Details overview

Hours 08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Micaela Bracamonte
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Homeroom/advisory
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning The Lang School takes a progressive, child-centered approach to learning, with an emphasis on cross-curricular integration in the arts and STEM content areas. Our mission is to nurture 21st century skills, such as collaboration, creativity, innovation and iterative problem solving. Our highly credentialed staff integrates social-emotional learning (e.g., Mindset, mindfulness, self-reflection, collegiality, perseverance) across the school day.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

9
Visual Arts
including: Photography
5
Music
including: Rock band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

10
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
Special education program details We are an integrated school for gifted learners with a variety of needs for acceleration and academic/therapeutic supports. We do not accept or retain students with emotional disturbances or behavioral disorders.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Other health impairment

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
1
Boys Sports
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
10
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Boys sports Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Clubs Arts and crafts
Chess club
Game club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Math club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 08:15 AM
After school end time 05:00 AM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically come from these schools Private mainstream schools
  Gifted programs
  Special education programs
Students typically continue on to these schools Mainstream public setttings
  Mainstream private settings
Parent involvement details Teachers provide parents with weekly reflections on their child's performance ("Glows and Grows") in homeroom and specials classes, and curricular newsletters are sent home weekly to monthly (depending on grade). We provide extensive progress reports twice yearly, and offer formal parent-teacher conferences three times yearly. Parents generally communicate with their child's team monthly, but staff and parents meet upon request, as needed. We offer parent workshops throughout the year.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Preventing and addressing bullying in real-time is a high priority that is primarily addressed through clear community expectations. When bullying occurs, the children and parents involved are informed, a therapeutic & problem-solving approach is put into action, and suspensions/expulsions can occur if bullying does not abate. We understand that bullying and teasing are normative but that it is the school's responsibility to minimize it and respond to its occurrence immediately and holistically.

Teachers

12
Staff
including: Gifted Specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
College counselor
Educational diagnostician
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff None
Staff details Our homeroom teachers all have master's level degrees in education, as well as graduate level training in gifted and special education. We have four doctoral level school psychologists on staff, as well as a full-slate of interventionists available as needed for push-in or pull-out services (e.g., learning specialists, speech/language therapist, occupational therapist, tutors, etc.).

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Accessible via public transportation
Paid public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Battery Park Urban Farm
Partner website Www.thebattery.org/projects/battery-urban-farm/?
Partner NYU Neuroscience and Education Lab
Partner website Http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/neuroscience_lab
Partner Trinity Church Concerts
Partner website Https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/music/concertsatone
Partner New York Public Library for Educators
Partner website Http://www.nypl.org/events/teaching-learning

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Following application, both parents visit during the school day and the applying student spends one to two full school days with peers. Students who don't meet our typical score thresholds on the ERB or WISC for first-pass consideration can be assessed alternatively through portfolio review, recommendations and an interview.
Learn more Http://www.thelangschool.org/Admission.aspx
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Interview
Portfolio
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 01/01/2016
Application deadline 08/15/2016
Application fee amount $125
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $42,000
Tuition range (high) $58,000
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Financial aid type (misc.) Connnors cases
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 200
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 15
For the year 2014-2015