Blue School in the Press

At Blue School, the Learning is Alive (Literally) - Medium.com / November 2018

"Nature sustains life by creating and nurturing communities. This is the profound lesson we need to learn from nature." Read full article here.

Metropolis / September 2018

Blue School’s new location—officially the Upper Primary and Middle School—announces its presence with a vibrant artwork whose various layers were designed by Blue School students. The school accommodates 70 faculty members and 100 students from grades four through eight, though that number of students may double within three to five years. Read full article here.

The New York Times / September 2018

At the Blue School in Lower Manhattan, a Tony-winning set designer has tried to create a space for memories. Read full article here.

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Building culture into every corner.

Net Assets Magazine / May 2018

Read what the NBOA's Net Assets Magazine has to say about Blue School's multi-use learning space. Download the article here.

Cambridge Strategies Innovation 800 / Blue School – A Creative Approach

Cambridge-strategies.org / January 31, 2018 / Read full article here / Download full eBook here

Inspired by the University of Cambridge as a centre of innovation for more than 800 years, this edition – titled Innovation 800 – showcases innovative thinking at Cambridge and farther afield. The publication covers subjects that range from the philosopher Erasmus to Monty Python, and looks into the University of Cambridge’s Education Under Supervision tutorial system that encourages students to think for themselves. In addition, Innovation 800 identifies innovators in education as well as suitable professional opportunities, and discusses some of the most pressing issues in education and employment today. 

Blue School Co-Founder Matt Goldman TED Talk: "The Search for "Aha!" Moments"

TED.com / January 16, 2018/ Watch footage here

Beyond Educational Architecture / Q & A with David Rockwell

KINDER / April 20, 2017 / Read the full article here

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fast Co. Design / February 23, 2017 / Read the full article here

Exploring Maker Culture in Education

Medium / Jul 6, 2016 / Read the full article here

The 13 Most Innovative Schools in the World

Tech Insider / October 5, 2015 / Read the full article here

Schools Are Teaching Kids to Meditate so That They’ll Be More Focused and Less Stressed.

Quartz / September 28, 2015 / Read the full article here

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.



"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

"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

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.


"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

"Writing Undergoes Renaissance in Curricula"

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