New York City Middle School

    Little Red Schoolhouse, Manhattan

  and Elisabeth Irwin High School - 40 Charlton Street - New York, NY            
Lower School teachers have been thinking together about the goals we set for social studies, in particular the conceptual goals that underlie our projects, trips and written tasks. As much as in literacy or math, we design a program to reflect students’ developmental orientation. We meet them where they are, tapping into their interests and curiosity within the framework of their realm of understanding. For example, we know that the younger child learns through concrete, personal experience – a trip or interview is a springboard for extended learning as your child reflects, questions, draws and writes about an exciting experience, turning it into new and deeper understanding. As the student matures and her worldview broadens, she extracts more and more information from books and symbolic communication, linking this to direct, interactive experience. Eventually, around Third Grade, students are ready to leave what we call the ”here and now” and enter the world of “long ago and far away;” to study those things that cannot be visited directly, tasted or touched. Thanks to the experiential foundation of their earlier years, eight and nine year olds are prepared to appreciate the flow and evolution of history and to conceptualize a timeline leading from then to now.
    Grace Church School, Manhattan
  86 Fourth Avenue - New York, NY           
Families that send their children to Grace Church School value the school both for the fine academic preparation it affords, as well as the unique climate of social diversity, acceptance, and understanding it fosters among all members of the school community. The special traits of the school are evident in every classroom or activity: pleasure in learning, seriousness of purpose, and genuine affection and respect for others. Classes from Junior Kindergarten through the Eighth Grade take part in a full range of programs including music, art, computer, laboratory science, instruction in French, Spanish and Latin, physical education, modern dance, and drama, in addition to the traditional curriculum. Our children benefit from the skill and dedication of one of New York's most experienced and caring faculties. Leading secondary schools are eager for Grace Church School graduates.
    New Dorp Christian Academy
  259 Rose Avenue - Staten Island, NY           
N-8
• New Dorp Christian Academy is a fully accredited, New York City certified private school.
• The A-Beka Curriculum is used at New Dorp Christian Academy. This course of study exceeds the requirements set by the New York State Department of Education for elementary and secondary schools.
• We offer Nursery through Eighth Grade.
• The Nursery school program offers a variety of sessions (half day morning, afternoon, and full day programs).
• We offer a full day Kindergarten program.
    Poly Prep Country Day School
  9216 Seventh Avenue - Brooklyn, NY           
N-12. In keeping with Dr. Allen's vision, the mission of Poly Prep Country Day School is to prepare students for college and for life by fostering learning, health, leadership, community responsibility, and, above all, character. A day-long program of academics, physical education and athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities is guided by a strong, committed faculty, in a diverse school community, on campuses with outstanding facilities.
    Village Community School, Manhattan
  272 West 10 Street - Downtown - New York, NY           
Housed in a spacious six-story building on West 10th Street, built specifically for elementary school students, the older half in 1885 and the newer half in 2002. The new and the old blend seamlessly together as a beautiful home for our program. The high ceilings and large windows make the hallways and rooms especially comfortable, happy spaces to spend time. It is a glorious union of aesthetics and functionality. It includes an Auditorium, two Music Rooms, two Art Rooms, a large, sunlit Library, a Computer Lab, three Science Rooms, many classrooms, seminar rooms, offices, an airy Gymnasium, a large outdoor Play Yard and a rooftop play space with some of the most glorious views in New York!
    Geneva School, Manhattan
  250 East 61st Street - New York, NY           
N-8
The Geneva School of Manhattan is established as a Classical and Christian school, providing an educational program that is both classical in its methodology and Scripturally-based in its principles and values. We are committed to assisting Christian families who elect to live and raise children in New York City by making available an excellent Christ-centered, classical education to their children. By doing this, we will produce leaders of Christian character dedicated to a life of service, and participate in the moral and spiritual regeneration of the City.
    Studio School, Manhattan
  124A West 95th Street - New York, NY           
N-6
Initially opening in 1971 as a one-room schoolhouse in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, The Studio School has evolved as an independent, not-for-profit day school whose continuing challenge is to educate the minds and bodies of our students while allowing them to maintain their own spirit and character. Today we serve children ages two through fourteen and, while we are no longer a one-room schoolhouse, we still adhere to the principles upon which Studio was founded. Our vision, to develop an educational program that addresses the interplay of the intellect and the emotions, emphasizes respect for the process of learning in each child.
    Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Manhattan
  55 East 90 Street - New York, NY           
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School provides children with a rigorous and humanistic education as preparation for becoming thinking, responsible, caring adults. We actively engage a diverse and pluralistic student body in a rich and challenging academic, moral and aesthetic education. We integrate classroom work with hands-on experience and offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum for both mind and body. We encourage our students to become independent thinkers, lifetime learners, and active participants in a democratic society.
    Caedmon School, Manhattan
  416 East 80th Street - Upper East Side - New York, NY           
The Caedmon School demonstrates a true commitment to our mission. From curriculum to community building to secondary school placement, the four tenets of the school's mission are always at the forefront: Montessori, Academic Excellence, Diversity, and Community.
    Berkeley-Carroll School
  181 Lincoln Place - Brooklyn, NY           
The Berkeley Carroll School's college-preparatory academic program emphasizes critical thinking, informed decision-making, and life-long learning. Under the guidance of dynamic and energetic teachers, students are challenged to stretch their imaginations, discover creative resources, and strive to fulfill their intellectual promise. Teachers demand an active approach to the learning process and support their students in an atmosphere of respect, personal attention, and care.
The school has four educational divisions - the Child Care Center, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.
    St. Joseph Hill Academy
  850 Hylan Blvd. - Staten Island, NY            
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St. Joseph Hill Academy is a K-12 Catholic school operated by the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity. It is located on a fourteen acre, park-like campus in the Arrochar section of Staten Island, New York. The elementary school provides co-education for grades K-8. The high school enrolls approximately 400 young women.
    Brooklyn Friends School
  375 Pearl Street - Brooklyn, NY           
N-12. Brooklyn Friends School provides a college preparatory program serving students from Preschool through Grade 12. It is committed to educating each student intellectually, aesthetically, physically, and spiritually in a culturally diverse community. Guided by the Quaker principles of truth, simplicity, and peaceful resolution of conflict, Brooklyn Friends School offers each student a challenging education that develops intellectual abilities and ethical and social values to support a productive life of leadership and service.
    St. John Villa Academy
  26 Landis Avenue - Arrochar - Staten Island, NY
           
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Currently, we are building a high school addition. As a result of the steady high enrollment over the past decade, SJVA was pressed to develop a strategic campus facility plan that would renovate existing buildings and increase the amount of space in our high school. Specifically, several of the oldest buildings on campus are unable to meet the space and program needs of our faculty and students. In order to maintain programs and to expand other areas of the curriculum, SJVA proposed a $5 million renovation and construction project. This will primarily consolidate the high school's academic space into a central location by enlarging and renovating the existing high school facility. A three-story wing is being built and connected to the current two-story high school. All new classrooms will be provided with "T1" Internet access lines. The project broke ground in December 2004 and is anticipated to be completed by September 2005. Of this $5 million renovation and construction project, $1 million must be raised from a capital campaign. Because St. John Villa is a private Catholic school, we do not receive public funds or money from the Archdiocese for capital projects and therefore, must seek private donations to accomplish this greatly needed project.
    Staten Island Academy
  715 Todt Hill Road - Staten Island, NY             
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N-12. Staten Island Academy is a coeducational college-preparatory day school educating students from age four through high school. The Academy was founded in 1884 and since that time it has stood as a beacon of educational excellence.
The school is the oldest private school on Staten Island and it is proud of its unique status as the only independent school in the borough. Our “home” is a beautiful 12-acre campus with outstanding facilities including a new fitness center, renovated library, athletics fields, state-of-the art technology, a gym, computer labs, science labs, tennis courts, and two outdoor swimming pools.
At the Academy we are committed to the education of the whole child through a rigorous academic program, innovative performing and visual arts programs, and a comprehensive althletics and health and wellness program.
    Brooklyn Heights Montessori
  185 Court Street - Brooklyn, NY           
N-8
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is a dynamic and progressive independent day school for children two years old through grade eight, including a program for preschool children with special learning needs.
We are a close-knit, vibrant school community guided by the philosophy and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. The development of each child as a unique social, emotional, physical, and intellectual being is our aim. At every educational level, our curriculum is philosophically consistent and grounded in a set of human values, which will serve our students for life.
Learning is a pleasure at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Children are well cared for. Friendliness, warmth, honesty, and respect are inextricably woven into the fabric of our educational philosophy - and students, parents, faculty, and staff are happily engaged and connected to one another.