Willkommen, Bienvenido, Welcome

Pusteblume International Preschool provides children with a fun and community-oriented multicultural environment where instruction in the German and Spanish language serves as a catalyst for the development of each child’s unique cultural identity.

Our licensed, native-speaking, early childhood educators focus on providing quality instruction in a warm and nurturing setting that cultivates the growth and development of your child. Music, movement, literacy, and visual arts are an integral part of the preschool curriculum.

To our preschool program we welcome families with children from 2 to 5 years of age of all international backgrounds who are interested in having their child learn either German or Spanish, or BOTH as a second language.

For our after school programs and holiday camps we also offer activities for school-age children from 6 to 12 years of age! Language support is so important once your child has entered the American school system. Pusteblume has fun, individually-tailored programs and activities to help acquire and improve language, reading and writing skills and is a perfect way to keep your child in touch with or re-introduce them to the German or Spanish language when they speak mostly English in school…

Pusteblume International Preschool is directed by Friends of the German International School of New York, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.


NEW : Afternoon Program for 2-3 year olds

Starting September 2016 we will offer a daily afternoon program for 2-3 year old children. There will be only 2 classes, one German , one Spanish, so spaces are limited. For more information and registration details please contact info@pusteblumenyc.org

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  • German or Spanish immersion groups
  • for preschoolers and school-age children
  • we welcome children from other schools


Join Pusteblume International Preschool for 8 fun-packed weeks of activities, excursions, sprinkler fun, games and lots of language exposure. Each week will include at least two sprinkler/ water play days and one theme related visit in our premises or out around town. Click here for the weekly themes and registration info.


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The Spring Semester is now open for registration

This semester runs from 5/2 to 6/26/16 with 7 or 8 sessions per class.

If you would like to visit a trial class before registering contact us now.

Exciting activities in German and Spanish for pre-schoolers and school-age children.  Art, Dance, ballet, yoga, theater, piano instruction, choir, music, language classes, so many options to foster your child’s relation ship to German or Spanish.


A program for school-age children 

The Spring Semester begins May 7th and runs for 7 weeks through June 18th. Click here to register now.

Visit a trial class before registering.  Contact us to schedule your visit.

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When the weather is not cooperating, come in and enjoy 2 hours of family fun with your children ages 0 to 12 in Pusteblume’s great indoor play space. Playdates are in GERMAN and SPANISH. Kids! Come play in one of the designated classrooms, color or craft, tumble and dance in our gross motor room and watch a Sendung mit der Maus or fun Spanish show when you need a rest. Parents! Spend some quality time with your children in a fun environment with different toys and books. Afterwards explore the neighborhood with a stroll on the Highline and lunch at many of the fabulous area restaurants or Chelsea Market (good shopping there, too). Best of all… meet other families that speak German and Spanish! Time: 10AM – 12PM

Let us know you are coming here!  We would love to see you.