Pine Street School is an international school with over 20 countries and 15 languages represented. We believe that fluency in more than one language is not only a cognitive advantage, but the key to becoming a collaborative world citizen.
Research demonstrates that becoming multilingual boosts cognitive function, increases IQ, sharpens perception, improves memory, hones problem-solving skills, raises test scores for standardized exams like ACT and SAT, creates better negotiators, and strengthens critical thinking. But now, research also suggests that mastering two languages can fundamentally alter the structure of your brain, rewiring it to work differently than the brains of those who only speak one language because it makes successful multitasking a natural habit.
Dual language is a highly effective yet nurturing approach to developing language fluency. Our expectation is that children will develop total fluency by 5th grade and be able to move on to a fully Mandarin or Spanish education by Middle School if they choose.
Mandarin Immersion Track
In 2017-2018 Pine Street School offers Mandarin | English dual language immersion for children entering:
- Full-Day Preschool
Spanish Immersion Track
In 2017-2018 Pine Street School offers Spanish | English dual language immersion for children entering:
- Preschool (2s, Half-Day, Full-Day, Junior Kindergarten)
- Kindergarten-3rd Grade
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We engage the inquisitive spirit for a lifetime and our vision for world change starts with your child.
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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.
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Spanish Educator Profile
Originally from Spain, Cristina joined Green Ivy Schools through the Spanish Embassy's intercultural exchange program, Visiting Teachers in the U.S. She taught at IB schools in Thailand and the Czech Republic before coming to Pine Street School in 2015.
Mandarin Educator Profile
Shirley earned her Master's of Early Childhood Education from NYU. She joins Pine Street School from ISF Academy of Hong Kong, one of the city's most highly respected bilingual IB schools.