About

WHO WE ARE

In 1992, teachers in Manhattan’s East Village founded the Earth School on a dream: to create a peaceful, nurturing place to stimulate learning in all realms of child development intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Visit the Earth School today and see how that dream has flourished. Today it is a thriving community of over 300 children in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 with a teaching staff dedicated to the founding values of hands-on exploration, an arts-rich curriculum, responsible stewardship of the Earth’s resources, harmonious resolution of conflict, and parent-teacher partnership. Read more ...

MISSION STATEMENT

The staff, families, and support agencies that comprise the Earth School community nurture the development of our students through our ongoing collaboration and our deep commitment to knowing each child through her unique strengths and interests. We work to be a place where children and adults from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate our differences, to appreciate our common humanity, and to contribute to our community. Our mission is to support children’s inherent love of learning through curriculum that is active, playful, socially-conscious, and rigorous. The Earth School’s educational program is designed to support children’s academic achievement and to encourage their commitment to the peaceful resolution of conflict and the preservation of the Earth’s resources.

SCHOOL MAP

F.A.Q.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions!

5th STREET FARM

WHERE WE ARE

THE EARTH SCHOOL

PS 364, District 1 Community School

600 East 6th Street

New York, NY 10009

Phone 212.477.1735

Fax 212.477.2396

Our Shared Rooftop Farm!

PLAY & CREATIVE MOVEMENT

CONTACT US

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Claudia de Luna Castro, Principal

claudia@theearthschool.org

Jocelyn Walsh, Parent Coordinator

jocelyn@theearthschool.org

Shirley Suares, Guidance Counselor

shirley@theearthschool.org

Earth School Parents Association

espa@theearthschool.org

Nurse 212.477.1281

Click here to find out where to go!

Click here to read more about Funky Feet, Hungry for Hoops, and Happy Hands!

DANCE AS A LANGUAGE

Read our recent review from Insideschools!

Learn about our enriching partnerships with Third Street Music Settlement, Arts Connection, Girls on the Run and, most recently, Earth Celebrations.