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Nursery School: At a Glance


  • Ellen Davis, director

  • Susanne Fischer, registrar

  • (212) 744-1400, ext. 230

  • Office Hours:
    8 AM – 2 PM
    (Monday – Thursday);
    8 AM – 12 PM (Friday)

  • Founded 1951
    Initially associated with Columbia University’s Teachers College

  • Enrollment: 130 boys and girls, ages 2 years, 7 months (2 years, 5 months for Temple members) to 6 years. Between 45 and 50 openings are available for new students each year; open to Temple members and nonmembers. Limited scholarship money is available.

  • 2-year-olds attend classes either two or three mornings per week. 3-year-olds have the option of staying three extended days until 2 PM. 4- and 5-year-olds stay four extended days until 2 PM.


  • Back to Temple Emanu-El’s Nursery School