A Commitment to a Diverse Community
“Integration is beneficial to all children,” wrote Manhattan Country School Founder Gus Trowbridge in his 1965 drafting of the school’s First Principles. “Differences must be immediately experienced to be treasured and understood, and a school which avoids differences, directly and obliquely, places education outside the context of living.”
It is with that belief that Manhattan Country School opened its doors in 1966 as a school committed to educating students from a range of backgrounds. Today, Manhattan Country School has a student body with broad socioeconomic diversity and no racial majority.