Welcome to Pickwick School! Pickwick School is the oldest and most respected nursery school in Queens and provides care for children from 6 months to 5 years old . It was founded in 1941 by Murray and Miriam Singer, and is nestled in a very quiet neighborhood in Briarwood, Queens. Pickwick School is currently owned by Chiarina and Patrick Nolan. Chiarina has been a part of Pickwick School for the past 27 years, both as an educator and owner. Our goal is, and always has been, to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment that gives each child the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. We believe that children become active thinkers and creative explorers when given an opportunity to learn by doing. Our classrooms are designed to include different learning centers filled with hands-on activities and materials for the children to explore throughout the day.
Pickwick School also offers Full Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten, which is sponsored by the NYC Board of Education and provides children with a free 6 hour and 20 minute program that prepares children for Kindergarten and beyond.