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Our facility on Roosevelt Island was completed in 2003. Our state-of-the-art campus of 4 buildings offers the best of both worlds. We are located in an idyllic environment with panoramic views of Manhattan yet the children are a train ride away from Museums and all the city has to offer.

  • A 990 Square-Foot Library with Wireless Internet and Laptops
  • Fully Equipped Science Lab
  • Computer Labs
  • Promethean Interactive Board in Every Class
  • A Professional-Quality Stage fit for Broadway-Style Productions
  • A 4840 Square-Foot Gymnasium with a Weight Room.
  • Art Studio with an Organic Garden view
  • Music Studio for Instrumental Band and Chorus
  • An Expanded Teaching Kitchen
  • Three Large Multi-Purpose Rooms for Lunch and Meetings
  • One Nurse and Three Satellite Nurse's Stations
  • A Landscaped Organic Garden with a Waterfall and Fish Pond
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Buildings
  • Sensory Gym
  • Renovated Buildings for Fine Arts


DIRECTIONS to The Child School

Address: 587 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

LOCATION:The Child School and Legacy High school is spread across four different buildings on Roosevelt Island.

DIRECTIONS and TRANSPORTATION: Roosevelt Island is part of Manhattan, although it's positioned closer to Queens. The island will be the home of Cornell University's new technology campus, something we're all excited about. You have many travel options.

SUBWAY: Take the "F" train to the Roosevelt Island station, just one stop from the Upper East Side. When above ground, walk north to 587 Main Street or take the little red local bus, which is free. (Yes, some things in NYC are actually free.) The walk is about 10 minutes.

TRAM: The Roosevelt Island Tram, a cable car that runs over the East River, is a fun and scenic way to get to our school. The tram leaves from 59th Street and Second Ave. in Manhattan. Once on land, walk north to 587 Main Street or take the little red local bus, which is free. (Yes, some things in NYC are actually free.) The walk is about 15 minutes.

DRIVING AND PARKING: Please use a GPS or print out directions from MapQuest because getting to Roosevelt Island via car can be tricky. You'll need to go through Queens to get to Roosevelt Island and you'll cross two bridges. Once on the island, there are two options for parking. There is a large parking garage you will see as soon as you come across the second bridge, which is the Roosevelt Island Bridge. You can also park on Main Street near the Gristedes grocery store, if you can find a spot. Street parking is far less expensive than the parking garage. Our school is just two blocks south of Gristedes.

Please Contact: admissions@thechildschool.org

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