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THE PRIDE OF EAST TREMONT

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Turnaround School Guitar club. Political debate. Pumpkin picking. Mosaic art. Cooking. Fashion design. Ballroom dancing. Welcome to…The Pratt Institute? The New School? New York University? Not even close. Welcome to P.S. 32, in the Bronx. Principal Esther Schwartz favors an energetic approach to learning. Students at her K-5 school choose from a thrilling array of [&hellip
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DR. KING'S DREAM, ON E. 96TH STREET

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Diversity Citation Manhattan Country School was founded in 1966, at the peak of a period remembered largely for its social ideals. Today, the school continues to reflect that vision, and that of the school’s founders, who sought to emphasize diversity, equality, social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I think we [&hellip
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A CROSS-POLLINATING LEARNING COMMUNITY

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Manhattan’s Outstanding Public Elementary School At the beginning of the school day at P.S. 183, the front hallways and offices are abuzz. Chatting parents linger to compare notes, while younger siblings toddle down the steps after dropping off their big sisters and brothers at school. In the main office, teachers, parents and administrators flit in [&hellip
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YOUNG WRITERS THRIVING IN THE SLOPE

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Brooklyn’s Outstanding Public Elementary School In a Brooklyn neighborhood known for its cluster of famous authors, Park Slope’s P.S. 321, The William Penn School is fostering a new generation of writers. Beginning in pre-kindergarten, students engage in a writing process pioneered by Teachers College at Columbia University. Teachers at the pre-K through 5th grade school [&hellip
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HELPING GIRLS TAKE THE RIGHT RISKS

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Outstanding Private Elementary School It’s been decades since students curtsied at The Hewitt School, founded in 1920 as “Miss Hewitt’s Classes,” when little girls greeted their headmistress each morning with this formal gesture. Today, the all-girl, K-12 school prepares students to take intellectual, academic, athletic and artistic risks and become leaders who will help make [&hellip
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A SCHOOL GROWS ALONG WITH ITS STUDENTS

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Outstanding Religious Elementary School When Pope Benedict XVI visited New York City last spring, students from St. Joseph’s, Yorkville served as official greeters. The group then headed to the eponymous church next door, where the Pope led an ecumenical prayer service. The students’ role in the historic event illustrates the special character of the 128-year-old [&hellip
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THE SECRET IS OUT

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Manhattan’s Rising Star Public Elementary School From its perch in the dramatic cliff top neighborhood of Hudson Heights, P.S. 187/Hudson Cliffs school is transforming from a well-kept secret to one of the best-regarded schools in the city. The school is growing along with its feeder neighborhood: the bustling, flourishing Washington Heights area. “The secret’s out,” [&hellip
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YOUNG LEARNERS WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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Rising Star Private Elementary School “We uphold the spirit and ideals of the United Nations Charter really well,” said Dr. Judith Honor, principal of the United Nations International School campus in Queens. “This school is about diversity—of both people and cultures,” she added. The United Nations International School, or UNIS, was founded in 1947 exclusively [&hellip
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A BROOKLYN HEIGHTS SUCCESS STORY

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Brooklyn’s Rising Star Public Elementary School In 2003, P.S. 8 was under capacity by roughly 200 students, and only one-third met state standards in math and English Language Arts. There were rumors that the Brooklyn Heights school might close. Five years later, P.S. 8 has had to put temporary classrooms in the yard and plans [&hellip
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