A truly exceptional school for exceptional children. PCS allows unusually talented and motivated children to pursue outside training and interests while simultaneously receiving a rigorous traditional preparatory education. PCS students regularly graduate to go on to not merely arts centered programs at Julliard, UCLA and acting programs but also to Yale, Harvard, NYU and other liberal arts schools. It was a worthwhile investment in my child's happiness and future.
HORRIBLE SCHOOL. Do not waste your time or your child's time. Unprofessional Faculty's School. Either too flexible in their "unique" curriculum, or inappropriately strict in other areas. Our whole experience was unpleasant from the beginning until the end which could not have come sooner.
The teachers and faculty do not demonstrate these qualities, so how can they expect to teach their students the same values. I had an absolutely horrible experience with this joke of a school, and would never wish the same on another parent sending their child there. The Unprofessional Adults School.
The BEST school for young adults who are involved in outside professions/activities yet cannot find the time or the flexibility to pursue their talents. They are one of the few schools equipped to coordinate academics around the child's work and/or travel schedule, yet they (thankfully) do expect the student to be on time, keep up with the work, and behave with character. The academics are very strong, taught by teachers who are themselves accomplished and caring. Forget about all the NYC private schools that call themselves "creative" -- this is the real deal, with top musicians, athletes, actors, entrepreneurs, dancers, etc all thriving in a very supportive community. These kids are already achievers in the outside world, so the artistic and academic bar is set very high. Colleges love PCS students, so it's no surprise that many go on to attend the top universities in the country.
One of a kind! Great school and leadership that allowed my daughter, a vocalist, to pursue her professional career and get a good education. The students are fantastic and no nonsense but know how to have fun. The only negative is that the nature of the classes cannot accommodate students with learning disabilities which can be a challenge as the reading and writing assignments are rigorous. Wonderful staff and it was a great experience for our daughter!
It is a uniquely caring institution that affirms the professional and pre-professional interests of young people while providing a rigorous college-preparatory education. Supporting the Arts, Celebrating the Mind.
Our experience at the school has been wonderful due to the inspiring leadership of Dr. James Dawson. Every school should have a headmaster just like him. He is always available with his door open to listen to the kids and their problems.