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141 East 111th Street
New York, NY 10029

(212) 722-3109
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June 26, 2015
Are you a teacher looking for a job? If yes, Mosaic is NOT the place for you. If you want to be treated FAIRLY and RESPECTED as PROFESSIONAL, then turn around and RUN because you will not get this from the HORRIBLE PRINCIPAL, LISSETTE CAESAR!!!! She TERRORIZES all of her teachers and speaks to them in a DEMEANING and DISRESPECTFUL manner. She rants and raves about PROFESSIONALISM when she, herself, has NO CLUE about what that word means. She is constantly DEMANDING for her employees to REFLECT when she does NOT have a clue how to REFLECT herself! (Perhaps this is why her TURNOVER of TEACHERS is so high! ) On an ANNUAL basis approximately 7-15 of her EMPLOYEES/TEACHERS leave this place, yes HALF HER TEACHER STAFF.(IS D4 SUPERINTENDENT ESTRELLA OVERLOOKING THIS?...Hmm..... True collaboration cannot be built among teachers or among teachers & families because LISSETTE CAESAR is on a PERSONAL TEACHER HUNT! She has her favorites (allowed to leave before the time specified in the teacher's CONTRACT, ALLOWED TO DO AS THEY PLEASE AND BEHAVE AS MINI-CAESAR'S) and unless you don't do as she says she will make it her MISSION to make your life MISERABLE!!! Very sad that the students are the ones missing out on being taught by Amazing teachers CONSISTENTLY, and growing academically due to the PRINCIPAL'S INSECURITIES, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, LACK OF CLASS, LACK OF RESPECT, POOR SOCIAL SKILLS, AND TYRANNY at Mosaic! ....The TEACHERS and FAMILIES ARE GREAT ; however, this school will NEVER reach its utmost POTENTIAL until DICTATOR CAESAR is overthrown! ....

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2014
My son goes to Mosaic and it is a GREAT school!!! The teachers and programs offered at the school are amazing! Truly happy for my son!

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2014
Lisette Caesar needs to go. She is demeaning. A "teacher" of five years wrote that this school was allotted $250,000 dollars in grants. Wow. Impressive, let's see what "Professor Caesar" does with it. Overall this school has amazing children, however the high turnover rate of teachers should be noted. I warn all future teachers of Mosaic. Run.

- submitted by a teacher

May 06, 2014
Mosaic is a great school. Since my daughter has been attending mosaic she grow academically and socially. my daughter attend the girl support groups in Mosaic . Since she has been participating her self -esteem soars & she outgoing now.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2014
This school has made tremendous positive changes in the community. I have had the pleasure of working at the school for over 5 years and have seen the school move up the continuum. The school has a host of partnerships that allows for students to be involved in extracurricular activities in the afternoons and Saturdays. The school has been granted over $250,000 this year in grants which has helped the school build a greenhouse, have reading nights, fund trips and more. The teachers work closely with the community and administration to provide the students with a standards based, engaging curriculum.

- submitted by a teacher

May 05, 2014
I had an opportunity to visit this school Saturday for an Ice Cream Social event for young girls. It was fantastic. My girls loved it. It was inspiring and also educational for the They learned how to be a young lady with a vision that they can be anything they want to be. Kudos to Principal Ceaser!!!!! I can't wait for next event.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2014
I have a second grade child.My child feels safe in school. the office staff is wonderful when I had to register my child. it was nice to feel welcome to a new neighborhood. the parent coordinator gave me a nice walk through. my child was welcomed with a book bag with supplies.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2013
I think a very good point has been made in two of the reviews about the fact that there is virtually no parental involvement at this school. When my children were young, the school they attended had a large parents' association and their influence was huge. They were an incredible support to the school. The school always rated 9 or 10.

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2013
My child has attended this school for almost 5 years, and I think it could be better. Their standardized testing scores could be better. A few of the teachers are excellent, however, most of the teachers could use improvement on their instructional methods and working with the students to ensure their understanding of the material. Too, the teachers need to learn to effectively manage the students. When the teacher learns one of their children are being bullied, they need to effectively explain to the bullying student(s) that it will not be tolerated. The Principal and the Assistant Principal do lack the necessary leadership skills to run the school. Also, there is an extremely decreased amount of / no parental involvement because we have been "walled-out" by the Mosaic Principals and Staff.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2013
This school is horrible. Special Ed kids are placed in regular classes as if there normal. There's no parent participation. Teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2013
Horrible school, with an even worse principal! I can't even begin to address the incompetency of this principal! She is demeaning, demoralizing, unprofessional and lacks leadership qualities. Needs to be removed and fired ASAP! If the school had a new principal it has the potential to be good but not a place I would chose to send my child.

- submitted by a teacher

March 05, 2011
Mosaic Preparatory Academy is New York's first public college preparatory elementary school. Scholars learn about college from day one. Professors teach scholars life long skills through a rich, engaging curriculum. A day at Mosaic is a day filled with hands on learning. Scholars learn Spanish, Computers, Dance, Fitness, Art, Music, Karate, Chess and so much more.

- submitted by a teacher
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Mosaic Preparatory Academy
141 East 111th Street, New York, NY  10029
(212) 722-3109
Last modified Mosaic Preparatory Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mosaic Preparatory Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top