I am in a specialized public high school now, and graduated from The Studio School at the end of the 8th grade. I feel exceptionally well prepared for the academic challenges of high school because Studio taught me how to be a student. There is an emphasis on how to learn and how to think and these
... Read more are the skills that have helped me with my current classes. I read 4 full length Shakespeare plays in middle school and these gave me the foundation for reading difficult literature in high school. I was surprised that when I was a freshman, many of my classmates had not read any Shakespeare and while I was comfortable with the language, they were struggling. Socially, I feel that I can relate to my teachers and classmates effectively so that I can collaborate and get help when I need it. In my school now, there is an emphasis on public speaking, which I am able to accomplish with ease because there are many opportunities at Studio to speak in a group. I also learned how to listen when others are speaking and to respond to their ideas. Overall, Studio taught me how to do my work to the best of my ability whether I liked it or not and this has made me feel very fulfilled. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/28/13
When I reflect on the education I received during my 8 years as a student at the Studio School, I am in in awe of how enlightened the approach to learning was at the time. I received a full, well-rounded education delivered in such a natural, seamless manner that I didn't realize I was being 'schooled,'
... Read more so to speak. The Studio School was years ahead of the status quo when I attended and have continued to evolve up until this day. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/25/13
It's such a relief to find a place where children can learn to be themselves in a way that makes the communication between parents and children more harmonious. People always say "how did you do teach him that?" But it's him, it's the environment where he is supported every day at Studio, not us (we
... Read more are learning too, all the individual attention and communication from teachers, how to be parents, how to help him grow)! We are always kind of surprised, how he does things on his own, how he speaks up for himself. At two and half, he's his own man. Like he suddenly wanted to use the potty (we never tried to "train" him) or when he suddenly brings his dishes from the table to the sink without nagging (we hear about how our friends are always on their kids, always a struggle, and it doesn't stick) , or he says "Mom, I feel tired. Can we go to bed now?" Shocker! He knows and trusts what his body needs! Or says "Mom, I'm angry! I don't like that" very clearly, without a tantrum or throwing stuff. This is learning to me. Learning to communicate. Learning to work through conflict, to connect as a family, to recognize that everyone has their own path and respect it. Studio fosters this. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/09/13
I am a previous student and I would not recommend this school. They place a high emphasis on the arts which takes away valuable time from learning the core subjects like history. At my time at studio I never had a history class like Social Studies which shocked all my high school teachers. When I went
... Read more to high school, my 9th grade math teacher told me "You re very smart but I am very surprised you don't know these basics." Unfortunately, they spend too much of a student s education on murals, preparing for shows, and art works for the annual gala. In Studio there is also favoritism for the rich and white. Contrary to popular belief public schools are VERY GOOD! I receive more attention in a public high school and feel more academically prepared. I have found a great balance maintaining my 4.0 and individuality. A Studio School student will not find that. When they leave they find that they are academically and/or socially behind because there is a lack of diversity in Studio. The times may have changed now but during my time, there were only a handful of minority students. The world beyond Studio is not cuddled it is tough and they lack to offer their students real world experience. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/28/13
My son has been at Studio for six years and we are very happy with his experience there. The staff, all the way from the head of school to the teaching assistants, are committed to educating the whole child. We are so proud of what an amazing student our son is becoming with the help of the Studio faculty.
... Read more The space is smaller than some other local schools but we feel that creates an intimate environment while providing all the things our son needs to get his ya-yas out! What we are most pleased about is how much our son has embraced learning, even in the classes that don't come as easily to him as others. He is excelling academically and socially at Studio. We are very pleased to be a part of the whole community there. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/02/13
Having recently toured The Studio School I could not agree more with the parents who have wonderful things to say about the school. The community seems to be a very supportive and the teachers and staff seem sensitive to the learning pace of each child. I like the feel of the community and he will hopefully
... Read more be attending there in the fall. We are all excited about the choice. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/30/12
The Studio School has been a wonderful experience since day one! The faculty and Head of School have shown great interest in every and all students as well as the parents. This school is a very close knit community - exactly what I was looking for my child's education experience. The events they hold
... Read more are fantastic from things like "A Lousy Comedy" - which is when the students perform their own interpretations of Shakespeare's works to the annual Baker's Delight fundraiser - which works mainly from the parents participation of baking and selling their specialties. I can go on listing so much more! I would consider attending one of their tours or open houses to see for yourself! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/06/10
My child and our family have benefited greatly from being at Studio School. I appreciate the support the school has given to me as a parent in understanding where my child is in his development. I have always felt confident in his teachers. During the parent-teacher conferences, I have been amazed
... Read more at how on-target they have been with regard to who he is, his strengths and the things with which he may be having some difficulty. I have also appreciated the parent development meetings and the willingness of the head of school to work with our family on various things such as bedtime routines, setting limits, etc. The community is warm and close-knit lots of playdates. There are opportunities to be involved if you are so inclined. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/27/06
The Studio School enables and empowers the individual growth of each child on all levels. Students graduate from the school as independent learners who are self-motivated and highly educated. The principle is an experienced leader in education who has been in the field for over 30 years. Her commitment
... Read more to the students in the school is second to none. The community is caring, supporting and giving and parent involvement is fully encouraged not just in fund-raising, which is extremely important, but also in wonderful community events such as the Thanksgiving Feast, Annual Gala, Multicultural Festival, Annual Picnic etc. Parents are themselves educated along with their children and take an active and participative part in their child's educational journey. Each teacher in the school is fully in tune with every student's individual educational needs. I am a current parent whose children have been in the school now for over 5 years! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/17/06
My daughter is a graduate of the Studio School and I highly recommend this school. The faculty throughout my daughter's schooling has been remarkably supportive, both empathic and challenging always attuned to her needs. My daughter was very well prepared academically and was above grade in math and
... Read more writing. Her high school teachers comment on her ability to work successfully in a group as well as alone. I fully credit the Studio School for this training. The parents are very involved in varied events; multi-cultural festival, bake sale, annual gala auction, etc. I always enjoyed the fun spirited and warm sense of community of Studio. Read less
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New York schools — The Studio School is located at 117 W 95th St Apt 1r, New York NY 10025. 117 W 95th St Apt 1r is in the 10025 ZIP code in New York, NY The Studio School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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