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As parents and educators, we have learned some important lessons this year:
We need our children to be engaged in their learning (and for their classes to be worthy of engagement!). Whether our students are studying algebra, engaging in a Socratic seminar about Persepolis, or performing Adele songs on the ukulele, they are hooked in. The halls and cafeteria are full of conversations that spill out of the classrooms. These learnings come home with children. Your dinner-table conversations will never be the same.
Community is essential. Our children must be seen and deeply known. From family meetings before the school year even begins, teachers bond with each child. Children and families feel safe and welcome to bring their full selves and all of their identities into the classroom.
Joy must be central. Children (and their teachers and parents) need to laugh, dance and play together! From rituals like Joke Day to our Glow Ball, we love to have a good time.
Join us for the 2021-22 school year!
Serving children 2s through 8th grade with full day possibilities for even our youngest learners, early drop-off and extended day options and a commitment to 5 day, onsite learning.A Blue School education fosters creativity and academic excellence, while nurturing human relationships, and inspiring a growing passion for learning.
“My son has attended Blue School since the 2’s program, and he absolutely loves it! He is now in first grade, and over the course of five years, I have seen him develop a strong sense of self, a curious and investigative mind, and confidence with new endeavors. This is thanks to a learning environment that emphasizes creativity, social emotional learning, and a holistic education. Teachers here also truly know their students and meet them where they are, whether that means providing extra challenges or giving more nurturing support. It is a gem of a school!”
– Current Blue School Parent
Choose Blue School to give your child a joyful, community-centered experience that empowers students to be capable, creative and courageous innovators. We’re so happy you’re here!
Looking for more ways to stay connected to Blue School?
Listen and subscribe to our On Balance: Parenting and Education podcast! On Balance was developed with today’s parents in mind. Each week educators and thought leaders provide insight and practical ideas to support you as you manage in-home and onsite learning, working and living. On Balance makes Blue School’s unique balanced approach to learning and living accessible to all parents in New York and beyond. We hope that On Balance will be a source of inspiration and comfort for parents as we all strive to find our footing in today’s ever-changing landscape.