specialists create a nurturing community where every student can succeed, and has a voice. IDEAL’s curriculum and programs are multicultural by de- sign, and social justice and anti-bias instruction are built-in and given dedicated instructional time. Immersion in the arts and a differentiated athletic program, as well as service-learning op- portunities, round out the IDEAL experience. Our exceptional academic program is based on the belief that students learn best when we set a high bar and scaffold the path to achievement through differentiation. Lower School (K-5) classes are co-taught by a general educator and a learning spe- cialist. Middle School (6-8) classes cultivate lifelong learning

THE IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN New York City, NY A Small School That’s BIG on Inclusion The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York’s only K-12+ independent inclusion school. Our mission is to affirm and ac- cept the full identities of all people while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world. Our school’s core principles are Inclusion, Diversity, Excel- lence, Acceptance, and Leadership. Every aspect of the IDEAL experience--instruction, assessment, program, enrichment--

reflects a research-based commitment to inclusion education as a means for academic excellence. IDEAL is moving and combining divisions in a single build- ing at 5 Hanover Square in the Financial District beginning September 2023. Architects Alexander Gorlin and Quncie Williams have designed a self-enclosed 5-story building-within- a-building that will be a model of learning, access, and inclusion. Each floor will house a division, connected by a central staircase. At IDEAL, teachers design instruction that builds upon the talents and strengths of their learners, providing instruction at multiple levels of complexity within the same classroom. Sup- portive faculty, low student-to-teacher ratios, small class sizes, and partnerships between general educators and learning

skills. High School (9-12) is uniquely student-driven, flexible, and inclusive, with a focus on building life skills. The Next Steps Transition Program is available to students as an alternative or ramp to college and supports each student’s continued progress. Please visit theidealschool.org to learn more. Location: The IDEAL School of Manhattan

314 West 91st Street 270 West 89th Street New York, NY 10024 212-769-1699 theidealschool.org/admissions


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