Agile Learning Center @ MFS

115 East 106th Street,
New York, NY, 10029
     Tel: (212)533-2826
Grades: 1 - 12
The structure of an Agile Learning Center is designed to nourish a productive, vibrant, and healthy culture – allowing participants to engage authentically in a learning process that cultivates confidence, dynamic skill sets, mental agility, self-awareness, and group skills.
Our students are excited to come to school everyday because we put them in getting in the driver's seat of their education -- supporting them in setting intentions, reflecting on their choices, exploring their natural curiosities, and cultivating their gifts and talents. 

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $22,500
% on Financial Aid 70%

School Notes:

The world is exploding with new information and high specialization. For children to learn to navigate this fast changing landscape, they need a chance to actually be at the helm of their learning experience, to practice making decisions and discover their gifts, talents and passions.Children are natural learners. They are at their peak of mental flexibility and ability to assimilate ideas, insights and exploration.

It is senseless to consume their days and evenings with the memorization and regurgitation of data for standardized tests on a narrow selection of subjects.We live in an age where information is at our fingertips. Far more important are the skills of finding it, filtering it, integrating it, and using it in new and creative ways to build something valuable.The ability to quickly translate a vision or idea into tangible results has always been a valuable skill. In today’s rapidly evolving world, it is a fundamental capacity of the leaders in every field. Daily activity at our Agile Learning Center is organized around this understanding.

How do you discover your purpose? One thing we know is that you won’t find it without ample opportunities to explore. If you can’t try doing what you think you might love, you won’t find out whether or not you really love it. We regularly hear from parents that they wish they’d had the opportunity to explore their passions a lot earlier so they could have developed a greater sense of purpose. Maybe they didn't have to change their college major 5 times, graduate with a degree they didn't really use, then finally figure out what they’re about in a mid-life crisis. By high school, most of our students have figured out what their core passions are and are actively organizing their future around those things.

We don’t have a traditional curriculum, as in a set of subjects or classes one must take. Instead, we recognize that all social environments have a hidden curriculum which are the real lessons taught by the way social interactions are structured. So we have been conscious to craft the lessons of our environment. These are the lessons we've built into our hidden “curriculum”
  • Identifying your own needs and priorities
  • Creating projects which accomplish those priorities
  • Organizing your time and activities around those projects
  • Focus and follow through on those projects toward a creative end
  • Sharing your creative output (in a digital portfolio)
  • Reflecting on personal progress and impediments (in a personal blog)
  • Co-creating a collaborative, supportive social environment
  • Responsibility for your action and inaction and,
  • Digital literacy
Students organize their education around their passions and interests, and in doing so learn faster and more deeply than in settings where students are forced to follow someone else's curriculum, sequence and pacing.

If your child is an advanced learner in some domain, and you want to find a place designed for minimizing impediments and maximizing support for their learning and growth, you need to visit us!

Profile last updated: 03/22/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cristo Rey High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Highway Christian Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Northside Therapeutic Early Childhood Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • New YorkCristo Rey High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    112 E 106th St
    New YorkNY10029
    (212)996-7000
      (Roman Catholic)
    0 mi | 318 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • New YorkHighway Christian Academy
      (Pentecostal)
    132 E 111th St
    New YorkNY10029
    (212)348-8328
      (Pentecostal)
    0.2 mi | 63 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • New YorkReece School
    Special Education School
    25 East 104th Street
    New YorkNY10029
    (212)289-4872
    Special Education School
    0.2 mi | n/a students | Gr. K-5                      
  • New YorkEmily N Carey High School
    Alternative School
    1 E 104th St
    New YorkNY10029
    (212)427-2334
    Alternative School
    0.3 mi | 58 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • New YorkNorthside Therapeutic Early Childhood Center
    Special Education School
    1301 5th Ave
    New YorkNY10029
    (212)426-3464
    Special Education School
    0.3 mi | 14 students | Gr. PK-3                      

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