Focus On Corpus Christi School

by NYC Firm Schools on October 26, 2010

The Corpus Christi School is in the heart of Manhattan and perhaps the most interesting thing to know about it isn’t really about the school at all. The historically famous Trappist Monk Thomas Merton was baptized at Corpus Christi Church, the parish that operates the school.

Corpus Christi School has been educating Catholic students for 100 years. Located near Columbia University, the school is easily accessible from Harlem, the upper side of Manhattan, and the Bronx.

Students graduating from Corpus Christi have gone on to some of the most sought after secondary schools, including:

  • Cardinal Hayes
  • Cardinal Spellman
  • Notre Dame
  • Dominican Academy
  • Loyola School
  • St. Agnes High School

And that’s just the short list. The school serves Pre-K through eighth grade.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes run 5 days a week, 6 hours per day. Students receive values education integrated into the curriculum and are introduced to art, computers, music, and physical education.

The elementary curriculum (grades 1-5) includes religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, English, computer studies, art, music, and Spanish. The maximum number of students per class is 25. An after school program is also available.

Middle School students have a similar curriculum, a little more advanced, and have an honors program as well. They too have access to an after school program.

Extracurricular programs include Student Council, Track and Field, Junior National Honor Society, altar servers, and service projects.

Corpus Christi School has a long, rich history of educating young minds and it’s a school worth considering if you want a traditional Catholic influence.

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