The Studio School

117 West 95th Street,
New York, NY, 10025-0100
Tel: (212)678-2416
Grades: NS - 9 | 110 students
At Studio, learning and relationships go hand in hand and are alive with passion, curiosity, and spirit.  Founded in 1971, for children preschool througheighthgrade, The Studio Schooloffers an interdisciplinary curriculum where children learn to think critically and creatively.  The Studio School’s Approach transcends the standard academic curricula and is uniquely designed to develop each child’s innate intelligence, leading to original work.  It blends an understanding of child development with a working knowledge of how children learn, a student-teacher relationship that is emotionally connective, and a rich curriculum imbued with a breadth and depth of learning.  Students work in small, mixed-aged classes, which are designed to advance, enrich, and deepen their studies.
The Studio School Approach is both comprehensive and innovative, featuring classical, traditional, and progressive elements of excellence in education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported As needed
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 110 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 39%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade The Studio School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 8 / rolling
Tuition Notes Ones and Twos: $8, 470 (2 mornings) Twos and Threes: $13, 910 (3 mornings) Early Childhood Mornings $20, 800 (5 mornings) Early Childhood Full Days $33, 430 (5 days) Elementary School (grades 1 – 4) $33, 430 Middle School (grades 5 – 9) $34.9
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Jennifer K. Tarpley

School Notes:

  • The Studio School educates the hearts and minds of children as we nurture the unfolding of their authentic spirit and character. Our students learn to value intellectual and creative ideas, and to take pleasure in the process of discovery. We seek a deep and lasting academic excellence, one that is achieved when children are motivated to embrace for themselves the journey of learning.
  • Profile last updated: 08/18/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Manhattan Children's Center (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Manhattan Children's Center (0 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended July 24, 2014 - The Studio School is a hidden gem. Our 2.5 year old Daughter spent the last year there so she started when she was just 20 months in the Ones/Twos program. We loved watching how the kids slowly internalized the structure of the class so that they seamlessly moved from one activity to another - work period, snack, library, gym, then music. Our daughter transformed from a child who would throw her food on the floor in defiance to someone who picked up her plate and cleaned the table without asking. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 19, 2013 - This is our first year at Studio and I couldn''t be more impressed by the quality of the education and the time the educators take for each child. - Posted by Parent

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