British International School of New York: The British International School of New York (BIS-NY), located in stunning waterfront facilities on Waterside Plaza (23rd St, and the East River), Manhattan, New York, is a British (UK) independent school for boys and girls from 3-14 offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years teaching methodology. Children can join BIS-NY at three years old (Nursery) and stay until they have completed our Year 9 (Eighth grade).
Conveniently located in Waterside Plaza, (23rd St, and the East River), Manhattan, New York City, the British International School has a bright multi-function play / lunch space, a swimming pool as well as separate upper and lower school playgrounds. The School comprises of three buildings all filled with natural light in large classrooms, the majority of which have water views. The School is fortunate to have a quiet and safe cul-de-sac for student drop off, and parking available within the complex for parents who wish to bring their children to school or attend school events.
Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY is an independent, co-educational, elementary & middle school that serves students from Pre-K through to Grade 8. Millbrook is conveniently located in the Hudson Valley, 1 hour & 30 minutes drive upstate of NYC. As well as Dutchess County, our school serves Columbia & Putnam Counties, NY, and Litchfield County, CT. Dutchess Day School provides a strong academic foundation, values children’s natural curiosity, and fosters an enduring enthusiasm for learning.
In an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, students are encouraged to take intellectual, athletic & artistic risks, to develop independence, confidence, and imagination. A talented and dedicated faculty maintain high standards within a balanced curriculum that challenges students to discover their unique strengths.
Founded in 1955, our mission is to "nurture each child in mind, body, and spirit and guide students toward responsibility for themselves, one another, and the world around them". The school seeks diversity and respects the individuality of each child. Students share their talents through collaboration & service to the school, the community & the larger world.
Mandell School is a co-educational institution for Toddlers through the Eighth Grade located on Manhattan's Upper West Side. We are committed to providing a nurturing educational environment for children and their families, which through intellectual stimulation and emotional support, enable them to become responsible, active citizens of the world.
Mandell School curriculum is well balanced, exceptionally rigorous, yet flexible enough to allow for a range of leaning styles. Mandell uses both traditional and progressive approaches to teaching, incorporating use of manipulatives, collaboration and hands on experiential learning.
Oogie Art is the World's No.1 art portfolio preparatory school based on college and art award results alone. We are located in Manhattan, NY, Boston & Lexington, MA, and Shanghai, China.
Every year, we have help students gain admission with scholarships to their 1st choice colleges and universities.
These are the results from 2018:
2 students accepted from Harvard
1 student from Stanford, MIT, Yale
3 students from Cornell
2 students from Columbia University
+ and many more from SVA, RISD, Parsons, and Pratt.
The results of this year's 2019 for Early Action and Decision:
1 student accepted to Harvard
2 students accepted to Cornell
At Oogie, students will build college prep skills and develop diverse portfolios with varying levels of experience. Our rigorous classes hone student's technical skills in a range of media, as well as develop an extraordinary body of their own frameworks because our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate deadlines.
Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the semester or year.
1. Art Portfolio Prep Program: Gr. 7-12 & Transfer
2. Junior Program: Grade 7-8
3. Art HS or Boarding School Art Portfolio and Audition Prep Program: Gr. 7-8
4. Young Talent program: Gr.4-6
5. AP Studio Art Program: Gr. 10-12
6. Foundation Program: Gr. 7 and Up
7. Curating and Art Research Program
8. Art College Counseling Service
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Group Crits
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design
- Graphic Design
- Digital Art
- Installation Art
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Manhattan
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Centrally located in Manhattan, NYC, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is the only school in the world that offers training of Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting in its pure form. As well as our acting programs for adults, we offer year-round classes for kids and teens aged between 7-18. These 12-week Saturday programs are offered for students during the fall, winter, summer and spring. In addition, we offer 2-week to 6-week all day summer camps.
Our Young Actors program is designed as an intensive and diverse course for serious young actors and the comprehensive curriculum includes Acting, Singing, Dance, Acting for Film and TV, and Production.
For over 40 years, the Institute has built its outstanding reputation on the proven value of Lee Strasberg’s teachings, the astonishing achievements of our students, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Our highest goal is to ensure that each student masters Lee Strasberg’s technique and its disciplines, as well as encouraging every student to become a successful artist within his or her chosen field.
The Brownstone School and Daycare Center, Manhattan
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The Brownstone School and Daycare Center is a preschool located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, at 128 West 80th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, half a block from the Museum of Natural History. We were founded in 1963 and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1983.
Most of our families live or work on Manhattan's Upper West Side. However, the school has always been strongly committed to families from a variety of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds that reflect our diverse society, so families from all over the city have always been a part of The Brownstone.
The Brownstone School and Daycare Center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and is a member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) and the Parents League of New York. We have been serving the community for 45 years and welcome children ages 2 to 5 years.
Longview School, located in Brewster (50 miles north of NYC) in Putnam County, is a state recognized private school offering K-12 programs.
Longview combines rigorous academics in the traditional curriculum with electives hardly ever seen on the pre-K to 12th grade level. Some of our electives include computer programming, game design, C++ programming, debate, sociology, anthropology, Japanese, philosophy, storytelling, graphic design, engineering, construction, create a business, etc.
Longview’s small, personalized environment supports both academic learning and social development. Beyond classes, students help run the school through participation in the school legislative body—school meeting—and the school court system—judicial committee.
Our unique approach supports students in becoming independent, responsible, thoughtful individuals as they develop into well-rounded, happy young adults.