I love the school because its well maintained, the principal is amazing, and my sons kindergten teacher is wonderful. I know a student in the upper grade whom has been going to the school for many years, and he has told nothing but good things about the school as well.
Great administration, excellent academics, wonderful art/music program, involved PTA. All around wonderful school! Very safe.
This school is far above average. In addition to excellent teaching, it also tries to help each child as an individual. As a grandmother, I can say from experience that this school is a perfect choice for our youngsters.
I see my grandchildren learning and growing every day. They love to go to school and that is the foundation for learning.
My daughter is in the Kindergarten class at PS180 and I love the school . The classes are small and the teachers are very well positioned to give their pupils a brilliant start into a positive and exciting experience which is so crucial for them. As a parent I have numerous opportunities to be involved and I always feel welcome and listened to, when I deal with anyone at the school. PS 180 ROCKS!
With a plethora of enrichment opportunities Hugo Newman does everything to educate the child academically and beyond.
PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is an excellent Pre K-8th grade school right in the heart of Harlem (120th Street and Morningside Ave)and it is currently one of the top 10 schools in the city from grades Pre K-8. The school has also received various local & national awards and its chess team came in 8th place in the Junior HS 750 and under section at the Chess Nationals in Minnesotta. What's even more impressive is that most of the students who competed in that section were either in fourth or fifth grade! Some of the students were also interviewed by a major news network for their excellence in education. PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is wonderful example of 'Yes We Can' in education. Mr. O
This school truly cares about it students - wonderful teacher - Ms. Delia, and wonderful Principal - Dr. Mac!
PS180 is a great place for students to learn. The staff is warm, caring, and very skilled in meeting the needs of each and every student. The administration is supportive and parents feel comfortable discussing cares and concerns with teachers and administrators alike.
I love P.S. 180 because they have a lot of great programs and activities for children, such as music (Midori & Friends), chess, Sports and Arts, Studio in a School, swimming, etc. In addition, students are PS 180 are performing at grade level standards in ELA and mathematics!
PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is an excellent Pre K-8th grade school right in the heart of Harlem (120th Street and Morningside Ave)and it is currently one of the top 10 schools in the city from grades Pre K-8. The school has also received various local & national awards and its chess team came in 8th place in the Junior HS 750 and under section at the Chess Nationals in Minnesotta. What's even more impressive is that most of the students who competed in that section were either in fourth or fifth grade! Some of the students were also interviewed by a major news network for their excellence in education. PS/IS 180 Hugo Newman is wonderful example of 'Yes We Can' in education.
The school is wonderful. The staff is very friendly, there is a full-time social worker on staff who knows every child and checks up on each of them when they need some extra attention. Issues that arise are addressed immediately and every child is seen and heard. The parent coordinator could not be nicer. The parents we got to know are wonderful, interesting and warm people. We love the music teacher who goes out of his way to meet all the kids (even the pre-k kids whom he is not teaching). We could not be happier wit this school.
Dedicated team, great standards, hard working and my nephew and niece love it
We moved countries from Australia to the US and landed in Harlem NY not knowing what to expect. This school exceeded expectations to such an extent that we rave about it to everyone. We are complete and absolute PS180 evangelists. It's just the best we have ever seen. Passionate, dedicated, smart and caring. We consider ourselves among the luckiest parents in all of New York.
I loved PS 180 because I was able to see the school from both sides. I was a teacher at 180 for 8 years and a parent at the school for 6 years. My daughter was a student from PreK to 4th grade and her experiences at 180 prepared her to go to any school in any state at be prepared to excel at any program. We are currently living in Maryland and she is continuing to excel. As a teacher at 180 I loved, loved waking up every morning knowing that this was where I worked. The parents were amazing , the students were awesome and the administration made it a place where you felt appreciated and felt that your opinion counted. I deeply miss my colleagues, students, parents and neighborhood. It is a rare experience where you love a school so much that you consider them your family. We often go back to visit and I still get the same feeling of excellence walking through the doors. Working at 180 has shown me excellence in action. I love teaching and I know that there is a 180 in Maryland, if not I will just have to create one. I highly recommend this school with no reservations.
As a veteran of over 35 years in the NYC school system, I have taught in enough venues to know quality education. PS/IS 180 is a school that aspires to live up to the title 'A 'College Preparatory School'. Working with administration and staff on a common goal, education that will allow middle school graduates to get into the best high schools with regents credit as they proceed along a track that will ensure entrance to a competitive college has been my dream. At 180 it is becoming a dream fulfilled.
PS 180 Hugo Newman College Prep. School has become not only the begining of our children's future but an extension of our family. The school's ranking is an incredible result of quality education delivered in a structured and caring environment. Thank you, to Dr. McFarland and the staff of the school for always being there and providing something extra for our children.
My grandson, Dylan attends PS 180 and I have visited there often to see him preform in plays and other events. The teachers and staff are phenomenal and the atmosphere and friendliness that they exude is unsurpassed. And I love the open door policy of the Administrative staff. I am confident that Dylan is learning all that he will need to help him become an inspirational and great citizen of this country that we live in.
PS/IS 180 is making great efforts to enhance the education of our young children. The staff are very capable and work tirelessly to help each individual child. Someone recently said that 'PS180 was like private education for free' and I have to agree!
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