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



January 2018 – Three’s January 2018 – Four’s    


2018-2019 registration will open on January 15th for current and alumni families. Registration will be open to the public on January 31st. Please plan on attending our open house on January 30, 2018 from 6-7pm.


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  • Come see what the cooperative approach is all about! COF-logo

    1211 Manitou Road (at Latta Road) Hilton, NY 14468 Please join us for our Open House on: TUESDAY, January 30, 2018 FROM 6:00-7:00pm Come see what the cooperative approach is all about! We are now enrolling for the 2018-19 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