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6-8
Public
New York, NY
Students enrolled: 256

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425 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

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(212) 695-9114
(212) 695-9611
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Map of Ms 260 Clinton School Writers And Artists address.

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December 23, 2013
The school is really nice and the school atmosphere is very secure too! The involvement of parents is also noticeable.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
I'm on my second child at this school, and we have been very pleased! It is a warm and nurturing place, but definitely academically rigorous. We haven't loved every teacher, but for the most part they are excellent. The principal is very strong and has great ideas, including a plan to expand to a 6-12 school when it moves to the Union Square area in fall 2015. The school had very good success in placing kids in high schools of their choice last year, and has made steady improvement in that regard. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to any student who is serious about academics and loves the arts!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
Even with the constraints of a New York City public school, this is an excellent middle school. The math and science teachers provide interesting and rigorous courses. They had 2 Regent level courses (more than almost all specialized HS "feeder" schools, even the ones that admit only through testing.) The ELA and social studies courses provide writing opportunities (with helpful feedback) as well as develop critical thinking. The administration supports teachers who take it upon themselves to push harder than NYC schools require. The guidance counsellor is knowledgeable, helpful and (unlike almost all public schools) accessible to parents. I do not hesitate to recommend this school, even above the schools in nearby Chelsea which admit by testing.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2012
I have been a teacher for the past 7 years, but this is my first year teaching at Clinton. In my first 3 months here, I have been amazed with the students. Students are very supportive of each other and overall, extremely positive. Across the board, teachers hold students to very high standards, and students respond by meeting those standards. Current parents and prospective parents should come in and observe classes, as I believe it will show overall what a positive environment and culture has been developed here. I have really appreciated how Principal Levin (and AP Ms. Goett) are often popping into classes and in the hallways. They have a hands on approach that serves the small school community well. Although this is my first year, I have not been aware of the complaints that surfaced last year. I believe that Principal Levin has shown a great propensity to listen to teachers and parents and grow into a stronger leader of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
January 01, 2011
The building that is school is in now on 33rd street used to be an all girl high school. It was my high school and while I mourn the loss of St. Michael Academy and never being able to go back there to visit, I am so happy to read the reviews of the new school there. MS 260 sounds like is carries the spirit of SMA in its support of its students and it's thrive for excellence. The only thing lacking in SMA was its artistic department so it is fitting that MS 260 is for writers and artist! I hope this school is here for years to come and I hope the new students and parents enjoy our beautiful building, take care of it, it holds many memories.

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2010
Love this school! My daughter was having a hard time academically and in adjusting to a new school where she knew no one. The teachers, guidance counselor and assistant principal were very responsive when I requested a meeting. I was able to address my concerns, they listened attentively and really cared. As a result, they understood more of the challenges my daugher was having and helped her to integrate academically and socially. All this was last year and she did well at the end of the school year. This year she's also doing much better, has friends, doing better academically (this is the first year she didn't need extended day) and feels good about herself. Thank you to the professionals who took the time to care and help make all the difference in a young girls life!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2010
Excellent educational experience

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Great teachers, terrific principal, great visual arts program, dedicated parent association, and now, a beautiful new building

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Despite being a small school, they have excellent athletics and drama programs. Additionally, they handled the difficult middle years of our kids' educational life with grace and simultaneously encouraged them to find who they are.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
I read some of the papers my granddaughter writes and other things that she learns in school,,have to say I am impressed

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
Why do you love MS 260 Clinton School Writers & Artists? Chelsea and all the teachers!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 12, 2010
I believe in schools that despite their small size strive to be their best. I also believe that people best communicate through writing and the arts. MS 260 focuses on both!! Esp

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
It provides a great opportunity for kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
It was great for my daughter, who is now in 1st year college, and it is great for my son, Tim. Its great, because my kids are confident, compassionate, read books like drinking water, kind to others, smart as whips, loving, a little sassy. contemplative and ecologically friendly.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
First of all, my daughter loves it. Bounces out of bed every day, never complains about the homework, always has stories to tell about what happened in class.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Clinton is great because it is small and cozy, with a diverse and eclectic student body. It has a terrific emphasis on writing with many creative and challenging projects. it is an artistic school yet strong in all areas of academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
The Principal, Joe Anderson, is a true visionary with a road map for success for our Clinton school. He and his team of teachers built an environment of respect and creativity matched by no other school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
are you kidding?! a middle school that specifically supports and indeed encourages our next generation of writers?!?! what's not to love?

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
I have a piano student who attends Clinton, and I'm very impressed with what she tells me about her school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
This is an excellent school that would benefit greatly from extra funds.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Great arts programming and high academics

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
I am a former student and now my little sister is a student. i believe they have very good teaching and academic achievement is very high to me and my family.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
Clinton school is the best because they have more spirit than any other school. Plus, Chelsea Boyd is the best teacher ever!!! Sincerely, Randi

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
My daughter loves this school as well as myself!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
I have seen my niece blossom at the Clinton School for Writers & Artist. The school knows how to foster talent in young people.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
It has a grade a never lower.earned a blackboard award

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Because MS 260 Clinton School challenges are kids to do better, best at their craft.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
a truely talent group, you all should be ververy proud.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
because they are really there for the kids......the teachers are very caring and motivational towards the kids.......my son is doing great here he is moving on to high school next year and the teachers are really helpful in the whole process.........lots of thanks to the whole staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
I appreciate greatness. When I see the quality of work coming out of MS 260 two things come to mind. I hope these students choose to go to NYU and contribute their greatness to a great University . This school will be responsible for the literary standards of the future, and the creative pathways of many minds.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
I think their progressive programs are the best in the country!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Outstanding teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty to help students be successful learners.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Very friendly atmosphere, a real community.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
my daughter loves this school and we really need some votes!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
My granddaughter has had a great time here and I want to help!

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
This is a great school for the middle school years. A great balance of academic and artistic programs, a caring staff, and a great administration (the principal is a father of a child in public school). The student population is "right" sized so that every child gets individual attention.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
because it nurtures young talent and helps youth discover the gifts within themselves.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
this school has created a phenomenal community of students, teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Because everyone is every nice and the school has NEVER recieved a grade lower than an A on the NYC department of education progress reports.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
The kids love the school. The teachers love the school. The parents love the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
I support the fine arts program at Clinton. T's the best.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
It's a safe fabulous school. My child is happy there. Great curriculum

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
My grnddaughter is totalling engaged in the Clinton school. That is tough to do in theae distracting times and it has to be attributal to the teachers and the staff. She loves the place and I love it as it's advancing her in theae trying timees for a kid.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
It provides wonderful opportunity for a future in the arts, instructing the basics early in the student's scholastic endeavors.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
A welcoming school filled with amazing kind-hearted teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
excels at independence and creativity

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
This School Has Top Rated Art Programs thats enhances the talents of Young Artists.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
The teachers have great dedication.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
Their achievement statistics are amazing!

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
The student body is great.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
My child loves going to this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
It's an amazing, integrous, stimulating, prfessional school with very dedicated, over-worked under paid teacher's.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
This is the most wonderful and fabulous school ever!! They deserve the money because they will put it to great use!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
All my students are rockstars!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 11, 2010
The young people attending the school are lovely!

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
I'm the grandaunt of a student who just graduated from Clinton into the premier performing arts school in NYC . He loved Clinton, wrote for the school paper, wrote and performed a skit with the help of a dedicated volunteer parent (of whom there are so many), engaged in the ballroom dancing program with a devoted, animated teacher who led them to 2nd place citywide, and did well in his academics. His sister created the art for several school event posters, took up track for the school, and is writing beautiful short stories. I can't wait until my 5 year old grandson is ready for Clinton! I wish I'd had a school like that to attend back in the day.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
Clinton is a terrible school! I am a student there and I have to say that a creative, artistic child doesn't get any self expression. There is no fun and no way to show off your talent. Everything there is "along the lines" A good school for kids who are shy.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
It's very creative and friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
They're a cut above the rest. Great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Because it encourages creativity and expression.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
We love everything about the school; especially the faculty and their weekly reports about the curriculum they are studying. My son loves the after school activities and all the fieldtrips to museums, art exhibits, music performances and theatre (live). He also loves the sports and the dances.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
Great teachers, great students and parents, great admin - Love it!

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2010
Because my ,very talented grandchild, Ella Baum , goes there.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
Nurtures the young creative spirit!

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2010
This is the best school. My two kids love this school for its friendly atmosphere and education philosophy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
ITS THE BEST IN NEW YORK CITY

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
I love this school because the teachers are so wonderful and this school prepares students with the tools required to excel in college and future lives! The Clinton school is challenging and molds students to be hardworkers and leaders as well.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
I know the family of a graduate and a current attendee--very impressive. KUDOS

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
It gives young people the opportunity to grow artistically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
because its aim is to foster young talent as well as provide education!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
I live a block from the school, & they are great kids! Very polite & well-mannered when they're walking to/from the subway. My 2 pups love seeing them.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
In an era of the strictest of control just to keep our children safe during school, it is a pleasure to have my child attend an institution that attains that goal without stifling his spirit nor stepping on his creativity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
Great teachers, great curriculum, all-around excellent school

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
It is a gem school in NYC: teachers are wonderful and committed, the curriculums are well thought after and very creative. And most of all, all the students are so resilient! That would tell all about the greatness of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
Clinton is a very warm and welcoming school. The children really thrive because they are so comfortable in their environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
The arts-rich environment of this school is wonderful for all of its students.

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2010
They have th best teachers in the world.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
I love everything about Clinton! But especially alk the people who go there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
opportunities for the children to learn writing and arts is a wonderful thing

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Great teachers. Great programs and loads of enthusiasm from both staff and students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
There is no school like Clinton Writers and Artists....also impressed with the new piano series. Very creative programs!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
I vote for The Clinton School.. It is a special place that provides an extrodinary expience.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
My grandaughter loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
Because the school is great!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
I have observed my granddaughter's growth - intellectually, academically and emotionally while attending Clinton's Middle School for Writers & Artists.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
My daughter is so happy to be at Clinton. I have watched her excel in academics and creativity due to an amazing staff and school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
Intimate, nuturing environemnt. Good group of kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
My son graduated in 2008 after 3 years of a wonderful mixture of academics and arts -- and the programs have only gotten stronger since. Best of all was a caring, nurturing environment with teachers who really "saw" my child and acted accordingly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
Our niece an nephew love school

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 09, 2010
great school, small nurturing environment and my son feels comfortable and is flourishing. what else can you ask for.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
The Clinton School is on e of the few schools in New York City area that understands that arts ciriculae accelerates the learning abilities of children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 09, 2010
Small school focused on quality, not quantity.....

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
Great opportunity for our next generation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Provides my niece the opportunity to explore her creativity in a nurturing environment.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
because they stress the importance of reading!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
BECAUSE MY FRIEND'S DAUGHTER GOES TO YOUR SCHOOL AND IS MOST ENTHUSIASTIC

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
It's a great school - very supportive teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
The teaching staff is amazing!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
The great kids make this the best school in NYC!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I feel that this school is blessed with highly dedicated, professional and effective teachers, especially in the math and sciences and students who are motivated to learn in otherwise difficult conditions.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
students are free to develop strengths that reflect who they are.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
They're a great school that does amazing things with limited resources.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2010
Amazing programs and amazing GRADUATES AND ATTENDEES!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
I know many kids who have attended Clinton and it's a wonderful public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Great economically and racially diverse school with excellent academics.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Wonderfully diverse - great spirit!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Lots of challenges and opportunities for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Clinton is one of the great New York City Public Schools focusing on writers and artists.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Why do you love MS 260 Clinton School For writers and Artists?

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Because of its after school art program in cooperation with More Art, a non-profit organization. The program allows the young artists to work with established artists and benefit from the experience

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
A fabulous creative school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
They support the students in all their endeavors. They encourage interdisciplinary learning and the students leave with a strong foundation in all the arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
They encourage all their students to be creative, do their best, and to respect and explore diversity. Essentials for a bright future!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Nurturing of creativity.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Because Clinton encourage children and teens to become their most creative selves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love MS 260 Clinton School Writers and Artist for beingis an extremely and powerfully diverse school, both racially and economically in New York City.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
I love Clinton School for Artists and Writers because it is a unique school that seeks to help students develop their creative interests as well as their creativity.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
clinton school for writers and artists

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
wONDERFUL SCHOOL AND STAFF DEDICATED TO THE STUDENTS

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Great motivator for kids to write and explore!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
The school's diversity and creative enrichment are to be applauded!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Schools that are guided by dedicated leadership, involved parents and students who are committed to being lifelong learners deserve everyones support and praise.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love the spirit of the kids that go to Clinton!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Diversity in the school body and its commitment to the arts provides an important student experience unique in public schools.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2010
Chelsea Boyd!!! Miss ya girl!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 08, 2010
Arts should be celebrated in this great city and Clinton is all about that!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I love the spirit of the school and the focus on the arts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
MS 260/The Clinton School, a public arts-based middle school, is a powerfully diverse school, both racially and economically in New York City. But like all NYC public schools, our budget has plunged, leading to a loss of funds for the programs that have made Clinton such a special place.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Allows for creative development of students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
The wonderfull Clinton community is filled with smiles!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
MS 260 Clinton School Writers & Artists is an extremely and powerfully diverse school, both racially and economically in New York City

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Clinton challenges students on a daily basis to go above and beyond in their education.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2010
it is a school that strives for excellence in the arts AND sciences. The school has the advantage to be able to select their students, therefore it can move forward more focused on their goals. I am very happy that my grandson has the opportunity to be a student there. He gets the personal attention he deserves.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Best School Execept mabye shouldn't be so strict about dettenion.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
My daughter whom is a 6th grader loves the school and academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
because it allows my child to learn in the best way for her

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I've seen the impact the school's curriculum has had upon one of the students and know that additional support will continue to allow them to provide excellence through their specialized course offerings.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
It has a fabulous commitment to the arts, especially to classical music -- and I agree with my friend David Coleman!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 07, 2010
I love all of the amazing transformations they were able to bring about in such little time. The classrooms are amazing. And they have teachers like Lindsay Oakes who do multi-genre projects.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2010
The teachers and support staff show they really care about the students. My daughter is excelling as a result of their dedication and hard work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
Best teachers and kids in the world

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
I am the parent of a 7th grader who is having a wonderful experience at Clinton. He felt welcomed into the Clinton community from the first day of school. Both socially and academically the teachers and staff work hard to continually build a creative and inspiring environment. All involved, especially principal Joseph Anderson, have come together in Clinton's new space to make it the special school that it is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
The principal is outstanding !

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
Small school, lots of attention to students, caring teachers

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
very personalized attention to the student

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
Excellent teachers - foster creativity and community supported Something for every student. Endless possibilities.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2010
Great target school for aspiring young talent in writing and the arts.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2010
Great community with teachers that truly care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
This is an excellent school for artists and gifted writers

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
Because it is proof that a locally run school can make the arts attractive to the best and brightest; US culture and arts are far more inspiring to American students and young people in the rest of the world than US cars or industrial engineering; MS 260 is showing how to use this to support and a more sustainable model of education than the narrow test-driven models being encouraged by NCLB.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
Great social advances were preceded by artistic leaps - this school prepares kids to soar!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
i love this school because my grandson is getting a great education and growing in the arts and in writing.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
I student taught at Clinton in the Spring of 2010 and was so amazed by the tight-knit relationships of the faculty!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
I am impressed with the quality of students who graduate from the Clinton School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
MS 260 Clinton School Writers & Artists is an extremely and powerfully diverse school, both racially and economically in New York City.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
Clinton School is an amazing place!! An absolute haven for good students who are serious about education. Ms. Boyd is a former colleague of mine here in Texas - she is the BEST young English teacher I have ever worked with (15 years).

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 07, 2010
Principal Joseph Anderson has moved mountains to make this school a viable, competitive, and AWESOME school to attend. I regret pulling my children out of there when we moved to DC.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
On average teachers actually managed to bring failing students up to speed, rather than focusing on mean test scores or high school acceptance statistics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
It has the single most caring and devoted staff of teachers you will find anywhere.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 07, 2010
amazing dedicated teachers

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
This school has incredible teachers! Especially in the social studies department!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2010
The teachers are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2010
It's the most creative, nurturing school that can still prepare a student for their next step.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2010
Our friend Chelsea is a great teacher there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2010
My friend is a teacher at Clinton

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2010
Julia Woodward is such a creative and talented writer / artist, so I can only assume that this school must be great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2010
I have know Chelsea Boyd since she was a little girl. Any place she would teach would have to be a super great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2010
this is an awesome school

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
MS 260 has a team of dedicated, caring teachers who look to inspire, challenge, nurture and guide their students. The teaching staff encourages the kids the use their imaginations, push there intellectual limits, while allowing the spirit of each individual student shine. It's a really warm and exciting atmosphere for students when you have teachers willing to not only lead them, but assist each student as they become leaders themselves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
An excellent school for the arts.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2010
Not many schools serve such a diverse student population with so much success.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2010
Because of its promotion of high academic standards and boundless creativity

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2010
Because they care and are working hard to improve their situation.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2010
It is saving lives and inspiring young minds.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2010
the tremendous amount of energy and spirit which comes from valuing and respecting each individual student!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2010
Clinton has an inspired, passionate principal and teachers, who truly take pride in their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
Clinton is so supportive of the students' creative inspirations in so many ways.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
The teachers are incredibly motivated, and that motivates the students to achieve all they can dream of achieving. Attention and talent make both faculty and students shine. Go Clinton!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2010
great school and teachers, and parent body.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
There is so much enthusiasm and creativity!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
I liked the school, but my daughter LOVED it. She found herself in a creative and accepting environment. The confidence she found while at Clinton is carrying her through the early stages of high school. It was truly a great place for her development. We miss it!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
excellent school community

- submitted by a teacher
November 04, 2010
So refreshing to be part of a school community that places so much emphasis, expends so much energy, and generates so much enthusiasm for the arts. They truly believe in the concept of creating community through creative contribution.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2010
They have an amazing principal!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
What a wonderful and charming school. The work that they do with these children Is the best

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2010
What a fine place! Never before have I witnessed learning of such a caliber!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2010
It is a good curriculum, the teachers and kids are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
Small school atmospheres are disappearing in America. Having a school that can focus on student needs and creativity is so important to help mold students for their future.

- submitted by a teacher
November 03, 2010
I love this school because the teachers are amazing!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2010
My son is pursuing his love of writing and performance in a nurturing and enthusiastic environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
I love Clinton because Ms. Boyd teaches there and she's really good at LA. PS. Ms. Kohr's really good too.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2010
Because i learned sooooooo much especially in l.a. math and science etc

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2010
Clinton is one of the best public schools where many students have remarkable talents. They are wonderful and intelligent kids that will make something out of themselves in the future.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2010
Because Lindsay Oakes is such a wonderful teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2010
because ms. boyd is the best teacher alive.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2010
Creative and nurturing and structured and academic. And the great staff and principal are incredible!!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
I love MS 260 - The Clinton School for Writers and Artists because they have let each child shine. My son has blossomed at Clinton and I truly thank the Clinton staff for all their dedication to each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Rigorous academics in a nurturing, creative environment

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
combines fun with rigorous learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
I love Clinton because my son loves to go to school , loves his assignments and feels part of a creative community. I love Clinton because the teachers know my son, his work is soaring and his exposure to the arts and culture of NYC are enhanced daily.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Clinton is an AMAZING arts school!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Clinton is a warm and engaging school. The kids who attend Clinton reflect the values and confidence that the teachers and staff model for the children. It is small enough for the entire school to know each other and big enough that the kids feel confident to step out of their comfort zone while feeling nurtured to do so.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Because it care about the kids - and believes in education of each individual.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2010
Clinton has a very diverse student body and is located in an extremely dense urban environment. The cooperative spirit required for peaceful coexistence in a diverse world is a fortunate byproduct of education in such an environment. Certainly a model for life in the modern world.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
There's a real sense of community among the students, staff, teachers and parents here. It's very nurturing and everyone works together. You don't get the problems among the kids like you do at other middle schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
My daughter went to Clinton 2001-2003-a wonderful education, supportive teachers, fantastic principal. The 8th grade arts project involved outside mentors for the students as they worked on their graduation thesis in the arts. I mentored this project for 3 years and it was an incredible experience working with these students as they explored ideas outside of their everyday curriculum-an excellent school to encourage this kind of learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
I had a really great time here. The teachers care about our education and put so much effort into us, and most of the students realize that. I love the art program and the fact that we can choose in 8th grade.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 02, 2010
This school is fabulous! I've had two boys here, and the teachers, the atmosphere and sense of community are outstanding. Even though our school was forced to move, the staff remained calm and reassuring, guiding these young artists and writers to a new location without missing a step. I wish I had one more child to send here

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
Its the little people that counts.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
My daughter is really enjoying her middle school year:). It's been a pretty smooth adjustment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
It is a great school with great teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Artistic value is such an important shaping tool for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2010
The teachers are Great!!! Mrs.Boyd is the Best!!!

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2010
Clinton is 5th school I've taught at and by far the best.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2010
This has been known as one of the greatest schools and will continue to go forward. This school is a gift for my grandchildren.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 30, 2010
It is clean quit and friendly

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2010
We love Clinton for it's indomitable spirit and focus on Arts as a cure part of the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
They do a phenomenal job inspiring and training artists.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
Clinton is a warm, caring environment where teachers and students show a great commitment to arts-based learning. My daughter is in her last year at Clinton and we will be sad to see her time there end!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2010
a diverse, engaged, creative community

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
Great school, very happy with their performance!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
Small School, Great Students, Teachers and Principal. Supportive, highly Creative and Rigorous. Parents welcomed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
Love the committment of the administration to put the childrens education first .

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2010
"The Teachers are committed to Education and the Staff are Hard Working, Ms. Gates understands children and Mr. Anderson is Dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2010
My husband and I love the musicals and we have the chance to see our granddaughter perform with her friends. They are such good shows. And she has learned so well and happily.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2010
I love the feeling of community.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2010
The school and staff main objective is to produce excellence by any mean necessary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
I really appreciate the math and social studies teachers. Their methods of teaching these difficult subjects is great. The social studies teachers has mock trials/debate on the topics, which helps the students better relate to the subject matter (and retain information) by getting them involved; the math teacher has students write an explanations on how to correct incorrect math problems.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
Great small school, the staff is friendly and available to answer all questions.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
Great faculty, energized student body. Great mix of diverse academic programs and after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
The teachers, staff and Principal are great. The students love the school and have fun and there are lots of after school sports. My child has become a very creative writer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Fantastic caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
It is a great fit for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
I love the open approach to arts education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
Clinton is a small, select middle school with strong academics and arts-rich environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
A wonderful school that brilliantly melds the arts and academics in a supportive, warm yet disciplined environment. Wonderful teachers and a terrific principal and administration. A place that inspires children to be creative, to express themselves, and to achieve their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
This is a remarkable school, where children are fostered to achieve contentment and there full potential as citizens, artists and individuals.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
Clinton is a school truly for Writers and Artist. The school cares profoundly about nurturing the strength of each student. Students thrive on an academic Level, because the school is supplying an artistic outlet in which the student can produce its talent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
creativity with academic rigor. A great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
The most amazing middle school I have seen yet. Great Principal, and great teaching staff, amazing and enthusiastic.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
My daughter is doing great work and has been happy and enriched in her years at Clinton. This is her last and she will miss it. Fearless art and peerless academics :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Excellent school with first classteachers who care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Clinton teaches kids to be creative and independent thinkers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Clinton School Writers & Artists is a great school that serves my son's creative energy and provides a safe and nurturing environment in a big city.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Excellent supportive environment that nurtures creativity as well as academic learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
art is great for the developing intelligence and passion!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Amazing programs all around

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2010
The teachers are fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
A small, warm ,MS with an extraordinary arts program,coupled with equally dynamic/creative/rigorous academics!!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
A small school setting means all the teachers/staff know all the students. The school community is very involved in ensuring that each child excels. I would recommend this school to all parents!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Clinton is simply the best Middle School in New York. My son use to go to Clinton awhile back and I'm proud he went to Clinton.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
Of all the schools where I have worked, Clinton has truly been a place where creativity, and each child's unique approach, has been respected.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 24, 2010
great kids, teachers, caring administration, close-knit community, good academics

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2010
Clinton is a wonderful school! It is a very nuturing place and the Mr. Anderson and all the wonderful teachers and staff really care about the students and make it a point to include the parents in all aspects of our children's academic life. I'm sorry MS is only 3 years, because we hate to leave :)

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
it's a really good school and the teachers are all SO nice!

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2010
great community, great principal, great new facility

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
My granddaughter, Sophia, attends Clinton. As a former teacher I am thrilled about her enthusiasm and dedication to the teachers and principal of Clinton. She is thriving in an atmosphere of quality academics and support from the staff in all she does. Kudos to you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
An amazing, sweet group of kids with a lot of creative energy. I have never seen my child so happy.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Because it let's children be children and teaches them to express themselves and learn through their art. It allows for their free spirit and sneaks in the ciriculum and does it well. My daughter loves going to school, loves the faculty and has matured vastly since she started. Big fan of Clinton school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
This is an excellent school that integrates all of the arts into the academic curriculum. It allows these students to prosper academically and artistically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love MS 260, because it is a place where students from all backgrounds come together and feel, at all times, welcome, respected, and celebrated for their uniqueness, their creativity, and their many different intelligences. It is a place where academic rigor meets artistic exploration and discovery; where being educated means not just learning the abc's and 123's, but using those tools to create original works of depth, character, surprise, and delight. The Clinton School for Writers and Artists is a place where students blossom and prosper, and have the support, structure, and inspiration they need to become creative intellectuals.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Great teachers & great kids! Warm caring environment

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
The Clinton community helps navigate a student through the difficult transition from child to teenager.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
This is such a nice school with caring teachers and faculty. They know your child and will do everything to help them

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Clinton has been a great school for both my children. Wonderfully creative and caring teachers and a incredably dedicated principal. A creative environment for artistic inclined students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I grew up in Manhattan and I would not change it for anything. Being exposed to the cultural sites and interacting with all of the artists help make me appreciate the arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
My daughter just started at Clinton and loves it!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
The school offers a rigourous academic program supplemented by a arts and writing program. Its small size also makes a great place where you child won't get lost in the shuffle. The school also has a very strong leadership team

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
My son loves this school it has a wonderful staff and criteria!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Clinton has a wonderful school community. The work is challenging and creative with a variety of in-school and after-school activities ranging from sports to performing arts.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
bully free environment and artistically rich. wonderful students and staff!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
great teachers. great teachers. dedicated staff. my son grew so much druing Clinton years

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
My daughter is in her first year at Clinton. From the first day, she has been excited to get to school. My wife and I find the school staff, ( administration, teachers and office ) caring and enthusiastic about the students. It is a wonderful place. Who says public education doesn't work? Come to The Clinton School for Writers and Artists and see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
They have a great principal!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Has anyone else seen the schedule of classical piano concerts? How did the school make this happen? Incredible....absolutely incredible!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
The students, parents, and teachers are amazing!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 18, 2010
I love the way the kids love going to this school, eager to learn and I like the way the school is run and the teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
Motivated teachers, terrific administration, a sense of caring and support!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
There is so much energy, spirit, compassion & drive. There really is a sense that anything is possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
Great principal, great staff, great kids. Creative curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
Great school with great kids!!

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September 04, 2009
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May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2008
This school has not had a review by a parent in four years, I fine that strange. I have a child in this school he is a kid who loved going to school but had a tough year. The new Principal could learn to deal with young boys differently . I did'nt feel very welcomed in this school I'm a mother that whould like to be involed in my childs school.

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June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
I graduated from Clinton in June of 2003. Clinton was a very small school, which meant everyone knew each other and bonds between grades were very strong. The teachers were extremely committed, and there to help you whenever you needed it. Believe me. Every student counted. I know that you might be uneasy going to a new school and all, but Clinton was a very comfortable and peaceful environment. It was one big family. The Clinton school is not only for writers and artists. This school greatly brings out the writer or artist you didn't know existed in you. The teachers are very down to earth and just comfortable to be with. They also do everything in their will power to make sure you are on top. I miss Clinton greatly, and if you are ready to work hard, and play hard, this is the school to go Trust me.

- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2003
I've had one daughter graduate from Clinton and another is presently in 7th grade. This school is a treasure because of a combination of incredibly gifted and motivated staff, parents who participate and students who are engaged in exciting and meaningful work and who really love their school

- submitted by a parent
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Ms 260 Clinton School Writers And Artists
425 West 33rd Street, New York, NY  10001
(212) 695-9114
Last modified Ms 260 Clinton School Writers And Artists is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ms 260 Clinton School Writers And Artists Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 288 reviews. Top