Welcome to Manhattan School for Children
Our mission is to be a caring community of lifelong learners, with collaborative teaching in a workshop model where students are doing most of the talking and heavy lifting of their learning. Teachers are facilitators and coaches. Inclusion is intentional and we want to de-standardize curriculum to allow access for all learners.
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Attention 8th Grade Families: High School Admissions
We (Ali & Ben) are so excited to work with each of you on your child's high school application process. Please sign up for a 30 minute appointment to review and discuss your child's schools. Please come prepared with your child's list of schools as well as any additional information that would be pertinent. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054fadad2ba2f94-high
Test Scores will be available to view online at MySchools.nyc . If you have any questions or need help with login, contact Malaka at MBanks5@schools.nyc.gov.
+ Upcoming Important Dates
Please join us for Coffee with School Leadership- Respect for All: Fostering Anti-Bullying Practices
Time: 8:30 am
When: Thursday, Oct 24th
+ Basic Information
8:10 AM – School Doors Open
8:20 AM – Arrival
2:40 PM – Dismissal
Breakfast Lunch Menu
K students eat lunch in their classroom.
1st – 8thgrade students eat lunch in the cafeteria.
7thand 8thgrade students have the privilege to eat off campus.
School lunch is free for all students. All families must complete a school lunch application at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application, regardless if your child eats school lunch or brings from home. The DOE uses the information from these applications to provide funding to our school.
Grades K – 8 have recess every day. Grades K – 3, students have the option of playing in the “little yard” or the “big yard.” Grade 4 – 8, children are only allowed in the “big yard.” We take students outdoors in almost all weather. The New York City Department of Education policy and New York City Department of Health Guidelines regarding outdoor play in cold weather states“Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible.” Our policy is to send the students outdoors unless the surface is slippery or the weather conditions are extreme. When it’s raining, the children have recess in the indoor gym.