Pine Street School is NYC’s first and only International Baccalaureate offering both Mandarin and Spanish dual language 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. We proudly 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. Our families come from nearby Tribeca, SoHo, Chelsea, Williamsburg, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, and from as far as the Upper West Side, Harlem and Jersey City!
Pine Street School Reviews
Our child is fortunate to have an exceptionally low student-to-teacher ratio (significantly lower than other private schools in the city), so there is almost an individual learning experience.
The learning itself is clearly very modern and does away with much of the rote learning of more traditional programs. For children like ours, who like to move, this is a big plus.
Perhaps more important for us than the curriculum, are the intangibles. Firstly, there is a focus on leadership for the students. Secondly, there is a real celebration of cultural differences, partly engendered by the wonderful language immersion courses. Within weeks of our child joining the Mandarin program, they were already singing Mandarin songs at their (non-Mandarin speaking) home. Thirdly, it is a very loving community. We feel genuinely lucky to be part of it.