Green Ivy Schools is the innovative, community-based venture founded by school development expert and Lower Manhattan mother, Dr. Jennifer Jones. Green Ivy offers modern, community-inspired private schools that address the Lower Manhattan school shortage while providing a rich, engaging alternative to traditional private education.


Battery Park Montessori: Nestled among trees and tucked away on the riverfront in South Battery Park City. Certified educators guide students as they explore Montessori materials in an inspiring environment where light, nature and water are ever-present themes. The program enrolls children 2 through 6 years. Our trilingual language program complements a young child’s natural predisposition to new sounds and rhythms. As Maria Montessori’s observations and current brain research has shown, children’s sensitive period to language is from 0 to 6 years old. At Battery Park Montessori, we expose our children to both Mandarin and Spanish throughout the day.

Pine Street School: A Spanish and Mandarin immersion preschool and elementary school. We are Lower Manhattan's only International Baccalaureate (IB) school offering the Primary Years Programme. Our curriculum is inherently STEAM-based, promoting hands-on experiences that fuel innovative thinking and cultivate a culture of teamwork and collaboration in support of global citizenship. Our space is modern and innovative, with creative architectural features that evoke nature and inspire learning. We are one of only a few schools in the world that combine Montessori and International Baccalaureate and offer our teachers certification in both globally respected models.

You will have a meaningful career challenge; an opportunity to work on a project that prioritizes children’s social-emotional development; and a significant role in an organization focused on optimizing the future of the world’s next generation, at home and abroad

Green Ivy is proud to be a home for employees with exceptional standards and a deep passion for education. Our performance expectations for employees stem directly from our philosophical pillars and are defined by the belief that education can make the world a better place.

We only hire and retain employees who see themselves as committed professionals and constantly develop skills in their area of expertise. A Green Ivy employee is one who seeks collaboration and works tirelessly to improve communication with all school stakeholders. The professionalism of our employees can be seen in their mindfulness as well as in the courtesy, positivity and solution orientation that they bring to every interaction. Our employees embody our mission and work to develop our schools into global models of best practice while bringing creative and forward-thinking ideas to the table, including those which encourage the integration of emerging technologies into education.

Green Ivy employees are pioneers by nature and embrace spontaneous opportunities and dynamic growth as a part of the day-to-day experience. They contribute to this evolving process by applying constant critical thinking and reflection and by bringing new ways of thinking and new connections into the organization, sometimes from non-traditional places.

A Green Ivy employee never tires of growth and is always eager to expand awareness and ability. It is this type of visionary performance that defines our schools and is often recognized as our key differentiator.

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