 05-520
0 Akademia Dzieci Ciekawych Świata
E. Młynarskiego 2, Suwałki, 16-400
0 Nasza Szkoła
Broniewskiego 89, Warszawa, 01-876
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik
ul. Pożaryskiego 28, Warszawa, 04-703
0 Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa Smart School w Zamościu
Poniatowskiego 4, Zamość, 22-400
0 Katolicki Zespół Edukacyjny im. Ks. Piotra Skargi
Bema 73/75, Warszawa, 01-244
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi'
Aleja Niepodległości 36, Poznań, 61-714
0 Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 2
Dziatwy 6, Warszawa, 03-109
0 Eureka
Przebudzenia Wiosny 32, Zalesie Górne,, 81-850
0 Szkoła Promitis
Wileńska 18 lok. U7, Warszawa, 03-416
0 Społeczne Gimnazjum Startowa Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Startowa 9, Warszawa, 02-248
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Melchiora Wańkowicza
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola
Rondo ONZ 1, Warszawa, 00-124
0 British International School, Gdansk
Tysiąclecia 29, Gdańsk, 80-366
0 American School of Wrocław
Partynicka 29-37, Wrocław, 53-031
0 Ala ma kota
ul. Żołny 63a, Warszawa, WARSZAWA, POLSKA
0 Cracow International School
ul. Sokołowskiego 19, Kraków, 31-436
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori
Henryka Pobożnego 1, Warszawa, 02-496
0 Szkoła Przyszłości
Białołęcka 186 D, Warszawa, 03-253
0 Montessori Wesoła
Aleja Piłsudskiego 4d, Warszawa, 05-077
0 Montessori Neo School
Średniawskiego 27, Myślenice, 32-400
0 Inspiracja
Mehoffera 90, Warszawa, 03-118
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz
Gałczyńskiego 23, Bydgoszcz, 85-322
0 Montessori Elipsoida
W. Żeleńskiego 3, Warszawa, 02-403

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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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