City and Country School
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Welcome to C&C

Applications for the 2023–2024 school year will be accepted through January 12, 2023, and on a rolling basis thereafter.

For inquiries about the 2022–2023 school year, please contact Elise Bauer, Director of Admissions (eliseb@cityandcountry.org).

Click here to visit our website for Prospective Families

Virtual Information Sessions

Please join us for one of our upcoming Virtual Information Sessions. This is a must for any family seeking to learn about C&C. You’ll experience a live and interactive presentation about our program, including lots of photos and some video, plus you’ll have the chance to speak with current C&C parents in a live Q&A session.  Click the buttons below to register.

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.

Learn more about C&C.

Read about our Philosophy.

See the C&C approach in action in our View Book.

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.

Admissions Events

Click here to visit the Admissions Events page for a full listing.

Wide Awake: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at C&C
December 6, 2021 (Watch the recording here)
Join a few City and Country School Group teachers along with Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion Millie Cartagena as they describe the important DEI work underway at C&C.

Inside C&C: Stories from the Community
Monday, January 24, 2022 (Watch the recording here)
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. 

Block Workshops for Applicant Parents
Multiple Dates
Experience the significance of C&C’s Blocks program. Participants will have an opportunity to do hands-on work with blocks (the invention of our founder, Caroline Pratt), and in the process gain a deeper understanding of the many learning opportunities this material presents to children. There’s more to block work than meets the eye! These workshops are reserved for those who have submitted an application for admission.

More events will be posted soon. Check back here for dates and registration links!

A Look Back: Insights from C&C Grads and their Parents

They say hindsight is 20/20, so we asked a few of our alumni and alumni parents to look back at their time at C&C and share why they chose City and Country, and how it has impacted their experiences in high school and beyond.

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! 

Find Us on Social Media

Instagram: www.instagram.com/cityandcountry

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CandCSchool

In Their Own Words: A Review from a C&C Alum

City and Country School is an ISAAGNY member school.