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Chelsea Day School

319 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

(212) 675-8541

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child is given individualized attention and direction based on his/her skill and emotional development.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Chelsea Day School is a progressive school that envelopes free play as an educational tool as well as more formalized teach led discussions on various subjects.

A Typical Day

attendance followed by weather report and date.
-Show and tell
-Music/art -Story
-outdoor play
-focused study on the world around us -outdoor play

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions