Blue School

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2006

Student Body

Total Students250 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Blue School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Indoor Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Indoor SoccerVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CONSAT Sports League
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    The Cathedral School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
    4.9 miles
    319 E 74th Street
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 249-2840
    4.9 PK-8
  • New York
    Grades: PK-8 | 380 students
    2 miles
    146 W 13th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 242-7802
    2 PK-8
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 565 students
    5.1 miles
    210 E 77th Street
    New York, NY 10075
    (212) 861-0404
    5.1 K-12
  • New York
    The Child School/Legacy High school
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 306 students
    4.8 miles
    587 Main St
    New York, NY 10044
    (212) 223-5055
    4.8 K-12
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 655 students
    5.3 miles
    260 W 78th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 812-8521
    5.3 K-12

School Reviews

My son has been at Blue School since K. I looked at a range of schools, traditional, progressive, and everything in between (which many private schools end up being, at least in elementary). It's an inquiry-based program that ask kids to think deeply and to question, something that does not come easily to my son, but it's the type of education I was hoping for and the challenge he needs. Academics are taught in an engaging way, taking children's development and interest into account without sacrificing rigor. There are no grades and testing starts gradually, assessments are ongoing, narrative reports are insightful and have been spot on from year to year for my son. Kids learn how to present their work early and as they get older reflect on their learning strengths and weaknesses. Technology is used in a balanced way. Nice kids, smart families. And the newer middle school is strong, high school placements have been very positive. If you are looking for a challenging progressive school that looks at the whole child, it's an amazing place.
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