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Recent News

Blue School announces expansion to middle school, deepens commitment to Downtown NYC

March 27, 2014 / Blue School announces the expansion to middle school (grades 6, 7, 8) starting in the fall of 2015, and secures 233 Water Street to accommodate the first phase of expansion. Read more.

Blue School's founding story and expansion to middle school featured in Downtown NYC paper Our Town

June 5, 2014 / Read the full article here

Principal of the Week: an interview with Allison Gaines Pell / January 20, 2014 / Read the interview here


STEAM Blends Science and the Arts in Public Education

The Wall Street Journal / December 2, 2013 / Read the full article here

A coalition of educators, artists and scientists, including Blue School and our friends at RISD and Sesame Workshop, are proposing a different approach to science, technology, engineering and math education, commonly known as STEM: Add the arts and make it STEAM. Sophia Hollander highlights the resurgent arts + sciences trend in education and features Blue School as one organization that is leading the way forward.

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"Blue School: Reimagining Education for a Changing World"

Morgan Stanley Perspectives in Philanthropy / October 25, 2013 / Read the full article here

Blue School Advisory Board members Sam Chaltain, Lawrence J. Cohen, John Maeda, Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel J. Siegel and Jeffrey C. Walker share why they are partnering with Blue School to build an education program for the 21st century.


Recent Press Releases

October 7, 2013 / Blue School partners with NYC’s Trusty Sidekick Theater Company to create original theatrical experiences

Blue School students, acting as co-theater-makers, will develop original production via in-school workshops and also contribute to new Trusty Sidekick piece; both productions to debut in Spring 2014. Read more.


Features about Blue School


"Making Education Brain Science" by Jenny Anderson


New York Times / April 13, 2012 / Read the article here



CNN The Next List / March 18, 2012

Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy flood, local children including Blue School students throw buckets of water back into East River.

October 26, 2013

Symbolizing the rebirth of street life and commerce in the historic Seaport district in Lower Manhattan. Watch ABC local news coverage from the event.


Todd Oldham feature on Blue School studio project inspired by Cindy Sherman's work


Kid Made Modern / September 6, 2013 / Read the blog post here


"A Community is Healed by Children" by Marc Siegel


Forbes / June 11, 2013 / Read the article here


"Blue Man to Blue School: Encouraging Innovation" by Matt Goldman


ARCADE / May 7, 2013 / Read the article here


"Stories of Transformation: Blue (School) Skies Ahead" by Sam Chaltain


Huffington Post / May 3, 2012 / Read the article here


WABC aired a feature on Blue School in April 2011.


"A home for Blue School"




Crain's / November 7, 2010 / Read the article here


The Blue Man Group opens a school


Inc. / May 1, 2009 / Read the full article here


Tiki Barber visited Blue School for the Today School in January 2009.


Blue Man Group Creates High-Tech NYC Preschool


NPR / January 1, 2009 / Listen to the full story here


Time Magazine featured Blue School in November 2008.


Blue School was featured in this report on BBC in January 2009.


References to Blue School in Education Dialogue


"STEAM Blends Science and the Arts in Public Education"

The Wall Street Journal / December 2, 2013 / Read the full article here


 "Open House Do's and Don'ts" by Sam Chaltain



Huffington Post / January 15, 2013 / Read the full article here

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 "Writing Undergoes Renaissance in Curricula"


Education Week / November 13, 2012 / Read the full article here


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