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.
What is your food program like? Can I pack my child’s lunch?
Breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge by the NYC Department of Education. Yes, you have the option of packing your child’s food.
What is the technology like in the classroom?
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.
- Grades 6-8, students will receive instruction in coding once per week.
What is your nap time policy?
Nap time 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
Nap mats are provided. Each child uses the same mat from Pre- Kindergarten to Kindergarten. Parents should provide a crib sheet and blanket and bring home weekly to wash.
How are children placed after assessment? Who determines what classroom they are assigned?
The admission team, comprised of the principal, teachers, and staff, places the children by considering their month of birth and gender and aim for a balance of children born early or later during the year with a balance of boys and girls in each classroom.
My child has special services. Will the school support it?
Yes. The school supports the needs of all children. Parents will meet with the principal to discuss the educational program. About 10%-15% of our students receive special services.