Our Manhattan schools are committed to developing the whole child, introducing a range of enrichment programs from coding to performing arts.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to building the individual capacities of each student, allowing their strengths to shine. Through the use of data driven instruction and differentiation in teaching, each of our students continue to make significant measurable academic growth, at a pace tailored to the unique gifts God gave them to succeed in life.
Our schools are proud to report an impressive performance on the New York State exam for students in grades 3rd – 8th. Our dedication to data, analysis, and growth continues to drive our students’ success.
Leading the way in this charge is the use of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). This nationally renowned program provides our educators with the data necessary to individualize learning for every student. Understanding exactly where our students’ strengths and areas of growth lie, affords our teachers the advantage of creating dynamic action and lesson plans that meet the needs of the students they teach, one child at a time. Like our peer regions, a Catholic education in the Archdiocese of New York is anything but “one size fits all.” As a region, our RIT score averages per grade level exceeded the NWEA norm 100% of the time on all three tests! Additionally, our regional RIT score average outperformed the Archdiocesan RIT score average in every grade level on every test.
Additionally, Manhattan Schools continue to lead the way as centers of innovation and creativity. Whether through a new STEM program at Ascension School on the Upper West Side, a bilingual curriculum at St. Elizabeth’s School in Washington Heights, an extended day program at Academy of St. Paul & St. Ann in East Harlem, a Special Education initiative at Incarnation School in Washington Heights, a two-campus one school Project Based Learning and Cross-Curricular Programming at School of the Blessed Sacrament, a region-wide personalized summer academic program, dance and music programs at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Hamilton Heights, advanced science through robotics, zoological studies, and botany on the 3000 square foot rooftop garden at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Inwood, or Guardian Angel School’s coding and technology classes, Manhattan School students are enriched daily both inside and outside the classroom.
Technology remains at the forefront of new programs and academic enhancements within our schools. Blended Learning and our strategic implementation of diagnostic, personalized learning programs allow our students and teachers to work collaboratively to build academic skills and develop personalized learning plans for our students. Manhattan students grow into self-confident scholars with boundless dreams and endless potential.
At the foundation of all that defines Manhattan Schools lies a deep faith and commitment to service. By enriching the moral and spiritual lives of each student with a Catholic values-centered education, we are confident that we are developing young men and women of great character, fully equipped with the academic and emotional skills needed to succeed in a world that desperately needs their talents and leadership.