Why The Co-op School?

What makes us special

Fast Facts

Our Preschool and Lower School divisions serve 2-year-olds through 5th graders. Our Middle School program includes grades 6-8. Co-op School students across all ages explore, in developmentally appropriate ways, traditional academic subjects, studio art, movement, and music through an inquiry-based lens that centers student interest and agency.

Our modern building is located in the historic neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York. 


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first-choice high school acceptance rate

6 Reasons to Choose The Co-op School

Reason 1: Our Approach

At the Co-op School, learning begins with joy. Each day our students are greeted by enthusiastic teachers and staff who truly nurture and support each students learning style. Our days are structured based on the needs of the classroom.

Reason 2: The Journey

As a small, independent school, we are in a unique position to nurture students’ growth year to year. Research suggests students who attend preschool through grade 8 schools are more comfortable, feel safer, and ultimately perform better academically than their counterparts at traditional elementary schools.

Reason 3: Our Staff

Those who make up our faculty and administration are the backbone of our school. Their diverse backgrounds, passions, and approach to working within our community contribute to making The Co-op School a truly compassionate, unique learning environment. Read some of our parents’ thank yous, posted on Padlet, in celebration of Teachers Appreciation.

Reason 4: Our Community

The “Co-op” in The Co-op School refers to our cooperative model. It’s what sets our school apart and why we get an A+ for community engagement and more! When families work together to do service for the school, it provides a more harmonious and thriving community. It also helps us gather to celebrate our milestones, work through our challenges, and support our growth. 

Reason 5:  Our Track Record

Students who begin in our lower school and graduate as 8th graders leave us as confident, enthusiastic learners, ready for their high school journey. See the lists of high schools our students are attending

Reason 6:  What Our Parents Say