The school, which offers pre-kindergarten through sixth grade classes, was started in 1953 and is "intentional about providing a strong academic foundation in a loving Christian atmosphere," according to Redeemer Principal Al Tagliabue.
Tagliabue said he was "surprised" but "not shocked" by the results of Patch's poll.
"We have a loyal following," he said. "Redeemer has a long history of providing excellent Christian education for almost 60 years. We have many very successful graduates and I am sure many alums voted along with our parents.
"I am only starting my second year here, however, we have always had excellent, experienced teachers. We stress basic Christian teachings/values daily and hold a chapel every Wednesday for the school. That being said, we accept all different faiths and denominations."
Tagliabue also credits the school's community outreach and charitable work with the reason for its popularity in the poll. He said the school supports Children's Specialized Hospital and the Martin Wallberg American Legion Post No. 3 as well as many other national and worldwide charities and relief funds.
"We have a very active and supportive Parent Teacher Organization," he said. "We also have a full-day kindergarten which is a benefit for us."
The school offers a summer program with wrap-around extended care and enrichment activities in language arts and math as well as a structured individualized academic tutoring program.
Here are the results of Patch's poll "Which is the best preschool in Westfield?":
Kinderprep 6 (0%)
Presbyterian Nursery School 116 (3%)
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool 1619 (42%)
St. Paul's Day School & Kindergarten 1173 (31%)
Temple Emanu-El Early Childhood Center 19 (0%)
Wesley Hall School for Early Childhood 202 (5%)
Westfield YMCA 461 (12%)
Other 21 (0%)
Total votes: 3778