The Town School

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The Town School Photo #1 - Kindergarten Students in PE Class
  • Since 1913, Town has been committed to an educational philosophy that balances high academic expectations with nurturing support.
  • We know that children learn best in a school where everything ' from the teaching to the educational programs to the way the classroom spaces are designed ' is geared to giving children what they need when they need it.
  • The Town School is committed to elementary coeducation, cultivating the joy of learning in a rigorous and nurturing environment.
  • The program balances the traditional and innovative, providing each child the opportunity to develop intellectual curiosity, attain academic excellence and grow in self-reliance.
  • The faculty and parents share a commitment to recognizing and developing each child's uniqueness, moral responsibility and social awareness.
  • The Town School is a coeducational, nursery through eighth grade school.
  • Town sets high academic and ethical standards; at the same time, we cultivate a love of learning, believing that the process of learning is as important as the result.
  • By providing a nurturing and supportive environment, we encourage children to take risks and discover their individual gifts.
  • In this unique setting, children exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles.
  • We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically.
  • We stress the value of both individual learning and collaboration involving other students, teachers and parents.
  • The broad academic program, which integrates the arts and physical education, is designed to enable all students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1913
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students400 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Town School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size22 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$47,700
Tuition NotesNursery 3 is 32,200 Nursery 4 is 42,000
% on Financial Aid
19%
Admissions DirectorLinda Shuffman
Admissions AssociateChelsey Piercey

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Postscript, Student Senate

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Lessons

School Notes

  • Since 1913, Town has been committed to an educational philosophy that balances high academic expectations with nurturing support. We know that children learn best in a school where everything ' from the teaching to the educational programs to the way the classroom spaces are designed ' is geared to giving children what they need when they need it. The Town School is committed to elementary coeducation, cultivating the joy of learning in a rigorous and nurturing environment. The program balances the traditional and innovative, providing each child the opportunity to develop intellectual curiosity, attain academic excellence and grow in self-reliance. The faculty and parents share a commitment to recognizing and developing each child's uniqueness, moral responsibility and social awareness. The Town School is a coeducational, nursery through eighth grade school. Town sets high academic and ethical standards; at the same time, we cultivate a love of learning, believing that the process of learning is as important as the result. By providing a nurturing and supportive environment, we encourage children to take risks and discover their individual gifts. In this unique setting, children exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically. We stress the value of both individual learning and collaboration involving other students, teachers and parents. The broad academic program, which integrates the arts and physical education, is designed to enable all students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: NS-12 | 788 students
    1 miles
    312 East 95th Street
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 426-3360
    1 NS-12
    788
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 705 students
    0.4 miles
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-8582
    0.4 K-12
    705
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 733 students
    1.1 miles
    22 E 91st St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 289-5940
    1.1 K-12
    733
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    1.7 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-6200
    1.7 PK-12
    1240
  • New York
    Grades: NS-8 | 465 students
    2.7 miles
    610 W 112th Street
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 875-4433
    2.7 NS-8
    465

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I have worked at Town for over a decade, and I have to say it's true to what's advertised - an intentionally small, joyful place for serious learning and for growing up as a well-rounded, confident young person. The kids are a kind of amazing - articulate about what they know and who they are and engaged in their world in ways I was definitely NOT as an elementary or middle school student. :) The teachers are brilliant people who love their field and seem to know how to get the best out of the kids at every age. From my perspective, our parent community is fairly "mellow" and very invested in our community - staying really plugged in about what's going on at school as well as volunteering with the PA when they are able. It's a great place to work, and it's wonderful to get to watch these kids grow up into kind, thoughtful, smart young people — and to get to know their wonderful families along the way.
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Going to town was easily some of the best years of my academic life. The Teachers were amazing and the student body was filled with great people with strong character.
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