Welcome to C&C

City and Country is a co-educational progressive school for children ages two through eighth grade. Housed in seven brownstones in the West Village, its buildings and courtyards are filled with character and natural light.

Applications for the 2021–2022 school year are being accepted on a rolling basis.

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About our Program

Founded in 1914 by pioneer educator Caroline Pratt, C&C is one of the oldest and most celebrated progressive schools in the country. Encouraged to think critically, creatively, and equitably in their academic and social pursuits, students at C&C learn by doing and are active participants in the school community and the larger world. Click here to read more.

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Take a Look Inside C&C
While we can't show you our campus in person right now because of social distancing, we invite you to peek inside the world of C&C through this video. You will see some of our classroom and lab spaces, our beautiful, light-filled Library, our outdoor yards, rooftop play space, and more! 

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Past Admissions Events

Inside C&C: Stories from the Community
Tuesday, January 26, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Get to know City and Country School on a deeper level! We’re bringing together a broad range of members of the C&C community to share personal stories and experiences from their time at our century-old institution in the West Village. This event will offer what is challenging to express during the pandemic year: a slice of the culture, vibe, and personality of C&C through its members.

Wide Awake: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at C&C
Tuesday, December 1, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Join Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion Millie Cartagena, Principal Scott Moran, and others as they describe the important Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work underway at City and Country.

C&C's Famous Blocks Program Explained
Saturday, November 14, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Come hear about our founder Caroline Pratt's creation, Unit Blocks, and how they are an incredibly powerful learning tool in our Lower School classrooms. You'll be amazed and inspired by what you'll learn.

Community Panel: Members of the Parent Body and Current XIIIs
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Often our best spokespeople are the parents of our students and the students themselves, and our recent Open House reinforced that fact. Attendees let us know they were "blown away," so we've created another opportunity to hear from and ask questions of parents and students about their C&C experience.


About Our Community

The School is located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, on a landmark block on West 13th Street. Housed in seven brownstones, including the adjacent courtyards, City and Country enjoys a lovely campus with abundant outdoor space, character, and natural light.

We seek to create groups that are balanced in terms of gender, age, learning styles, and diversity. Families come to us from all boroughs of New York City, as well as from New Jersey and Westchester.

Students typically enter C&C in the 2s, 3s, and 5s, although we accept applications at all other age groups on a rolling basis. There are currently two or three groups at each age level, with the average class size of 16 children (fewer in the youngest groups). The teacher to child ratio ranges from 6:1 (IIs) to 15:1 (XIIIs).

We welcome a range of applicants and look forward to meeting you and to sharing City and Country with you.

City and Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or family style to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, or family style in administrative or educational policies, financial aid programs, and athletic or other school-related programs.

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802