Latest News! Earlier this year, The École took over the lease of the restaurant that was on the ground floor of the main building at 111 East 22nd Street. Construction on the new space is already well under way. It will entail the conversion of the three floors of the former restaurant (ground, mezzanine and basement) into classrooms, multi-use rooms, a large covered recess area and more. The expansion will double the square footage of the main building, offering a better experience for students, teachers, staff and parents. The goal is for construction to be completed by the end of 2019. Updates will be posted as we have them.
The École’s two buildings are located within a few blocks of New York City’s historic Flatiron building. The District that carries its name is a vibrant neighborhood, a mix of quiet residential streets and lively commercial avenues, featuring exceptional architectural examples that reach from pre-war classics to today’s most cutting-edge designs. Along with beautifully-kept parks and public spaces, the environment around The École has attracted a cosmopolitan community that perfectly reflects the ethos of our school and provides wonderful opportunities for our students—and their families—to experience the best of urban life.
Our five-story Fifth Avenue building, overlooking Broadway to the west and Madison Square Park to the east, houses eight light-filled classrooms for our younger students. Common multi-purpose rooms shared by each grade, plus a full-floor space that serves as gym, auditorium, and cafeteria, and an outdoor playground and garden on the roof provide ample opportunity to both stretch and study.
Our four-story Main building, located on a quiet, tree-lined residential block around the corner from Gramercy Park, houses eight classrooms for our older students, with dedicated spaces for each grade and subject. The library, our student counselor’s office, a large multi-purpose room that serves as a gym, auditorium, and cafeteria, and our administrative offices fill the remaining spaces, resulting in an always lively and supportive academic environment.
This nearly seven-acre park, designed in the formal European tradition, and recently revitalized as a public green space, is rich in history as much as horticulture. In fact, the torch-bearing arm of the Statue of Liberty was displayed in the park between 1876 and 1882 as part of the effort to raise funds for its full construction. Today, our students use the park as both a playground and an outdoor art gallery.
When weather permits, our students spend their after-lunch recesses at the field and playground located just a few minutes walk from The École’s Main Building.
The École partners with Baruch College so our students can benefit from state-of-the-art sports facilities and equipment, all year long, as part of their physical education classes.