Alexander Robertson School, established in 1789, is a co-educational independent school serving students in Junior-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
ARS combines a traditional daily structure of scheduled academics and enrichment classes presented within an innovative, creative and fun teaching framework. We emphasize excellence in academics while placing equal emphasis on exposing children to the arts, ethics and physical education. We teach children to think critically, explore their creativity, and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration.
"ARS is such a wonderful school. This is my oldest child's third year at ARS and my youngest's first. All of their teachers have been dedicated and inspirational as is the [Head of School]. I'm happy for the experience they are having and also feel grateful as a parent for the experience I have in my interactions with ARS."
"I cannot say enough good things about ARS and the time that we spent there. I can't express my gratitude to the school for everything they've done, I really mean it."
"Alexander Robertson School is a gem of a school comprised of happy children, caring teachers, involved parents and a strong leadership."
"Our child is happy and thriving and we feel she is in a safe environment where curiosity is encouraged and learning feels organic by design. Teachers are encouraged and given autonomy to teach the curriculum using their talents and weekly assemblies further strengthen community bonds and parent involvement. The best kept secret on the Upper West Side!"
"My daughter has never been happier to be in school!"
"Alexander Robertson School is a hidden treasure in the sea of school options available to families here in [NY] city. It's unassuming presence and small class size are just a few of this school's invaluable characteristics. The diversity reflected in both the classrooms, teachers, and administration representing the collective rainbow of NYC is an exceptional model that I wish was not such a rarity to encounter."
"ARS has the most talented, dedicated teachers I've encountered. The small class sizes allow for plenty of individualized attention, which has been such an advantage for my children. They provide a very safe and nurturing environment for them which puts me at such ease. I love that the academics are so strong and the programs are robust."
"Alexander Robertson School has the most talented, dedicated teachers I've encountered. The small class sizes allow for plenty of individualized attention, which has been such an advantage for my children."