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Professional Children's School

Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 73°59′10″W / 40.77056°N 73.98611°W / 40.77056; -73.98611
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Professional Children's School (PCS) is a not-for-profit, college preparatory school geared toward working and aspiring child actors and dancers in grades six through twelve.[1] The school was founded in New York City in 1914 to provide an academic education to young people working on the New York stage, in Vaudeville, or "on the road".[2][dead link]

PCS was co-founded by Jean Greer and Jane Harris Hall when they learned that children who were working in entertainment were not able to attend traditional school.[citation needed] The school's original premises were at The Rehearsal Club on West 45th Street in Midtown before it moved to 1860 Broadway, near West 61st Street on the Upper West Side. Its curriculum and hours have changed over time.[3][4]

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Theater, film, and television[edit]




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  1. ^ "Professional Children's School : Academics : Schoolwide Resources : Welcome". Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  2. ^ "Professional Children's School : About Us : History I". Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  3. ^ Anderson, Arthur (2010-02-03). An Actor's Odyssey: From Orson Welles to Lucky the Leprechaun. BearManor Media. pp. 20–23. ISBN 978-1-59393-522-1.
  4. ^ Gollin, James (2010). Pianist: A Biography of Eugene Istomin. Xlibris Corporation. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-4535-2235-6.
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  6. ^ a b "DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI". Professional Children's School. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  7. ^ Delatiner, Barbara (April 30, 2006). "A Pas de Deux of Youth and Dance". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  8. ^ "From the Top at Carnegie Hall . Peng-Peng Gong - PBS".
  9. ^ "Caroline Jones's Unusual Journey to Country Music Stardom". The Wall Street Journal. July 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Tommasini, Anthony. "Beverly Sills, All-American Diva With Brooklyn Roots, Is Dead at 78". The New York Times. July 4, 2007. "But her father put an end to her child-star career when she was 12 so that she could concentrate on her education at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and the Professional Children's School in Manhattan."
  11. ^ "Mischa Barton: Biography".
  12. ^ Haskin, Frederic J. (March 22, 1920). "School in Church for Stage Folk; Children of New York Stage and Studio Are Trained at Parents' Expense". Asbury Park Press. p. 4. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
  13. ^ Marcia (November 14, 2018). "Biography".
  14. ^ "Scarlett Johansson Biography". Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  15. ^ "Scarlett Johansson". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved August 26, 2012
  16. ^ Giordana, Lucille (1992). "Growing Up Is Great". Daytime TV. Vol. 23, no. 4. p. 39.
  17. ^ Braun, Stephen; Jones, Charrise (July 24, 1989). "Murder suspect seems determined as victim". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 5A. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  18. ^ "Ashima Shiraishi: A Strong Mind". YouTube. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  19. ^ a b c "Professional Children's School : Alumni : Distinguished Alumni". Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016.

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