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J. Geary, Principal

E. Urena, A.P. Assessment, Room 415

A. DeBenedetto, A.P. Administrative, Room 320

V. Iacovano, A.P. Grade 6, Room 142

P. Parrella, A.P. Grade 7, Room 240

D. Noto, A.P. Grade 8, Room 420

A Proud Community School!

"Community schools offer an integrated focus on academics, health and wellness services, youth development, expanded learning opportunities like after-school and summer enrichment activities, and family and community supports to ensure that students are ready and able to learn, to graduate college, and to be career-ready. Each community school serves as a hub where parents/guardians and family members, community-based partners, community members, and school staff come together to coordinate and integrate a range of supports based on the assets and needs of individual students"

As a community school, we have a partnership with Creative Connections. Creative Connections NYC is a youth development program founded in 2005 to meet the growing need for college and career readiness in New York City public schools. Their mission is to empower students to achieve their college and career dreams.

Each of the Creative Connections programs offers a unique curriculum designed to empower students to discover their aspirations, develop their skills, and fulfill their educational and professional dreams.

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Academic & Extra-Curricular Activities

STEAM Australia Yearbook Club Cheer & Pep Squad

Leadership Club Bookmaking Club Student Government

“I Love Me” Campaign Visual & Performing Arts Culinary Arts Club

Costume Club Fashion Club Library Crew

Writing Through Photography Saturday Academy (ESL/Arts) Chess (2015-16 City Champs)

Flag Rugby Virtual Enterprises JV Volleyball

NYC MS Basketball League Flag Football Spanish Club

Scenic Art Club Girls Basketball Boys Basketball

Homework Helper Poetry In The Park Adv. Math & Logic

Literacy Through The Arts ELA/Math Intervention STEM Engineering

Math Counts Club STEM First Lego League French Club

Film/Theatre Club Newcomers Program Inter. Student Council

Chalk Art Soccer Flag Football H.S. Art Portfolio Prep

Test Prep for Specialized High Starfish Anti-Bullying Campaign Duolingo

Schools, Regents, and State Exams Palette Program Safety Squad

Road Runners French Club

Visual and Performing Arts

Drama/Theatre Visual Arts Dance

Chorus Band Marching Band

Textile & Design Piano/Keyboard String Orchestra

Advanced Placement Courses

Algebra 1 Common Core Regents

U.S. History and Government Regents

Living Environment Regents

Spanish Proficiency Test


Schoolwide Wireless Internet Access / 1200 + Mobile Laptops / 150+ iPads /

Smartboards / iReady / Newsela / iXL / Brain Pop / Everfi / Codesters (Programming) / STEM /

Computer Science / Duolingo / Google CS-First / 4 3D Printers / Envision /

Google Suite / / Robots / Algebra Nation / Moby Max / Stock Market Game


Business Connections

National Junior Honors Society

Theatre Development Fund

The Billion Oyster Project

iLearn – Blended Learning Institute

Greenwood Historic Cemetery

Runaway Art: Interpreting Colonial Slave Ads

9/11 Memorial Museum

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

9/11 Tribute Center

Stage Doors / Open Doors sponsored by TDF

WNET School Partnership Initiative

Virtual Enterprises Junior Ventures Career Academy

Heartshare Beacon Program

Midori & Friends CASA Grant (Cultural After-School Adventures)

Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)

Community Schools Partnership/21st Century Grant

Project Heart/Project Witness

Narrows Botanical Gardens (NBG)

Diane Castignani, Parent Coordinator

Anthony DeBenedetto, Assistant Principal

Elizabeth Urena-Alvarez, Assistant Principal

Victor Iacovano, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Paul Parrella, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Danielle Noto, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Alaina Gennaoui, 6th Grade Guidance Counselor

Elizabeth Madonia, 7/8th Grade Guidance Counselor

Urilka Rousseau, 8th Grade Guidance Counselor

Gehan Salama, Social Worker