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Children's Aid Society's PS 5 Early Childhood Program

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K
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3703 Tenth Avenue
Manhattan NY 10034
Phone: 212-567-5787

Our Insights

PS 5 Children's Aid Society is in a beautiful building it shares with PS 5 Ellen Lurie, a pre-k through 5th grade school. The newly renovated building has lovely flower and vegetable beds in the yard and many trees and climbing equipment [see photo from the web].

The Children's Aid Society pre-kindergarten is recommended by Lehman College early childhood expert Kym Vanderbilt. (PS 5 Ellen Lurie offers 54 pre-k seats. PS 5 Children's Aid Society has 36 seats. They are in the same building.)

The elementary school has more than 600 students and serves a largely Hispanic population. Many are new English speakers. PS 5 has had declining enrollment in recent years. Maureen Guido became principal in 2016. She is the former principal of PS/IS 276, a popular school with a reputation for a sweet, traditional tone and solid academics.

Since its founding, PS 5 Ellen Lurie has partnered with Children's Aid Society. They offer medical, dental and mental health services, in addition to the Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

ADMISSIONS: Open to all (Lydie Raschka, web reports, August 2016)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

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Contact & Location


Inwood (District 6)
Trains: 1 Line to Dyckman St
Buses: Bx12, Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, M100, M101, M3


Other Details

Shared campus?

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