Current Parent: Jennifer
Why did you choose New City School for your children?
We chose New City School for our children for a number of reasons. The racial and gender diversity of staff, the socioeconomic diversity of the families and the high academic standards.
What do you love most about New City School?
I love the opportunities that New City School provides inside and outside of the school day. The offer great learning opportunities through after school talents classes and have an amazing summer camp where there is never a dull moment. The support that the staff gives to the families is amazing; they go above and beyond what one would expect.
Pick one word that best describes the school: why did you choose that word?
Comprehensive. New City develops the whole child-physically, socially, academically and emotionally. In addition, they do all of this through a framework (Multiple Intelligences) that allows for children to learn and demonstrate that learning in many ways. This gives them a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and allows them to use that knowledge to improve themselves, all while being taught to think outside of the box, rather than fit in one.
In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their New City School experience?
I have seen my children increase their self-confidence and their ability to demonstrate flexibility in problem solving. In addition, they have continued to build their knowledge and understanding of self, without others/society defining them first.
What would you tell another parent to encourage them to enroll at New City?
New City School is for everyone. There is no 'typical' New City family. We are all different but we strive for the same things-a better future for our children and for people in general.