A Word from the Director


I am so thrilled to be a part of the Briarcliff Nursery School community! In the 20 years that I have been working in the field of early childhood education, I have rarely come across teachers as warm, thoughtful, and dedicated as the teachers at BNS. Although I just recently joined the BNS family, I can already tell that each day here is filled with smiles, laughter, and learning. I cannot imagine a better way to spend my days!

Before taking on the role of director at BNS, I had the pleasure of working in a variety of interesting positions and settings. Between 1998 and 2010, I received a B.A. in Theater/Education from Marymount Manhattan College, a M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to my educational preparation, I have had the pleasure of working as a toddler and preschool teacher, a college professor, a curriculum developer, and an early childhood trainer and coach. These experiences prepared me well for working with the amazing teachers, families, and children at Briarcliff Nursery School.

Whether you are a current family at BNS or someone interested in learning more about the school, I am always happy to speak with you! Feel free to reach out anytime.


Lisa Beck

Atria Senior Living Center residents visit BNS

At least twice a month, we’re blessed to have visitors from Briarcliff’s Atria Senior Living Center come read stories and share snack time with our kids!  The young and the young at heart enjoying special times together…


Award Winning Preschool – BNS!

We are delighted to have been honored by Macaroni Kid and Hulafrog – both great resources for Westchester families!

Open House Cancelled

In anticipation of the weekend snowstorm we have decided to cancel our Open House. Please contact us for an individual tour and we will set up a day and time that is convenient for you.

Applications Now Being Accepted

We are Now accepting applications and registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. If you would like to schedule a tour while class is in session please give us a call at 914-941-4373.  Click here to view additional application information and to download form:  Application