City and Country School
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Welcome to C&C

Applications for the 2022–2023 school year will be accepted through December 7, 2021, and on a rolling basis thereafter.

For inquiries about the 2021–2022 school year, please contact Elise Bauer, Director of Admissions (eliseb@cityandcountry.org)

Join us for one of our Virtual Information Sessions for prospective families.
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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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Read about our Philosophy.

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

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

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.

Past Admissions Events

Inside C&C: Stories from the Community

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

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

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

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.