Our Community School provides a foundation for strong
families and offers students an academically rigorous,
project-based learning approach.
Hope & Strength,
The Island School supports
one another and the greater
families with academic, enrichment
health, and career services.
7AM to 6PM, six days a week.
for the 2020-21
self-confidence and encourage independence.
recognized Makerspace where students
create products to better our world.
a Brighter Future
robotics program with an eye
towards real-world problem-solving.
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College and career readiness begins in elementary school and takes on increased importance in Middle School. Providing academic rigor, along with passion-based learning, has been a key to our success in placing students into premier High Schools throughout New York City.
Discover PS/MS 188, The Island School
Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, PS/MS 188, The Island School, serves 450 Pre-K to 8th graders. Our philosophy is one of passion-based learning, where students learn best when they are given choice as to the themes and tools they use to explore our world.
The New York City Department of Education has designated The Island School a Showcase School. Among other best practices, visitors can learn about our Community School Model wherein we are open from 8AM to 6PM and offer families health services, a robust afterschool enrichment program, and a nationally recognized Makerspace.
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Starting this month, 3rd Street Musical will be working within our middle school music classes to bring engaging percussion, string, and woodwind student activities.
Parents, please join us on the last Friday of every month to help guide our school’s educational goals and services.
We are pleased to offer the NYU Dental Office at The Island School every Wednesday from 9am-1pm.
The Buzzfeed media company will begin working with middle schoolers throughout Winter and Spring 2019. Together with Buzzfeed staff, students will learn to create even more engaging media and how to grow a wider audience. Stay tuned!