The Town School

540 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

Founded by Hazel Hyde as a small nursery school, the Town School expanded to a full elementary program and assumed its present location near the East River in 1961. Town prepares its graduates for independent day and boarding schools, as well as for the competitive city high schools. The Town academic program balances traditional and innovative approaches. Core subjects are introduced in kindergarten, and the lower school (grades 1-4) program integrates technology and subject matter across the curriculum, including specialist-taught science and arts lessons. Language arts emphasizes the writing process and literary analysis at all levels as students discuss and respond to classroom texts and independent selections. Spanish is integrated into the kindergarten program, while lessons in grades 1-3 focus on conversational skills. In grade 4, children take Spanish and French for half a year each. Fifth graders select one of those languages for study through grade 8. Latin joins the curriculum as a required course in grades 7 and 8. Community service projects begin in preschool, and interscholastic athletics are available in grades 5-8.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address540 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
Year Established1913
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorAnthony G. Featherston IV
Applications DueNovember
Total Enrollment402
Day Students402
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