Dear Friends,

We are delighted to welcome you to our website and provide a brief introduction to The IDEAL School of Manhattan.

The IDEAL School is an independent K - 12th grade school that offers a rigorous, individualized academic program. Under the belief that children who learn together learn to live together, we have created a student community that reflects the rich diversity of New York City. Our philosophy of inclusion instills students with respect for differences and develops empathy, social responsibility, and world stewardship.

Our team-teaching model, small class sizes, and low student-teacher ratios allow us to differentiate instruction based on individual strengths, interests, and abilities. The curriculum challenges students by promoting high academic achievement and social and emotional growth. With an emphasis on creative arts and a unique elective program, we offer enrichment through classes such as world languages, chess, musical theater, and media production. Our child-centered curriculum develops students who are caring, curious, and creative.

Please explore our website and discover what makes The IDEAL School groundbreaking and unique. We encourage you and your family to visit the school, meet our faculty and students, and learn more about our commitment to diversity, acceptance, and excellence.