Manhattan Country School, a co-ed private school for kids from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, has moved to the Upper West Side in Manhattan this school year.
The school had been located at 7 East 96th Street for the past 50 years but had outgrown the space. It plans to double the number of students from 200 to 400 by 2020.
Flushing Financial Corporation, the parent holding company for Flushing Bank, has provided a $22 million dollar Build NYC Resource Corporation Tax Exempt Bond to finance the acquisition and renovation of the new 150 West 85th Street facility for the Manhattan Country School. The building was formerly home to Mannes College, The New School of Music.
John Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Bank said, “We are pleased that we could provide a financing solution for the Manhattan Country School. This institution has been providing students with a progressive education since 1966. This new location will allow the school to expand its enrollment from 200 to 400, adding a second class to every grade level. This new facility also provides on-site gym facilities, larger auditorium, more classrooms and better teacher facilities. As a community bank, we recognize the importance of supporting local institutions that provide essential services and contribute to the economic development of the community.”