Here at The Studio School, learning and relationships go hand in hand and are alive with passion and curiosity. We are dedicated to creating a community that celebrates the richness of life and the common bonds of all humanity. Students are empowered to integrate what they learn with who they are. As independent thinkers they achieve a deep and lasting academic excellence and embrace a life-long love of learning.
Available Spots: 9/3/19 - We have 1 Toddler Spot, 1 Pre-K Spot, 1 Kindergarten Spot and 1 8yr old spot
PreK - Grade 8
Years Established: 1971
Average Class Size: 16-18
Who you serve:
Co-ed, Elementary, Middle School, Preschool
The Studio School educates the hearts and minds of children as we nurture the unfolding of their authentic spirit and character.
Our students learn to value intellectual and creative ideas, taking pleasure in the process of discovery. We seek a deep and lasting academic excellence, one that is achieved when children are motivated to embrace for themselves the journey of learning.
The Studio School opened in 1971, in the heart of Greenwich Village, as a one-room schoolhouse with 25 students, ages 4 to 12, with the knowledge that learning results naturally from a child’s own inner drive to find out about the world. Our founders, Dolores and Robert Welber, believed that there’s a strong interplay of the emotions and the intellect in learning. They visualized a school that would incorporate this premise and have a strong developmental point of view, where a child’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth would be thoroughly addressed. From this original vision, “The Studio on Eleventh Street” was born.
In fact, the name “Studio” is as apt for the school today as it was originally, almost half a century ago. Evoking an artist’s workshop, it signifies a place where freedom to grapple with important issues of thought, feeling, and ideas is guided into meaningful experiences and enduring expression—a place where children learn to make effective choices and active contributions while growing toward self-fulfillment and a positive role in the world, and finally, a place where the concept that we all learn from one another is kept in mind each day.
Within Studio’s classrooms, the educational mission evolved to demonstrate what children needed to experience so that they would fully evolve as students and humans: integrating both facts and feelings, intellect and emotions.
The tenets of the school were:
Everyone can learn from everyone.
There is no learning without feelings.
A school is for parents, too.
You are ultimately responsible for your own education.
Toddlers MWF 9:15-11:45, Early Childhood 8:30-12:15/3, Elementary 8:30-3, Middle School 8:30-3:15