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Empowering students to create their future.


Meet Town. Shalom Nursery 3 Architect

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We cultivate the skills necessary for students to become the thinkers, leaders, and change agents of tomorrow.


At Town, students discover their passions, find their voices, and explore what they’re really capable of as unique individuals.

“Joy provides the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity and creativity.” –Town Teacher


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We believe children's developmental needs are best met through the co-ed, N-8 experience


“Students leave Town with a clear sense of self.” -Town Teacher

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We believe children's Confidence developmental needs

builds are best met

through the co-ed, N-8 experience

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“Students leave Town with a clear sense of self.” -Town Teacher

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We believe children's Resilience developmental needs

deepens are best met

through the co-ed, N-8 experience

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“Students leave Town with a clear sense of self.” -Town Teacher

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We believe children's Collaboration developmental needs

evolves are best met

through the co-ed, N-8 experience

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“Students leave Town with a clear sense of self.” -Town Teacher

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“Students leave Town with a clear sense of self.” -Town Teacher


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An environment where students thrive. Overlooking the East River, our campus goes beyond our light-filled classrooms, modern science labs, and state-of-the-art theater to the incredible learning opportunities in New York City and the tri-state area.

Wind Turbine

1st school in NYC with a wind turbine.

Green Power In our strong, connected, diverse community we build on children’s natural curiosity and creativity. We empower students to ask questions, take risks, and grow from their experiences.

On the EPA’s list of the top 30 K-12 schools using green power!

We Eat Local

The majority of food for snacks and lunches is sourced from local vendors and farms.


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Our warm, joyful culture fosters curiosity, socialemotional growth, and academic excellence.


We champion growth, challenge minds, develop awareness, and guide students to think independently.

“We deeply value how multiple perspectives enrich our school community.� -Head of School


Both academic achievement and emotional intelligence are essential.


Our Approach.

James

5th Grade Philosopher

Setting the right foundation.


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Our academic program, designed specifically for children ages 3-14, integrates the right combination of nurture and challenge at each grade level.


Long term academic excellence can only be achieved if the child has the self-confidence to go with it.

"Caring deeply about children's social-emotional development is the foundation for creating strong academic problem solvers." ~Town Teacher


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Owen

7th Grade Entrepreneur

A Tradition of Excellence. For over 100 years, every aspect of our approach has been designed to cultivate excellence in all areas of our students’ lives.


Inquiry-Based Learning. Questions are as important as answers. We encourage students to build awareness by forging deep, meaningful connections with everything they do.

Ourvalue program We bothbalances the traditional and the individual learning innovative. and collaboration.


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Owen

7th Grade Entrepreneur

A Tradition of Excellence. For over 100 years, every aspect of our approach has been designed to cultivate excellence in all areas of our students’ lives.


Inquiry-Based Learning. Questions are as important as answers. We encourage students to build awareness by forging deep, meaningful connections with everything they do.

We teach children to value both be self-aware problem individual learning solvers, able to think and collaboration. creatively and reason logically.


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Owen

7th Grade Entrepreneur

A Tradition of Excellence. For over 100 years, every aspect of our approach has been designed to cultivate excellence in all areas of our students’ lives.


Inquiry-Based Learning. Questions are as important as answers. We encourage students to build awareness by forging deep, meaningful connections with everything they do.

We value both individual learning and collaboration.


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Math and Sciences. With emphasis on the scientific method and mathematical thinking, we encourage students to think logically and abstractly.

Celebrating the Arts. Students participate in the creative process, develop self-confidence, and gain the skills for - and appreciation of - diverse modes of personal expression.

Humanities. Town students learn that culture is not static, context is essential to real understanding, and effective communication goes beyond literal translation.

A learning process that is balanced and connected across all disciplines.


Athletics. Go Timberwolves! Physical education and team sports allow students to develop personal abilities and learn essential life skills through positive competition.

Sadie

3rd Grade Actor


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Our Greatest Resource. Our teachers are champions, challengers, connectors, and excellent role models, pushing students to think creatively and deeply. They are experts in their respective fields and in the educational needs of N-8 students. We are committed to the growth of our teachers, with an exceptionally strong emphasis on continuing professional development.

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in school-year professional development.

Faculty members at Town.

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in summer professional development.

Average number of years of experience at Town.

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faculty with advanced degrees.

Average number of years of experience in education.


We prepare students for what’s ahead.


Future Prep.

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Taking the lead, creating the future.


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We believe the middle school years are where core skills and academic habits are cemented. Our middle school is not "lost in the middle;" it's our finish line.


Everything we do prepares our students for entry into an impressive range of high schools in the city and region. By embarking on their own journey, students become strong, independent individuals who are prepared for the future.

“Town taught me how to work as part of a team and how to take the lead.� -Town Alum


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Ready for Anything. Students graduate from our program as well-rounded, articulate, confident and morally responsible individuals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.


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400 Students in Nursery-8th grade.

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6:1

Overall student/ teacher ratio.

50

Zip codes make up our student body.


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Liel

Kindergarten Playwright

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Students graduate from our program as well-rounded, articulate, confident and morally responsible individuals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.

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400 Students in Nursery-8th grade.

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6:1

Overall student/ teacher ratio.

50

Zip codes make up our student body.


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Abigail

1st Grade Biographer

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Students graduate from our program as well-rounded, articulate, confident and morally responsible individuals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.

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400 Students in Nursery-8th grade.

8/15/18 3:43 PM

6:1

Overall student/ teacher ratio.

50

Zip codes make up our student body.


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Alison

4th Grade Anthropologist

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Students graduate from our program as well-rounded, articulate, confident and morally responsible individuals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.

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400 Students in Nursery-8th grade.

8/15/18 3:43 PM

6:1

Overall student/ teacher ratio.

50

Zip codes make up our student body.


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Chloe

Kindergarten Zoologist

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Students graduate from our program as well-rounded, articulate, confident and morally responsible individuals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.

8/15/18 3:43 PM


400 Students in Nursery-8th grade.

6:1

Overall student/ teacher ratio.

50

Zip codes make up our student body.


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Advising & Placement. Town partners closely with students and their families throughout the high school application process. Becoming Leaders. Our 7th and 8th graders rise to the challenge set for them as leaders and models for our community.

Our graduates enter high school with the confidence and selfknowledge that can only be achieved through a rigorous, well-designed placement process.


A Step Ahead. Experience with the high school placement process makes our graduates more comfortable with, and better prepared for, their college applications.

“One of the wonderful things about Town’s placement process is watching the students gain a deeper understanding of themselves.” -Head of Upper School

Taryn

8th Grade Environmental Activist

Part of the Process. Students are actively engaged in the process of choosing their high school experience.


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Thomas

Nursery 3 Imagine His Future

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Town View Book 2018  

We hope you enjoy this small glimpse of what makes Town such a special place to grow and learn!

Town View Book 2018  

We hope you enjoy this small glimpse of what makes Town such a special place to grow and learn!