The New School is a small, private, independent, not-for-profit elementary school established in 1988 by parents and educators.
The school was established in order to help children grow into healthy adults and lifelong learners, able to make choices and decisions. We recognize that children learn best in a community where they are safe and valued.
Parents and family members are active participants in their child's learning and in the administration of the school. At the New School we view children as unique individuals with their own patterns and timing for growth.
Exploration is considered an important vehicle for children's social, emotional, and cognitive development.
The curriculum reflects the natural connections between all subjects and is responsive to children's interest and needs.
The curriculum is a blend of child-initiated projects and teacher-initiated activities and projects.

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The New School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Inclusive
Year Founded
1989

Student Body

Total Students
20 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Scholarships and payment plans available
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Admissions Director
Tamara Breed
Admissions Associate
Miranda Hine

School Notes

  • The New School is a small, private, independent, not-for-profit elementary school established in 1988 by parents and educators. The school was established in order to help children grow into healthy adults and lifelong learners, able to make choices and decisions. We recognize that children learn best in a community where they are safe and valued. Parents and family members are active participants in their child's learning and in the administration of the school. At the New School we view children as unique individuals with their own patterns and timing for growth. Exploration is considered an important vehicle for children's social, emotional, and cognitive development. The curriculum reflects the natural connections between all subjects and is responsive to children's interest and needs. The curriculum is a blend of child-initiated projects and teacher-initiated activities and projects.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The New School cost?

The New School's tuition is approximately $9,500 for private students.

What is The New School's ranking?

The New School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for The New School?

The application deadline for The New School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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