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4862 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

(212) 544-8021
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April 17, 2014
My husband, daughter and I love Amistad and the close knit community! Kids have a strong bond since they start in Kindergarten and go up together until 8th grade. There is a nice mix of kids and the teachers are nurturing. the PTA is awesome and does a great job of communicating updates. The challenge of learning in Spanish and English is something my daughter will benefit later down the road for sure.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
My daughter just got accepted to Amistad and I can't wait for the overcome. Amistad was my first choice in Elementary School and I totally support the bilingual program they offer. I know my child will excel in this school and I will always support this school. Education is the key to success!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
I am an 8th grader at Amistad Dual Language School. I have attended this school since kindergarten. There is a surprising lack of bullying and discrimination between kids. There are about 45 students per grade, and in most cases, not many people come and go. Students are mixed with different students from year to year so that children get to have the chance to interact with everyone in their grade. The community is very tightly woven and because it is so small, by your senior year, you end up getting to know every one of your peers. There isn't a single kid that I haven't at least had a conversation with out of the students in our junior high. Everyone is very supportive of each other and if a new student enters the school, we try our best to make them feel welcome, within a week they feel as though they have been in Amistad for years. School is a very safe place here, and teachers, even if they have not taught you, know your name, and are willing to help with any issues you may have.The academic and art programs exceed those of other schools close by in the neighborhood, although not many have even heard of it, Amistad Dual Language School has a lot to offer.

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2012
Amistad is a great school with caring, nurturing teachers, well organized class rooms. My son is in Kindergarten he absolutely loves it! He started reading the first month of school and has progressed since and has a passion for reading that is thrilling to see, he can't wait until next year when he gets to learn to read in Spanish. In Kindergaten the English students must dominate reading in English, Spanish students dominate reading in Spanish. They have a strong music class the teacher is wonderful my son plays piano and really enjoys music class! I feel very lucky to be part of this school and to know my kids will one day be bilingual and ready to face the global world!!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2011
My son is in Kindergarden at Amistad and he is excelling in many ways do to the amazing teachers' and academic program! He is starting to read and articulate himself in ways he hasn't before, he is thrilled about learning Spanish and it's pretty remarkable to hear him sing he's alphabet and numbers in Spanish. My husband and i have toured the private sector as well, Amistad really holds it'd own weight as far as academics, arts, language, amazing music program, and keeping the kids engaged. WE are very happy with our decision and look forward to the future!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
I had a tour today and really saw a close knit community. The children were all VERY well behaved and focused. They seemed happy and engaged. The Principal, Miriam, was very friendly and clearly felt very proud of her school. This school has a strong commitment to teaching in both English and Spanish. They have test scores to prove their method is ideal, and all of the students upon graduating have passed all exams in both English and Spanish, which again the school is very proud of. There was a great diversity present and very active parents volunteers everywhere you turned. This school did not have a CTT program which I really feel should be their next focus. They did have an inclusion classroom which looked happy and well run. Still they are missing the in-between with no CTT classrooms. This has become my first choice Charter school.

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2010
The Amistad Dual language School/La Escuela Amistad de Dos Idiomas is an English/Spanish dual language instruction elementary and intermediate school (K-8) located in the Inwood section of Manhattan. The curriculum is top notch and the children are provided with a progressive and stimulating environment for learning. The school leadership is highly involved, with the principal, Miriam Pedraja-Moreno and parent coordinator Eulalia Lugo highly visable and approachable. The teaching staff is deeply committed to their student's progress, incorporating many innovative techiniques to reach the highly varied student population, which is drawn from throughout School District 6. Parent involvement is good but could improve, especially PTA meeting turn out. Overall, an outstanding educational asset for the children of District 6.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Where else can your kids learn math in Spanish, how to play the violin, catalog frogs on an overnight trip to a forestry station, and also pick up some pretty amazing bilingual jumprope songs?

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
It's a wonderful school. It give the opportunity to English spoken students to learn Spanish as a second language. The school as a lot to offer to our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I'm so amaze how my first grade daughter is able to express her in both language very well. She very thrilled to go to school very day because every day she learning something new. I'm very happy with Amistad School teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
My son is a second grader, he reads and writes Spanish and English fluently.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My daughter excels in English but is also very strong in Spanish, which is great coming from an English-speaking family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
For giving my son the opportunity to be alphabetize both in English and Spanish. The staff have been very supportive with my son and I....My son is in the second grade and he is enjoying every minute of it.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
is a very good school with wanderful teachers my children are happy to study there.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
A wonderful small school community/learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Amistad is a wonderful learning environment with caring, exceptional teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
It's a wonderful school, that helps children embrace other cultures and languages. They become bi-literate and bilingual and in a NYC school with so little support from the DOE to have an admistration that cares, teachers that are dedicated and caring and support staff willing to put in extra for our kids, is truly a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Amistad is a caring community of faculty and staff, with terrific teachers. They are committed to giving the best for our children's education, which includes helping them become bilingual.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love the dual language model -- what an amazing gift to give our children (that we can't easily do ourselves) -- being billingual or well on the way, opens up a whole new world to our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
I love having my son in Amistad because they treat both cultures that my son is growing up in as 1. There's not 2nd. language but one culture which is great. I can't wait for my daughter to join the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love it for the individual attention the children get, for the energy, dedication and skill of the teachers, and because my child comes home singing songs in English and Spanish.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Enthusiastic teachers combined with the Bank Street teaching philosophy make for a gem of a school. If you are considering this school for your child, the Dual Language philosophy must be embraced by the entire family. It's working for our family!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Great teachers. Everyone seems to really care about the kids. My shy little daughter is blossoming in first grade and has made leaps and bounds in reading and spanish. We're very happy at Amistad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Amistad because my daughter has flourished in her academic and social learning and feels at home. The teachers are dedicated educators and know and care about the children in their classes. I love the dual language model and feel thrilled that my daughter has the opportunity to get this kind of education at a NYC public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Bottom line...they really, truly care about your child's education, they follow thru, constantly following up and keeping you updated.!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
My son is in 1st grade and he has had two of the warmest teachers I've ever met. The school is dedicated to teaching the sudents to their full potential - all the while teaching in both english and Spanish

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
besides learning English and Spanish simultaneous; not overcrowded classrooms; having the ability and flexibility to reach teachers and staff to discuss your concerns and a strong parent community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Both of my daughters attend(ed) Amistad and had extraordinarily supportive, thoughtful, passionate teachers. The building environment is warm and inspiring, with great attention paid to the curriculum and the childrens' development. The fact that the kids become bilingual and biliterate is a great gift.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
Due to the all inclusive nurturing community that is as diverse as our world. In addition, being dual language gives every student the ability to exceed further in our global community...the more languages one speaks, the more opportunities to be had; hence, the more languages we know the more power we can personally garner!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
The teachers are great and very understanding even the securty guard is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The Amistad Dual Language School is an inclusive and diverse school community with top-notch educators who are experts at teaching a dual language curriculum. In addition the school offers a great many 'specials' like art, dance, music and drama. It is a small and close-knit school where your child will be known by name (only 2 classes per grade) And the parent community is dedicated and involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
It is very important to us that our daughter learn both English and Spanish, and Amistad offers that within a strong academic program. The best thing about Amistad, however, is its fantastic arts program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Amistad is not just a great dual language program, it's a great school. The teachers are unbelievable. Creative, warm, and dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2010
This school is horrible I am a student attending this school I would strongly advice you to never enroll your son or daughter to this school the teachers and staff in the whole building do not know how to H ndel bad situations they are all extremely uneducated am surprised that some of the people in there graduated from collage they do not how to treat children please take my review into consideration I go there everyday i know what really happens in there

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2010
I'm very happy with the school. My daughter has learn a lot on both languages. I have a very open communication with the teacher, parents and school staff. They always available to help you out with answer question.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Everybody helps you, and everybody is nice. The teacher listen to me and my quite energetic boy, Which means a lot of patience . I love going there. My son says !!!School is fun!!!!. The environment is what a school should be. There are kids work in almost every wall of the place so they can feel proud of themselves. And make them want to do more.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2009
I'm very happy with the school. One things I love the most is how open children can express themselve with out being shy.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
My two boy go to Amistad for the last two years and I'm not very happy. Their writting level is not good enought and they don't teach any grammar. But my children love Amistad, they love their friends and teachers. Some of the teachers are very good and the principal is great. I just wish teachers will expect more from their students and give more homework.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2009
My twins are in kindergarten there and I'm very happy. It's much better than I imagined a public school would be. Not only the teachers, but all the staff, know and look out for my kids. They are learning a lot and I've been very impressed.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
My daughter goes to Amistad since 1st grade she is about to graduate. From uptown Manhattan I can say Amistad is the right place for your child to be. Teachers are very good and all kids are reinforce to be excellent. Amistad has a very good group of teachers as a Backbone. As a parent, during the 8 years my kid is been in Amistad never heard a complaint of anyone removing their kids because of the school education or safety. Teachers here work hard enough to lead their students into success. Keep it up!!! great work!!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
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Amistad Dual Language School
4862 Broadway, New York, NY  10034
(212) 544-8021
Last modified Amistad Dual Language School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amistad Dual Language School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top