Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make your admission decisions?
Pre-Kindergarten students visit the school for an in-person observation. For all other grades, admission decisions are based on an evaluation of the child’s level of mastery in reading, math and writing at their current grade level. Depending on grade level, we look closely at your child’s most recent report card, testing results, entrance test, and then conduct an interview with him or her.
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?
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?
Nap time for PreK and Kindergarten starts at 12:00pm. If students do not nap, teachers will encourage them to rest their bodies.
Pre-Kindergarten 3 students nap for 75 minutes
Pre-Kindergarten 4 students nap for 60 minutes
Kindergarten students nap 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 monthly.
What is your nap time policy?
How are children placed after assessment? Who determines what classroom they are assigned?
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.