Welcome to Caedmon
Recognizing the natural curiosity and sense of wonder in every young student, the Caedmon School is devoted to Early Childhood and Elementary learning. As the first Montessori school in NYC, our inspired approach serves toddlers through Fifth grade in a brightly renovated schoolhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Our students delight in challenge, immersed in a community that values independence, care, and empathy. Caedmon parents trust that their children will discover the many passions that set the foundation for who they will become, and graduates go on to excel in the finest independent and public middle schools in NYC and beyond.
Why The Caedmon School?
A Day in the Life
The Power of Montessori
Caedmon’s 50th Anniversary
We’re thrilled to share that Our Town magazine recently selected ten top-rated private schools on the Upper East Side, and Caedmon made the grade!
Caedmon Book Fair to Welcome Acclaimed Author Jacqueline Woodson
Thursday, December 10 | 6:30 p.m.
The Caedmon School
Jacqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming. This discussion will delve into the inspiration behind her books and explore important issues of race, gender, and bullying. Learn more here.
“By enrolling at Caedmon, families are signing on to a mission of absolute respect and acceptance.”
Caedmon has contributed greatly to our daughter's intellectual, social, and cultural development. She could not be more delighted, and our entire family feels like it is part of a special community.Ryan
The teachers and administrators are wholeheartedly committed to all aspects of the students' development. Ryan
The teachers have been incredibly supportive, and we are sure our son will thrive under their watch!Kindergarten Parents
We were impressed by the culture of allowing children to develop naturally versus a one-size fits all cookie-cutter approach. Learning is emphasized as a process versus as a means to an end. Elana
Two days after my oldest daughter started the Early Program she came home and said, "Mommy I love my Caedmon School!" I knew right then that I had made the right decision.Tiesha
We chose The Caedmon School because it offers our family all the benefits of a tight-knit, small town community school in the middle of one of the most frenetic cities in the world. Nancy & Omar
We were first interested in Caedmon because of its Montessori curriculum. And, we found that and so much more: a wonderful hands-on learning experience, a strong art and music program, a very diverse student body, and a place where children thrive due to the warm, nurturing, and stimulating environment.Elizabeth
It was clear from the start that diversity wasn't something that was just talked about in a brochure, but diversity was woven into every part of the curriculum. Raising children in New York City for us meant that we needed to find a school that "looked" like New York City.Amy
When our family visited The Caedmon School for the first time, I was surprised by the children's vivid smiles and politeness at the entrance hall. After we visited, we knew we would like to send our daughter to this school.Kenichi
We heard from numerous admissions directors at ongoing middle schools that they love Caedmon kids. They see them as mature, creative, respectful children who are so polite, well spoken, and independent.Current Parent
There is no question when we go into school or the parent-teacher conferences that everyone we speak with – from the Head of School to the specialist teachers - really knows and appreciates our boys.Kalpana
We, as a family, feel deeply connected to the Caedmon community and are able to draw from the tremendous amount of experience and expertise that all the professionals at the school have – with the knowledge that they deeply care for our children.Current Parent