March 02, 2007
Manhattan East has been a terrific experience for my child, graduating 8th grade in spring 2007. The academic programs are top notch, with teachers who love their subjects, and really enjoy teaching. In 8th grade, students take 4 Regents (i.e., high school) classes: Math A, Earth Science Regents, Spanish Proficiency 1, and US History. The school has an 'everyone can do it!' atmosphere, and thus is very warm and supportive. It's like a family. Beyond this, the arts classes are some of the City's strongest. ME offers, among others, classes in studio art, photography, dance, orchestral band, jazz band, chorus, and drama. Every child learns how to play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument, and learns how to read music. The school has annual drama, dance, and music concerts. It has a new (fall 2006) $2M professional auditiorium and a new playground with sports field. Parental involvement is high.
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