Janet C. Rotter
Head of School and co-President of the Board of Trustees at the Studio School
Janet C. Rotter is the Head of School and co-President of the Board of Trustees at the Studio School in New York City. Her affiliation with the Studio School began in 1975 and she has made it her mission since then to promote and extend the unique educational philosophy developed there as The Studio School approach to learning and education.
Founded in 1971 as a 25 student, one-room schoolhouse in Greenwich Village, New York, The Studio School is a not-for-profit, independent day school serving children from preschool through eighth grade.
At the Studio School students learn to value intellectual and creative ideas, and take pleasure in the process of discovery. The Studio School’s approach transcends the standard curricula and is uniquely designed to develop and enhance each child’s innate intelligence and creativity. Students are asked to make connections, investigate, and explore subjects for deeper discoveries and meaning, leading to greater and original insights.
The Studio School innovated an interdisciplinary curriculum, as well as the techniques for teaching it, and is at the forefront of children’s education. Its curriculum is much more than a course of study: it is a structure for exploring and mastering how to learn and how to think.
Since September 2007 the school has been located at the historic 115-117 West 95th Street location, serving 110 boys and girls ages two through fourteen years.