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There are 1700 students across our two campuses.
The student to faculty ratio at ECFS is 10:1.
ECFS has two campuses. Our Manhattan Campus on Central Park West houses the Ethical Culture division (Pre-K–5th grade); our campus in the Riverdale section of the Bronx houses Fieldston Lower (Pre-K–5th grade), Fieldston Middle (6th–8th Grades), and Fieldston Upper (9th–12th Grades).
Ethical Culture and Fieldston Lower are both Pre-K–5th Grade schools. The difference between the two schools is primarily geographical: Ethical Culture is located at our Manhattan campus while Fieldston Lower is located at our Bronx campus.
Yes, students in good academic standing automatically matriculate up into the next subsequent division and do not need to reapply.
The deadline to apply for admission to ECFS is November 1st for all grades. Our deadline to apply for Financial Aid is December 2nd. All supporting application documents are due on January 1st.
Yes, there is a $100 fee to apply. If you have questions regarding the fee waiver, please contact our office.
The 2019–2020 tuition for all grades, Pre-K–12th Grade, is $52,993.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School's commitment to financial aid is long-standing. Each year, we award over $15 million in financial aid, and 22% of our student body receives assistance, placing us among the top ranks of independent schools in the country. For more information on financial aid, visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Our academic program is built around ten core tenets of progressive education, which guide us in every area of the curriculum. They stipulate that education should be: ethical, challenging, relevant, playful, inclusive, responsive, empowering, experiential, healthy, and interdependent. To learn more about the ten tenets of progressive education, visit our core tenets page.
A list of college destinations from the last five years is available on our college destinations page. 87% of our students were accepted to their first or second choice school in 2019.
Transportation is available to both campuses from multiple locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, and New Jersey.
After school programs are available at Ethical Culture, Fieldston Lower, and Fieldston Middle School. To learn more about after school programming, visit our after school website.
We offer opportunities to study abroad beginning in the 6th Grade. This year, students will travel to Ghana, Italy, South Africa, Japan, and the UK, among others.
There is no mandatory homework assigned until the 3rd Grade.
There are many ways to become involved as a parent or guardian at ECFS. The P+T (Parent + Teacher Association) offers many opportunities to join committees, help plan events, take on leadership roles within your grade and division, and more.
At Ethical Culture, 37% of students identify as people of color, 46% identify as white, and 17% did not report. At Fieldston Lower, 48% of students identify as people of color, 37% identify as white, and 15% did not report. At Fieldston Middle, 40% of students identify as people of color, 52% identify as white, and 8% did not report. And at Fieldston Upper, 36% of students identify as people of color, 55% identify as white, and 9% did not report.
33% of our faculty and staff identify as people of color, 60% identify as white, and 7% did not report.