School for Children At-a-Glance

School for Children Facts

Grades

3-year-olds through 8th grade

Enrollment

430 students

Teaching Faculty

52 full time
65% have degrees from Bank Street College Graduate School of Education
8:1 student/faculty ratio

Facilities

  • Woodworking Studio for shop class
  • Library: 70,000 children's books, 50,000 adults' books
  • Teaching Kitchen
  • 2 Music Studios
  • Art Studio
  • Science Lab
  • Multipurpose/Dance Studio
  • Regulation-size gym
  • Outdoor Rooftop Playground: 6,400 square feet
  • Outdoor Playdeck: 4,300 square feet
  • Auditorium

Diversity and Community

36% of students are classified as children of color
Need-based financial aid budget is $2.9 million; approximately 29% of students receive a need-based financial aid award.
Students come to the School for Children from all parts of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey

Financial Information

$5.5 million endowment
$18.2 million operating budget
2013-2014 Annual Fund: $800,000 with 97% parent participation

Accreditation

New York State Association of Independent Schools

Affiliations

National Association of Independent Schools; Elementary School Heads Association; National Business Officers Association; Educational Records Bureau; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Council for Advancement and Support of Education;  Early Steps; Parent’s League; Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York.