Preschools In & Around Saratoga

Preschools in and around Saratoga Springs, NYHere is a listing of preschools in Saratoga NY, Malta NY, Clifton Park NY and beyond.

Have a child that attends preschool locally?  Leave your comments below!

Featured Listings:

Apple Blossom Bunch & Pre-K in the Park – Saratoga Springs NY – (518)527-3105

Beagle School - 115 Regent St, Saratoga Springs, NY- (518) 587-7507

Children’s Academy of Malta – 2381 Route 9, Building 5, Mechanicville, NY 12118 (518) 289-5485

Learning to Know Educational Center
Plaza 8 on Crescent Road, Clifton Park, 12065 – (518) 371-3722
-Saratoga Springs- located off exit 14 or 15 of the Northway at 60 Weibel Ave in The Springs

Malta Montessori - 100 Saratoga Village Blvd., Suite 34, Malta, (518) 633-1971

Preschools in Saratoga County



  1. I encourage you to share your preschool experience with us here! Do your children attend one of the listed schools? Share your thoughts!

    • My son attends Abundant Life Preschool at 2325 Route 50 and Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 518-885-5456. We have been nothing but impressed. Families of all faiths are absolutely welcome. There is an open house on Tuesday, Feb 11th from 6-8pm (snow date is Wednesday, Feb 12th).

    • North Country of Saratoga:
      Nice physical location; great hours; safe;
      Horrendous turnover rate of teachers and assistant teachers so the children rarely have a familiar face; quality of teachers and assistants extremely low: most are obviously disinterested in the children; its obviously just a pay check; they don’t smile; they lack warmth or interest in the kids; food consists of carbs carbs carbs- nothing ever fresh; rarely offer crafts or education of any sort- feels like just a stable for kids

  2. Please add Little Angels Nursery School to your list. The school is located in the First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street | Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Families of all faiths are welcome. The current four year-old class is full but there are some limited openings for three year-olds. Call (518) 885-3540
    See also:

  3. I am lucky enough to have a great experience at 2 area preschool programs. When my twins were younger, we went them to Tiny Tots Learning Center with Miss Deb. My girls are a December birthday so they were too young for a 3 yro program, too old to continue with solely Mommy & Me classes. Miss Deb’s TTLC was perfect. She has a great energy and love for her job. And both children and parents will benefit from her program. Miss Deb will always have a special place in our hearts.

    As my children got older, we chose a program closer to home. We now send them to St. Mary’s in Ballston Spa. Mrs. Hogan and Miss Russo are great teachers and run an excellent program. There is a great balance of social development as well as Kindergarten preparation. I think the 5day PM PreK is great step before Kindergarten. We are very happy that we’ve been able to experience both programs.

  4. We are moving to the area from Oregon in January. My son is 4 years old is and is in a Christian preschool right now. Any recommendations?


    • Hi April! We love Church Mouse in Ballston Spa. It is part of the First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa ( Also consider St. Mary’s, also in Ballston Spa. I have heard excellent things about their program. Spa Christian School is another good choice. Good luck and let us know how we can help!

  5. Apple-A-Day Nursery School has been relocated to Saratoga Springs.
    The new address is 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs at the First Baptist Church. Please stop by for a visit!

  6. Thanks. I love your website and it will be super helpful when we move out there.


  7. Would you please add Mayfair Cooperative Nursery School to your list? We are located in Glenville and many of our families come from Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa, Scotia-Glenville, Niskayuna, and Clifton Park school districts. Our Open House is Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5-7 PM. Come meet our teacher, current families and tour the school. Email [email protected] or call 518-381-4675 to RSVP.

  8. Hi. We love your website and would appreciate our nursery school, Academy Nursery School, being added to your list. We are located in Clifton Park on the same campus as Helping Hands School on 41 Werner Rd.

    We offer playgroups for two year olds and integrated nursery school programs for three’s and four’s.

    Please look at our website and call to schedule a tour. 518-664-7440

  9. Thanks for adding St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa to your list of preschool options in and around Saratoga County! St. Mary’s offers 3 year old (Tu, Th) nursery school, 4 year old (M,W,F) AM preschool, 4 year old (M-F) PM Preschool, and Full Day PreK for 4’s and 5’s (9a – 3p with before and after care wrap program). We have just opened a second Full Day PreK for the 2012-2013 school year and have 16 available seats. This program is very popular and these seats will go quickly! Contact the school for information (885-7300 or

  10. My son started The Waldorf School (Forest Kindergarden) when he was 3 and he loves it. He is 4 1/2 and he has never not wanted to go to school. The children spend most of their day outside regardless of the weather and harvest and garden and take long walks in the acreage of forest. They make their own applesauce and syrup right from the trees. It such an excellent experience for the little ones.

  11. catharine says:

    We may be moving to the Saratoga area and I am looking at preschools for my 4 year old. She will turn 5 in November, but won’t start kindergarten this fall. She currently goes to a 5 morning/week Episcopal preschool. Any suggestions out there?

    Many thanks!

    • St. Clements in Saratoga has a great Jr. Kindergarten for children with birthdays that fall close to the cut off and need one more year before kindergarten. It’s a 5 day program from 8-2, running with the regular school day of the elementary school. There are 2 classes and both teachers are wonderful!

  12. M. Taboubi says:

    We were fortunate enough to have our daughter attend two Saratoga pre schools.

    First she attended The Beagle School, which I cannot say enough nice things about. They are WONDERFUL when it comes to teaching social skills in a play or schoolwork situation. My daughter learned so much from their gentle, yet guiding approach. A true community feel.

    Second, she attended St. Clement’s for her Pre-K year. Wow. What a great introduction to “real school.” They learn all the things a big kid should know, such as how to line up, how to be quiet for seat work, how to respect your neighbor. Truly a loving environment.

    Both schools highly recommended!

  13. I work at Rainbow Nursery School 199 Palmer Avenue, Corinth. Great school with great staff ;)

  14. I also want to add The Nursery School at Prince of Peace. They are the most nuturing, wholesome, and family friendly environment for your Pre-K child to learn in! My two children enjoyed every second of every day that they were there. Mrs.. Roberts and Mrs. Flood have many, many years of experience in teaching!!!! They are located on Route 146 in Clifton Park.

  15. Michelle says:

    My family moved to the area about 3 years ago (just as my oldest daughter was about to enter Kindergarten). She had attended a Montessori preschool in Virginia, which we absolutely loved. I thought for sure that we would end up at another Montessori school, but had trouble finding one we liked. We visited just about every school in the area, but nothing quite matched what we had in VA. Then we found Saratoga Independent School, and we were sold. I was thrilled from the moment I walked through the front door, and touring the facility and learning more about the philosophy just reinforced what I already felt – this was exactly the type of school I wanted my daughter(s) to attend. I love the multi-age approach (older kids modeling for younger kids, while at the same time reinforcing what they are learning by helping their younger classmates), the authentic, hands-on learning environment, and what an amazing sense of community exists there. They even offer wrap around child-care in house for working families. Naturally, when my youngest was ready to start preschool last fall, there was no question that we would be sending here there, too.

    As early as preschool, the school encourages trial and error, learning through doing. They ask open ended questions and encourage creative thinking. My 4 year old has learned to spell and write her name (sometimes on paper, sometimes in shaving cream on a table, sometimes with stickers or magnets), how to count all the way to 100, the order of the days of the week and months of the year – all within the first six months! And its not drilled into them, but rather done in a playful child-led way that has her sad to leave and looking forward to tomorrow! No surprise that they have been voted Best Preschool three times!

    And if you find (like we did!) that you just love SIS, you can enroll your kids into the preschool program and they can stay through 6th grade! Truly, I can’t say enough good things. If you haven’t been by to check it out, you really need to call and set up a tour!!

    • Thanks for your feedback Michelle! It’s so great to hear you found a perfect fit in Saratoga Independent School. I have never heard anyone say anything negative about SIS, so I’m not surprised! Thanks for sharing your opinions.

  16. Courtney Armiger says:


    My name is Courtney and I have twin daughters who are 4. We are moving to Saratoga Springs in a month and need to find a preschool for them! They just turned 4 in January so I am looking for a Pre-K program. They are currently at our church school with is a bible based Christian school. My husband and I toured Spa Christian school yesterday which seemed great but just a little smaller than we are used to. Any recommendations?

    Also, looking for summer cmps for them as well, suggestions? I am thinking Tiny Tots, they have some great topics for the kiddos!

    This website is awesome, thank you!
    Courtney Armiger

    • Hi Courtney,
      Thanks for the note! In addition to Spa Christian, there’s the Church Mouse Nursery School and also St. Mary’s in Ballston Spa and St. Clements in Saratoga, all excellent schools. For summer camps, check out our summer camp guide! Tiny Tots is an awesome program though. Children’s Academy of Malta is also great and has a nice summer camp program. Full list of options here:
      I hope you enjoy living in the Saratoga area! Glad you found SaratogaMama.

  17. Can you please add Clifton Park Nursery School to the list.

    We are a cooperative nursery school with programs for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. Flexible classes offered for 1, 2, 3 or 4 times weekly.

    We are located in Clifton Park at the corners of Grooms Rd and Moe Rd

  18. Hi, We are very excited to be moving to Saratoga Springs on September 1st. Both my husband and I both work full-time, so I need to find full-time pre-k/extended care for my daughter who will be 4 in late December. We had planned on sending her to Montessori this fall. What do you think our best bets would be for finding her a similar place so late in the summer?

    Since we don’t know anyone yet, I’d love to have her in a school around our new apartment in the downtown Saratoga in hopes that we could all make some new friends. Many thanks for any help you can give!

    • Hi Sarah-

      Welcome to Saratoga! I wanted to send you a quick note to look at St. George’s Elementary School located in Clifton Park, NY. We offer full day pre-k and an Afternoon Enrichment Program to our students. In addition, we have a before and after school program that you might be interested in. Please look at our website and let me know if you have any questions! :)

  19. Hi Saratogamama-

    Can you please add St. George’s Elementary School to your list? We are a private Episcopal school located in Clifton Park, NY. In addition to St. George’s 3 and 4 year olds program, we are happy to announce our FULL DAY Pre-K program beginning this fall. As each child is a unique individual, we provide an environment where each child learns at their own pace. We are sensitive to their social, emotional, educational and physical needs. Our certified staff encourages not just learning, but love of learning through self-directed activities as well as teacher directed activities. Please visit St. George’s website for more information, St. George’s also offers a before and after school program for the 2013-2014 school year!

    Enjoy your summer everyone!!

  20. Hello everyone,

    I have a 2 yr old that I am looking at getting into a preschool program. How do you find out what schools have good preschool programs in Saratoga? Is there an office that checks out all preschools for compliance, complaints, etc?


  21. Hi Everyone,
    I am the mom of a very active 8 month old boy. I was wondering if anyone has been involved in any “mommy and me” classes with their babies that they recommend. I currently work part time from home and feel that he needs a little more socialization with other babies. Plus it wouldn’t hurt to meet some other local moms with babies his age :)

  22. Just looking for a summer camp for my 4 year old. He currently goes to St. Ambrose. I would be looking for care from June, July, August.

  23. Please add our Daycare/Pre-School to your list. We are a NYS Licensed Group Family Daycare located in Ballston Spa. We have been in business for 29 years now & have been serving our community since 1984. We are located at: 21 Whippletree Road Ballston Spa and can be reached at (518)-885-8014. Our hours are 7:am-5:00pm and we offer both fulltime and part time, depending on availability. See our Facebook page. Contact Dave or Kathy Williamson for more info. Thanks for considering to post our site.

  24. Friends of Global Renaissance Perspectives, a nonprofit located in Saratoga Springs, is hosting a grant-funded Kindergarten Chinese Immersion Program starting in August 2014 and continuing in the school year. The program will be offered 8:30-11:30 daily in Saratoga Spa State Park. Visit our website ( for details. Please add this program to your listing. Thank you!

  25. We just pulled our two year old out of Learning to Know (Saratoga) and enrolled her in Apple Blossom. LTK was terrible….mean teachers, disorganized administration, not enough activities for kids and a long list of other issues. Apple Blossom is unconventional and my daughter loves it. Lots of outside time and activities that aren’t part of traditional day care programs like feeding chickens and baking.

    • Anonymous says:

      Please read—Had my child at Learning To Know in Saratoga for a very short period of time. Teachers were not pleasant or interested in teaching at all. They stood around and chatted with each other. They were totally disinterested in the children. I was appalled! I am unsure how this place still exists. It is truly a joke although not funny. I felt so badly for the children as I watched the teachers ignor them – borderline mean. Completely disorganized as well! The baby room looked like a bunch of babies laying around in dirty cribs. They need to be investigated!! Do not send your child here:(

      • The post above was very surprising to see, I’ve had my child at Learning to Know for two years, and have had a great daycare experience. Teachers are very friendly and welcoming, so I’m not sure where this comment is coming from. In regards to the baby room, it is cleaned, and I mean CLEANED very well. Often times, I have picked up to see the infant teacher, Dawn, scrubbing each crib, toy, or area the children were playing in. Children don’t lie around in cribs either, unless sleeping! Someone is out to make the center look bad. I have many friends at this location, and they can all tell you it is a wonderful, clean, enriching environment for the kids. My child is excited to head in to see his teachers and friends every day.

  26. My 3 year old goes to Clifton Park Nursery School and loves it.

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