Our History

The School

The Jack & Jill School was established in 1949 as an institutional part of the Parish of St. George's Church to provide quality education for preschool age children. The mission of the school is to create an atmosphere compatible with the needs of young children who are developing socially, emotionally, and intellectually in varied and individual ways. The program is strictly non-sectarian and draws from the Parish and neighborhood families. The school continues to exist under the sponsorship of the Parish, which encompasses St. George's Church on Stuyvesant Square, and Calvary Church on Gramercy Park.

The Parish

The Parish continues a ministry begun in 1749. Various services and programs are held at St. George's and Calvary Churches, including Sunday Schools for the children.The diversity of the Parish community is one of our richest assets. It comes from a respect for the individuality of each member and for the uniquenes of the groups and projects that have clustered around the Parish, and found common ground and mutual commitment. As a community, we have identified priorities such as our worship, music, and the activities of human service, sharing common concerns for the hungry and homeless, for alcoholism, for education, for housing and for the deaf. We are convinced that when people seek the truth in a loving and creative environment there is a power unleashed that has a profoundly important effect on their lives and on our world.
The Church staff extends a warm welcome to you and invites you to participate in this Parish. If there is a way the clergy may serve you, please stop by or call the office. Information about our service and special musical events, as well as contact information, can be found on the website:
calvarystgeorges.org