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.

Contribute to The Island School

The Island School needs your support. Our spirit is strong and our ambitions are high, but there are plenty of obstacles.

*Please consider a charitable donation of funds or a purchase from our AMAZON WISHLIST.

*You can also donate your time! We love volunteers! Contact us through OUR WEBSITE FORM.

ABC FOOD TOURS-- Matt James takes Island School students on monthly culinary adventures in NYC
November
11, Veteran's Day-- No School
25, Thanksgiving-- No School
26, Thanksgiving-- No School
December
24- First Day of Winter Break, students return on January 3rd
January
17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day-- School Closed
25-28, Regents
February
1, Lunar New Year-- School Closed
2, Groundhog Day
12, Lincoln's Birthday
21, President's day
22, Washington's Birthday
21st-25th, Mid-winter Recess-- School Closed
March
2, Ash Wednesday
6, Daylight Savings Time Begins
16, Purim Begins
29th-31st, 3-8 ELA Exam
April
15th-22nd, Spring Recess-- School Closed
26th-28th, 3-8 Math State Test
May
2, Eid al-Fitr-- schools closed
30, Memorial Day, School Closed
June
7, Clerical Day-- No School
9, Anniversary Day, Chancellor's Conference Day-- No School
15-24, Regents
20, Juneteenth-- School Closed
27, Last Day of School
1
January
  • 8:30AM
  • Room 117
Parent Staff Association (PSA) Meetings

Parents, please join us on the last Friday of every month to help guide our school’s educational goals and services.
8:30am/Room 117

1
January
3rd Street Music School Joins our Music Program

Starting this month, 3rd Street Musical will be working within our middle school music classes to bring engaging percussion, string, and woodwind student activities.

5
January
NYU Dental Office @ The Island School

We are pleased to offer the NYU Dental Office at The Island School every Wednesday from 9am-1pm.

15
January
Buzzfeed Middle School Mentorships

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!

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