Academy of St. Joseph Head of School Angela Coombs writes:

Dear Emily,

After reading the recent article in the Wall Street Journal, I ask for your help in getting the word out that the Academy of St. Joseph, a new private school in the West Village extends a warm invitation to families still seeking placement for the 2011-2012 academic year to come and visit us.

We currently offer programs for children in PreK3-3rd grade and will be adding a grade each year.  Our programs are rooted in project-based learning.  Class size is limited to 18.  All teachers are New York State certified.  Students receive daily Spanish instruction as well as the opportunity to explore their individual interests in music, art, physical education and yoga.  Enriching after school programs (golf, tennis, ballet, piano, violin, art, soccer and chess) are offered.  A daily hot lunch program is also available to students.

Please feel free to call (212) 243-5420 to arrange a visit.  You can also visit us online for further information about our school at

Thank you for the service that you provide for the families of New York City!