220 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

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A Progressive New York City High School

The Beekman School is a progressive New York City high school preparing students for a lifetime of learning and social responsibility. We develop individualized plans for student success that combine our progressive teaching philosophy with structured educational elements. Our integrated learning programs allow students to experience the relationships between various high school disciplines. Through a multidisciplinary approach to education, students have the opportunity to gain, apply, and share knowledge. Our classroom environments also encourage independent thinking and support the development of valuable social skills. As a progressive private school, we are committed to fostering highly motivated, proactive learners.

Traditional vs. Progressive Education Methods

For years, there have been discussions surrounding traditional versus progressive education. At our college preparatory school in New York, we believe a progressive educational philosophy contributes to our mission of providing a personalized education. Our progressive programs offer an alternative to traditional educational philosophies that focus primarily on the textbook, subject, and teacher. In comparison, progressive methods are more student-focused. They transform classes into places of cooperative learning, characterized by interaction and collaboration. During projects and expeditionary tasks, Beekman students have the opportunity to use their problem solving skills, critical reasoning, and creative abilities.

Learn More About Our Progressivism Philosophy of Education

When students learn through experience, they gain increased comprehension and concept retention – knowledge that can be translated into real world applications. That is why experiential learning is a key component to our programs. We invite students and parents to visit our school, where they can learn more about our progressive teaching strategies that support effective educational experiences. The right private school for many learners is one that understand the educational benefits a progressive approach to teaching provides. Please contact us for additional information.