City and Country School, for children ages 2-13, was founded in 1914 by the poineering educator, Caroline Pratt, during the dynamic period of progressive education.
Believing the education is fundamentally a social process, we strive to create a vital school community that supports each child's innate passion for learning while also expanding his or her understanding of communities and cultures that exist beyond school and home.
The teacher's place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision making in pursuit of a deeper perspective.
In the partnership of learning among children and teachers, community is lived through purposeful experiences that foster responsibility, cooperation, active participation, care and respect--qualities necessary to the life of a democratic society.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 380 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 21

Top Rankings

City And Country School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
380 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
City And Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 21
Tuition Notes
Please see website: cityandcountry.org
% on Financial Aid
24%
Admissions Director
Elise Bauer
Admissions Associate
Erika Greenberg
Endowment Size
$6 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • City and Country School, for children ages 2 8th grade, is an historically significant progressive school founded in 1914 by pioneer educator Caroline Pratt. Lower School classrooms are equipped with ample space and an abundant supply of carefully chosen materials including paint, sand, clay, wood, water, and Pratt`s creation: wooden unit blocks, now used the world over. These materials, along with teachers who expertly guide their use, inspire creativity, cooperation, and independence. Math, reading, and writing are taught effectively in systematic and contextual ways. In 3rd 8th grades, C&C's program emphasizes depth of learning and research skills as children engage in historical studies of our diverse world. Specials classes in Art, Technology, Library, Music, Rhythms, Science, Woodshop, Orchestra, and Spanish enable children to connect their scientific and artistic experiences with history, social justice, and culture. A hallmark is the Jobs Program: each grade has a job for the entire School community (post office, printing press, or school store, for example). Through their jobs, children solidify leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a powerful and practical context, as well as develop a deep sense of responsibility and resourcefulness. Graduates are confident, creative thinkers with a true excitement for learning and the ability to collaborate and problem solve in any situation. Students are accepted to a wide range of high schools, and an extremely high percent attend their school of choice.

School Reviews

Endorse City And Country School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Bubble-wrapped Children
Bubble-wrapped Children
With so much uncertainty in the world today and a pandemic further confounding our lives, it's reasonable for parents to want to protect their children whenever and wherever possible? But overprotecting or bubble-wrapping? Well, that's another matter.
Get Your Act Together!
December 16, 2021
Get Your Act Together!
We take a look at the other college admissions test and offer some resources for test preparation.
Why Small Class Sizes Work
December 15, 2021
Why Small Class Sizes Work
You want your child to receive plenty of individual attention. That's one of the reasons most parents send their children to private school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 380 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 21

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $37,172 for elementary schools and $43,673 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links