PS1 Pluralistic School

  • Committed to providing its students with the finest in progressive elementary education, PS1 Pluralistic School offers a strong academic curriculum within a nurturing environment.
  • A variety of teaching methods are used to reach a common goal in a learning community where knowledge meets imagination.
  • Creative teachers integrate subject matter and relate it to the world around us.
  • With a developmentally appropriate curriculum, teachers challenge their students at various levels of difficulty and complexity.
  • Discovery and hands-on activities make learning relevant to each child's life experience.
  • Students' interests are taken into consideration when units of study are created.
  • The school was created in 1971 in response to a need in the community for small classes, innovative programs, and an enriched, joyful learning experience for children.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students230 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradePS1 Pluralistic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 4
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorBeth Kemp
Admissions AssociateEvelyn Cazun

School Notes

  • At PS1, we recognize that every child is unique, so we built a school that nurtures individual talents and learning styles.  That's how children become the best versions of themselves.  In a school where fitting in is about being yourself.  When we talk about pluralism – the ‘P’ in PS1 – we are referring to respecting, recognizing, and building upon a child’s passions, interests, talents, personal expressions, and uniqueness.  That’s what made Joel Pelcyger, our founding Head of School, start saying 44 years ago: “It’s not how smart you are; it’s how you are smart.
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