The best place for movement and exploration is the outdoors. All grades from Nursery to 12 spend time in Central Park, located only a few steps away from our buildings. Free play, physical education and different lessons throughout the year take place in nature. Click here for a 360 Tour.
In our two kindergarten classrooms, children cultivate imagination, sense of wonder, and ability for sustained attention.
Free self-initiated play (indoors and outdoors) is very important for the young child. Other activities include cleanup and circle, bread baking, watercolor painting, and storytelling. Click here for a 360 tour of the downstairs kindergarten, and here for the upstairs kindergarten.
Often referred to as the “Golden Age of Childhood” Fifth graders bring a new awareness to their learning.
Form drawing develops into geometry and connects with woodworking. The history of ancient civilizations is experienced through drama, physical education, and other projects. Click here for a 360 tour.
The children’s emerging thinking capacities relate to an important developmental milestone known as the twelve-year change.
Students take on the study of economics, geometry, physics, and geology, incorporating their learning in visual arts, handwork, and woodwork.
In our Parent-Child Program, each session guides parents in recognizing and supporting their children’s emerging interests and abilities, in a loving and safe environment for babies and toddlers to engage in free, self-initiated play.
It is a multifaceted space where the cultural and social life of the school evolves.
Throughout the year, Class Plays are performed to the entire community. Other regular lessons like Eurythmy, Orchestra, Chorus, extended day programs and Community Education events take place in this beautiful room. Click here for a 360 tour.
The woodwork curriculum begins in fourth grade and it is part of the curriculum until their Senior year.
Usually they spend a double period each week in the shop. Students learn to use basic tools, the important ability to carry out a project from beginning to end and from design to completion.
In 1918, McKim, Mead & White, built an Italian Renaissance style palazzo with an arched double-door entrance. 15 East 79th Street became the main campus of the school in 1944.
Our philosophy is that education is an artistic process. Whether the subject is arithmetic, history or physics, the presentation must live - it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, the heart and will must be engaged, as well as the mind.
The best place for movement and exploration is the outdoors. All grades from Nursery to 12 spend time in Central Park, located only a few steps away from our buildings. Free play, physical education and different lessons throughout the year take place in nature. Click here for a 360 tour.
From self-discovery to the Age of Discovery, the 7th grade curriculum takes the students on an exploration of themselves through major historical events that led to reformations, seeking to understand diverse people and cultures. It is a year of awakening and exploring. Click here for a 360 tour.
ENGLISH & HUMANITIES
These rooms are dedicated to the written world and the humanities. From grades 7 to 12, the students are introduced to poetics and the three forms of poetry: epic, lyric and dramatic, history, music, visual arts and drama. Narrative, essays and historical texts are brought to instill wonder, imagination, inspiration, intuition, and love of language. Click here and here for a 360 tour.
ASSEMBLY ROOM / MUSIC
Originally built in 1902, this building has been the home of our Upper School since its opening in 1955.
Our curriculum is a progressive learning arch. The coursework is not only about the expanding of knowledge and imagination, but the stewardship of their inner journey.