Claremont Preparatory School P R E P
Downtown Community â€˘ Global Vision
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Welcome to Claremont Preparatory School
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Where students grow as engaged learners and informed citizens Where children’s passions are fostered in creative, academic and athletic pursuits Where compassion for others and curiosity for life are central to all endeavors
laremont Prep is Lower Manhattan’s ﬁrst ongoing independent school.
Founded in 2005, it added its High School in 2009. In 2010 the Middle and High Schools moved into a state-of-the-art facility at One Morris Street, just two blocks west of the Broad Street Lower School campus. Grounded and growing, Claremont prepares students for lives of higher learning and active civic engagement.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS
41 Broad Street
1 Morris Street
NY, NY 10004
NY, NY 10004
Prep for Life means . . . INTEGRITY H A R D WO R K
E M PAT H Y
C R E AT I V E E X P R E SS I O N
CO M M I T M E N T
I M AG I N AT I O N
E N J OY M E N T
CO L L A B O R AT I O N
Early Childhood: Starting School
about themselves and each other, build friend-
and Kindergarten classes. Children enjoy the
materials, their teachers introduce concepts and
warmth of a welcoming community and the
ideas to extend their curiosity and understand-
excitement of developmentally-attuned learning.
ing. Preschool experiences include: music, library,
Each year begins with a gradual phase-in period
physical education, morning meeting, outdoor
that allows children to feel secure and comfort-
play, science, and art, as well as swimming,
able in their school environment. As they learn
Spanish and French for kindergartners.
laremont Prepâ€™s outstanding Early Childhood Program encompasses 3s, Pre-K
ships, and experiment with new activities and
Lower School: Learning With Others irst through Fourth graders are active,
is dedicated to mathematics, which, along with
enthusiastic learners. At Claremont they
science, merges hands-on exploration with
share a language of common values and
conceptual understanding. Social studies com-
mutual respect. The strengthening of these
bines interactive project work with emerging
values is ongoing throughout the division.
research skills and frequent trips throughout
In the academic sphere, a balanced literacy
New York City. Complementing these programs
program challenges youngsters to be thoughtful
and acknowledging that children have many
readers and authors. Lower School students
talents and interests are: French, Spanish, library,
spend an hour each day in literacy activities,
technology, swimming, physical education,
often in small teacher-led groups. A second hour
recess, art, theater, music, and woodworking.
Middle School: Making Meaningful Connections
laremont students are encouraged to
All students pursue a foreign language and
question, take pride in their efforts and
participate in music, theater, studio art, and
remain open to divergent points of view. As a result, they grow as conﬁdent, reﬂective thinkers
physical education. Adolescent issues are central to the Middle
and productive members of their community.
School years, with self-awareness addressed in
Middle School academics include English courses
homeroom groups, wellness classes and grade-
such as Character and Conﬂict and Power and
wide discussion. As their autonomy increases,
Responsibility, technology, social studies,
students beneﬁt from support in planning and
including Ancient, Medieval and American
organizing their work, as well as clear Middle
and activities, such as chorus, jazz band,
history, inquiry-based science and mathematics.
School guidelines. Many students enjoy clubs
theater, basketball and swimming.
High School: Expanding Horizons
At the same time, Claremont Prepâ€™s location in the birthplace of New York City offers students a
as passionate and articulate writers. Biology,
for growth both in and outside the classroom.
resonant sense of place and springboard for
anatomy, chemistry, and physics form the core
As they study the narratives of past cultures and
of the science curriculum and are taught in
laremont High School offers in-depth
for literature and positions them to they grow
learning experiences and opportunities
civilizations, students examine ways that informa-
Whether the focus is Shakespeare or contem-
state-of-the-art science labs where students
tion is interpreted and recorded. Perspectives on
porary literature, High School students approach
can explore and experiment frequently.
global understanding are central to this program
it with a growing sensitivity to language, imagery
Mathematics is a particularly strong branch
and, along with art and foreign language, become
and ideasâ€”reading as if they were writers. This
of the High School program, offering different
the impetus for international study and travel.
active approach heightens studentsâ€™ appreciation
levels of instruction and challenge.
Team sports include competitive
and to a range of literary
swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball,
publications. They participate
and track, in addition to physical education.
in jazz band, theater pro-
Opportunities such as student government,
ductions and choral concerts,
the Model U.N., community service, and an
studio art, photography and
all-school buddy program allow High School
students to participate as active members of
Claremont High School
their community. Students contribute to their
inspires the imagination as
online publication, The Claremont Times,
well as the intellect.
The Claremont Experience: Opportunities for Growth & Self-Expression
laremontâ€™s Afterschool Program (CAP) provides rich opportunities for students
to explore their passions as they discover new interests. Students choose from a range of exciting activities including cooking, martial arts, swimming, soccer, and chess. Claremont Summer Camp attracts students from all over Manhattan and is a full six-week program. In CAP and Camp, just as in school, students learn through direct experience and positive interaction with classmates. Middle and High School students use their after school time to compete in team sports, such as basketball and swimming, or engage in pursuits like community service, ďŹ lmmaking, photography, musical theater and jazz band.
The Claremont Community: Downtown Roots with a Global Vision laremont Prep is a diverse and welcoming
Parents often choose to help out in the library,
community greatly enhanced by its active
involve themselves in events such as the Book Fair
parent body. The CPA, or Claremont Preparatory
and Carnival, or join their child’s class for
Association, welcomes everyone’s participation.
trips and projects. Since its inception, Claremont Prep has been the educational destination for families relocating to New York City. Whether from overseas or upstate, they are warmly welcomed into the Claremont community. Families often share aspects of their own cultures and backgrounds, extending international understanding in meaningful ways. Of course, Claremont is also a downtown community with a history and identity all its own. The “classroom” of Lower Manhattan is a springboard for learning in all divisions.
Claremont Preparatory School P R E P
Welcoming & Diverse
To learn more about Claremont, please contact us: www.claremont prep. org
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