The Child School/Legacy High school

5.00 (2 reviews)
587 Main St
New York, NY 10044-0100
Tel: (212)223-5055
Grades: K-12 | 306 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 306 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Child School/Legacy High school Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBasketballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Bicycling, Chorus, College Now, Dance, Ice Skating, Musical Theater/Drama, National Honor Society, New York Cares, SAT Prep, School Newspaper, Skiing, Student Council, Swimming, Yearbook Band, Bicycling, Chorus, College Now, Dance, Ice Skating, New York Cares, SAT Prep, Skiing, Swimming, Yearbook, Musical Theater/Drama,
National Honor Society,
School Newspaper,
Student Council,

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: 01/11/2016

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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (2 reviews)
5.0 Stars   09/08/12
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.
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5.0 Stars   04/09/12
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
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