Frequently Asked Questions
The Elisabeth Morrow School is currently accepting applications for all grades for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Why Choose a Threes-Eighth Grade School?
- What kind of student does well at The Elisabeth Morrow School?
- Is there support for students who may need it?
- Does the school provide transportation?
- Is there a lunch program?
- How is security handled on campus?
- Is there a dress code?
- What is the class size?
- How much homework is assigned?
- Where do students go after graduating from The Elisabeth Morrow School?
- What Are the Expectations for Multilingual Students' English Proficiency?
- Childhood is honored and protected. We understand that much is learned throughout childhood and so we don’t rush children through the next developmental milestones. Our students take on ever-increasing amounts of age-appropriate responsibility and academic challenge, while at the same time having no peer pressure to grow up too fast.
- Passions are developed. We know that even the youngest children can have serious passions and pursuits and we support them. As our students enter eighth grade, they reflect upon their passions to help them select which school is the best fit for the next stage of their educational journey.
- Leadership skills are built. From our early childhood students gaining a budding understanding of the 4 C's as a behavioral guide to our middle school students learning what leadership means and becoming role models to all, EMS students are well prepared with this key life skill.
- A real focus on middle school. Early adolescence is a time of great upheaval for students and it's easy for these students to get lost between the little kids and the older teens in a larger school. At a school that ends in eighth grade, middle school students get the kind of institutional focus that they deserve.
The Elisabeth Morrow School offers select transportation options for families in New York City and New Jersey. Through Rainbow Transportation, we give families the option of roundtrip or one-way transport. Our New York students also have the option of a late bus, which leaves our campus at 4:30 p.m., for after school or sports activities. Families truly enjoy the convenience of a late bus.
Our New York City routes (two buses) pick up door-to door from the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Washington Heights. We also offer the convenience of a common stop at 186th Street and Broadway, for families who live north of Cabrini Blvd, Inwood, Riverdale, and other areas beyond the usual route. Pick-up times begin at 6:30 a.m., with the last stop in New York at 7:30 a.m. (our common stop).
We have two New Jersey routes offering door-to-door service to towns along the river. Families living in Fort Lee, Edgewater, Cliffside Park, North Bergen, West New York, and Guttenberg may use this bus service. Pick-up times range from 6:30-6:50 a.m. depending on location.
We now offer a common stop in West New York at Sowing Seed School. Families may utilize this stop for a.m. pick-up or p.m. drop-off. After the children are dropped off, they may experience an after-school program until 7 PM. Sowing Seed is conveniently located across the street from the Port Imperial Ferry Station.
There is a monitor to support students and communicate with families on each of our routes. The driver’s main focus is operating the bus and transporting children safely. Each monitor uses the Glympse digital application to share the location of the bus via live map.
Transportation costs are as follows:
New York one-way -$2925
New York roundtrip-$4495
New Jersey one-way-$2450
New Jersey roundtrip- $3750
Beginning in first grade, students are expected to complete homework assignments that are age-appropriate and that will help them to review and expand upon class work. The amount increases gradually from twenty minutes up to two hours in middle school
|Students explore a range of school options with the support of the Secondary School Placement Coordinator. The process begins towards the end of seventh grade and continues throughout the eighth grade year. For a list of secondary schools our graduates attend, please click "Where Our Graduates Go" from the navigation column at left.|
For more information regarding Admissions or to schedule your tour of The Elisabeth Morrow School, please contact:
Director of Enrollment Management
Associate Director of Admissions
Associate Director of Admissions
Enrollment Management Coordinator