Admissions Welcome

Jennifer Jones, PhD, Founder

Welcome to Pine Street School, NYC’s first and only International Baccalaureate World School offering both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish immersion starting at age 2 and continuing through Middle School.

We are a warm, diverse and vibrant community of families dedicated to engaged global learning with a bold and responsible future orientation.

In 2014, we launched near Wall Street, in the heart of the original New York City, with a mission to bring a fresh world perspective to the city’s traditional education landscape.

We stand out among peer schools in our focus on digital citizenship, sustainability, community engagement and, most of all, student voice and agency. You can learn more about what makes us unique here.

We are proud to welcome families from every walk of life, across New York and worldwide. There are more than 30 countries represented among our students and dozens of languages spoken. Because we are located next to the city’s transportation hub of trains, ferries and main roads, we have families from as near as Tribeca, SoHo, Chelsea, Williamsburg, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, and from as far as the Upper West Side, Harlem and Jersey City! You might enjoy reading more about our families in our Family Profile section.

Every year we host international delegations of educators excited to see our much talked about inquiry-driven curriculum where students are empowered by an individualized learning experience that is rich in collaboration and opportunities to practice public speaking and performance in multiple languages.

But our global perspective and strong academics are only part of what make us special. What we hear again and again is how warm and welcoming we are as a community, from our Admissions Team to our Parent Ambassadors. We treat every family “like family” and do our best to help each one find the right fit for their child. We believe there is a school for every child, and we want to do everything we can to help your family make the right choice.

As founder, I remain involved in our growth and program development to ensure that we always stay true to our purpose and to the vision that gave birth to this extraordinary school.

I founded our school on eight pillars of belief about what makes a school exceptional. Please feel invited to learn more about our pillars and join us for one of our upcoming events for prospective families to experience our program for yourself. We provide Tours and Teacher Meet & Greets to give you a full sense of our classrooms and teachers.

Our Admissions Team is here and ready to help with whatever you need. Feel free to reach out to them at or call (212) 235-2304.

We are all looking forward to meeting you and learning more about your own vision for your child's education and how we can help you find just the right fit!

Yours Truly,
Jennifer Jones, PhD
Green Ivy Schools, Founder