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Avoid schools with warring factions, or a mishmash of ideologies where teachers shift for themselves and don't plan lessons with their colleagues. What good principals have in common is an abiding respect for the students in their care. Reading Good schools don’t rely exclusively on textbooks to teach reading, math, history and science.

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Townsend Harris High School

(9 days ago) The Downside. Far from the nearest subway station. One of the most sought-after schools in the city, Townsend Harris High School combines rigorous academics with a well-rounded high school experience. The school is housed in a spacious building on the campus of Queens College, where all seniors take courses and can eat in the college cafeteria.

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Stuyvesant High School

(9 days ago) 2020 UPDATE: Seung Yu, the founding principal for the Academy for Software Engineering became the school's principal in August 2020. 2017 REVIEW: The most sought-after of the city's specialized high schools, Stuyvesant High School has an amazingly talented student body and an array of course offerings that rival those of a small college.It has a sparkling, 10-story …

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N.Y.C. Museum School

(9 days ago) The New York City Museum School attracts an ethnically diverse group of bright students from District 2 and beyond, and takes them to visit museums, parks, houses of worship and other venues to enhance their studies. Museum studies culminate in a portfolio, project or performance. A weeklong “museum module” takes place four times a year in

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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

(9 days ago) Graduates go to Ivy League schools, highly competitive small liberal arts schools, SUNYs and CUNYs, and local colleges and universities, she said. The school is located right off the E, J, and Z trains in Jamaica, Queens. The majority of students are from Queens, however some travel from Brooklyn and one student from the Bronx.

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Arts and Letters 305 United

(9 days ago) The schools work together on various projects, the principal said, including a renovation of the schools' playground. Popular high school choices for 2014 graduates were Bedford Academy, Millennium Brooklyn and Beacon as well as arts-focused schools such as Art and Design, Brooklyn High School of the Arts and LaGuardia.

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St. Philip Neri School

(9 days ago) Public pre-kindergarten classes are offered in private child care centers, private and religious nursery schools, Head Start programs and subsidized child care centers for low-income families. If you are a parent or staff member, please tell us more about the school in our Comments Section. Read more.

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Brightside Academy

(9 days ago) Public pre-kindergarten classes are offered in private child care centers, private and religious nursery schools, Head Start programs and subsidized child care centers for low-income families. If you are a parent or staff member, please tell us more about the school in our Comments Section. Read more.

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Beacon High School

(9 days ago) The Downside. Beacon is among the most sought-after high schools in the city. Its a vibrant place with challenging academics and a huge array of activities. In September 2015 the school relocated to a spacious, new home in Manhattan's Hells Kitchen neighborhood. Designed with input from some teachers and staff, the new building features wide

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Manhattan / Hunter Science High School

(9 days ago) The schools in the building share facilities such as the gym and as well as campus-wide sports teams. (Boys and girls soccer teams are particularly strong.) Many graduates take advantage of free tuition at Hunter College, but the college counselor also encourages students to consider other colleges and universities.

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Brooklyn International High School

(9 days ago) Brooklyn International High School, one of the most established schools in the Internationals Network for Public Schools, teaches new immigrants English and offers a strong arts program that includes dance, art, guitar and video production. This safe school enjoys excellent ratings on school surveys.

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Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE)

(9 days ago) The schools shares use of the cafeteria, gymnasiums, renovated library, science labs and on-site medical clinic. There is no outdoor space on campus. Students must pass through metal detectors to enter the building. SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school has integrated co-teaching (ICT) classes and Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS).

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Brooklyn High School of the Arts

(9 days ago) The Visual Arts Studio is a rigorous four year curriculum that develops the student's technical abilities, critical-thinking skills and personal voice. Students have received honors like the Scholastic Art Awards, exhibition awards at the MOMA, admission to pre-college programs at local schools and scholarships for college.

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The Equality Charter High School

(9 days ago) The Equality Charter High School is a charter school, serving grades 9 through 12. The school is affiliated with The Equality Charter Middle School (6-8).. Charter schools are tuition-free schools that operate independently of the city Department of Education, and because of this have a lot of leeway over things like discipline codes, school year/day lengths and teaching philosophies.

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Academy of American Studies

(9 days ago) AAS was founded in 1996 with support from The Gilder Lehrman Institute, a foundation that seeks to bolster the study of American history in public schools by offering money for trips and other extras. Students take history classes all four years, reading and examining original source documents, art, letters, political cartoons and music lyrics

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Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences

(9 days ago) The Downside. Situated on the spacious but remote campus of Kingsborough Community College, Leon Goldstein High School for the Sciences boasts waterside views, a relaxed atmosphere and top-notch academics. The contemporary building has computer and science labs, a ceramics studio with a working kiln, a library and media room, and a cafeteria

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The SEEALL Academy

(9 days ago) The SEEALL Academy in Borough Park is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 8. This school shares a building with a District 75 program, K231. This is a school where children who enter with low, middle and high test scores will do well, as compared to other schools in the city. In the Pre-K classes, teachers ask children questions

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Herbert H. Lehman High School

(9 days ago) The schools offers self-contained and team-teaching classes. Admissions: Zoned school. Out-of zone students also admitted. (Clara Hemphill, telephone interview, June 2017) [Photo by Jim.henderson, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons] Read more

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The Renaissance Charter School Jackson Heights

(9 days ago) Nearly all students are accepted into colleges, including CUNY and SUNY colleges and some very selective schools like Wellesley and Barnard. ADMISSIONS: Renaissance accepts one incoming pre-kindergarten class of 18 students. Each year, about half-a-dozen spots open in kindergarten and there is one class of new 5th graders.

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J.H.S. 167 Robert F. Wagner

(9 days ago) The Downside. J.H.S. 167, the Robert F. Wagner School, is a large, well-regarded middle school with strong leadership, engaging instruction and lots of motivated students. It admits neighborhood students who are zoned for the school as well as District 2 students who are accepted through its screened program known as “SP” (special progress).

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New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m

(9 days ago) New students are admitted in kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade, with a handful admitted in other grades. Although some students stay for the entire 13 years, many leave to attend the large specialized high schools and other competitive schools so there are a significant number of seats for new 9th graders.

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Brooklyn College Academy

(9 days ago) Brooklyn College Academy is a small high school with a long history of preparing kids for college. In fact, it was one of the first schools in the city to allow students to take college courses on a college campus, combining two years of high school with two years of college.

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Multicultural High School

(9 days ago) Sports teams are shared with the other schools in the Franklin K. Lane building. The school opened in 2007. ADMISSIONS : The school has two programs, a program for Spanish-speaking students who have lived in the country for less than three years and a bilingual program that mixes English-speaking and Spanish speaking students.

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Michael J. Petrides School, The

(9 days ago) One of the very few pre-K to 12 schools in the city, Michael J. Petrides is a highly sought-after school that, despite a rather remote location, has a diverse student body and draws children from across Staten Island. Housed on the grassy campus of what was once the College of Staten Island, Petrides is surrounded by trees and nature trails.

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Brooklyn Environmental Exploration School (BEES

(9 days ago) In 2017, BEES was listed as one of 10 city schools with the largest gains in reading test scores. BEES has embraced the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI), the city’s program to boost reading skills with a longer school day, exercises to build vocabulary, and classroom debates designed to teach children to develop an argument and to

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I.S. 010 Horace Greeley

(9 days ago) A neighborhood middle school housed in an historic four-story building in Astoria, IS 10 is a safe and orderly school where parents are satisfied with the education their children receive, according to school surveys.

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Dos Puentes Elementary School

(9 days ago) Dos Puentes, a new dual-language elementary school in the PS 132 building, is still accepting students for the fall, according to DNAinfo. The school emphasizes the importance of bilingualism and has an artist-in-residence who will teach students about folklore and dance.

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Pan American International High School

(9 days ago) Pan American is part of a network of high schools across the country that are designed for new immigrants. There are more than a dozen International schools in New York City. ADMISSIONS: Open citywide to new immigrants who speak Spanish. (Lydie Raschka, web …

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Westchester Square Academy

(9 days ago) Westchester Square Academy, opened in fall 2012 in the Herbert H. Lehman campus, is designed to bring the philosophy and teaching methods of one of the city's most selective schools, Brooklyn Latin, to a wider group of students.Unfortunately, there has been a rapid deterioration in the tone of the school since the founding principal left in 2016, according to school surveys.

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P.S. 19 Asher Levy

(9 days ago) The mayor and the schools' chancellor have praised the school for its success in raising achievement, especially in kids from working class families; they improved more than five times the citywide average on state tests. In 2009 the school added a program for high-functioning children on the autism spectrum, called ASD Nest, but this has not

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Vanguard High School

(9 days ago) Vanguard High School. Grades: 9-12. 317 East 67th Street. Manhattan NY 10065. Phone: 212-517-5175. Vanguard is a small, open-minded school where children do not take typical high school tests. (school photo, class of 2018)

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Juan Morel Campos Secondary School

(9 days ago) Juan Morel Campos Secondary School offers visual art, digital art, instrumental music, theater and dance. The tone is both orderly and relaxed: students wear school T-shirts of different colors by grade level and call teachers by their surnames, yet the school’s artsy identity is evident in the sounds of music, the black box theater, the hallway art and the dyed green and purple hair of …

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Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Arts

(9 days ago) MS 126 is a zoned neighborhood school that admits children from across District 30 to its gifted program and to an arts magnet. Also called the Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Arts, IS 126 offers classes in dance, theater, chorus and art.

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The James M. Kieran School (J.H.S. 123)

(9 days ago) JHS 123 serves a needy population, including many children who are learning English as a Second Language and many who need special education services. Nearly one-quarter are in temporary housing, according to the CEP. The school shares a building with the School for Inquiry and Social Justice. Admissions: Neighborhood school admits children

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Frederick Douglass Academy

(9 days ago) A former physics teacher, Fullerton most recently served as the Director of Renewal schools for the Department of Education, and prior to that was an assistant principal at the flagship Eagle Academy in the Bronx. There are a lot of offerings in technology and the sciences. Middle school electives include classes in computer programming, gaming

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Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy

(9 days ago) Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy was founded in 2014 as a middle school focusing on science, technology and math. To accomplish this, teachers develop projects addressing real-life, relevant problems, many of which, according to a school video, result in a final product, such as a pop-up book, model of a bridge or wind-driven pulley system.

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J.H.S. 202 Robert H. Goddard

(9 days ago) Working to boost math achievement for lower performing students. Robert H. Goddard JHS 202 is a large zoned middle school on a residential street next to playgrounds and a park in Ozone Park. It has a large arts program, which provides instrumental and choral music, visual arts and drama. The school has high expectations, effective leadership

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J.H.S. 190 Russell Sage

(9 days ago) A J.H.S. 190 student, 12-year-old Alexa Gonzalez, was handcuffed and led out of school after "scribbling" words on her desk in erasable marker, the NY Daily News reports. The family has filed suit for $1 million. parent • 11 years ago. Concerned about harassment and bias in way school disciplines children.

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Eagle Academy for Young Men III

(9 days ago) Part of the Eagle Academy Foundation, an organization that supports all-boys public schools, Eagle Academy III is a small school that seeks to not only prepare its mostly African-American students for college academically, but also to instill character and leadership traits that will make them successful in higher education and beyond.The school serves grades 6 to 12 and …

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Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts

(9 days ago) The Downside. Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a tiny combined middle and high school that offers programs in dance, theater, instrumental music, vocal music and visual arts (drawing and ceramics). The school has long faced challenges and although there are signs of improvement, it still has a ways to go.

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Collaborative Arts Middle School

(9 days ago) Collaborative Arts Middle School in Springfield Gardens is a neighborhood school serving grades 6 through 8. This school shares a building with the Community Voices Middle School.

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Longwood Preparatory Academy

(9 days ago) Longwood Preparatory Academy (Longwood Prep) in the Bronx is a small high school making some big strides thanks to strong leadership and supportive programs for students. Principal Asya Johnson is a former special education teacher who has worked in both traditional public and charter schools and once served as the director of special education

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Highland Park Community School

(9 days ago) Poor attendance. Opened in 2014 in the IS 171 building in Cypress Hills, Highland Park Community School aims to give students a solid background in math, science and engineering through fun projects designed to find solutions to real-world problems. They may learn to write computer code for video games, or learn why some communities don’t

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PS 343 The Peck Slip School

(9 days ago) PS 343 The Peck Slip School in Chinatown is a neighborhood school serving grades Pre-K through 5. This school shares a building with a Pre-K Center. This is a school where children who enter with low, middle and high test scores will do well, as compared to other schools in the city. In the Pre-K classes, children are encouraged to communicate

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