3 West 95th Street
New York, NY 10025
nonsectarian elementary school owned and operated by Second Presbyterian Church in New York City since 1789. The school serves a coeducational student body representing a broad spectrum of cultural and economic diversity.
education is a human endeavor of caring.
Each child is a unique human being who deserves to be challenged and encouraged, nurtured and educated to high purpose. Children are not commodities to be tested and managed, pressured and pushed. Given what they need, children produce above and beyond any standard expectation; and they do so joyfully.
We focus on mastery of academic skills and delight in learning the content and the complexity of a wonderful world. Our classes are small, our approach is structured, our methods are eclectic. We are thoughtful about integrating the best of traditional and contemporary educational practice.
Alexander Robertson School parents, our closest observers and very best critics, describe their child’s experience as “intensive but not intense.” They say we inspire “performance without pressure.” They gratefully remark that their children are “relaxed, smiling, engaged, and productive.”
Our students earn places in the best secondary schools in New York and are known for being well-prepared, positive additions to each community.
in the fortunate position of having a wide range of independent school choices available to you and of deciding which school is the right match for your child.
Alexander Robertson School provides a small, safe, nurturing setting in which children learn to be thoughtful, independent learners and lay the foundation for a life-long love of learning.
Our commitment to the elementary school-age child and to small class sizes ensures that children develop the skills required to succeed in their later years. Research and experience tell us that children behave better in a small setting. Our teachers are dedicated, caring, and enthusiastic. Every person in our community knows every child. As a result, "no child slips through the cracks."
At Alexander Robertson School our children develop at their own pace without the distractions of middle or upper school influences. Our children develop friendships throughout the student body via our Reading Buddies program, assemblies, shared recesses, school-wide lunches, field trips, service projects, Computer Club, and after school activities such as the violin program and the Oasis after-school program. Shared special events strengthen our school and reinforce the close bonds that the children feel toward one another. Age-appropriate expectations and behavior are a luxury Alexander Robertson School offers in a society that often rushes young children. Our returning alumni and their parents reflect on their enduring affection for the elementary years spent at Alexander Robertson School.
We work closely with parents and their children to find the right fit for each child as they transition to middle school. Independent, public and parochial schools have reported that our children are secure and caring individuals who are academically ready for any educational environment.
We look forward to meeting you and hosting your tour of our school.