The Early Childhood years provide children with a language-rich environment where they learn through play and experience. Play serves as an important part of a child’s physical, emotional and social development and is an integral component of each day. Creativity and individuality are carefully nurtured and encouraged. The program provides a variety of experiences to support reading readiness, writing development and math skills, enabling children to become self-confident learners in their new environment. As children begin to discover the joy and satisfaction of learning, they also come to appreciate how cooperation, respect and fairness are valued throughout the school community.

We encourage parents to visit the classrooms when they bring their children each morning. This is a special tradition at Grace Church School. Children enjoy sharing their activities and projects with family members as they settle into their daily routine. While formal conferences are scheduled three times during the year, teachers are available to speak with parents whenever there are questions or concerns. Written reports are sent home in January and June. We believe that a successful experience in school depends on open and frequent communication.

Cheryl Kelly
Head, Early Childhood Division


Junior Kindergarten  Grade 8  86 Fourth Ave. New York, NY 10003 (212) 475-5609  | Grades 9 – 12  46 Cooper Square New York, NY 10003 (212) 475-5610
Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City
providing instruction for over 700 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.
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