students, teachers, and staff of CWS on the playground in 2019
The Children's Workshop School is a progressive public elementary school located in the East Village of Manhattan.

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Have a great summer break!

The first day of school is Thursday, September 5, 2024. 

As you plan for next school year, the DOE calendar is available. 

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CWS uses this closed network for teachers to share updates with families in their classes. If you need assistance connecting to Bloomz please review this page

The school day runs from 8:30am to 2:50pm. Parents and guardians should download Bloomz and enable notifications for any changes to the school day.


The Children’s Workshop School is celebrating 29 years of serving the diverse families of New York City. We created this video to showcase our special community.

CWS was founded on the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. These revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality, mutuality, respect, racial justice, grassroots organizing, and advocacy are echoed in our school hallways everyday and are the fundamental basis for all we do. In 2013, our fifth graders produced this Raise Your Voice video. 

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