New York Times
Inventive New Private School Hits Old Hurdles
by Jenny Anderson
April 1, 2010
The founders of the Blue School aspired to create something different: a private school not fixated on the Ivy League prospects of preschoolers and devoid of admissions hysteria. The school was in the East Village, not uptown, and its leaders were not bluebloods but the founders and spouses of the Blue Man Group, the alternative theater troupe.
But the school has also developed some characteristics familiar to any New York private school parent. Children must now take the same $510 intelligence test that other schools require for admission. Tuition for kindergarten is now more than $28,000. “We’ve become what we were rebelling against,” said Matt Goldman, one of the founders.
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