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Central Park East 1

Joined in November 2005

About Us

Founded in 1974 by progressive education pioneer Deborah Meier, Central Park East 1 Elementary School has been a beacon of alternative public education throughout New York City and the nation. CPE 1’s educational philosophy is rooted in the belief that children must be valued for the experiences, language, and culture they bring to the school. Their skills, knowledge, and understandings are the foundation and starting point of their school learning. The mission of the school is to facilitate learning by providing every child with materials, experiences, and support services that will enable her/him to learn to experience academic, social, and emotional success. Families, teachers, service providers, and community-based collaborators work together to ensure that all children feel competent and confident about their work. Our commitment is to an inclusive approach, cross-age groupings, learning-by-doing, and the use of an integrated curriculum driven by children’s interests and abilities.

Founded in 1974 by progressive education pioneer Deborah Meier, Central Park East 1 Elementary School has been a beacon of alternative public education throughout New York City and the nation. CPE 1’s educational philosophy is rooted in…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • 1573 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10029

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