City and Country School

146 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212)242-7802

City and Country School, for children age 2 through eighth grade, is an historically significant and leading 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 indoor unit blocks, now used the world over. These open-ended materials, along with teachers who expertly guide their use, inspire creativity and cooperation, while also promoting children’s active involvement and independence. The emergent academic skills of math, reading and writing are taught and stretched in systematic and contextual ways. In third-eighth grades, C&C’s program emphasizes depth of learning and research skills as children engage in historical studies of the diverse world. Specials classes in Art, Technology, Library, Music, Rhythms, Science, Woodshop, Orchestra, and Spanish complement the core study as children are able to integrate their scientific and artistic experiences with studies of history and culture. A hallmark of the School is the Jobs Program: each group of children has a job for the entire school community (post office, printing press, school store, for example). Through their jobs, children solidify their leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a powerful and practical context, as well as develop a deep sense of responsibility and resourcefulness. Students graduate from City and Country School as creative thinkers with a true excitement for learning and the ability to collaborate and problem solve in any situation— skills absolutely necessary for success in any field. C&C graduates develop an authentic sense of confidence and an unmistakable respect for others. Students are accepted to a wide range of high schools, and a very high percentage attend their school of choice.

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City and Country School
146 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212)242-7802