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146 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10012

(212) 242-7802

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Progressive education is governed by the tenets that learning is fundamentally a multisensory experience in which children are active participatns and that children lern by solving problems that are real and important to them. In a progressive environment, children are involved in an integrated program rather than study subjects in isolation, and the focus is on the learning process rather than any single outcome. Children are given significant autonimy in the direction of their work while also discovering how to work with others. Along with the educational values of critical thinking, curiosiity, self-motivaiton, and self-reliance, a progressive school emphasizes the social values of community, democratic citizenship, and the pursuit of equity." (Extracted from the school website.)

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