How to Reach Us
The New School
5205 Jamesville Road
DeWitt, N.Y. 13214
The school day runs 9:00-3:00, with students arriving between 8:30 and 8:55. Early drop-off may be requested, between 7:30 and 8:30; there is a small fee. Parents pick up their child between 3:00 and 3:15. Late pick-up is 3:15-3:45; the fee is $5. Children may be bused from their district. The school follows the SCSD calendar and closings for snow or bitter weather, though we don’t take the Superintendent’s days off.
You can read about a typical New School day by clicking here.
After School Program
Students taking part in The New School’s After School Program are interacting, creating, and conversing over fun and fascinating projects and games – not just waiting to go home. The nurturing and inspiring environment, with an enthusiastic teacher for every ten students, strives to provide creative experiences in group settings.
The After School program runs weekdays, from 3:00-5:30pm and is open to the public. Features of the program include gym and/or outdoor play activities, craft and cooperative game options, and homework and/or silent reading time. The fee for After School is $15/day for registered students and $18/day for drop-ins, with a 15% discount for a sibling.
How to Check Us Out
We are delighted to meet with parents interested in The New School for a tour during the school day. Please call to schedule a visit at 315-475-6453.
Families are also invited to attend Open House events, during which interested families may tour the school and talk with teachers and New School parents, while visiting children enjoy activities with New School students.
Our admissions process begins with a parent visit which is scheduled for 9:30 and lasts about an hour to an hour and a half. The Administrator tours with the parents while school is in session, so they can observe how the school functions, and ask questions. After that visit, we schedule a half day followed by a full day for the child. During these visits the child experiences being a student at The New School, getting to know the children and the environment, and our teachers observe and interact with the child. Teachers, in consensus with the Education Consultant and the Administrator, make admissions decisions.
Tuition for 2016-17 is $9270 for all grade levels. Many families at The New School choose a ten-payments plan. An initial Deposit of 10% of the total is due with the Enrollment Contract. There is a grant for $2000 for an incoming family, and one for a returning family, based solely on need. The school offers a 15% reduction in tuition for a sibling attending the same year.