pine street middle school

Middle School Program

A Small School for Big Thinkers

Opening in September 2023, beginning with 6th Grade and growing each year through 8th Grade.

Coming soon! Our boutique middle school will be small by design to serve Grades 6 to 8, starting with the 2023 to 2024 school year. The curriculum will follow The Common Ground Collaborative Learning Ecosystem and will be focused on the development of each student within a safe and supportive learning community that nurtures the growth of their academic, social, and executive function skills. Pine Street Middle School will be unparalleled by any other school in NYC in preparing students to enter the High School that is the best fit for them as confident, skilled, talented, passionate, and compassionate students.

What Are the Benefits of a Small School?

The Pine Street Middle School will have a single class at each grade level from Grade 6-8, similar to the Pine Street Elementary School. Each class will have a maximum of 18 students.

The Pine Street Middle School experience will be truly ‘Boutique,’ in that it will be focused on the development of each individual student within a safe and supportive community; to help nurture the growth of their academic, social, and executive function skills; to prepare them to enter the High School of their choice as confident, skilled, talented, passionate, and compassionate students.

What Will the Middle School Class Schedule Look Like?

Each class will have an English-speaking lead teacher who will teach all academic subjects in a transdisciplinary manner. We will offer language immersion (Spanish or Mandarin Chinese) each day along with weekly Music, Art, and Physical Education classes with single-subject teachers twice a week.

What Is the Middle School Curriculum?

The curriculum will follow the Common Ground Collaborative, which is fully aligned with the principles and practices of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and an extension of the entire elementary school experience. Based on principles of shared agreements on quality learning, self-examination, and peer review, Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) works to create learning ecosystems across a wide range of schools. By partnering with CGC, Pine Street School will provide a coherent, consistent middle school learning ecosystem through which we Define, Design, Deliver, and Demonstrate learning in ways that have optimal learning impact.

How Do I Secure a Spot for My Student at Pine Street Middle School?

We have limited spots in Nursery 2s through 5th Grade, so now is the perfect time to take a tour (onsite or virtual) and apply for midyear enrollment. We offer virtual tours and information sessions for families interested in Pine Street School on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 AM, and onsite tours every Friday at 3:30 PM. Plus, children who are already students in Pine Street Elementary School are guaranteed a spot in Middle School!