Collegiate School Leaves Its Home of 125 Years

Moving trucks showed up at the Collegiate School on 78th Street and West End Avenue on Friday, and hauled items to the school’s new location. It’s the first time the all-boys private school has moved since 1892.

The school, which had been on winter break, opened at its new location at 301 Freedom Place South between 61st and 62nd Streets on Friday.

Collegiate’s building will be turned into a new 18-story residence.

The new building is nine stories and has several amenities. “An increase of over 43,000 square feet from our current location, the building will include state-of-the-art classrooms and science facilities, a regulation-size gym perfect for Friday night basketball games and all-school gatherings, a large courtyard, a 306-seat theater, a black box theater, gallery space for art exhibitions, and ample common spaces for informal student and teacher gatherings,” a school website says.

A rendering of the new building.

Collegiate did not respond to a request for comment.

Photos by Warren.

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    1. 9d8b7988045e4953a882 says:

      Tuition for kindergarten through 12th grade will only set you back $49,800 per year.

      • B.B. says:

        Thank goodness the expanded 529 plan will allow our very best families to *save* more for their children’s education.

    2. Anni says:

      Sure wish their deal for that new space had actually resulted in the prime UWS affordable housing it was intended to. They got everything and the community lost.

    3. OldTimeUWSer says:

      Imagine it’s sort of an even exchange as only people who could afford Collegiate tuition will be living in the new condos.

      • David says:

        Our boy went to Collegiate on a scholarship in the 80s and he has done very well. Collegiate was a great school for him, though his mother and I wish he had gone to a coed school. An all-boys school is a tough environment.

    4. Susan Kagan says:

      Another hi-rise to add to UWS congestion! Wonderful news.

    5. Cathy says:

      What’s going to happen to the ild WE space?

    6. Jean Mensing says:

      If only every school could have this in every part of every boro.

      We can only dream.

    7. Stuart says:

      The entrance to the school is actually on West 78 Street between West End and Broadway, while the entrance to the church is on West 77 Street.