- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade A+
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School offers a world-class progressive education in Pre-K–12th Grade at two historic campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx. The core of our educational program is the study and practice of ethics, which prepares and compels us to take care of our world, ourselves, and each other.
At ECFS, we don’t teach students what to think, what to question, or what to explore — but how to think, how to question, and how to explore. Our tenets of progressive education focus on the whole child, ensuring that education is responsive, relevant, experiential, and playful, among other traits. Click here to read more about the core tenets that guide every aspect of our curriculum.
With an enduring commitment to excellence, equity, and inclusion, we inspire a diverse and joyful community of passionate learners, critical thinkers, and ethical individuals who aim to make the world more humane and just.
From the earliest Music classes in Pre-K to electives in photography, graphic communications, stagecraft, and more at Fieldston Upper, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School weaves artistic practice into our students’ education. At ECFS, arts education focuses on both individual artistry and community-building and gives students the foundation for a sustainable, fulfilling artistic practice.
- African American12%
- Native American0%
- Pacific Islander0%
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade B minus
ECFS - Fieldston Lower School Reviews
We had an amazing experience as parents during the last principal's tenure.
I hear that things are changing. For our son, it was a magical place!