Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Looking at an elementary school that costs $31,900 annually on East Second Street

[Rooftop rendering via the World Class website]

Back in July 2010, we had a post about the World Class Learning Academy taking over the LaSalle Academy space on Second Street and Second Avenue. As we learned, tuition for the U.K.-based independent school (for ages 3 to 11) could go as high as $32,000.

Anyway, the school opened back in September ... yesterday afternoon, Business Insider dropped a feature about the school. Abby Rogers reported how the older kids are learning about chocolate. They have a tasting day. The students will also visit a local chocolate maker and learn about chocolate-related issues, such as fair trade.

"That's what really sets us apart from everybody else," Headmaster John Taylor said when discussing the school's unique take on learning.

As Business Insider noted, students in kindergarten through fifth grade pay $31,900 in tuition annually. There's also a $50 application fee and a one-time $2,000 "new student" fee.

Anyway, in case you want a look inside the school, there's a slideshow here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Blimey!: World Class Learning Academy takes over La Salle Academy space on Second Street


glamma said...

just... speechless

Anonymous said...

I think my son and I can hold chocolate tasting day ourselves for about $12.

Marty Wombacher said...

Is this what the Chocolate Library evolved into?

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Pretty par for the course at these kinds of schools. A friend used to work at the Blue(Man)School (just relocated from Cooper Square - the parents bought a building on Water Street) & they're forever having field trips to insanely expensive restaurants.
The kids at my school are strictly low-budget chocolate eaters, & wouldn't touch the fancy stuff.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Oh, & that that brash & tasteless "We're a cut above (& international too)" World Class name is just awful - drives me crazy each time I see it. Who'd call a school something so bad?

Jill said...

Every day is chocolate tasting day in my house.