About Us

Welcome to Circle of Friends Preschool, located in Hilton, NY. Circle of Friends is a continuation of the John Knox nursery school, which was established in 1963. The school is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and

Meet Our Teachers

Patricia Philipp Mrs. Philipp joined Circle of Friends in 2006 as a teacher aide in the Four-Year-Old Class and in 2009 she began working as the aide in the Three-Year-Old Class as well. In 2010, she became the lead teacher


2020-2021 Now Enrolling 1/15 Open to Current/Alumni Families 1/30 Open to Public


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  • Come see what the cooperative approach is all about!

    1211 Manitou Road (at Latta Road) Hilton, NY 14468 Please join us for our Open House on: TUESDAY, January 28, 2020 FROM 6:00-7:00pm Come see what the cooperative approach is all about! We are now enrolling for the 2020-21 school

What our parents say about Circle of Friends

My sons have learned so much through Circle of Friends and all were very well prepared for Kindergarten both socially and academically.

Christine Sanna

We have three amazing teachers, who give so much of themselves to make this school what it is.

Melissa Hix