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The Churchill School and Center

Private | K-12 | 432 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $611,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,495.

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Posted May 28, 2014

Lots of superior attitude from Head of School in particular with not much to back it up. Don't expect your child to get any individual attention if he/she has a disability that is not pure dyslexia. In addition if your child is bright or high functioning be prepared to hear frequently that they are dealing with kids with "real problems" . A huge amount of everyone time's goes into the kids that seem to have problems that are beyond the scope of the school which tells you it is the Harvard of LD schools. The school started out with so much potential but the last 5 years it has just been lurching along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

It's been a pretty good experience this year, but every time I'm in the hallway there seems to be at least one crisis situation unfolding. If this is a school for LD kids then why do I keep hearing screaming and yelling "I hate you!" and "I'm going to kill myself!" And to top it off, administrator is standing in the next classroom chatting away instead of handling it. Each grade seems to have at least one kid with severe emotional problems and each year it seems to get worse. My kid has enough trouble focusing without the constant circus. We've looked elsewhere but it's all too expensive or far away, so unless he can mainstream we'll put up with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Amazingly well! I have dyslexia, ADD, and a processing disorder. Churchill has an incredible supportive and nurturing environment but the most valuable thing Churchill taught me was how to advocate for myself. I got one on one attention from all of my teachers, class sizes are extremely manageable, every student's progress and needs are tracked diligently. I worked with a reading specialist to improve my fluency weekly and all my teachers stayed after school everyday to offer extra support. We had weekly writing labs instead of a foreign language requirement to improve essay structure and organization. Now that I attend Kalamazoo College I still rely on the methods I learned in 9th and 10th grade to outline an essay. Extra time, private space, and a reader was provided to me without question for all of my exams. Socially Churchill is an inclusive and warm environment, I had classmates with a wide range of social differences and a strong effort to ensure everyone was treated with the same level of respect was always made by faculty and students. It is a shame to over look Churchill because it is not a "main stream" school, being main stream is over rated.


Posted June 13, 2013

My son has been attending Churchill since the 3rd grade. He is currently in the 6th grade and doing wonderfullly. He is thriving and educationally and socially and we couldn't ask for a better school. His teachers are caring and truly want to bring out the best in the students. We were not accepted our first attempt to apply, but didn't let that discourage us and applied again the next year and got in!!!! Churchill's record speaks for itself and there is always a waiting list for students trying to enroll. I feel like I won the lottery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

Churchill is a miraculous place. Every child should be so lucky as to have the personalized attention that the students at Churchill receive. The teacher student ratio is a big part of the equation but the level of commitment from the entire staff and faculty is like nothing I have ever experienced as a parent of 3, in 3 different schools or as a teacher myself. The whole child is nurtured at Churchill and students are taught to advocate for themselves. I couldn't be happier with the change I've see in my child over the last 3 years of being at Churchill. We are very blessed to have a place like this for our child with LD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

Churchill - rudest admissions in NYC. Having gone through the extensive and stressful application process for a child with special needs and dealt with helpful, friendly, compassionate people at so many NYC schools, I was shocked and appalled at how rude the head of admissions was at Churchill. Shameful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

*saved my life ugghh see don't send your kid there. they'll never learn to spell or proper syntax I'm telling you man the high school's a joke


Posted January 30, 2009

Churchill is a fabulous place to send your child to school/daycare. My daughter attended school there since she was 2. She was in the daycare room part-time and the preschool when she was 3 and 4. The staff are all wonderful and very loving. They truely care about the childrens needs. I was extremely happy with the quality of education and the marvelous teachers. I am speaking not only as a parent, but as a teacher of special needs children as well. I have worked with several students in the preschool. The teachers are terrific about accomodating the individual needs of the children (with disabilities) and open to helping the children in every way possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

Churchill's approach to educating children with learning differences is nothing short of spectacular. My son, a 7th grader, has attended since kindergarten, and he would never have achieved his present level of academic success without the constant support of the school's teachers and administrators. Small class size is key. In the elementary school, a typical reading group has one teacher and only four or five students. Middle school groups are larger, but only slightly: my son s middle school English class has ten students. Each child s areas of accomplishment and difficulty are continuously evaluated it's not unusual for a child to switch to a different level math or reading group within the course of a school year if such a change is warranted. Many of the special services that Churchill students require, such as speech therapy or O.T., are provided at school during the day. Simply put, Churchill is amazing.
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Posted September 20, 2005

Churchill is a wonderful special education school for children with learning disabilities who do not need an individualized program. If your child has a complex set of verbal and non-verbal difficulties, and / or social skills problems I would not recommend Churchill. There is very little psychological support for kids with co-morbid emotional issues. Great school for kids who need a multi-sensory approach without individualized intervention.
—Submitted by a parent


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  • Glenn Corwin
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  • (212) 722-1387
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301 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
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Phone: (212) 722-0610

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