The Brearley School, a top-ranked independent school for girls, is weighing a move out of its longtime Upper East Side home overlooking the East River, school officials said.
In a letter to parents, alumnae and staff, the school said that in recent months a building committee had been reviewing 20 sites that would accommodate Brearley's 700 students, and was "evaluating a few of the most prominent sites in greater depth."
Brearley, serving students from kindergarten through high school, was founded in 1884. Since 1929, it has been based in an austere, 12-story brick building on East 83rd Street a block below Carl Schurz Park, the site of Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence.
The school has been working on expansion plans for several years...
To conduct the search, Brearley hired real-estate consultant Studley Inc., now known as Savills Studley, and an architectural and planning firm, Gensler.Brearley School Considers a Move
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