Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools

33 Central Park W,
New York, NY, 10023-0100
     Tel: (212)712-8453
Grades: K - 6 | 447 students
The ideal of the school is to develop individuals who will be competent to change their environment to greater conformity with moral ideals.
Felix Adler, Philosopher, humanist, and founder of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
To realize his vision we embrace the following ideals: ethical learning, academic excellence, and progressive education.
Our school achieves academic excellence by challenging students to reach their highest potential in body, mind and spirit through the humanities, sciences, the arts and physical education.
The students become active learners and engage in vital discourse in a community of dedicated teachers and an atmosphere of intellectual discipline and creativity.
Through a curriculum rooted in the tenets of progressive education, students become independent thinkers as they learn that asking their own questions and seeking their own answers provides the key to the deepest kind of understanding.
Cooperative, student-centered, discussion-based learning, and the freedom to make mistakes, are part of our students' everyday lives.
We value inclusion and economic and racial diversity, and we honor all of our students for their unique contributions, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs.
We consider service to be critical to the development of character, so we incorporate community service into the children's school experience from the earliest grades.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 447 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is York Preparatory School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is York Preparatory School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Beit Rabban Day School (0.3 miles away)
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  • New YorkYork Preparatory School
      (Non-sectarian)
    40 West 68th Street
    New YorkNY10023
    (212)362-0400
      (Non-sectarian)
    0.2 mi | 350 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • New YorkProfessional Children's School
    132 W 60th St
    New YorkNY10023
    (212)582-3116
    0.3 mi | 193 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • New YorkBeit Rabban Day School
      (Jewish)
    15 West 86th St
    New YorkNY10024
    (212)595-1386
      (Jewish)
    0.3 mi | 100 students | Gr. NS-5                      
  • New YorkSaint Thomas Choir School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    202 W 58th Street
    New YorkNY10019
    (212)247-3311
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    0.3 mi | 30 students | Gr. 3-8                      
  • New YorkSchool Of The Blessed Sacrament School
      (Roman Catholic)
    147 W 70th St
    New YorkNY10023
    (212)724-7561
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.4 mi | 280 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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