2nd Graders Find a World of Knowledge in the Hudson River

Fall has barely set in at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak, an environmental education center in Yonkers, but students in Monique Astengo-Rosen’s 2nd Grade class are already […]

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Fieldston Upper Students Meet the Editor of “The New Yorker”

The elevator zooms skyward. A few Fieldston Upper students — a little nervous, but beyond thrilled to be riding one of the fastest elevators in the world — are thrown […]

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Students and Faculty Witness History in Montgomery, Alabama

When 22 ECFS students and four chaperones flew to Montgomery, Alabama, in February, their flight mirrored the history they would soon be studying — turbulent. The trip, organized by the […]

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What Faculty Really Do at Professional Development

They say you should never stop learning, and at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, teachers take that mantra seriously. While students enjoyed a day off earlier this October, faculty in […]

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Ethical Culture 1st Graders Take Central Park

First-time visitors to Ethical Culture are often struck by the impressive views of Central Park. Thanks to the building’s prime location on Central Park West, you can trace the passing […]

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Fieldston Lower Boards the International Space Station

On a bright July day at Cape Canaveral, Florida, a Falcon 9 rocket waits at the launch site. The energy is electric. Despite decades of space travel, the idea of […]

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ECFS Summer Stories from Around the World

Both of ECFS’ campuses are once again buzzing with life: Pre-K students take their first confident — or not so confident — steps at their new schools, Fieldston Middle Schoolers […]

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Understanding Where We Are: The City Semester Experience

In their first day in City Semester photography, students begin by entering “1970s South Bronx” into a Google Image search. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the images that emerge are those of burnt […]

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From Lake to Lab: Pushing Science Skills One Step Further

It’s a crisp October morning in Van Cortlandt Park. At 10:30am on a Thursday, the park is mostly quiet, save for the hooting and hollering coming from a grove of […]

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