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.

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 as a second language.  And for older children, please check out our range of afterschool language immersion activities for children ages 6 to 12 years of age!

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


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NEW 8 WEEK CLASS beginning May 8th… ABC Zirkus at Pusteblume!

Bring your child to Pusteblume to enjoy one of NYC’s most popular German language classes!  Your child will practice and learn German language skills and expand vocabulary through fun, artistic activities.  Classes are structured and incorporate music with live piano and guitar, singing, movement, games, story time and arts & crafts in exploring the language. We will have different topics each week, such as seasons and animals. Your child will benefit from and enjoy this holistic approach to learning by exploring with all the senses.  Register now for one of our special end of spring semester sessions!


   Session 1: Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

   Session 2: Thursdays, 4:30 pm to 5:20 pm

   Start/ End: Thursday, May 8th – Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Tuition: $320 for 8 classes or $45 per drop-in class
Age: 3 to 5
Class Size: minimum class size of 4 children

Snowy, rainy weekends? Too cold or too hot outside?  Our playdates will begin again in September along with our afterschool programs!

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. Best of all: meet other families that speak German and Spanish!

Time: 10AM – 12PM
Donation: $20 per child | $15 per sibling