The Child School/Legacy High school

Tel: (212)223-5055
Grades: K - 12 | 215 students
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
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Learning Disabilities Speech Language Autism Emotional and Other Health Impaired
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 215 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Child School/Legacy High school Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

The Child School/Legacy High School has a campus of four buildings located on Roosevelt Island and accessible by car, tram or the F Train. Our campus includes:
Library
Science Lab Equipped to meet Regents Requirements
Computer Labs in MS and HS
Smart Boards in all Classrooms
Stage with Professional Lighting and Sound
4840 Square - Foot Gymnasium with a Weight Room
Art Studio
Music Studio
Fully Equipped Teaching Kitchen
Multi-Purpose Rooms for Lunch and Meetings in Elementary, Middle, and High School
Full Time Nurse
Landscaped Organic Garden with a Waterfall and Fish Pond
Fully Air-Conditioned Buildings
Access to Roosevelt Island Playing Fields
Individual Suites for all Related Services - OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lycée Français de New York (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Town School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Town School (0.4 miles away)
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  • New York
    The Town School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 153 students
    0.4 miles
    540 E 76th St
    New York, NY 10021
    (212)288-4383
    0.4PK-K
    153
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1288 students
    0.4 miles
    505 E 75th St
    New York, NY 10021
    (212)369-1400
    0.4PK-12
    1288
  • Astoria
    Grades: PK-6 | 39 students
    0.5 miles
    3129 12th St
    Astoria, NY 11106
    (718)728-5307
    0.5PK-6
    39
  • New York
    The Cathedral School
    (Greek Orthodox)
    Grades: NS-8 | 141 students
    0.6 miles
    319 E 74th Street
    New York, NY 10021
    (212)249-2840
    0.6NS-8
    141
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 681 students
    0.7 miles
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212)744-8582
    0.7K-12
    681

School Reviews

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, 09/08/12
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, 04/09/12

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