New Village high school on hold

The new Greenwich Village High School has put on hold for at least a year its plan to open as a sliding-scale-tuition private school on Vandam St. in September.

“We lost some fundraising and we are facing an increasingly dire economy,” Aimee Bell, one of the school’s parent organizers, said. She said her group has not decided whether or not to back out of the Vandam St. lease yet. If there is a chance to open in 2010, they may keep the space, she said.

The school has a dedicated group of organizers and has gotten some help from Bob Kerrey, the former U.S. senator and presidential candidate and current New School president.