Blue School in the Press
The Blue Man Group Tries Out Middle School
The Wall Street Journal / July 6, 2015 / Read the full article here
The school whose founders include members of the Blue Man Group, the experimental theater company, always has prided itself on its creativity. Kindergartners dress up as pirates to study water, students perform before an audience on monthly Joke Days, and fifth-graders recreated a jazz club as part of a study of the Harlem Renaissance.
Now the Blue School is poised for its most daring experiment: Can its creative approach successfully be extended to older children?
Next September, the Blue School will open a middle school, starting with sixth grade, with an initial class of 20 students and plans to expand to 60 students per grade in the next decade.
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
DNAinfo.com / 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.
"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.
FEATURES ABOUT BLUE SCHOOL
Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy flood, local children including Blue School students throw buckets of water back into East River.
October 26, 2013
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