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Forum on Manhattan’s Newest School: World Class Learning Academy New York

New York Family magazine will be holding a special forum about the future of learning, sponsored by the World Class Learning Academy New York, a new private school for children ages 3 to 11 opening this fall in Manhattan. The event, which is free, takes place on Wednesday, May 5th, at 6:30pm.

It features Martin Skelton, an esteemed leader in the field of education and the creator of the International Primary Curriculum, a world-renowned curriculum that will be taught at the new school and is becoming increasingly popular with educators (it’s currently used in 900 Firm Schools worldwide).

The forum offers a unique chance to join in on the conversation about how children best learn, plus get a glimpse of the philosophy behind Manhattan’s newest school. The World Class Learning Academy New York is the latest addition to the British Schools of America, which include locations in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, and Washington, DC. They’re part of the highly-regarded World Class Learning Group.

According to Crain’s (4/22/10):

The World Class Learning Academy has signed a 15-year lease for a total of 55,000 square feet at 44-50 E. Second St., near Second Avenue. There was no asking rent for the properties, though rents in the area have ranged from $30 to $40 per square foot.

The school will occupy two buildings, both previously occupied by the La Salle Academy, a Catholic boys’ school. One was previously used as a school building and the other was used as the residence for the faculty. World Class Learning Academy of New York will be taking the entirety of both of these buildings, including the roofs and basements. Both buildings consist of five stories plus basement. The school will open in September.

Wednesday, May 5th at 6:30pm at the Friar’s Club (57 East 55th Street between Park and Madison Avenues).

Sign up online to RSVP or send an email to rsvp@manhattanmedia.com, and put “Education Forum” in the subject line.

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