The New School

  • 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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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedInclusive
Year Founded1989

Student Body

Total Students25 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesScholarships and payment plans available
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorTamara Breed
Admissions AssociateMiranda 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Syracuse
    Grades: PK-6 | 150 students
    1.9 miles
    155 Waldorf Pkwy
    Syracuse, NY 13224
    (315) 449-9033
    1.9 PK-6
    150
  • Syracuse
    Grades: PK-12 | 350 students
    0.8 miles
    5300 Jamesville Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214
    (315) 446-2452
    0.8 PK-12
    350
  • Syracuse
    Grades: K-6 | 86 students
    4.6 miles
    923 N Mcbride St
    Syracuse, NY 13208
    (315) 422-8548
    4.6 K-6
    86
  • Syracuse
    St Margarets School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-6 | 171 students
    6.5 miles
    201 Roxboro Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13211
    (315) 455-5791
    6.5 PK-6
    171
  • Baldwinsville
    Grades: PK-6 | 153 students
    24.1 miles
    12 E. Oneida Street
    Baldwinsville, NY 13027
    (315) 635-1818
    24.1 PK-6
    153

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The average private school tuition in New York is $13,000 for elementary schools and $25,255 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).