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Who We Are

TCCS was established in 2011 through a partnership of Teachers College (TC), Columbia University, Manhattan Community Board 9, and the New York City Department of Education. It is a non-selective, choice PreK-8 public elementary and middle school that gives priority to families residing in Community School Districts 5 and 6.

News & Announcements

TCCS Middle School Virtual Open House

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
TCCS Middle School Virtual Open House provides families with an opportunity to learn about the school's curriculum and philosophy for educating students.
Please register for this event by clicking on the button below. A Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.
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Food Pantry Information

Need warm clothes, books, foods, home goods? Or do you want to donate something? Ford Hall Food Pantry is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11AM–2PM. Please see flyer for more details.

Participate in the Community Voices Project

Right now, the COVID-19 and Equity in Education (CEE) Initiative is gathering stories for the Community Voices project. Their goal is to gather stories from students, educators, caregivers, and community members who can write about their K–12 education experiences since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic


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Our Mission

The TCCS mission is to establish a dynamic learning environment that nourishes children’s academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Teachers College Community School strives to provide a child-centered environment that will inspire and challenge all of our students to become independent thinkers, problem solvers and life-long learners, and to work as a collaborative unit of parents, faculty and staff to ensure that our students perform their optimal best.
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