Battery Park Montessori: 2021 Opening Plan

Open, Live, On-Site, and Full-Time

What follows is our current COVID-19 Opening Plan for the 2021-22 school year. Although this plan was developed based on what we know given our current situation, there is still so much that is simply unknown. For that reason, this is intended to be a “living document” that must and will change as new information, regulations, and innovations surface.

Thus, as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, so will our plan. While we will update you as changes are necessary and with as much advance notice as possible, it is also essential that we, as a community, all adhere to the safety measures and guidelines in place at any given time.

Opening Plan Details (as of: 8/10/2021)

8/10/2021 - Updated to include latest guidance for the 2021-2022 school year.

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Jennifer Jones is the founder and visionary behind New York City's Green Ivy Schools network and a lifelong entrepreneur and advocate for evolved learning experiences for children from birth to high school and beyond. She has developed 24 schools and draws from a rich background as school developer, international policy consultant, and teacher.


Read More about Dr. Jennifer Jones | Founder

Eileen is an experienced international school leader who has implemented IB programs in schools in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She is Montessori trained and a workshop leader and school inspector for the International Baccalaureate. She is uniquely qualified to bring our vision of a global school to life because she grew up overseas, immersed in a classroom of real world cultural experiences.

Read More about Eileen Baker | Head of School, Pine Street School

From the Founder

Dr. Jennifer Jones

Dear Green Ivy Families,

This is the first of a series of messages I will send to provide context and perspective as we navigate this new world together.

The theme of this week's message is adaptation. I'm sure you appreciate why. Adaptation is the undercurrent of our lives right now. Practically every minute of every day, we find ourselves adjusting to circumstances on every front, personal and professional.

Read More about Adaptation, Vision & Unity

Dear Green Ivy Families,

You are very much on my mind these days, as I think about the incredibly complex matrix of decisions you are faced with in the coming weeks and months. I also recognize that a good chunk of the decisions you face are driven by where you are geographically during COVID, or perhaps where you feel you should be, and I recognize that school eventually plays a part in all of those decisions.

Read More about Decisionmaking in the COVID Era


Coronavirus Guidance for Schools (National Association of Independent Schools)

COVID-19 Resources for Montessori Schools (American Montessori Society)

COVID-19 & Remote Learning Resources (International Baccalaureate)

COVID-19 Guidance on Reopening (New York City Government)

Guidance for Communities, Schools, Workplaces & Events (Centers for Disease Control)