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Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower

Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 5.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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The ideal of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School is to develop individuals who will be competent to change their environment to greater conformity with moral ideals. Felix Adler, philosopher and humanist is the founder of the school. To realize his vision we embrace the following ideals: ethical learning, academic excellence, and progressive education. Our school achieves academic excellence by challenging students to reach their highest potential in body, mind and spirit through the humanities, sciences, the arts and physical education. The students become active learners and engage in vital discourse in a community of dedicated teachers and an atmosphere of intellectual discipline and creativity. Through a curriculum rooted in the tenets of progressive education, students become independent thinkers as they learn that asking their own questions and seeking their own answers provides the key to the deepest kind of understanding. Cooperative, student-centered, discussion-based learning, and the freedom to make mistakes, are part of our students' everyday lives. We value inclusion and economic and racial diversity, and we honor all of our students for their unique contributions, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs. We consider service to be critical to the development of character, so we incorporate community service into the children's school experience from the earliest grades. The ideal of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School is to develop individuals who will be competent to change their environment to greater conformity with moral ideals. Felix Adler, philosopher and humanist is the founder of the school. To realize his vision we embrace the following ideals: ethical learning, academic excellence, and progressive education. Our school achieves academic excellence by challenging students to reach their highest potential in body, mind and spirit through the humanities, sciences, the arts and physical education. The students become active learners and engage in vital discourse in a community of dedicated teachers and an atmosphere of intellectual discipline and creativity. Through a curriculum rooted in the tenets of progressive education, students become independent thinkers as they learn that asking their own questions and seeking their own answers provides the key to the deepest kind of understanding. Cooperative, student-centered, discussion-based learning, and the freedom to make mistakes, are part of our students' everyday lives. We value inclusion and economic and racial diversity, and we honor all of our students for their unique contributions, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs. We consider service to be critical to the development of character, so we incorporate community service into the children's school experience from the earliest grades.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

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Admissions
Phone
  (718) 329-7259

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 276
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 18
Kindergarten 36
1 40
2 46
3 44
4 46
5 46

Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 54%
Multi-racial 11%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 11%

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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