Hunter College Elementary School is a New York City elementary school for select students who reside in New York City, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Administered by Hunter College, a senior college of the City University of New York or CUNY.
Hunter College Elementary School was created in 1940 as an experimental school for gifted students. It grew out of the Hunter College Model School and assumed its current name in 1941. From its inception until 1973, Hunter College Elementary School was located at the Hunter College campus at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. Its current location is the Squadron A Armory at 71 East 94th Street in New York City.
Students from the elementary school generally continue from Kindergarten to 6th grade, and then (through affiliated Hunter College High School, located in the same building) through 12th grade. The Wall Street Journal published a study in 2007 that showed Hunter to be among the top 20 feeder schools to top universities in the United States, and the only public school listed in the top 20.
Notable alumni include:
- Alex Alben, technology executive and author
- Ron Brown, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
- Adam Cohen, scientist and professor at Harvard University
- Bran Ferren, inventor
- Roy M. Goodman, former New York State Senator
- Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court justice
- Margaret Lefranc, former painter
- Bobby Lopez, songwriter, EGOT winner
- Fred Melamed, actor, comedian, and writer
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and actor best known for Hamilton
- Cynthia Nixon, actress and political activist
- Jonathan Tunick, orchestrator and musical director; EGOT winner
- Hugh David Politzer, Nobel Prize winner in Physics (2004)
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