The Child School

587 Main St,
New York, NY, 10044-0100
Tel: (212)223-5055
The Child School/Legacy High School is an academically rigorous, yet supportive community addressing the needs of a diverse population of special children, many of whom have not found success in other schools.
Our children learn differently because of disorders in thinking, listening, speaking, reading, spelling, touch, or perception, etc.
The School fulfills a vital function in the New York City Public School System, serving the needs of children with learning, social/emotional and developmental disabilities throughout the five boroughs.
It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to accept youngsters whose needs cannot be satisfied within the public education system.
Under this authorization, The Child School is classified as an approved non-public day school, whose students may qualify for 100 percent tuition payment by New York State.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 215 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Child School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lycee Francais De New York (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Town School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lycee Francais De New York (0.4 miles away)
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  • New York The Town School
    (Nonsectarians)
    540 E 76th St
    New York , NY , 10021
    (212)288-4383
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.4  mi  |  400  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • New York
    Lycee Francais De New York
    (Nonsectarians)
    505 E 75th St
    New York , NY , 10021
    (212)439-3874
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.4  mi  |  1272  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Astoria Ideal Islamic School
    (Islamic)
    3121 12th Street
    Astoria , NY , 11106
    (718)728-5307
    (Islamic)
    0.5  mi  |  77  students  |  Gr.  PK-7
  • New York The Cathedral School
    (Greek Orthodox)
    319 E 74th Street
    New York , NY , 10021
    (212)249-2840
    (Greek Orthodox)
    0.6  mi  |  163  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • New York
    Brearley School
    All-girls  (Nonsectarians)
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York , NY , 10028
    (212)744-8582
    All-girls  (Nonsectarians)
    0.7  mi  |  681  students  |  Gr.  K-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 08, 2012 - My child has been at the Child School for 3 years and we absolutely love it. He is a bright, talented student who did not do well in public school because the environment was overwhelming and his learning disabilities were not accommodated. He now reads above grade level and enjoys learning. The school is very nurturing and the arts/sports programs are superb. Our student body is diverse - I have no idea where this website got "12% students of color," as TCS is a demographic microcosm of New York City. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 09, 2012 - l would like to have an application for my son alex g he is attending the rebecca school right now. l woul like to know more information about the school for september coming - Posted by Parent

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