I went to Garden Country Day School in 1960-62 - first and second grades. I have wonderful memories of it. There was a little wooden house in the back where the 1st and 2nd grades were. At recess, we'd go out the back door, across the street, where there was a city park. All in all, i have wonderful memories of that school and Jackson Heights in general. The girls wore skirts and shoes with bobby-socks.
I noticed that schools back then had around 30 students in one class with one teacher. Not like today, with the small classes and teacher assistants. But we seemed to learn better back then, less problems!