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List of 20 news stories.

  • Connect with C&C Admissions!

    Click HERE to meet the Admissions Team and stay informed of important information and updates.
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  • XIII's-Eye View at C&C

    When walking the halls of C&C, visitors often see the XIIIs gathering the latest news, clipboard and pencil at the ready. Whether bending down to catch what the shy IV has to say about Rhythms, or seeing eye-to-eye with fellow XIIIs as they contemplate the end of their time at C&C, our thirteen-year-olds are capable of great insight into our unique community.

    Here are some highlights, featured in the second edition of our Works in Progress magazine, of what the XIIIs have written throughout the year about different Groups. Much more is available in the Publications area of our website. 

    All pictures (below) by the XIIIs.

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  • What is the Block Connection Initiative?

    C&C began the Block Connection initiative 13 years ago, helping to fulfill founder Caroline Pratt’s vision of making a real change in how all children are taught, and bringing her approach to education to schools across the city. Partnering with public school teachers and administrators, C&C educators demonstrate how open-ended materials, unit blocks in particular, and a commitment to dramatic play, are crucial components of learning for young children. Through the initiative, C&C’s educators have extensively and successfully partnered with PS 38, PS 130, and PS 261 in Brooklyn, the Sicomac School in New Jersey, and with many other public schools on a smaller scale through Block Connection workshops.
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  • Alumni in the Rhythms Workshop at Reunion

    All-Class Reunion 2019!

    Forty-five members of C&C classes from 1939 to 2018 and their guests came together April 12 for a Sing-Along with Music Teacher Maja Goceva, a Rhythms workshop with Rhythms Teachers Kate Tarlow Morgan ’68 and Zelda Gay ’06, followed by a general gathering in the Library.
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  • Vladimir Pozner ’47 in the Ball Yard

    Journalist Vladimir Pozner ’47 Visits C&C

    Vladimir Pozner ’47, noted journalist, recently visited with a film crew, to include City and Country in a documentary being made about his life. 
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  • “American Injustice” An Evening with Bryan Stevenson

    C&C partnered with the other members of the Downtown Independent School Consortium to present “American Injustice” with Bryan Stevensonon February 20 at Friends Seminary. Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of Just Mercy, and a professor at the NYU Law School. His Equal Justice Initiative is the founding organization of The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.
     
    Stevenson shared his four-step prescription for positive change: Stay close to people we want to help; change the narrative of problems we are trying to affect; stay hopeful, stating, "injustice prevails where hopelessness persists”; do things that are uncomfortable and inconvenient.

    Parent Humera Afridi reflected on the evening: “Proximity to the disenfranchised; changing the narrative; the opposite of poverty is not wealth but justice, the power of human connection—so much to think about!” Millie Cartagena, City and Country Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion, shared, “I left with renewed hope for the future!”
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  • Silver Award for C&C Annual Appeal!

    City and Country has earned a Silver Accolade Award in the category of Fundraising Appeals: Individual, from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for our 2017-2018 Annual Appeal. Out of 112 awards, only two went to institutions that were not colleges or universities. 

    This award is added to C&C's growing roster of CASE awards, with a Bronze in the category of Fundraising Appeal: Individual for our 2016-2017 Annual Appeal and a Silver in Publications Design Multi-Page for the portfolio book, which featured the work of the VIs based on their visit to see the Phoenix art installation by Xu Bing at St. John the Divine.
     
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  • Audiobook of C&C Founder's Memoir Now Available Free on Audible

    I Learn From Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education by Caroline Pratt is now available free of charge on Audible.
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  • Rudy Valdez, Former Faculty Member, Brings Documentary to C&C

    "You don't hear about the children left behind."
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  • C&C Founder Caroline Pratt and her Unit Blocks in The New Yorker

    C&C's founder, the Unit Blocks she invented, and City and Country School were all mentioned in The New Yorker's recent article, "The Hidden Women of Architecture and Design" by Alexandra Lange.
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  • Building the Climber

    Flip through Building the Climber to learn about our climber, which was featured in a recent article in our magazine, Works in Progress. 
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  • Open Letter in the New York Times

    C&C Principal Scott Moran joined over 200 other NYC and NY State Independent School leaders to create a statement on gun violence in schools published in the New York Times on Sunday, February 25. You can read the statement here.
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  • C&C Presentation on Social Justice at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference

    Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion Millie Cartagena, Director for Specials Program and Integration Gee Roldan, and Middle and Upper School Social Studies Consultant Joan Brodsky Schur presented "Schoolwide Social Justice Integration Across Ages 2–13: Lessons From a Work in Progress..." to a standing-room-only crowd of over 160 attendees at this year's annual NAIS People of Color Conference in Anaheim, California.

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  • Augmented Reality at C&C

    On Friday, November 3, Google Expeditions' Augmented Reality Program came to C&C. This was a collaborative event organized by Al Doyle, Chair Web & Multimedia Design and Deputy Chair Digital Media Design, Touro College; Ian Klapper, Technology Integrator/Support from C&C, AltSchool Head of School Alex Ragone; and Google.

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  • A Letter from Principal Scott Moran

    The subject of Scott's October message to C&C parents was "Conversations About Progressive Education."

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  • IIIs Block Workshop Mentioned in Independent Ideas

    Independent Ideas, the blog of the National Association of Independent Schools, featured the IIIs Block Workshop for Parents held each year at City and Country School.

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  • Ian Klapper, C&C Tech Integrator and Support presenting:

    C&C Presents at Event on Campus of Duke University

    At the beginning of May, Ian Klapper, Technology Integrator and Support at C&C, presented at Construct 3D.
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    C&C Portfolio Wins CASE Silver Award!

    City and Country Portfolio #1—Rising Up Together: The Social And Singular Voice at Six Years Old won a Silver Award as part of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades!
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  • PRESS ROOM: Russia's Semeynoe Profiles C&C in Two Articles

    Recently, the education magazine, Semeynoe, published two articles on City and Country School. Semeynoe focuses on home schooling, but is read by educators throughout Russia. We've translated the articles and added them to our site along with scans of the original articles.
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  • Dahlov in her studio in 2005

    ALUMNI NEWS: Dahlov Ipcar '31 Dies at 99

    The C&C community was saddened to learn over the weekend of Dahlov's passing. The beloved artist, illustrator, and children's book author died on the evening of February 10, after spending the morning at the easel in her Georgetown, ME, farmhouse.
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