Stevens Cooperative School Announces Expansion of Early Years Program
Stevens Cooperative School, an independent leader in progressive education since 1949, has announced the expansion of its Hoboken campus to make room for its growing early years program and a new dedicated home for its high school students. higher from the 2022-2023 academic year.
To expand the Early Years Program, which includes Kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds through Kindergarten, Stevens recently signed an agreement to connect his space at 339 River Street with the former Pilates Studio at 335 River Street. Once connected to the existing premises, the new space will house an additional classroom, art and movement studios and staff offices.
During this time, the school will undergo a complete renovation of its building at 301 Bloomfield Street and convert it into a new upper middle school building for 7th and 8th graders. In addition to classrooms, the renovated building will include instrumental music studios and a flexible lounge and library space for students to collaborate, work and relax during the school day.
Overall, the expansion plans will allow Stevens to enroll two additional classes of PreK 3 and 1st graders for the 2022-2023 school year, which will increase the number of students in the school by 8%. Hoboken Campus. During the 2023-2024 school year, the campus will add an additional 2nd year.
“We are extremely excited about the many benefits these changes will bring to Stevens Cooperative School,” said school principal Sergio Alati Ed.D. “We are excited to be able to increase access to our innovative early years program and hope that many of these newly enrolled students will stay with us long enough to enjoy the new Upper Middle School building.”
“These expansions to our Hoboken campus mark an exciting new chapter in the history of Stevens Cooperative School,” said Ingrid Rasmussen, Board Chair. “As we approach our 75th anniversary in 2024, we are excited to continue investing in the growth of our community and the best possible educational experience for our students.”
The Stevens Cooperative School, founded in 1949 by members of the Stevens Institute of Technology community, is the only independent, progressive school with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. Accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Stevens offers 430 students an educational experience that will last them a lifetime: the adventure of becoming their most authentic selves, of fully engaging in their education and to see the world full of unlimited opportunities. For more information, visit www.stevenscoop.org.