Your Support to Our School Goes a Long Way

We Need Your Support to Provide Quality Pre-School Education in our Community

The Red Balloon relies on a combination of tuition, grants, and generous donations from its supporters to fund the center.

For over 40 years we have been committed to social and economic diversity and actively recruit families from diverse backgrounds. We provide over $100,000 annually in scholarships to 38% of our population. 88% of these families are of diverse backgrounds, low income, and or families of color. The quality education they receive here result in these students being accepted into the top public, private, and gifted and talented programs in the city and then on to top secondary, high schools and colleges. Over the years over 70% of our scholarship students who applied to private schools were accepted with significant financial aid, while others were accepted into the Gifted & Talented Programs as well as quality public schools. Our preschool is a catalyst that helps equip these children for success. Keeping up with this is a monumental undertaking and is impossible without your help. Please give so even more children won’t fall through the cracks and so we can put them on the path to success.

We’d love for you to participate. If you’d like to make a direct donation to the center, please click the link below.

Thank you!

Norma Brockman
School Director

“We have been a part of the Red Balloon community for two years and have loved it! Our son has thrived with the support and care of so many loving teachers and is so fortunate to also have many close friends in his class. We feel so lucky that this has been his first school experience.”
We feel very blessed to be a Red Balloon scholarship family. The preschool is a treasure in Upper Manhattan and our 3 sons have been nurtured with exceeding love and care. The entire staff is very supportive and always provides routine updates on growth, progress, and development. The team is warm, loving, and patient, providing the kids with a ...
Ros Pereira April, 24 2018
It was a wonderful combination of nurturing, challenging and learning Our daughter, who’s now 13, had an amazing start at the Red Balloon. It was a wonderful combination of nurturing and challenging. I’ll never forget how she, at age 2, was expected to bus her own dishes after breakfast – and she did it! She was given responsibilities and ...
Janet Thaler May 13, 2014
The Red Balloon is more than a school, it’s a family, a second home My Son attended Red Balloon for two meaningful years. Red Balloon’s approach to social emotional development was just what he needed as he began to navigate the world around him. We appreciate the way he was encouraged to be curious, care for others and learn ...
Darleny Cepin, MA May 13, 2014 Columbia University
The Red Balloon was a wonderful place to start Hi Norma, Seems so long ago! Declan attended Anderson from Sept 2002 to June 2011, and now Beacon High School from Sept 2011 to present, expected graduation is June 2015. We’re looking at colleges now and can let you know where he ends up this time next year! The Red ...
Janet Moy May 19, 2014
The Red Balloon is more than a school, it’s a family, a second home Very rarely do you find such a caring environment that not only provides the children with and exceptional learning experience but also a staff with a support system that genuinely cares for each and every single child on a personal level. Our son Chance, now ...
Monica Romero 05/20/2014