At Pine Street School we believe that engaged, hands-on experiences are the most effective encouragement students can be given to get the maximum value out of learning.

New York City is one of the most dynamic and resource-rich settings in the world for education. To that end we ensure that all of our of our students, from Kindergarten on, make weekly field trips to places of historic and academic value that add context and content to their units of study while bringing theory to life. Local experts in fields from arts to engineering make classroom visits and host students in their workplaces to run skills workshops and help advance student-led projects. Individual passions are seeded and developed for each child as they come to understand how to navigate their city and primary research sources, in order to get the very best out of their surroundings.

Liberty Science Center

The Anatomical Mirror – providing accurate and realistic three-dimensional views of the human body and its systems – complemented students inquiry into basic body organ systems and human science.

Backstage on Broadway

Students were given a behind-the-scenes look at a Broadway production, complete with lighting and sound demonstrations and the opportunity to learn about careers in theater as part of their storytelling inquiry.

Poets House

Students visited the national library and literary center where each found something in the wide and varied tradition of poetry that spoke directly to them, inviting them to step into the living tradition of poetry.

Tenement Museum

During an inquiry into immigration, students learned about the experiences of generations of newcomers who settled in the Lower East Side, learning the role immigrants played in shaping national identity.

The United Nations

Students toured the UN! Founded in 1945, the UN is currently made up of 193 Member States. They learned about its mission, purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.


Pine Street School is a breath of fresh air educationally, experientially, and architecturally.

We've captured the daily moments that make our school exceptional to share with our community of family and friends.


Upcoming Event Highlights

Anything can happen at Pine Street School. Check out our calendar to discover fun opportunities for your child to make their mark!


Evergreen: Our Blog

See how our students stay connected to nature in the big city.

We engage the inquisitive spirit for a lifetime and our vision for world change starts with your child.

Evergreen captures the essence and energy at Pine Street School with sneak peeks into classroom activities, community events and more. Find out what we're up to!


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Visiting Pine Street School

  • Tours for limited 2017-2018 seats by request
  • 2018-2019 admissions will open in September

Applying to Pine Street School

Application deadlines for the 2017-2018 school year have passed. However, families interested in mid-year transfers or new applications for Preschool through 3rd Grade should contact the admissions office.



Choosing a school is a big decision. One of the best ways to know if it’s the right fit is to get to know the community.

What kind of person you want your child to be when they grow up? What values do you want them to have? What can you do to awaken their passions and nurture their talents?

Your school community should reflect your values, so find out why families love Pine Street School.

One of our student’s favorite guest experts:

Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln, Fashion Director, Real Simple

Our students studied what people do for work and how systems function within a workplace. They had the opportunity to visit Time, Inc. and Pine Street School parent Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln, the Fashion Director at Real Simple. Victoria gave the students a special tour. They learned how the departments work independently and together, and she gave guidance as students created their own unique magazine covers.





Margaret holds a B.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked for several years in acting, directing, teaching dance and drama, as well as arts program administration.

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