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Tribeca Schools and Academies

The schools and academies of Tribeca educate and empower our children for the future.
The 2008 Participating Schools and Academies include:


The Art Institute of New York City
75 Varick Street, 16th Floor
11-17 Beach Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 226.5500
The Art Institute of New York City is part of The Art Institutes, a system of over 40 schools throughout North America offering post-secondary education programs preparing students for careers in the creative arts. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education, and to graduate students whose skills enable them to realize their greatest potential.


Buckle My Shoe
40 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 374-1489


Established in 1981 Buckle My Shoe Nursery School is a Reggio inspired program. Our mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education for all children, parents and teachers. We welcome you to visit our school and our website.


CAST ”The Indoor Playground For Your Child's Imagination"
459 Washington Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-8688
For more information go to THECASTNYC.COM


Children’s Tumbling
9 Murray Street
New York, New York
(212) 233-3418


Children's Tumbling serving downtown children since 1978: props, costumes, music and gymnastics equipment (including trapeze and stilts) provide a creative and fun environment for children, ages 16 months - 10 years, to learn the basics of gymnastics and fitness.


The Claremont Preparatory School
41 Broad Street
New York, New York


Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, the financial capital of the world and New York’s fastest growing residential neighborhood, Claremont Preparatory School is the first independent ongoing school to open in Manhattan in the last 50 years, and the first nonsectarian K-8 school below Canal Street.  The school begins with a program for 3 year olds, and is in the process of growing a high school, with it's first college bound class in 2013. We are committed to providing our students with a strong foundation in academics, the arts and athletics and to preparing them to meet the challenges of high school, college and the global community


Children’s Museum of the Arts
182 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9198


At Children's Museum of the Arts, we give all children and families access to the creative tools that promote self-expression and esteem through the visual and performing arts. We honor the artist in every child through hands-on art programs taught by trained, working artists; through our on-going collection and exhibition of children's art; and through partnerships with diverse community organizations that celebrate life and the arts in New York City. 


Church Street School for Music and Art
74 Warren Street
New York, New York 10007
(212) 571-7290


Church Street School for Music and Art specializes in process-oriented approaches to arts education. Our objective is to facilitate creative thinking and learning, to give voice to the natural musical and artistic sense through direct, physical experience and hands-on creation.  Lower Manhattans only not-for-profit community music and art school since 1990.


The Education Alliance
H.S. of Economics & Finance, H.S. for Leadership & Public Service
90 Trinity Place
New York, NY 10006


Elite Gymnastics
100 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10013       
(212) 334-3628


Providing children with expertise in gymnastics and dance while building their confidence and self-esteem.


Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York
The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York is the oldest and largest exclusively girl-serving agency in New York City, reaching more than 21,000 girls through the efforts of 7,400 adult volunteers. Our innovative programming in career exploration, financial literacy, science, and health, coupled with traditional Cookie, camp and community service programs enables us to focus on the realities girls face today while staying true to our Girl Scout traditions.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


IS 289
201 Warren St.
New York, New York 10282
(212) 571-5659


Kidville Annex
200 Church St.
NY, NY 10013


Named ‘Best of’ by New York Magazine, Kidville operates large, upscale facilities, catering to newborns through five-year-old children and their families. In addition to offering a wide range of developmental classes including Little Maestros, Run Wiggle Paint & Giggle, Big Muscles for Little Babies, Kidville Tumblers, and Kidville University (Kidville’s Pre-School Alternative Program), Kidville also features an indoor playground, a retail boutique and the Kidville Salon. Silver Membership is free with enrollment in any Kidville class while upgrades to Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels are also available.
Manhattan Youth at PS 150 After-School


Mini Masters
100 Reade Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 374-1747


After years of running around town with our kids to classes, events, recreational activities - you name it – hailing cabs with stroller in tow, we knew there had to be a better way. miniMasters is a unique new experience for families in Manhattan. We are a first class learning center designed to develop your child’s creativity, from music and language to physical and artistic talents.  While your son is having a music lesson upstairs, you are getting a manicure in our spa, and while your daughter is in her art class downstairs, you are enjoying a cappuccino in our café – You are all at miniMasters, together. 
Murray Street Dance
19 Murray Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 608-7681
(212) 766-5883


Murray Street Studio's Dance for Children and Teenagers Program provides instruction in Modern Ballet for children ages 5-16 and Creative Movement for ages 3-5. Also included in our program is Choreography Workshop classes for ages 8-16 in which students create their own dances for presentation in the yearly recital and Performance Workshop for students who wish to perform when we are invited to festivals and showcases for young dance groups in addition to our studio recital. The studio is also home to Treehouse Playgroup. Dances by Isadora Dance Co., Tai Chi Master Cheng Hsing Yu, and various other classes and rehearsals.


Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers
411 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 732-6622


New American Youth Ballet
2 South End Avenue
(Enter on Battery Place)
New York, New York 10280
(212) 945-2926


"A place where magic happens!"
"Babies become Ballerinas"
New American Youth Ballet for fun, for culture, for your child!


390 Broadway, 2nd Floor              
New York, NY 10013                   
(212) 334-3764         


Founded in 1973, the New York Chinese Cultural Center is a performing arts and educational organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture by preserving traditional genres and nurturing innovations that reflect our dynamic and diverse cultural heritage.  NYCCC's core programs include: The NYCCC School of the Arts, which is the country's only full time professional school of Chinese dance and Dance China NY (formerly known as the Chinese Folk Dance Company), which is the resident touring company of NYCCC, comprised of award-winning professional dancers and musicians.  Also NYCCC produces and presents cutting edge concert productions, including the Annual Lunar New Year Festival, the largest of its kind on the East Coast.


Oasis Children’s Services
45 Main Street
Suite 411
New York, New York
(718) 596-4900


Oasis Collaborates with schools, youth-service organizations and public agencies to create outstanding summer camps, summer enrichment programs and after-school programs for children ages 4-11 and families. We are dedicated to a community-oriented, holistic approach to youth development.


PS 1
8 Henry Street
New York, New York 10038
(212) 267-4133


PS 126/MAT
80 Catharine Street
New York, New York 10038
(212) 962-2188


Our goal is to actively build and sustain a nurturing environment for all children, acknowledging, encouraging and expecting our students to be joyfully and actively involved in all areas of academic study. We expect our students to develop both creative and critical thinking abilities enabling them to be capable of problem solving and independent learning as they mature into responsible citizens.


PS 150
334 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10013


At P.S. 150, children take an active role in their education. Their experience is personal and nurturing due to our small size and commitment to hands-on learning. Our staff is dedicated to meeting the needs and interests of all students. We promote responsibility, encourage mutual respect, and engender a lifelong commitment to learning as we foster the integration of children's academic achievement, emotional and social growth, and appreciation of culture. 
PS 234
292 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10007
(212) 233-6034


In pursuit of high standards in all curriculum areas, the community of PS 234 is committed to a philosophy of constructivism and inquiry-based learning. We believe that children learn best when presented with the opportunities to engage in purposeful investigations and when instruction is as individualized as possible.


PS 89
201 Warren Street
New York, New York 10282
(212) 571-5659


PS 89 students work with community groups such as Battery Park Conservancy on gardening and environmental projects. Fourth graders participate in Days of Taste, a cooking and health program with local chefs. The school has volunteers from NYU's America Reads program.


Studio of Marilyn Klaus
158 Chambers Street
New York, New York
(212) 732-1813


Stuyvesant High School
345 Chambers Street
New York New York 10282


Almost 100 years ago, Stuyvesant High School was founded as a manual trade school for boys. It was later established as a specialized high school for mathematics, science and technology. In keeping with its mission, Stuyvesant offers a rigorous mandated and elective program in the sciences. From our ranks come some of the most renowned professionals in the country. The tradition of excellence is evident through unprecedented results in assessments, course scholarship, awards and achievements in competitions in all areas...


Super Soccer Stars
606 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
+100 other locations
(212) 877-7171


Super Soccer Stars is the New York area's most popular soccer development program, with classes in over 100 locations for ages 2 and up.  At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer --"the beautiful game"-- to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Our unique curriculum uses positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate, while having endless fun.


T. Kang TaeKwonDo Martial Arts Center
349 Broadway
 2nd Floor
New York, New York
(212) 219-0043


At T. KANG TAEKWONDO, we strongly believe in teaching by example. Fear and force are not the tools of a skilled instructor, and we pledge to our students that they will not find these crude teaching methods utilized here. Instead, our students enjoy friendly, professional instructors who lead them as they explore the martial art known as Taekwondo. We always stress to our students that they should never hesitate to ask questions of their instructors.


Taste of Tribeca
A Culinary Festival benefiting PS  150 & PS 234
Saturday, May 17th from 11:30am to 3:00pm
Rain or Shine
Duane & Greenwich Streets
Tickets $40 advance/ $45 day of
Premium Tickets with Food Runners $750 donation (table for 6) or $175 donation (per seat)  Tribeca Grand Hotel Package with table for four $1,200 donation


For more information go to or call Ticketweb 1-866-468-1619 to purchase tickets.  Day includes over 50 of Tribeca's restaurants, live entertainment, kid's zone, Tribeca walking tour, cool merchandise, and more.
Come early, the best goes fast!


Founded in 1994 by the parents of children in Tribeca’s two public elementary schools, PS 150 and PS 234, this culinary festival brings together Tribeca’s best restaurants in one unforgettable fundraising experience.


Church of the Transfiguration
29 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
Rev. Raymond Nobiletti, MM - Pastor
(212) 962-5157
The Transfiguration School
29 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
Ms. Karen Chin, Director for Development
(212) 962-5265


The Transfiguration Kindergarten School
10 Confucius Plaza, New York, NY 10002
Ms. Emily Eng-Tran, Principal
(212) 431-8769
Transfiguration Chinese School
29 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
Ms. Beatice Fung, Principal
The Transfiguration Kindergarten School which was founded in 1974, currently enrolls 159 three, four and five year olds. An integrated curriculum focuses on critical thinking, problem solving and language development.


The Transfiguration Elementary School, which enrolls 260 students in grades 1 - 8, was founded in 1832. It has had a long and proud history of academic excellence and a warm family, value-centered environment. Each year, more than 95% of the 4th and 8th graders meet or exceed the New York State Standards in Reading, Language Arts, Math and Science. Furthermore, each year, roughly 50% of our 8th graders are admitted to the top NYC Specialized Math and Science High schools. 


The Transfiguration Chinese Language School offers weekend classes in Mandarin and Cantonese to hundreds of children and adults across the city.


Tribeca Hebrew
67 Hudson St
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-7120


Tribeca Hebrew offers a welcoming environment in which children and adults alike can explore and express their connections with Judaism. Tribeca Hebrew's programming strives to be fun, engaging and inspiring for children and their families. Our hope is that the Tribeca Hebrew experience will help build a foundation for Jewish identity and lifelong spiritual discovery.


The Washington Market School
55 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 233-2176


The Washington Market School is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization which serves as a Preschool and Kindergarten for children ages 2 to 6 years.  Started in 1976, WMS is the first Montessori-affiliated Early Childhood center on the Lower West Side.  The school’s program blends the creative educational experience of the open classroom with the supportive guidance and structure of the challenging Montessori-based curriculum.  We are especially proud of our Chess, Music, Drama, Construction and Science programs.


Wet Paint! Art Studio
104 Reade Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 267-8100
Art classes after school for kids 5 to 15. 


"Wet Paint! Art Studio is the perfect place for children to develop their creativity and art skills while having lots of fun"


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