Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 40.8038° N -73.9619° W

Description

The Cathedral welcomes and fosters relationships with diverse audiences by utilizing both physical and programmatic resources to spark interactive learning that strengthens and inspires discourse and community within the City, the Nation, and the World.

Our secular education programs enhance any subject area, including visual arts, English language arts, mathematics, comparative religions, and an array of social studies topics. They also enhance 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking, and global competency. Through inquiry, close looking, object-based learning, and hands-on activities, we provide visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities the opportunity to experience the Cathedral in exciting and stimulating ways.


Lunch Notes

We do not offer eating areas in the Cathedral itself but there are gardens around the building available, weather permitting. Our neighborhood restaurant list is available upon request. In addition, local eatery Bernheim & Schwartz can be contacted to arrange boxed lunch delivery to your bus or a nearby park.

Bathroom Notes

Public bathrooms are available within the Cathedral.

Cancellation Policy

Info

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025

+1 212-932-7347

education@stjohndivine.org

Sun
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tues
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subjects
Social Studies, Geography, Cultural Connections, City Planning, My Community, History, Medieval History, Design Thinking, Art, Measurement & Data, Geometry, Physics, Engineering, Technology, Arts, Speaking & Listening, Social Justice, Myths & Legends, Writing, Folktales, Patterns, Literature, Math, Science, Geology, Counting, Informational Texts, Primary Sources, Ratios & Proportional Relationships
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Field Trip, Family Programs, Performance, Professional Development, School Partnership
Grades
K 2, 3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Adult, Preschool
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Esl, Outdoor Lunch Space, Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Cathedral Community Then and Now Virtual Tour

Explore the Morningside Heights neighborhood then and now by looking closely at archival images of the Cathedral’s construction, as well as maps and aerial images from the past and today. Think critically about ideas like community and welcome and learn about one of New York City’s largest structures.

Subjects Covered

social studies, geography, cultural connections, city planning, my community

Grades
k-2, 3-5
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.

Cathedrals in the Middle Ages Virtual Tour

Enter the exciting world of the Middle Ages and appreciate the historic role cathedrals played as centers of culture, worship, trade, and pilgrimage. Explore how the role of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is similar to and different from a medieval cathedral.

Subjects Covered

history, medieval history, cultural connections, design thinking, city planning, art

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.

How Do Buildings Stand Up? Virtual Tour

Take a deep-dive into the architectural design process and discover how geometric shapes and architectural principles formed the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Look closely at the importance of mathematical relationships that create stability and beauty throughout the building and gain an appreciation for how stone structures stand tall.

Subjects Covered

measurement & data, geometry, physics, engineering, technology, arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.

Virtual Vertical Tour

On this adventurous tour, virtually climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world’s largest cathedral. Using high-quality video footage, our educators will “walk” you through stories of the stained glass and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral.

Subjects Covered

geometry, history, medieval history, engineering, art

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.

Field Trip