Our Mission

New City School develops each child’s individual strengths through an integrated Multiple Intelligences curriculum. We prepare children, age three through grade six, to be confident, joyful learners who are successful academically, knowledgeable about themselves and others, and who value diversity.

Our Four Pillars

Academic Excellence

We work to ensure that our students from preschool to sixth grade are authentically engaged in their learning. Our students are strong academically; they are purposeful in their work. They are leaders and innovators who set goals for their learning, reflect, and approach challenges with dedication and a growth mindset.

Diversity Beyond the Numbers

Diversity is one of the founding principles of New City School. Diversity Beyond the Numbers is reflected in both our culture and the curriculum at New City. We believe that teaching students to understand, commit to, and seek out diversity is essential for success in life. At times, diversity is explicit and integrated into the formal curriculum; at other times, it is implicit and part of the air we breathe.

Personal Intelligences

The personal intelligences—interpersonal and intrapersonal—are the foundation for everything we do. Our promise is to nurture students to be introspective and empathetic.  Our students take the time to know one another and be truly known in return, and together they work to solve problems and lead for change. New City students are intentional in their actions, upstanders in their communities, and kind at heart. 

Joyful Learning

New City School students love going to school! Our students discover their passions; they learn to ask questions, stay curious, and develop a genuine love of learning. Our teachers dedicate time and space for students to share their ideas and take the lead in their own learning process throughout the day. Students develop the habits of mind to learn from one another, work together to achieve their goals, and chase their passions.