(3/6/17) Senior Derek Louie (right) has been named one of only 60 Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates in the United States as part of the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The 60 candidates were nominated from over 11,000 participants in the annual YoungArts competition conducted by the National YoungArts Foundation. Twenty selected Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion. Derek is a cellist who studies at The Juilliard School.

(11/16/16) Ashima Shiraishi (pictured at right) returned from Guangzhou, China with the title of Overall Youth World Champion.   The best young climbers in the world gathered in Guangzhou to battle it out in lead, bouldering and speed climbing competitions at the ISFSC Youth World Championships.  Ashima took home the gold in Bouldering and Lead.  This marks Ashima's second consecutive lead win at the Youth World Championships following 2015 when she also won the Female Youth B bouldering division.

Senior Garners Outer Critics Nomination
(4/19/16) PCS senior Nick Barasch earned an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in "SHE LOVES ME" the Roundabout Theatre's revival of the Broadway classic currently at Studio 54.  PCS aumna Jane Krakowski, who also appears in the show, was also nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.   Congratulations to both! 

PCS Grad Jack Antonoff Opens Grammy Telecast
(1/17/16)  Jack Antonoff produced and co-wrote most of Taylor Swift's Grammy-winning album, 1989.  The album was the first winner of the night, taking "Best Pope Vocal Album," and Jack joined Taylor on stage as guitarist when she opened the telecast with a live performance of "Out of the Woods" from the album.   Jack himself as won three Grammy Awards and is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Bleachers and lead guitarist of the indie rock band FUN.

Three Alumni to Receive PCS Legacy Awards on Feb. 29
(1/11/16) City Center CEO Arlene Shuler, Singer/Songwriter Jessie Baylin Followill and NYCB Star Robert Fairchild will each receive the first PCS Alumni Legacy Award at a benefit cabaret featuring performances by current PCS students  on Monday evening, February 29th at the JW Marriott Essex House Hotel on Central Park West.    The event proceeds support the tuition assistance fund.  

Arlene Shuler
is president and chief executive officer of New York City Center where she conceived the acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival.    With all tickets just $15,  the festival, which completed  its 12th year in 2015,  has introduced over 190 dance companies from all over the world to more than 275,000 newcomers and dance enthusiasts.  In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Capezio Dance Award in recognition of her significant contributions to dance.   Arlene attended Professional Children’s School while studying dance at the School of American Ballet and went on to dance with the Joffrey Ballet Company.   Ms. Shuler later attended Columbia University where she received a B.A. degree magna cum laude and a J.D. degree.   Prior to City Center, Ms. Shuler worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where she was vice president for planning and development and then senior vice president of planning and external affairs.  She is a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and serves on the board of The George Balanchine Foundation.   She is also a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

Jessie Baylin Followill is a singer/songwriter who grew up in New Jersey and began singing at her parents' restaurant as a child.    She continued her music training while attending the Professional Children’s School and moved to Los Angeles after graduating.    Jessie became a regular singer at the Hotel Café  in Hollywood. Grammy-winner Jesse Harris produced her first album, “You,” with Norah Jones, who co-wrote most of the songs.   Jessie’s second album, “Firesight” was released on the Verve Forecast label in 2008.  Jessie’s third album, “Little Spark” was released on her own label, Blonde Rat Records, in 2012.   Jessie lives with her husband Nathan Followill in Nashville, TN.    Jessie gave birth to their daughter, Violet, on Dec. 26,  2012. 

Robert Fairchild is the star of Chris Wheeldon’s hit musical, “An American in Paris” on Broadway.  He continues to receive rave reviews for his performance which has also earned him a Tony nomination, a Drama Critics Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.  On leave from Lincoln Center, Robert is a principal with the New York City Ballet Company.   He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended the School of American Ballet’s summer courses in 2002 and 2003.  He enrolled as a full time SAB student in the Fall of 2003 and entered the Junior class at PCS.  He became an apprentice in June 2005 and joined the company the following June.  He was promoted to soloist in May 2007 and principal dancer in October 2009.  He is the husband of NYCB principal Tiler Peck, whom he met while both attended PCS.

West 60th Street Renamed "PCS Way"
(11/17/15) West 60th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue has been renamed "PCS Way" in honor of the school's 100th anniversary.   The new street sign is displayed on the southwest corner of Columbus Avenue and West 60th Street.   PCS has been located on West 60th Street since 1956 and in the Lincoln Square neighborhood for the last 90 years.

Alum Lane Harwell Appointed to Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission
(10/30/15) PCS graduate Lane Harwell has been selected by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the city's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission.  Lane joins a panel of 19 other influential New Yorkers, like actor Steve Buscemi, who advise the mayor on cultural matters.  "The members of the Advisory Commission reflect the diverse range of how residents experience the arts," said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. "I look forward to working with this extraordinary group on making progress toward our goal of expanding access to the arts for every New Yorker, especially as we begin our work on developing New York's first comprehensive cultural plan."  Lane is currently the Executive Director of Dance/NYC, the leading advocacy organization for dance makers and companies in the five boroughs. He received training at the School of American Ballet and performed with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company.    Harwell chairs the steering committee for the New York Dance and Performance Awards and formerly chaired the Arts Committee at Municipal Art Society of New York.    Lane was a panelist at last year's PCS alumni assembly when several alumni in various fields returned to share their experiences with current PCS students.

Alumnus Premiers Fifth Symphony
(10/8/15) Peng-Peng Gong '10 will debut his Fifth Symphony at Shanghai Symphony Hall on December 13, 2015.   The work honors the 70th anniversary of World War II and will be performed by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Liang Zhang, conductor, with the Shanghai Opera Chorus and soloists Lei Xu, soprano and Jingma Fan, tenor.

Congratulations Tony Award Nominees
(4/28/15) The 2015 Tony Award Nominations were announced today.   PCS alumnus Robert Fairchild was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for An American in Paris. On the Town, featuring PCS alumni Megan Fairchild, Stephen Hanna and Michael Rosen received several nominations, including Best Musical Revival.  On the Twentieth Century, featuring alum Rick Faugno, was nominated in several categories, including Best Revival of a Musical.    Congratulations to all and we look forward to watching them on the 2015 Tony Award Broadcast on Sunday, June 7th, 8/7c on CBS.

Jason Fuchs writes Major Motion Picture

(4/15/15) PCS graduate Jason Fuchs is the author of the Pan, the Time Warner motion picture that opens in theatres July 24, 2015.  Pan is the story of the orphan who becomes Peter Pan.  The picture stars Hugh Jackman and is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement).  Jason was a busy actor while a student at PCS and  went on to graduate from Columbia University.

Now We Are Six
(3/31/15) Jerry O'Connell
joins Renée Fleming  in "Living on Love," the new comedy directed by Kathleen Marshall that begins performances on April 1 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.  Opening night is April 20th.  That makes six PCS alumni currently appearing on Broadway (see below).

PCS Alumni on Broadway
(3/13/15) Five PCS graduates are currently appearing on Broadway.   Rick Faugno is the latest PCS alum to appear on Broadway this season.   Rick is in the cast of the Roundabout's production of "On the 20th Century," the show that stars Kristin Chenoweth opening on March 15th.   Rick joins alumni Megan Fairchild featured in "On the Town" along with PCS graduates Stephen Hanna and Michael Rosen at the Lyric Theatre and Robert Fairchild starring in "An American in Paris"  at the Palace Theatre (now in previews, opens April 12).

PCS Students Receive NYC Scholastic Art Awards
(2/27/15) Yerke Abouva (Gr. 8) and Maria Tinoco (Gr. 11) were awarded Gold Keys in the 2015 NYC Scholastic Art Awards competition.   Maria received a total of 3 Gold Key Awards, 1 Sliver Key Award and 3 Honorable Mention Awards for 7 of the drawings she submitted.  Over 11,000 submissions were received this year in the NYC region.  The Gold Key winners will have their work exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Education Center which will run from March 16 to May 17th.  Maria's piece is reproduced here.  Gold and Silver Key Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on March 21st at the New School's University Center. 

Silas Farley '12 Honored
(2/25/15) PCS graduate Silas Farley will receive one of Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Awards at an awards ceremony to be held at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, March 2nd.  The awards, which honor former Lincoln Center Chairman Martin E. Segal, recognize "outstanding young artists."  Twelve young artists including instrumentalists, actors and filmmakers, as well as dancers, will receive their awards from presenters including Audra McDonald and PCS graduate Tiler Peck.  Silas received his dance training at the School of American Ballet.   He became a New York City Ballet Company apprentice in 2012 and a member of the company in 2013.  Silas has invited PCS senior English teacher Shellie Sclan to join him at the ceremony. 

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Wins Grammy

(2/9/15) PCS graduate Malcolm-Jamal Warner won a Grammy Award for "Best Traditional R&B Performance," for "Jesus Children," the Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.  
Malcolm attended PCS while starring as Theo Huxtable on the hit television series, "The Bill Cosby Show," which was shot in New York City.  In addition to being a bass-guitarist, and actor, Malcolm is a performance poet.  In 2012, he won an Image Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series" for his role on BET's "Reed Between the Lines."

Author Tim Fiderle Visits Gladys Brooks Library
(2/6/15) Tim Fiderle, author of "Better Nate Than Ever," will give a reading in the Gladys Brooks Library in February.  Afterward, he'l conduct a workshop with Middle School students. PCS students relate to Nate's story - a small town boy dreaming of making it big on Broadway.  The Book was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Publishers' Weekly's Best Book of the Year. 

Senior Joins New York City Ballet Company
(2/4/15) PCS Senior Miriam Miller has been named an Apprentice with the New York City Ballet Company.  Peter Martins, Artistic Director, made the announcement on January 20, 2015.  As an Apprentice, Miriam has already begun dancing with the company at Lincoln Center.  Miriam received her dance training at the School of American Ballet.  

2014 Graduate Receives NYCB Contract
(2/4/15) PCS alum Mimi Staker, who graduated from the Upper School in June 2014, was invited to join the New York City Ballet Company at the conclusion of NYCB's Nutcracker Season.   Artistic Director Peter Martins made the announcement on January 3, 2015.  Mimi had been dancing with the company as an apprentice before receiving her contract with the company.  Mimi received her dance training at the School of American Ballet.

Senior Named Presidential Scholar Finalist, 6 others Recognized
(11/21/14) Aaron Hilton has been named a Presidential Scholar Finalist by the National YoungArts FoundationAaron is one of 700 applicants, out of over 11,000 applicants, invited to attend YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida (Jan. 4-11, 2015).   Aaron receives his dance training at the School of American Ballet.
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society.  Six other PCS students received recognition:  TianYi Li, Piano, Honorable Mention; Adria Ye, Piano, Honorable Mention; Charles YoonSuh Lee, Violin, Honorable Mention; Phoebe Gardner, Violin, Honorable Mention; Qingxi Meng, Piano, Merit and Kako Miura, Violin, Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to all!

Alum Megan Fairchild Opens on Broadway
10/15/14) Megan Fairchild makes her Broadway debut on October 16th when On the Town opens at the Lyric Theatre.  Megan has been a New York City Ballet principal dancer since 2005.  She told Broadway Buzz, "Until now, I've never spoken on stage before.   I'm having the best time with the acting parts."   The musical evolved from the Jerome Robbins Ballet, "Fancy Free," with music by Leonard Bernstein.  Adolf Comden and Betty Green contributed the book and lyrics to the musical version. 

PCS Administrators Join Online Teaching and Learning Leaders
(10/2/14) Marcy Mann, Associate Head for Academic Affairs, and Lizbeth Johnson, Director of Academic Technology, will join representatives of six other leading online learning programs including the Online School for Girls/Boys and the Global Online Academy, at a New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) conference on Online Teaching and Learning on December 8, 2014 in New Paltz, NY.  Ms. Mann and Ms. Johnson will share some of the latest information on online learning and present models and programs developed in PCS classrooms.   Distance learning has been a part of the PCS program for one-hundred years and today PCS continues to pioneer new ways of adapting technology to meet the needs of today's students.

PCS Junior Wins French Contest
Aaron Hilton received First Place at the Grand Concours, National French Contest prize ceremony on May 31 at the French Lycee.   PCS French teacher Renata Nikoleyev accompanied him.  Aaron placed First in the Teachers of French/New York Metropolitan Chapter and received a bronze medal in the national contest. Level 5, the contest's highest level.  It was a busy weekend for Aaron who was also dancing in the School of American Ballet's Workshop Performance that evening.

Teen Vogue Features PCS Senior
(5/15/15)  Mimi Staker is one of the School of American Ballet students featured in "What it Takes to Become a Star: Strictly Ballet," a new YouTube series by Teen Vogue.  VIEW EPISODE TWO

PCS Students Perform at 9/11 Museum Dedication
PCS students Isabel Schaffzin (Gr. 11) and Quentin Williams (Gr. 8) performed as members of the The Young People's Chorus of New York at the dedication of the 9/11 Museum at ground zero on May 15, 2014.   Honored guests included 9/11 survivors and family members, as well as President Obama, Governors Cuomo and Christie, and New York Mayor DeBlasio and former Mayor Bloomberg.

Justice Anthony Kennedy Talks with Students
(5/9/15) Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy visited PCS today and spoke before an all-school assembly.   Justice Kennedy talked about the founding documents and shared his love of the constitution and the law.   A gifted teacher, Justice Kennedy engaged in an interesting discussion with the students and encouraged their questions.   Justice Kennedy was appointed to the court by Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1988.   As Dr. Dawson mentioned in his introduction, Justice Kennedy was one of only 112 Supreme Court Justices in United States history and PCS was extremely honored by his visit.

Author Adam Gidwitz Talks with Middle School
(4/10/14) Children's author Adam Gidwitz ("The Grimm Trilogy") visited PCS and talked with Middle School students about his trilogy which is based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm.  A former middle and upper school teacher, Mr. Gidwitz's connection with the audience was immediately apparent as he entertained the students with a hilarious retelling of the Cinderella story.  Questions were invited, and he discussed his writing process and his life as an author with the entrhalled audience.   After a break, he led the students through an exercise in creating a story, passing along some wonderful insights in a light-hearted way.   Children and adults in the audience agreed it had been a wonderful visit.
Gina Piersanti, Gr. 10, Stars in New Film
PCS sophomore Gina Piersanti stars in It Felt Like Love, a new coming-of-age film by director Eliza Hittman which opened to excellent reviews on March 20th.  Gina plays Lila, a 14 year-old  spending a languid South Brooklyn suimmer playing third wheel to her friend Chiara and Chiara's boyfriend Patrick.  The New York Times called it a "mood poem" and "an insightful first feature."  
Alex Wolff, Gr. 10, Has Two Movies Opening
(2/7/14) Alex Wolff has two movies opening soon.  In Hair Brained, a college comedy, Alex plays a young genius sharing a room with "mature" student Brendan Fraser.  Parker Posey and Julia Garner round out the cast.   Hair Brained opens in theaters February 28th.  A Birders Guide to Everything opens in theaters March 21The coming of age film stars Ben Kingsley.   Audobon Magazine said of the film, "who knew the hunt for an extinct bird could be so satisfying?"

PCS Senior Lucas Bize Featured in New York Times
(1/12/14) Lucas Bize, who is the youngest member of the Racers Edge Motorsport Team, is featured in a Sunday New York Times article, "The Racecar Driver at Rest."  Lucas will be racing professionally for the first time this season with the Racers Edge Team, competing at some of the most challenging tracks in the United States and Canada.  READ MORE

Nutcracker Season at PCS

(12/22/13) It's Nutcracker season again and PCS students have been performing in productions all over town.  PCS seniors Mimi Staker and Isabella La Freniere have joined the New York City Ballet Company as apprentices and are performing with the company at Lincoln Center this holiday season.  Middle School students Eli C., Adam D. and Nola M. are also in New York City Ballet's production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center (11/29-1/4).  They're surrounded by PCS alumni in the New York City Ballet Company.  Benjamin L. (gr. 7) played the Prince in The Yorkville Nutcracker at the Kaye Playhouse (Dec. 8).  Duncan M. (gr. 8), above photo, and Minagi N. performed in American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Dec. 13-22).   Madison C. (gr. 11) danced the Dew Drop Fairy in Long Island Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker.  Eyden T. (gr. 11) performed in the French Academie of Ballet's Nutcracker Excerpts on Dec. 22 at the Westside JCC and Anna G. played Clara in the New American Youth Ballet's Nutcracker on Dec. 15.    

Alumni Return for Dance Symposium

(11/19/13) Robert Fairchild (NYCB principal dancer), Rick Faugno (Broadway & nat'l tours), Lane Harwell (Exec. Dir., Dance/NYC), Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet, principal dancer), Tiler Peck (NYCB principal dancer), Gillian Turner (int'l security analyst) and Tanya Rivero Warren (ABC News Now anchor) were panelists at "Dancing Through Life/Living Through Dance," a conversation about life and careers in and out of the dance world, held at the school on Nov. 18th. The panelists were incredibly open about the journeys that their love of dance has taken them on. Afterwards, members of the audience were invited on stage to meet the panelists.

PCS Senior Named NYCB Apprentice
(11/15/13) Senior Mimi Staker has been invited to join the New York City Ballet Company as an apprentice.  Mimi will begin dancing with the company when it returns to Lincoln Center for its production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Nov. 29-Jan. 4).
Senior Lucas Bize (center, in photo at right) had his first win of the season on October 17th in the Mazda Speed Challenge at Road Atlanta in northeast Georgia.   Lucas managed to place first despite the rain.   Congratulations, Lucas!
(August 23, 2013) The life and career of celebrated PCS graduate Marvin Hamlisch will be explored in What He Did For Love on PBS's American Masters on December 27th.  Hamlisch is one of only two people to win the Pulitzer Prize and the Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, Tony Awards.  His time at PCS will be remembered by classmates and friends, including Leslie Uggams.  While a student at PCS, Marvin composed several original musical revues for the student association to perform.

(August 12, 2013) PCS graduates Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild (right) will return to PCS on Monday, November 18th as participants in "Dancing through Life, Living through Dance," a conversation with dance veterans about the journey from dance training to careers in, and out, of the dance world.  Tiler was just named the 2013 winner of the Princess Grace Statue Award.  Other panelists include Steven Melendez of New York Theatre Ballet and Lane Harwell, Executive Director of Dance/NYC.  The event will be hosted by alum Tanya Rivero Gingerich, ABC News Now Anchor.   "Dancing through Life" will be held at Professional Children's School from 6-8 p.m.  Admission is Free.

(June 15, 2013) Daneila Aldrich'13 and Isabella LaFreniere (Gr. 11) have joined the New York City Ballet as Apprentices.  Daniela and Isabella are recipients of the School of American Ballet's 2013 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.  Gabrielle Estep'13 will dance with the Miami City Ballet Company as a Miami Ballet School Apprentice.  Skyla Schreter '13 is a member of the Boston Ballet II Company.  Sarah Steele '13 joins the Tulsa Ballet Company.

(5/14/13) PCS Junior Lucas Bize placed 2nd at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA.  As a result, Lucas is now running 2nd in the MazdaSpeed Pro Challenge.   The MazdaSpeed Pro Challenge consists of 12 races at 7 tracks across the United States and Canada.  Lucas's car is sporting the PCS logo.

(5/8/13) Eleventh grader Alex Ko has published a memoir, "From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story."   Released on April 30th, the book is published by Harper Collins.  To celebrate, Alex read selections from the book before a middle school audience in the Gladys Brooks Library (photo, right).  Special guest Stephen Daldry, Academy Award nominated director (Billy Elliot, The Hours, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) introduced Alex.   After questions, Alex inscribed a copy for the PCS library.
"the future of New York City Ballet"
(3/7/13) The Huffington Post recently dubbed Silas Farley "the future of New York City Ballet."  Silas, who deferred college acceptance to Harvard in order to pursue his dance career, is a New York City Ballet Apprentice.  Just eighteen, Silas has already been teaching classes at the School of American Ballet.  In an unusual move, Silas was asked by artistic director Peter Martins to choreograph a piece for the School of American Ballet's 2013 Winter Ball.    Read the complete interview.

Alum Jack Antonoff and fun. Earn 2 Grammys
(2/11/13) PCS graduate Jack Antonoff (center in photograph) and his FUN. bandmates Nate Reuss and Andew Dost, received 2 Grammy Awards for "Song of the Year" (We are Young) and Best New Artist.  The band received 6 nominations in what Variety called a "breathrough year" with nominations in all 4 top categories.  Congratulations to Jack and the band!

Senior Competes on Food Network
(12/12/12)  Seventeen year old Gregg Grossman is the youngest contestant ever on "Chopped," the Food Network's cooking competition show. Gregg's episode aired on 12/11/12, but check local listings to find out who wins. 

New York Times
(12/12/12) Alexandros Pappajohn, attracted attention in the Snow Boy role in Dances Patrelle's "The Yorkville Nutcracker" at the Kaye Playhouse ( December 6-9).   Times reviewer Alastair Macaulay said he "flooded the stage with style, charm and fantasy."   Congratulations, Alex!   Emily Sotirov (Gr. 11) as Dewdrop and Ben Lepson (Gr. 6) were also in the cast.  PCS alumnus Steven Melendez received notice later on in the same review for his performance as the Sugarplum Cavalier in New York Theater Ballet's, "The Nutcracker."  Macaulay praised Steven's good manners and classical grace that "transform seemingly formulaic roles into expressions of humanity at its most chivalrous."

PCS Alumni on Dancing With The Stars
(11/13/12) PCS graduates Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild, New York City Ballet Principal Dancers, were special guests on Episode 8 of ABC Television's Dancing With the Stars (11/12/12).   WATCH

Jack Antonoff and Fun. on Saturday Night Live
(11/4/12) PCS graduate Jack Antonoff (right in photo) and fellow Fun. band members Nate Reuss and Andrew Dost were special musical guests recently on Saturday Night Live.     The band has partnered with Jack's sister, fashion designer Rachel Antonoff (and PCS alum) to form The Ally Coalition, a non-profit group that will raise awareness and funds to aid in the fight for LGBTQ equality.  WATCH

17-Year Old Chef Subject of Film
PCS senior Gregg Grossman is the subject a 6-minute documentary.  Gregg has cooked in over 40 restaurants alongside some of the world's greatest chefs.  The documentary was created for THNKR, Youtube's educational content channel.   View the documentary HERE.

Two PCS Alumni Win 2012 Emmys
(9/28/12) Martha Plimpton and Eran Dinur each received Emmy Awards at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony on September 23rd in Los Angeles.  Martha received the award for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" for an episode of "The Good Wife" on CBS.  Eran was honored for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role" for "Boardwalk Empire" on HBO.  They were photographed (right) with Associate Head Carol Kleban (their former Social Studies teacher) at the 2012 Alumni Reunion in June. Congratulations to both!

Reed Kessler Heads to London Olympic Games
(6/18/12) Reed Kessler, Class of 2012, has been  named number 3 on the nominated entries for the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team on Cylana.   Reed is the youngest rider in U.S. Olympic Team history.  The last PCS student to compete in the Olympics was 5 time World Figure Skating Champion Carol Heiss in 1956.  Congratulations, Reed! 

Reed was featured in The Huffington Post and in Sports Illustrated (August 13, 2012).

Sibling Success
(7/4/12) PCS graduates Rachel and her brother Jack Antonoff were featured in a New York Times article, "Sibling Success: The Power of 2" on July 4, 2012.  Rachel is a fashion designer whose ine has appeared at Barney's New York and at boutiques in the U.S., Japan and Canada.  Jack is the guitarist in Fun, whose single "We are Young" topped the charts for 6 weeks this spring and made an appearance on  "Glee."  READ THE ARTICLE.

PCS In the Comics
(6/14/12) Professional Children's School was mentioned in the June 14, 2012 installment  of "Curtis," the King Features comic strip by Ray Billingsley.