Take a Virtual Tour of our two buildings!
Click on the links below to visit our two buildings. You will discover the classrooms for each grade, the common spaces, and the different facilities.
Maternelle Building (Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten)
Elementary & Middle School Building (1st-8th Grade)
The École’s Neighborhood
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 fantastic opportunities for our students—and their families—to experience the best of urban life.
The École sits on the traditional land of the Lenape people. We recognize and acknowledge the historical significance of these lands for Lenape nations past, present, and future.
As a school and as a community of learners, it is critical for us to understand our place in this history. Knowing and respecting those who walked the Earth and were stewards of this land before us helps us realize that the Earth does not belong to us and that we, too, must care for this land.
Our five-story Maternelle building on Fifth Avenue, 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 five-story Elementary & Middle School Building, located on a quiet, tree-lined residential block around the corner from Gramercy Park, houses thirteen classrooms for our older students, with dedicated spaces for each grade and subject. A large multi-purpose room that serves as a gym, a Préau, a Library and Radio Booth, a Cafeteria, a Maker Room, a Science Lab, a Music Room and an Arts Room, the Educational Support Team & School Counselor office, the administrative offices, and several meeting rooms as well as a brand new and cozy lobby, 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.
Children in our Maternelle Building often use the rooftop playground of the building for recess, while at the Elementary & Middle School Building, we close East 22nd Street daily so the students can play on the Open Street, safe from traffic.
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 Elementary & Middle School 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.