Mission

Mission Statement

We seek God in this time and place.
We practice a welcoming faith, work for peace and justice, and enjoy sincere fellowship.
We are becoming the people God calls us to be.

Alexander Robertson School

Three decades before the public school system was instituted in New York, the Scotch Presbyterian Church, as our congregation was then called, founded the first co-educational elementary school in the city, in the belief that everyone in the new republic should be able to read. Alexander Robertson, a linen merchant and church elder, provided a house and lots on Pine Street in 1789. Ever since, supporting and maintaining the school has been the primary mission of the church.

Today, Alexander Robertson School is a co-educational Junior Kindergarten through 5th Grade community of creative learners. We welcome families of every configuration, ethnicity, and religious tradition, and believe that empowerment and education go hand in hand.

Social Witness

We support and collaborate with a number of local, national and international organizations in the quest for peace, social justice and environmental sustainability, including:

Church of Gethsemane, Brooklyn

Church World Service, Jersey City, NJ

Jacaranda School for Orphans, Malawi

New Sanctuary Coalition

New York Interfaith Power & Light

Parity

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Syria Lebanon Partnership Network of the Presbyterian Church, USA

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Women's Press Collective