Junior Kindergarten is tailored toward children who have had significant preschool experience. Children should have the maturity and academic skills necessary to be successful in a more sophisticated inquiry-based program. The curriculum is defined by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), and is supported by resources and methodologies from a variety of internationally recognized sources, including a continuation of the Montessori program used in our Preschool.

This Spanish Dual Language Immersion track fosters readiness for students who will be entering our rigorous kindergarten program the following year. This class is offered by invitation, after a class visit and an assessment with the Head of School.


Students regularly engage in regular reflection on their work. They actively participate in the three annual conferences: parent-teacher, parent-teacher-student, and student-led. They are confident sharing what they have learned and discussing openly the challenges and growth they are experiencing. All of this information is reflected in the student report cards. View an Elementary student's ePortfolio.

Junior Kindergarten Program of Inquiry 2016-2017

Junior Kindergarten Sample Schedule


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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 limited Preschool through 3rd grade seats should contact the admissions office.



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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.

Educator Profile

Diana holds a B.F.A. in Theater and Fine Arts from Pace University and a Master's from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her NYS Elementary School teacher certification. Diana has spent her career teaching in both public and independent schools.

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