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