Our school is called 't Klokhuis, meaning Apple core in Dutch. Perfect for the Big Apple! It was founded in the fall of 1998.
Every year the number of students varies. Last year we had about 400 students; ranging from toddlers to adults and this year we have about the same amount of students.
There are 7 locations where classes take place; in New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harrison, New York State.
Loura Zijdel, director
Veerle Vandecasteele, assistant-director
Liselore Surinx, directors' assistant
160 Hickory Tavern Road
Gillette, NJ 07933
Phone: 908-626-0608 - or cell phone 908-432-5830
Locations of the school
't Klokhuis organizes classes at different locations:
Location Gillette, New Jersey
For a number of years already, we teach our classes at the Meyersville Presbyterian Church in Gillette, NJ. We can use multiple rooms at the church out of which three rooms are 'ours' and therefore we can leave our materials there and decorate the walls. We use the church two days per week.
Locations New York City
Brooklyn: All Saints’ Episcopal Church: multiple rooms furnished by 't Klokhuis; 2 days per week
Downtown: Battery Park City Day Nursery; 1 day per week
UNIS, United Nations International School; multiple classroom; 1 day per week
West End Collegiate Church: multiple classrooms; 1 day per week; a full day, starting in the morning with toddlers and ending at night with the adults
Location Harrison, New York
For seven years now, we have been guests in the Presbyterian Church in Harrison, where we utilise all the available spaces. Harrison has the largest amount of students and we teach three days a week at the church.