Welcome to RIDN – An International School


The Roosevelt Island Day Nursery (RIDN) is an international non-profit school whose students and families reflect the rich ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity of the Roosevelt Island community within New York City.


RIDN provides infant, toddler, preschool and Pre-K programs for children ages 3 months through 5 years. 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 two facilities offer views of the East River, the Ed Koch (Queensboro) Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline. Each school provides opportunities for year-round outdoor play in well-equipped playgrounds and especially around Roosevelt Island itself, which is an extension of our classrooms.


RIDN has played a vital role in our community since 1975. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2015! We welcome prospective families to visit and learn more about our many programs. Registration is currently open for the 2015-2016 year.
Join us at 4 River Road for a fantastic 2015 Summer Camp! If your child has a birthday between Sep 1, 2009 and Feb. 28, 2012, see the registration information below.



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.”