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The outside of Collegiate's building

 

The Lobby showing the Head Boy Plaques

We invite you to explore our facility located at 301 Freedom Place South at 61st Street on the West Side of Manhattan.  Located in a new, but vibrant neighborhood, our students and families enjoy ample park spaces, local restaurants and coffee shops, and our School is accessible via subway lines at 66th Street and 59th Street, as well as a variety of bus routes.  

Our building, designed and built exclusively for our use, opened in 2018.  Considerable time was put into creating a wonderful space for students to learn while retaining some of our history. Building on our storied culture which emphasized collaboration, Collegiate’s home enhances the historical strengths of the school while also allowing for new education opportunities. Our key tenets for design were collaboration and connections, purposeful innovation and creativity, adaptability and flexibility, a place you want to be, and a future orientation with a commitment to academic tradition. 

Visits to the building for prospective students and families can be arranged through the admissions office, or you can take a virtual tour of the School.  

The building occupies eleven floors (nine floors above ground and two below) with 180,000 square feet. Each division occupies 2 floors, with unique spaces for the sciences, arts, and our 40,000 book Library. 
 

Lower School
a teacher working with students in the k and 1 common area

Our Lower School is on floor 2 and 3 and provides opportunities for the students to explore, question, collaborate, and play. Each floor has a central open space for learning outside of the classroom as well as breakout reading rooms, a math lab, and a digital lab.

Middle School
students studying in the Middle School Commons

The Middle School occupies the top 2 floors of the building. Each floor has a center for student socialization and study with classrooms surrounding it. There are also small group study rooms, a satellite library and a Makerspace. The Middle School also enjoys access to the rooftop play space.

Upper School
teacher and upper school students sitting around a Harkness table

Upper School Classrooms on the 5th and 6th floor are adjacent to the library and the Upper School Center. The library provides students a comfortable study space, while the Center allows students to socialize and create community, with a ping pong table often taking center stage.

The Library
The library

Housing over 38,000 books, our library provides opportunities for research, study, and enjoyment.  It has a variety of different spaces and furniture for the students to find comfortable study environments including a small breakout room and a library classroom. The Lower School library provides our youngest students with a space unique to their needs, allowing them to grow their love of reading.

Science
2 upper school students, one adding liquid into a test tube the other is holding
All students across division visit our 7th floor for their science classes. Each lab is well-equipped and the floor includes a dedicated research space for innovative research. There is also a science center for group projects and study space. The two lower school rooms invite inquiry and experimentation. 

 

 

The Arts

Another complete floor is reserved for the Arts. A hallway of art studios live next to a number of music practice rooms, classrooms, a chorus room, and a space for the orchestra. Additionally, the building houses two performance spaces; a black box theater and an auditorium.

Athletics and PE
lower school students playing in PE class

There is a regulation size basketball court that also converts into smaller spaces for PE classes. An additional gym accommodates additional classes as well as regulation wrestling competitions, batting practice and half court basketball.

Outdoor Spaces

Students enjoy two outdoor spaces: a large roof deck on the 9th floor, along with a 5000 square-foot courtyard on the ground level. Students in all divisions can be found enjoying these spaces, playing courtyard soccer, basketball, or creative games that the boys design.

Dining
students eating lunch in the dining room

Students enjoy breakfast and lunch in our large, bright dining room located on the first floor. Our youngest students enjoy their lunch in a separate, adjacent dining room designed to accommodate their needs with smaller tables and countertop spaces. All students enjoy a salad and sandwich bar, homemade soups and a variety of hot choices each day.