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City and Country School
146 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Director of Admissions: Elise Bauer
Admissions Associates: Erika Greenberg and Nick Smart
https://www.cityandcountry.org

City and Country School, for ages two–eighth grade, is a historically significant progressive school founded in 1914 by pioneer educator Caroline Pratt. Housed in seven brownstones in the West Village, its buildings and courtyards are filled with character and natural light.

Early childhood classrooms follow a simple-by-design philosophy. Children use basic materials including paint, clay, wood, water, and Pratt’s creation: wooden unit blocks, now used the world over. These open-ended materials, along with expert teachers, inspire creativity and collaboration, while promoting attention span and cognition.

Young children also use another of Pratt’s innovative designs: outdoor blocks. Children invent play structures using wooden boxes, blocks, boards, and sawhorses. Older groups use the School’s gym facility; the team sports program is introduced at age 10.

Older children engage in sophisticated historical studies of our diverse world, incorporating themes of social justice. Art, technology, music, science, woodshop, rhythms, and Spanish complement their studies of history and culture. A hallmark is the Jobs Program: each age group performs a job for the School (for example, school supply store). Through their jobs, children solidify skills in context, and develop authentic confidence, responsibility, and resourcefulness.

Students are accepted to an impressive range of high schools, most attending their top choice.

Program Offerings and Hours

C&C Program Hours/Regular School Day

2sAM9:00–11:30 a.m., M–F
2sPM1:00–3:30 p.m., M–Th
3sAM8:40 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
4s8:40 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
5s–7s8:40 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
8s–10s8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
11s–12s8:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Before-School Programs

4s – 7s:
Early Morning Drop-off 
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Small additional fee

8s – 10s:
Morning Programs include Morning Yard, Morning Library, VIIIs Morning Movement, Math Practice, and Math Extension. Morning Yard and Morning Library run daily. Other Morning Programs run once per week.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
No additional fee

After-School Programs 

4s – 7s:

  • Extended Services meets in the afternoon from 3:00–5:45 p.m. Children have the opportunity to share after-school snacks, play quiet games, read together, work with art materials, and play in the Yard. This program requires an additional fee.
  • Add-In Program – There are a variety of additional classes available after regular school hours. Examples of these offerings include: Exploring the Wonders of Earth, Yoga, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish for Native Speakers, and Chess. These programs require an additional fee.
  • Private instrumental music lessons are available for children for an additional fee.

8s – 13s:

  • Afterschool takes place from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. This mixed-age group of children may choose from among Art, Science, Shop, Computer, Library, Yard, or Homework classes. There is also an after-school book group, as well as math support. Participation in this program is optional and there are no additional fees involved.
  • Afterschool Add-In Program – There are a variety of additional classes available after regular school hours. Examples of these offerings include: Costume Illustration, Math Mysteries and Mayhem, Creative Sewing, Robotics, Mechanical Inventions, and Break Dancing. These classes require an additional fee.
  • Aftercare is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00-5:45 p.m., and 3:15-5:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Children have the opportunity to work on homework, read, play quiet games, and play in the Yard. These programs require a small additional fee.
  • Interscholastic sports and Debate are available for children in the 10s – 13s. Team sports vary by season and include: basketball, volleyball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. A running club is also active in the spring. No additional fee.
  • Private instrumental music lessons are available for children for an additional fee.

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