Reed Kessler was a senior at
PCS when she competed
in the London Olympic Games
in 2012.  Reed was the youngest
member of the U.S. Equestrian
Team in team history.

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PCS Facade/students

PCS Today

PCS celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014.  The mission of the school remains remarkably the same and the halls continue to be filled with young people pursuing challenging and interesting goals in a variety of fields.   In 2004, PCS completed a $9-million renovation and expansion. The work, by Steven Harris Architects, added classrooms and office space, a new cafeteria, a 2-story auditorium and a gymnasium on a new 8th floor.

“Our commitment is to be a better, but not bigger school,” said Dr. James Dawson, Head of School since 1995. “We wanted to provide the kinds of spaces, improved technology and resources that would fully prepare our students for life and work in the 21st century. Beyond the wonderful new building renovation and expansion, we will always have as our primary focus and concern our ongoing credo, ‘to support the arts and to celebrate the mind.’”

PCS currently enrolls 200 students in grades 6-12 from 17 states and 11 countries. Professional Children’s School continues its founders’ mission to provide an academic education especially designed for children pursuing challenging goals, which sometimes requires time away from the classroom. Today’s students include world-class athletes, actors, musicians, dancers, models and recording artists.

PCS students are regularly admitted to the most competitive colleges, conservatories and universities in the United States. The Professional Children’s School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the Council in Support of Education, the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls and the New York City Guild of Independent Schools.


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