We're a huge family here! My students and colleagues always make me smile and work together to make all sorts of wonderful things happen!
The school is a member for The Coalition of Essential Schools. It is community of students, parents, teachers, administrators and partners in the community working together to provide a truly 'collaborative' education for NYC students.
I love this school. It always keeps me connected to my childs work. The teachers are amazing and are easy to get ahold of when you need them, especially Imani Matthews. My child loves this school and its curriculum and this is one of the best schools shes gone to.
I am so happy my child gets to go to this school. It is a small community with dedicated and inspired teachers who really do what they can for each
Thoughtful, creative education, not just rote learning. Individual attention from nurrturing teachers.
An innovative and creative school. Small class sizes and teachers and administration that are dedicated to the educating the whole student. Students learn through project work, not being drilled to take tests.
Dedicated & creative staff invest in our children's success. They take interest in each individual and help them demonstrate their knowledge and talents through far more meaningful endeavors than test-taking.
A quirky, supportive atmosphere with quirky, supportive, overly intelligent teachers.
It brings the best in the children in a non-competitive way. The teachers are creative and original and the kids develop the same way. They are all very proud of their school and helpful of their schoolmates.
passionate teachers and staff dedicated to bringing the most and best out of all their students and to making them great thinkers while respecting their personalities and individualities.
Unlike many schools, ICE is run for the children,not for the staff or administration. My son, who hated his traditional elementary school, now loves to go to school.
There is a collegiate atmosphere at the school that is hard to come by. The teachers make their classes interesting and relevant. The students work hard but have fun too.
when we were looking for a middle school for my son, we went on a tour at ICE. i met an 11th grader who was working at school, after the school day. i asked him what he thought of ICE and he said it was the best school he had ever been to and he wished he had had all his school years there. (he had transfered from another school in 10th grade) that was it for me... my son had the most wonderful teachers. the principal, John is a wonderful caring guy, who greets all his students each morning. its like being part of a big family. terrific school.
ICE is the best school around the Lower East Side. The teachers are friendly and the environment is clean and nice. If you are just going to the school you will feel right at home and make some friends right away.
ICE has the most committed group of teachers I have ever seen. It offers a challenging, project-based curriculum -- the literture and social studies curricula are organized around broad themes. Instead of 'getting through' material by reading chapters in a textbook filled with facts, students take a question and study it deeply from various angles. ICE does not give standard A,B,C,D,F grades. Itstead, teachers report on whether students 'met standards' or not. The school year is divided into four cycles, at the end of which students are assessed. Each cycle culminates in a project which is designed to pull together everything that the student has learned during that cycle. The end-of-year project in each subject area is extensive and quite a challenge. Class size is low; the tradeoff is that there are few extras and the school often runs out of basic supplies like paper. 100% of ICE's graduates go to college.
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