a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12

Virtual Campus Tour

IDEAL is housed in two buildings in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The Lower School (Grades K-5) is housed in our building at 314 West 91st Street. The Upper School, consisting of a Middle School (Grades 6-8), a High School (Grades 9-12) and an 18-21 Program, occupies three floors of the B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue on 89th Street. Business and administrative offices are split between the two campuses. The student body is culturally, economically, and academically diverse, reflecting the founders’ vision of a school that is as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself. 
 

The IDEAL Campus

Facade of the Lower School building next to a photo of the Head of School and Upper School Head greeting a student
A Lower School student speaks to an administrator after getting off his bus
Two young girls in school uniforms stand near a tree they created with their art teachers.
A teacher and three students work at a round table in a classroom.
A young boy in a school uniform plays in a park neat a hippo sculpture
An art class with a teacher speaking to elementary school students and displaying a Lenape Village that they made.
Two teachers kneel with students during an assembly
Two female students sit behind a desk in front of posters that they made
7 Lower School students stand in front of artwork that they donated to a soup kitchen
A male student in an art classroom describes his sculpture
High School students listen to a teacher during class
A music teacher leads Middle School students in a song.
A middle school girl dribbles a basketball during a game
Middle School students show jars of liquid containing their science project
A female middle school student stands at a podium giving a speech
Three middle school students work on their Chromebooks
Two Upper School students performing in a play
A choir of students singing in the elegant B'nai Jeshurun Sanctuary

A Closer Look

Welcome to IDEAL
Facade of the Lower School building next to a photo of the Head of School and Upper School Head greeting a student