Our Founder


Shirley Aninias is the Founder and Head of School of Tribeca Preparatory. For the past 22 years she has had a remarkable career in special education. Shirley started her career as an ABA and speech therapist for a NYC Non-for Profit Organization, YAI/NYL Lifestart Program. She dedicated her career at this organization for 10 years. She served as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher and then as an ABA Field Supervisor.  In 2007 she founded Ready, Set, Play!, a social skills after-school program in Tribeca. The program expanded quickly and offered a wide range of services for children with special needs and their families. Ready, Set, Play! was a highly sought out program for parents and educators which naturally led her to open her lifelong dream. In 2019, Shirley proudly opened the doors of Tribeca Preparatory to the community.

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The Tribeca Preparatory School has a rolling admission procedure. All prospective families for the 2020-21 school year must fill out the intake form and make an appointment for an admission information session.