Our Manhattan schools are committed to developing the whole child, introducing a range of enrichment programs from computer programming 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 increase in ELA and math scores on the New York State Assessment, which has surpassed both New York City and New York State schools. Over the past three years, our student performance has seen significant growth, delivering ELA scores that increased by 12 percent and math scores by 14 percent.
Leading the way in this charge is the use of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Now in its third year, our educators use this assessment tool to create individualized 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.”
Additionally, Manhattan Schools continue to lead the way as centers of innovation and creativity. Whether through a bilingual curriculum at St. Elizabeth’s School in Washington Heights, dynamic art and drama programs at St. Paul’s School and Good Shepherd School, robotics and STEM initiatives at Our Lady of Pompeii School, a region-wide personalized summer academic program, dance and music programs at Our Lady of Lourdes School, or a region-wide lacrosse program, 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. The computer lab of yesteryear has been replaced with chromebooks and iPads. Blended Learning infuses the classroom through programs such as Edgenuity, SuccessMaker, iReady, and Khan Academy, as students and teachers 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.