An Uncommon Education
The Central Park School for Children is committed to nurturing and guiding the natural eagerness of each child to explore, grow, and relate to others. The school is founded on three principles: that children are naturally full of life, power and confidence; that the best available research should guide our methods; and that children develop best in a community where curiosity, challenges and learning are valued. The school is a community of partners who seek to guide, cherish and be amazed by the children.
Goals for Children
CPSC educates the whole child: socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. All students will develop:
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
- Effective Oral and Written Communication Strategies
- Habits of Mind: Curiosity, Imagination, Agility, Openness, and Initiative
- Joy and Enthusiasm for Learning
At CPSC we create environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. We embrace differences and offer respect in words and actions for all students, families, and staff.
CPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.
Our learning program centers around what is best for our children to reach their potential as confident, powerful, lifelong learners. Combining our knowledge of how children grow in the areas of academic, social, emotional and physical development, our caring, diverse community inspires a joy for learning. Students become creative, empathetic problem solvers who possess the habits, skills and creativity to make the world a better place. Explore our website to learn more about our teaching and learning practices.