Family School

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
323 E. 47th St., NYC 10017

Family School West
308 W. 46th St., NYC 10036

(212)688-5950
The Family School, founded in 1975, was established in an effort to provide diverse populations with a warm, inclusive, Montessori environment that fosters independence, creativity, and tolerance. Today, The Family School and its satellite, Family School West, form a community of 200 plus students. In addition to degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, the faculty members are all Montessori certified. They are also affiliated with the American Montessori Society. In intimate, caring environments, each child is encouraged to work independently at his or her own pace with concrete, self-correcting teaching materials. Carefully trained and experienced teachers stand back observing, intervening if necessary, ready at all times to facilitate, encourage, mediate where needed and, most especially, catch a child at that special moment when he is ready to make the next leap forwardó to a new level of mastery. The Family School on the East Side, for children 18 months to 12 years of age, offers Toddler, Preprimary, and Elementary programs; full-summer day camp, extended-day, and spring and holiday recess programs. The beautiful and spacious one-room schoolhouse on the West Side is a Preprimary setting for children two and a half to six years old, offering six schedules and extended day. Through interacting with younger and older peers, students develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and grace and courtesy. They experience a true academic environment in which they are also exposed to a wide variety of Specials, including chess, yoga, martial arts, drumming, art and multiple foreign languages weekly, giving them the opportunity to discover their passions, while developing a wide fund of knowledge. Students are happy, responsible, well-rounded global citizens who view learning as fun. The founder and headmistress, Lesley Nan Haberman, looks forward to introducing you to the community!
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Family School
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
323 E. 47th St., NYC 10017

Family School West
308 W. 46th St., NYC 10036

(212)688-5950