Claremont Preparatory School
Claremont Preparatory School is the first independent on-going
school to open in Manhattan in the last 50 years and the first
nonsectarian K-8 school below Canal Street. We accommodate
1,000 children: 400 K-5 with 70 students per grade and 600
children 6-8 with 200 students per grade. In small classes
that maximize individual attention, Claremont Prep strives
to engender in its students intellectual curiosity, appreciation
for the arts, athletic skill and sportsmanship and an enduring
love for learning.
We have recruited a faculty with myriad experience, wisdom,
warmth, and developed a challenging, rich and sophisticated
curriculum. Our philosophy combines the best of tradition and
innovation, providing our students with a solid foundation
in humanities, social and natural sciences, foreign languages,
the arts and technology.
Our Lower School students begin their educational journey
by working and playing together in classrooms that are structured
yet foster independence, creativity and individuality. We encourage
our youngest students to work collaboratively, communicate
effectively, seek answers and develop confidence that every
goal can be achieved, as we impart the skills necessary for
future academic achievement.
Our Upper School students master academic skills while they
develop their abilities as conceptual, critical thinkers. The
classroom facilitates rigorous, lively analysis of ideas and
issues. We encourage our students to take intellectual risks
and embrace learning as a lifelong and joyful endeavor, while
we help them navigate the complex terrain of early adolescence.
Claremont Prep graduates are articulate, confident and academically
prepared for the challenges of high school, college and adulthood.
Our students enjoy Downtown Manhattan’s many museums
and parks and a redeveloped waterfront for recreational activities.
Claremont Prep capitalizes on its unique location in the financial
center of the world. The city becomes our classroom and a laboratory
for learning. History and current affairs become tangible for
our students as they experience the political and social structure
of the city firsthand. By bringing children into the heart
of government and commerce and by drawing upon its resources
through courses, speakers and field trips, we encourage students
to understand economics, politics and urbanism.
Claremont Prep is located at 41 Broad Street, just south of
Wall Street and convenient to public transportation. Our home,
the former Bank of America International Building, was built
in 1929. Its grand hall, adorned with restored historic murals,
houses our new auditorium and performing arts center. We have
developed a state-of-the-art facility of over 100,000 square
feet of classrooms, art studios, language, science and computer
labs, a library, cafeteria, outdoor play spaces and regulation
gym and a swimming pool.#
For information and admissions, please call 212-232-0266.