Welcome to RIDN – An International School


The Roosevelt Island Day Nursery was established by a group of Island parents in 1975 and incorporated as a not-for-profit educational corporation in 1979. It currently provides infant/toddler and preschool programs at two sites on Roosevelt Island. The school was planned as a part of the new urban community on Roosevelt Island. Our families reflect the rich ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity of the Roosevelt Island community.


Our faculty and administration have exceptional academic backgrounds in early childhood education and years of experience in the classroom supporting a rich play-based curriculum that prepares children for life-long learning.



Our Families Say…

“Not only does RIDN have a holistic approach to emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of young children, but it delivers it with attention to specific individual needs and through the incredible mix of passion and professionalism of a highly-qualified team.”


“The teachers were fantastic at supporting my two-year-old and me in developing resilience strategies when dad left for a year-long assignment abroad.”


“RIDN staff has been nurturing for our daughter and very supportive to us as new parents. They were extremely helpful at guiding us through her developmental milestones.”


“We love the international environment. It’s like an extended family.”