Student and Parent Resources

  • Pre-College Academy Schedules

    Summer 2018

    August 6–17 
    Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–3:50 p.m.

    Grades 6-12
    Classes meet Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon and 1:00–3:50 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.

    Grades 3–5
    Classes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Students can enroll in either one or two classes. Students taking only one course can attend either Parsons (9:00 a.m. to noon) or Jazz (1:00 to 3:50 p.m.). Students enrolled in two courses attend for a full day at both schools. Elementary students in the full-day program have a supervised lunch hour.

    FALL 2018

    Grades 3-12
    September 22-December 10, Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-1:50 p.m.

    Tuition and Fees

    Summer Term Full-Day Program (grades 3–5 and grades 6–12)

    $7 registration fee for noncredit students
    $80 registration fee for certificate students (grades 9–12 only)

    Summer Term Half-Day Program (grades 3–5 only)
    $7 registration fee for noncredit students

    Fall and Spring Terms, 2017–2018

    $7 registration fee for noncredit students
    $80 registration fee for certificate students

    Location and Travel Information

    All classes meet at our Greenwich Village campus:

    • 2 West 13th Street, just off Fifth Avenue OR
    • 6 East 16th Street, just off Fifth Avenue OR
    • 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street OR
    • 25 East 13th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place

    The Parsons campus is easily accessible by public transportation.

    Subway or PATH
    Take the 4, 5, 6, N, or R train to Union Square. Walk west on 14th Street. Cross Fifth Avenue and make a left. Walk one block south on Fifth Avenue to 13th Street and make a right.


    Take the 1, 2, 3, or F train to 14th Street. Walk east on 14th Street, cross Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), and make a right. Walk one block south on Sixth Avenue to 13th Street and make a left. Walk east on 13th Street, toward Fifth Avenue.

    Students should instruct the cab driver to take them to Fifth Avenue and 13th Street.

    Metered and street parking is available in the neighborhood. There are also parking garages on 13th Street.

    Drop-off and Pick-up Safety

    When accompanying your elementary-level child to class, please escort him or her directly to the classroom.

    We ask that parents picking up junior- or senior-level students use the lobby of the classroom building as a meeting place.

    If an authorized person does not arrive to pick up a student, he or she will be taken to the Pre-College Academy program office at 2 West 13th Street, room 506, and the emergency contact on file will be called.

    Please file contact information with the Open Campus office and update the information as necessary.

    Please call the office at 212.229.8933 to notify us if your child will miss a class.

    All parents should review with their children safety procedures to follow in the event of an emergency or change of plans. Be sure that your child knows how to respond in an emergency.

    The Parsons Security Office is located at 68 Fifth Avenue on the mezzanine level (212.229.5101).


    Required art supplies vary by course. For the fall and spring Saturday program, supply lists are distributed on the first day of class. For the summer program, students will be emailed a supply list before the course. Below is a list of local art supply stores that carry required materials.

    • Utrecht, 21 East 13th Street (between University Place and Fifth Avenues)
    • The Art Store, 1-5 Bond Street (between Lafayette and Broadway)
    • New York Central Art Supply, 62 Third Avenue