Our Elementary Explorers are children in first through fourth grade. We are thrilled to offer our students an elementary school curriculum accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYASIS).

At the Taylor School, our emphasis is on fostering children’s curiosity and creativity while enabling them to become highly literate students with strong mathematical, scientific and social understandings.

Our elementary school classrooms are multiage. Multiage classrooms offer a natural approach to education — enabling each child to progress at their own pace and also strengthen developing skills and concepts through interaction with their peers. The multiage classroom allows all children to teach and model what they know. The younger children benefit from their older classmates’ knowledge and maturity, while the older children become leaders and gain confidence as they celebrate their skills and abilities.

As a private independent school, we maintain a low student/teacher ratio. This allows us to support each child’s academic progress while maintaining high expectations. Emphasis is placed on academic rigor within a friendly, caring community of learners.

In addition, we offer extended days — beforecare and aftercare. If your plans change during the day, just call us, and we’ll take care of your child. Summer and school vacation programs are available too.

In terms of tuition, we are more affordable than the median for private independent schools and child care centers in the Capital Region. Through our premium child care plan, you can tailor our schedule to your needs and make it even more affordable in the process.

Please contact us at 518.274.4994 to arrange a visit. We enjoy your phone calls and welcome your visits anytime.

Pinewoods Campus: 116 Pinewoods Avenue, Troy (Preschool – Elementary School). Hours 8:00 am–3:20 pm.