Town is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian elementary day school.
Founded in 1913 as a nursery kindergarten, there are now over 400 students in grades N-8.
Student/Teacher Ratio is 8/1 overall with class size ranging from 17-22 and with two teachers in early grades.
There are 68 full time faculty members.
The Town School is located on a tree lined, cobble stoned cul-de-sac, on East 76th Street and the FDR Drive, overlooking the East River and John Jay Park.
Facilities include three connected buildings housing a state of the art library/ technology center in the heart of the school, modern science labs, roomy, light- filled class rooms, many of which have river views, fully equipped arts classrooms, a large gym, two large play terraces, and a large, newly renovated auditorium.
Diversity is celebrated at Town where African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American or multiracial children currently represent 20% of the total enrollment.
Towns faculty creates the schools curriculum, which is thoroughly outlined in the Curriculum Summaries. An integrated approach emphasizing relationships among many areas of learning is stressed and original sources rather than textbooks are often used.
Physical Education includes fitness and game skills as well as a broad variety of intra-mural and interscholastic team sports.
Teacher training is accomplished through internships from nearby colleges as well as our two-year program for associate teachers. Faculty members may apply for stipends to enhance their teaching skills.
Nearly 15% of the student body receives financial aid ranging from a few hundred dollars to almost the entire tuition.
Town offers two after-school programs: Clubhouse runs until 6 P.M. and Postscript and individual instrumental lessons have specific dates and times.