Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make your admission decisions?

Applicant children visit with a school representative for an assessment. For all older children, we will ask for a copy of their most recent report card and ask to complete an online assessment through iReady. We also request any records or materials to help us understand your child fully to ensure we offer the best environment for them.

Families applying to the DOE programs are automatically placed by the DOE. No assessment is conducted unless you apply for our Summer Institute program.

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Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

Yes, scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale based on family size and income.

Breakfast, lunch and "after school" snack are provided free of charge by the NYC Department of Education. Yes, you have the option of packing your child’s food.

What is your food program like? Can I pack my child’s lunch?

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In Pre-Kindergarten, we use an iPad to take photos to document students’ learning. Classroom touchscreen computers are provided for guided reading, and a listening center is available.

In Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, each classroom has a Smart Board or Interactive TV.

  • Kindergarten to Grade 2 students use chrome tablets during the regular school day.

  • Chromebooks in grades 3 to 8 are available for daily use.

  • Grades 6-8, students will receive instruction in coding once per week.

What is the technology like in the classroom?

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Nap time for PreK and Kindergarten varies. If students do not nap, teachers will encourage them to rest their bodies or they can read/look at books.

  • Pre-Kindergarten 3 students rest for 75 minutes

  • Pre-Kindergarten 4 students rest for 60 minutes

  • Kindergarten students rest for 45 minutes

Each student has their own personal mat in PreK and Kindergarten. You should provide a rolled nap mat or an all in one blanket which goes home for weekly washing. The nap mats are disinfected and cleaned daily.

What is your rest time policy?

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How are children placed after assessment? Who determines what classroom they are assigned?

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The admission team, comprised of the principals, teachers, and staff consider multiple factors including birth month, gender, students strengths and skills to create a balanced classroom of students.