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Claremont Preparatory School P R E P

Downtown Community • 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

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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.

LOWER SCHOOL

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

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RESPONSIBILITY

E M PAT H Y

C R E AT I V E E X P R E SS I O N

RESILIENCE

PERSEVERANCE

CO M M I T M E N T

CURIOSITY

CRITICAL THINKING

I M AG I N AT I O N

E N J OY M E N T

FOCUS

CO L L A B O R AT I O N


Early Childhood: Starting School

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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 Prep’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,

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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

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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

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At the same time, Claremont Prep’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

meaningful learning.

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 ideas—reading as if they were writers. This

of the High School program, offering different

the impetus for international study and travel.

active approach heightens students’ appreciation

levels of instruction and challenge.

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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

ďŹ lmmaking.

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

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laremont’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.

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The Claremont Community: Downtown Roots with a Global Vision laremont Prep is a diverse and welcoming

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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.

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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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212.232.0266

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