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950 Norton Street
Rochester, NY 14621

(585) 325-6170
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5 stars
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June 23, 2014
I am a parent that was interested in school 58 and attended the "open" house for my daughter to be in the lottery for 7th grade. They pulled all the children and took them in a separate room. At the time I thought nothing. According to my daughter they told the children that if they didnt want to be at the school to go back in the room and tell their parents they do not want to be at the school. This was not welcoming at all. If felt "cultish" and as far as diversity, the teachers and staff present were all caucasian except for about one or two people. The feeling I had was that of desparation by the school to only get the "good" kids. I would never have my daughter attend school 58. I have taught her better in life. I am not bitter for her not getting in. By the grace of God and her talent she was accepted into the School of the Arts.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
We love this school and can't imagine sending our kids somewhere else - so happy that we stayed in the RCSD; we would never leave the City of Rochester with WOIS #58 being our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
My children are getting an excellent education and LOVE going to school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
World of Inquiry is a prime example of a high performing urban school and having quality school choices is an important key to building a livable community. We are very happy with our decision to send our children to World of Inquiry.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
The teachers care about the students. It it very diverse and has a family atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
truly an inspirational place for a child to learn and grow!

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2010
Great school, dedicated teachers and parents!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
School #58 has been like our second family for over 10 years. We feel at home whenever we step into the building. The PTO keeps our school connected by having an array of social activities which are fun for the whole family (annual picnic, movie nights, potluck dinners, snow party, workshops, etc.). The school secretaries are friendly and efficient. The custodial staff keep our building and grounds clean and tidy. The administrators and teachers are top-notch, innovative educators and it is evident by the Expeditionary Learning Exhibit, which are done in the Fall and Spring. They participate in Outward Bounds twice a year and the students go hiking, fishing, kayaking and canoeing which helps to build team spirit. The school has Parent/Teacher Conferences which are student led. There are an array of extracurricular activities for students to participate in like the Step Team, poetry club, band, choir, basketball, soccer and the outdoor club. Every Wednesday, the school has a morning meeting. These meetings are student led. Each week, they have the number of the week, a song, a dance to perform and their own radio station: WGYB (We Got Your Back). We are happy to be a part of WOIS #58 and recommend the school to everyone. There school motto is: We are Crew Members not Passengers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
The parent-liaison is phenomenal, so the parents and children are well advocated for, thus allowing a great partnership to ensure the success of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
The World of Inquiry School#58 has been a blessing for my 2 children and family. The principal, teachers, and staff are first class & very skilled/supportive. Both my children have excelled in the expeditionary learning (ELA) environment and have become leaders/role models. Attending the World of Inquiry school#58 will lead them both to successful futures in whatever they choose to do.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
It is an innovative school that takes new ideas and runs with them. Teachers are loving and caring and know how to reach the kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
My friends kids go to this school and they love it !

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
This school is truly magical as all members are "crew, not just passengers!"

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
School 58 is wonderful because of creative and dedicated staff and parents who empower their students to enjoy learning. It is a community where everyone cares for each other and takes responsibility for their own learning. We strive for high expectations and make the learning experience a very hands-on interactive process. Students are leaders and actively participate at a variety of levels within the school. We are proud to be an urban school and celebrate our diversity and commitment to identify teachable moments to highlight the rich history dedication and service within community. We develop community service and service learning projects to teach our students the importance of giving back and taking responsibility for their own learning. Students develop creative and insightful projects that demonstrate how much they have learned and how much they have to teach others. We are truly developing tomorrow's leaders!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
There is teacher, parent and student involvement at this school. Everyone is part of the "crew" and everyone cares. It is a totally awesome school. The students have the opportunity to get out into the community and learn as well as in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
School # 58 was named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It was the only urban school in New York State to earn Blue Ribbon status outside of New York City

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2010
This is a great school.. Their curriculm is outstanding. The staff is great with the children. I'm so glad my son attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
The project based learning style provides incredible challenges and wonderful experiences. It is a school of high expectations and awesome school spirit!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
They are so involved with the students and the parents. They do not let the challenges the school board, the city councilman, and the school union interfere with the important job of teaching children.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 26, 2010
The program allows the students to explore their world and find different ways to solve problems, which is much different and far more interesting than the typical program. My daughter loves going to school. She's in their junior high program now, and at that age I hated school. That alone would make me feel it is a positive program, but their students also routinely do very well on tests, and know more about their world and are better behaved than many kids their age. I love the fact that we had the option to send her to an alternative program as early as kindergarten in the city school district, without having to pay the exhorbitant fees that private or charter schools charge.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
I have been a parent of WOIS for the past 15 years. My eldest daughter is now in Grad School at John Jay University and my 2nd oldest is a freshman at Oswego ~ all due to the great foundation they received at WOIS. My youngest daughter is now in 8th grade and I am sure that she will also excell... I truly LOVE this school and everything the staff has done for my family... The Teachers are genuinely concerned for the well being of their students which is a PLUS ++ in todays world...KUDOS to #58 Teachers, Staff and Parents!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
WOIS is a school of high expectations. Not only for their staff, but the students and families. Through the outward bound/expeditionary learning philosophy, staff engage students and families in the learning process thus giving them a sense of ownership, responsibility and respect for themselves and others. Learning isn't just about acquiring knowledge, it's about acquiring life skills that will lead us to a better tomorrow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
I love school #58 because it's has great teachers and my son has learned alot since going to #58, his grades are very good A's @ B's and because the school has become a high school and my son will be one of the first to graduate from WOIS #58. It's an awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
This school is an outward bound model of education. Expeditionary learning allows in depth focus on a single topic. Academic challenge for my son. The school is small enough that social support within peer groups are largely successful.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
There is not a school that focuses more on learning through experience. The students are as vested in their learning as their teachers are in teaching and preparing their students for life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
I love my school because it is most unique and it was one of the urban schools in the state of New York that won the Blue Ribbon award and the first in Rochester to win this award in 20 years.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
it is a very friendly and warm environment and everyone is on the same page. they are very patient but push our kids and families to strive for the best and to do it together

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
WOIS is The Best Public School in the city of Rochester hands down! If you've lived in Rochester long enough you know what I'm talking about! My family was concerning moving to a "better" school district outside of Rochester until I researched WOIS & my son was excepted into the program.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
I am volunteering at the school through work. I am very impressed with how the classes are run and how happy all of the kids are. They are alot of fun to work with and the kids are very eager to learn.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2010
I love school #58 because the students are excited about learning and take pride in their school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
Positive school culture! Great teachers! Integrated subjects! Learn by doing! Field studies! School wide morning meetings! Administration works with teachers and parents! High expectations!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Amazing teachers; motivated kids and a top notch principal make this the place to be if you want your child to love school and do well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I love this school because it's small, we work hard, and have a great crew of students, teachers, parents, and community support.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Because it's influence is so far reaching and a great benefit to so many.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2010
I graduated from #58 years ago, and still see some of the same staff at the school today! It was a warm, nurturing environment, that kept my mind engaged and focused. I felt safe and secure, and encouraged to succeed. On occasion when I visit the school, I see signs that these qualities still exist there. I have performed and taught at the school and it was evident in those instances as well.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2010
The people and parents are very involved

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2010
My kindergartner started school here this pass September and so far he has been doing very well.I like the curiculum and the teachers seem very attentive and eager tohelp the children learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
School 58 sets a good example of how a school should integrate into the community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 11, 2010
They have maintained a high-caliber curriculum and focus on what's important... our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2010
As a grandparent of a child attending School 58, I am most impressed at the dedication of the teachers and staff. Our grandson is discovering the joys of learning! Thank you--

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
It's primary focus is always on what is best for the students- not the parents... the teachers.... test scores....or the administrators.

- submitted by a teacher
October 09, 2010
They teach in a way that makes children LOVE learning!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
A wonderful elementary school. Excels at academic excellence. Teaches children to exceed their expectations

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
High parent involvement; great, no, excellent cooperation between all staff and families; high, reinforced and supported expectations; fun; interesting; variety of learning going on....etc, etc, etc!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
I love this school because it recoginizes everyone as a essential part in becoming a better school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
I love this school because each child gets a equal opportunity

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2010
I love this school and my children do as well. The teachers are caring, fun and connected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
My grandson attends this wonderful school which is an exemplary learning and nurturing school community.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
The teachers and staff at this school have a philosophy of learning that is very effective in helping students not only learn their academics but also how to be good people.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2010
This school really has a grip on how to teach kids in a fun learning enviroment. I love the student led assemblys and parent teacher conferences. The students there really are crew not passengers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
It helps students accomplish good grades by setting goals each week and helping them better interpret subjects such as math, English, history, and science.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 30, 2010
World of Inquiry is a community of high expectations. Administrators, teachers/staff members, parents and students all work together to ensure that each student meets their highest potential. Our student morning announcers start us off each day reiterating "we've got your back". Our motto holds true! WE ARE CREW NOT PASSENGERS!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2010
My grandson is thriving by the hands-on education that he is receiving. It is wonderful to see his academic progress.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
As i child i went there and i think that the teachers and staff teach the kids respect, and responsiblities as well as very educational information

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
My Grandchildren 7th grader & 3rd grader attend WOIS. I find the teaching staff and personnel are all on the same page with regards to the children becoming the best they can be through interacting learning, community/college collaborating in providing an enriching learning environment in and outside of the school walls. The Parents support their children and the school community, which propels WOIS to continue to grow as an Excellent place of education!! The children also demonstate good citizenship and respect towards staff and each other as well.

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2010
The teachers and administrators do a fantastic job with the kids. I am so impressed with the spirit and quality of the education my son is getting at School 58 - WOIS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
It's not just a school but a family and my girls are very fortunate to have a family away from family!!! Congrats Ms. Webster!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
World Of Inquiry School offers students an extraordinary learning experience

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2010
They have hands on learning which is important for kids like my son who can't sit still for too long.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2010
I love how the school, familes, and the community come together to make amazing things happen!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 27, 2010
I love their motto....."We are a Crew .....not passangers" and they live by it! Lets Go W0IS!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
WOIS is great because of Expeditionary Learning and the excellence of the teachers, administration, parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2010
WOIS is dynamic,rigorous, caring, empowering and all 'round enriching!! It is the true environment that any parent would hope their child could learn in and the best of all it prepares its students for the real world!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2010
The school is very family oriented. The culture at the school is winderful!!!! As soon as you walk into the buliding - you feel right at home! Love this school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2010
The World Of Inquiry is a great place to be. Everyone is a family, you feel right at home.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 24, 2010
I love this school because it is like a family. This is my third year as a teacher and I love coming to work every day. This school is truly remarkable with expeditionary learning and the support from administration, families, students, community members, and staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 24, 2010
I student taught at World of Inquiry when I was 40 years old (career change) and was then offered a position teaching 5th/6th grade. My three teenage children have each visited the school during special events and "Bring Your Child to Work" day. They have all commented on "how fun" World of Inquiry School is and they wish it was an option for them when they were in elementary school. The students have wonderful brains and tons of personality. The parents are supportive and the staff work diligently to make learning fun, interesting and connected to the students lives.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 24, 2010
I love WOIS because it's a Blue Ribbon School!! It has the best school culture, the students take an active role in their education. WE ARE CREW, NOT PASSENGERS!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 24, 2010
We are Crew, Not Passengers.Teacher, students, staff and parents truly care about each other. Through expeditionary learning, students take an active role in their learning, learn from experts,field studies and research,and provide cummunity service to meaningful causes. Students take pride in sharing their learning and products with authentic audiences. They strive to produce work of high quality and rigor. We are truly a community of high expectations and are proud to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2010
It does what education is supposed to - have children learn by doing!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2010
because every child deserves a chance to learn beyond what they know and in a far easier manner; especially with the advancement of technology of today.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2010
Congratulations... Principal, teachers, parents, kids, and staff on winning the Blue Ribbon Award. What a blessing & honor to belong to a family of such loving, nurturing, and caring people. Your unselfishness will not go unnoticed. God Bless everyone involved, and let's pray that we'll be blessed for even better days ahead.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2009
Our son is in kindergarten and the staff could not be more attentive and loving. We look forward to duration of his time there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 31, 2009
This school gets no stars for this school year. Not all of thier faculty are prepared to handle children with learning disabilities. The teachers my son had this year never gave him a chance. They didnt want to handle him. They wait for the last few weeks of school to get in your business and make things more difficult in your home.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2008
The staff at WOIS are absolutely phenomenal. They meet the needs of each child on an individual level. There has never been a time where my child has not been given every opprotunity to excel.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
My Daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten and she really loved going to this school because everyone is so kind. they have fun activists for all students like band ,sports and other stuff. they even have a fantastic principle to make the school fun and safe for anyone. so this school if great for any child.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2005
World of Inquiry has a track record of thinking outside the box and is currently blessed with a proactive, energetic principal who has the staff all rowing in the same direction. The children and staff are happy to be there and the academics and extracurriculars keep improving.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
this school has an excellent programme that equip our kids to endeaver to succeed. The location,the teachers, and a sense of family ,team player.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
My daughter is finishing her first year (kindergarten) of school here and she loved it. The curriculum was amazing, the teacher was great and the school clean.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
My daughter has been at #58 School since Kdg. and is now in 5th grade. She has had a wonderful experience with the teachers and staff. It is a very community oriented school with parents who participate in functions. It is a school of diverse backgrounds and we have been very happy with Ms. Mascitti-Miller, the principal.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
My daughter has attend this school since kindergarten and I feel absolute blessed to have found such excellent school. My daughter loves going to school. They have lots of family functions, very diverse and great teacher/parent communication. I am relocating and will greatly miss everyone at school 58.

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School 58 World Of Inquiry School
950 Norton Street, Rochester, NY  14621
(585) 325-6170
Last modified School 58 World Of Inquiry School is a Public school that serves grades K-11. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
School 58 World Of Inquiry School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 82 reviews. Top