117 West 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
LOCATION and TRANSPORTATION: The Studio School is located at 117 West 95th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The closest subway stops are the and lines at 96th Street and Broadway, and the and lines at 96th Street and Central Park West. The nearest bus lines are the M104 on Broadway, the M7 and M11 lines that operate on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, and the crosstown M96 stop at 96th Street and Columbus Avenue. Elementary School and Middle School students who meet minimum age and distance requirements are eligible for Student MetroCards.
HEAD OF SCHOOL: Janet C. Rotter
ENROLLMENT: Approximately 115 students
STUDENT BODY: Coed
AGES: Preschool (3 years) – Middle School (8th grade)
GROUPINGS: The Studio School uses cross-age groupings rather than age-based grades or levels. Applicants to kindergarten must be five years old by August 31 of the year in which they start.
ClassThrees – Fives Fives – SixesSixes – SevensEights – NinesTens – ElevensTwelves – ThirteensStudents16 1616161616Ratio8:1 8:18:116:116:116:1Hours8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Half Day)8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.* (Full Day)8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*Tuition 2017-2018$29,460$38,780$38,780$38,780$38,780$40,640$40,640
* Early dismissal on Wednesdays for all full day students at 2:00 p.m.
AFTERSCHOOL: Yes (click here for more information)
Financial Aid: The Studio School is committed to attracting and admitting an economically diverse student body. Financial aid is offered to families with children applying to kindergarten and above, based on financial need and availability of funds. Families must notify The Studio School of their interest in applying for financial aid when applying for admission. The financial aid application form is available at TADS.com.
Financial Aid FAQs:
What percentage of students receive financial aid?
Twenty percent of the student body receive financial aid.
When should I apply for financial aid?
Families must notify The Studio School of their interest in applying for financial aid when they apply for admission.
Who is eligible?
Financial aid is offered to families with children applying to kindergarten and above, based on financial need and the availability of funds. The School strives to maintain from year to year a level of aid that is commensurate with each family’s need.
Are there merit scholarships?
In 2009 The Studio School established the Virginia O’Hanlon Scholarship Fund to begin to raise funds for scholarships for students, based on both need and merit.
How is need defined?
We partner with TADS, a company that collects information from applicants and makes recommendations to the Admission Office regarding the amount of financial aid to be granted to families. TADS makes a weighted recommendation for distribution of our financial aid budget based on each family’s situation. The Financial Aid Committee reviews this recommendation and makes final decisions based on financial need and availability of funds.
Where can I find the forms required to apply for financial aid?
The Financial Aid application form is available at TADS.com.
Will a request for financial support have any impact on an admission decision? Is it a need-blind admission policy?
Few independent schools can afford a genuine need-blind policy. The Studio School makes the initial admission decision based solely on a candidate’s qualifications and without regard to ability to pay. If a greater number of qualified applicants require aid than the School can support, final decisions will be made and those applicants that we wish to accept, but do not have the funds for, will be placed on the wait list.
Your confidentiality is respected.
For both new and returning students, financial aid information is confidential and shared only with the Admissions Office, Financial Aid Committee, Business Manager, and Head of School.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Studio School is committed to creating a community that celebrates the richness of life and the common bonds of all humanity. We are dedicated to teaching students and involving their families in a non-judgmental and heterogeneous way regardless of age, race, religion, sex, national origins, or family composition.
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