"For anyone thinking about enrolling in The School for Young Performers, I highly recommend it! Being a child working and not getting to experience a typical school situation actually has a lot of perks to it; I really do feel like I didn't miss out on much! The main reason for school is to learn and that I certainly did.
Iris Even (SYP’s Head of School) really had a keen sense of what worked for my personality. She was so precise in selecting appropriate teachers for me and always had amazing ideas for completing school in the most sensible way. She always had my best interest at heart!
The relationships I built with my teachers will be one I will never forget. They taught me such valuable life lessons that I will hold close for my entire life, and I hope to carry on friendships with them for years to come. Learning one on one was a very helpful way for me to really absorb information, and my overall experience attending The School of Young Performers was amazing!"
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did." —Madison Beer, Summer 2016 graduate
“As I pack up to get ready for my freshman year at Princeton University, it's obvious that SYP helped make it possible for me to get where I'm going.” —Molly Ephraim, Broadway actress and past SYP student
“SYP solved all of our family's education problems with flexible schedules, locations, and great teachers. We feel that SYP is in the business of making sure that our daughter enjoys learning and remains challenged. SYP truly cares about the individual student as well as our family's concerns and needs.” —Jan Tarrant, parent of a former SYP student
“The School for Young Performers allowed me to have the flexible schedule I needed to pursue my ballet training at ABT's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. I had wonderful, engaging teachers who were enthusiastic and provided me with an excellent education. Many of them were able to teach over vacations and during summers, so I could accelerate my graduation and focus on my career. I would highly recommend this school to anyone whose schedule does not allow them to attend a traditional school program.” —Lindsay Karchin, recent SYP graduate
Teachers are carefully selected through SYP research and our recommendations. They will adhere to the academic plan created for your child, maintain New York State standards, and facilitate a healthy and dynamic school environment. Our teachers also have a consistent and constructive dialogue with SYP administrators as well as parents and caregivers.SYP's teachers are experts in their fields and hand-selected to maximize the success of each student. By design, our instructors are flexible with the schooling environment and schedule as well as devoted to making the program rigorous, fulfilling, and, well, fun. They are also patient, understanding and astute in their response to students' individual needs.
The School for Young Performers provides students with the privilege of private instruction while still being part of a well-respected educational community. Our pupils partake in an academic program tailored to their needs in content and administration. Whether the decision to enroll is based upon career objectives, lifestyle, or personal preference for a non-traditional situation, students at SYP have made the decision that a top-tier education is important to them and their families.
Within the construct of The School for Young Performers, parents are empowered with a remarkable and proactive role in their children's education. By encouraging their kids to approach our program with the same dedication and authenticity as they would a traditional school, SYP parents help to nurture academic success. Furthermore, it is essential for families to foster strong homework and organizational skills and to emphasize the importance of scholarly excellence while honoring the rigors of students' professional lives.