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Campus Facilities

22 East 91st Street

Home of the Middle and Upper School
This 1929 flagship building was designed by architect John Russel Pope—who later designed the Jefferson Monument in Washington, D.C.—guided by an educational needs study by Dr. Agnes Rogers of Bryn Mawr College. The 91st Street building has undergone major renovations and expansions (1988 and 2013) to adapt to the curricular needs of a growing program and student body.

In 2008, Spence School acquired the Wanamaker-Munn townhouse on 90th Street, expanding its footprint into an adjacent historic building, and opening up more space for learning. The townhouse is now home to the Upper School.

56 East 93rd Street

Home of the Lower School
In 2003 Spence’s Lower School moved into the 93rd Street Baker and Lowe building, two blocks away from the Middle and Upper School campus. Historically significant as one of the last private residences to be erected in New York City in 1932, the building underwent a four-year renovation to transform the entire facility into a learning space for our youngest students. Features include a light-filled Art Studio, dance studio, Gymnasium, ample outdoor space on the Terrace and classrooms—all scaled to K-12 learning needs.

412 East 90th Street

412 is Spence’s state-of-the-art athletics and education center that opened in fall 2021. Complete with a regulation-sized gymnasium, a Squash Center with nine courts, a multi-purpose room large enough to host performing arts events, and the Brizendine Center for Ecology—a laboratory classroom complete with a kitchen, greenhouse, and rooftop garden.

Learn more about the K-12 Ecology Residencies held at 412:
Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
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A K-12 independent school in New York city, The Spence School prepares a diverse community of girls and young women for the demands of academic excellence and responsible citizenship.


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