Philosophy Day School

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12 E 79th St

New York, NY 10075

(212) 744-7300

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 100

Students Per Teacher: 5

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Philosophy Day School

PDS is a wonderful school. My daughter loves her school and I could not be happier with her academic progress. As a parent there is no better feeling than seeing your child thrive. I do understand how the headmaster can intimidate parents, but I believe that parents should put their ego aside and put ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/29/12

Surprising lack of adequate supervision of children considering the small school size. Many issues with children fall through the cracks. The mission statement sounds good (character development, etc.), but it is just rhetoric more than practice. Agree with other reviewers that headmaster can be rude ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/12

We have two boys and Philosophy Day School - 2nd and K and we love the school. Philosophy Day focuses on Character development and it s been a pleasure to see the positive influence the Headmaster, teachers and overall environment has had on all of the children at the school. The children are kind ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/30/12

We love Philosophy Day! Our daughter has been there for many years, and is excited to go every day. The school is like a large caring family, with everyone sitting together for lunch including the headmaster. The academics are top notch, but just as important is the commitment to character development ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/04/12

Philosophy Day School is one of a kind. Our son has been in the School for the past 5 years and we have been consistently satisfied with the academics and the personal development of our child. The individualized attention the children receive on a daily basis is unprecedented. Excellent sports program, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/04/12

We have 2 boys at PDS and have been really pleased. The quality of the teachers, the learning focus on literacy, and the small classes have been a great boon to our boys' education. The student body is diverse, and the parents are really involved. Foreign language study is non-traditional in that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/15/12

We sent our three children through PDS -- from pre-school through 5th grade -- and they are thriving. They were well prepared for junior high school, academically and socially. The small class size, the emphasis on good character development, and the music and arts education are all outstanding assets ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/13/12

Philosophy Day School is a gem: an academically rigorous, structured program in a small and nurturing setting with a strong emphasis on the arts and on character development. Our child is graduating after five years and has enjoyed the school tremendously. The teachers are wonderful, committed, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/13/12

Philosophy Day School is a gem on the Upper East Side. While the academics at the school are of a high standard and the small class size ensures plenty of individual attention, what sets this school apart from others is it's true dedication to developing children of character and instilling a love of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/13/12

My son is graduating after five years at the school; I have another in the 3rd grade. Very different boys, but both are thriving at PDS. The teachers love their work, and are led by a devoted, inspired headmaster. Close attention is paid to curriculum and student performance. Small classes, much individual ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/05/12

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New York schools — Philosophy Day School is located at 12 E 79th St, New York NY 10075. 12 E 79th St is in the 10075 ZIP code in New York, NY Philosophy Day School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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