Mission Statement                 


Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous education to a diverse population of students in an atmosphere that is nurturing, supportive, and respectful. We are committed to providing students with the best progressive education based upon effective instructional strategies. We strive to set clear expectations and support for academic achievement. We seek to develop social awareness among our students and to expose them to the broader issues of the surrounding communities. Our students are encouraged to share their knowledge, to question and probe ideas, and to use evidence and acquired information to support their opinions. Our teachers are committed to creating a community of students and families who share a love of learning. We celebrate and learn from the range of backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures that reflect the diversity of our school neighborhood and New York City.