In the Lower Grades (Grades K–5), teachers encourage our children’s imagination and love of learning as they become confident students with a strong ability to articulate their ideas and use different strategies of inquiry to explore complex concepts. Our core curriculum includes Singapore Math, thematic studies and science. Every Lower School student studies Science, Physical Education, Art, and Music. We believe that New York City is the world’s greatest classroom, and the students embark on numerous field trips throughout the year, both in conjunction with their studies and to take advantage of the city’s cultural offerings. All Lower Grades families will be invited to participate in Family Fridays, a program in which parents/guardians are invited to begin the school day with their child in the classroom.


Mark Berkowitz 212-677-5190 ext. 2491

Assistant Principal
Barabara Rossi 212-677-5190 ext. 2053

Assistant Principal, K-12 Special Education
Tessa Derfner

Guidance Counselor/Admissions: Sarah Liogys
School Nurse: Amy Whitford
Library Media Specialist K-12: Abena Amoh
Occupational Therapy: Limor Yerushalmi
Physical Therapy: Christine Griffin
SETSS K-5 & Special Education Instructional Lead: Elena Beale
School Psychologist: Julie Castro
Speech Therapy: Johanna Kreisbuch and Diana Sanchez